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Subject: Why is post_event deprecated?
From: Till Straumann <strauman@slac.stanford.edu>
To: EPICS Techtalk <tech-talk@aps.anl.gov>
Date: Tue, 6 Feb 2018 15:43:50 -0800
I'm using some (old) code with 3.15.5 and learned that
post_event() had been deprecated in favour of postEvent().

While I have no real problems with the new flavour which
in some cases might be really nice - I do question the
decision to deprecate post_event() (rather than, let's say
discourage its use for new applications but continue to
support it).

1.) There are probably many existing applications out there
    using post_event(). People have better things to do than
    migrating to the new version.
2.) The backwards-compatibility solution currently in place
    is cheap.
3.) People might have to use code with both, 3.15+ as well
    as older versions. It is a pain to have to maintain
    #ifdefs for this.

My two cents...

Best
- Till

Replies:
Re: Why is post_event deprecated? Dirk Zimoch

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