Deprecations Gon' Wild


#1

I’m sorry, but I have GOT to ping in on this…

In Rails 2.0, the .rhtml and .rxml file extensions will be
deprecatedhttp://dev.rubyonrails.org/changeset/6178in favor of the
.erb and .builder extensions.

“And in other news…Rails decides to convert its base libraries to
Tagalog”

Gentlemen and ladies, the number of deprecations is getting a little
hairy,
not to mention my tests are beginning to look like changeset logs rather
than ‘easy to use’ and DRY tools for developers.

I know this is a bit touchy-feely for an email and I’m not going to go
into
a diatribe here, but please, the above stated changeset is enormously
affecting for a number of reasons: documentation, tutorials, let alone
code
revisions.

That said I still love RoR to death!

Just my $0.02

Dave

David Andrew T.
http://www.davidandrewthompson.com


#2

Hi David,

David Andrew T. wrote:

I’m sorry, but I have GOT to ping in on this…

In Rails 2.0, the .rhtml and .rxml file extensions will
be deprecated in favor of the .erb and .builder
extensions.

With all due respect, that’s not what the Changeset you linked to said.
It
said “.rhtml and .rxml will continue to work until Rails 3.0” I
understand
your concerns, though. Change is inevitable, and it’s never easy.
Having
said that, my take on it is that Rails is about change, so I don’t see
any
alternative to Rails itself changing.

Best regards,
Bill