marking functions as obsolete/deprecated

Lennart Ohman lennart.ohman@REDACTED
Mon Jan 23 10:07:55 CET 2006

I believe the problem is that there is no compile-time linking
of the modules. The compiler does not "follow" global calls
to make sure they are "correct". That is why the obsolete
attribute can only work with tools considering a set of modules,
like xref does.

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Subject: marking functions as obsolete/deprecated


Is there any way I can mark (exported) functions in a module as obsolete 
or deprecated, and have the compiler issue a warning about it?

OTP seems to use static bits in otp_internal.erl to do this, but that 
options isn't exactly available to me. There is the module attribute 
tag 'deprecated', but it seems to only be used by 'xref' and not the 

Thanks in advance


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