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Re: Delete variables obsolete since Emacs 23

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: Delete variables obsolete since Emacs 23
Date: Wed, 19 Aug 2020 17:36:31 +0300

> Date: Wed, 19 Aug 2020 08:31:55 +0000
> From: Gregory Heytings via "Emacs development discussions." 
> <emacs-devel@gnu.org>
> >> The phrase "may be removed" seems a bit vague.  Would "will be removed" 
> >> or "will probably be removed" be more accurate?
> >
> > No, it won't.  Primarily because we don't really know whether we will 
> > remove it, let alone when.  It depends on too many factors that we 
> > cannot predict.
> In that case, would a two-step process not be better?  First declaring the 
> function "obsolete", and when it is known that it will be removed declare 
> it "pending-removal" with a target major version.

How would it help?  It will definitely complicate our procedures, but
I see no gains.  Do you?

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