@Supported design issues

Daniel Latrémolière daniel.latremoliere at gmail.com
Sat Mar 16 21:10:31 UTC 2013

> I'm continually surprised by developers I meet at conferences who
> (sometimes angrily) demand that deprecated APIs be removed, so I think
> the reality is a mixed bag -- not that it matters a great deal either
> way.
Just a personal opinion as a developer. Java APIs are very big and 
removing deprecated APIs can reduce this size. It will help solving this 
question: "what can be the name of the currently needed class/method in 
all these APIs?", which is very important, particularly for new Java 
developers, frequently lost in these numerous APIs.

Readability is the biggest design feature of Java, then I think there is 
some logic if developers ask for removal of deprecated API, because it 
will improve readability of APIs.

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