Deprecation policy?

Neal Gafter neal at
Tue Nov 17 23:28:14 UTC 2009

I notice that javax.swing.tree.DefaultTreeSelectionModel.notifyPathChange
been deprecated "As of JDK version 1.7" with no further explanation in its
documentation.  This method had the very strange property in 1.6 that the
method itself was protected but it had a parameter that mentions (in a
generic type argument) a package-private
which would make it hard to use correctly.  Still, isn't it traditional for
the deprecation documentation to provide clients with more explanation or
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