[wp-hackers] Deprecated functions in the codex

Hacker Scot shacker at birdhouse.org
Thu Dec 6 16:59:07 GMT 2007

The user experience of landing on a Codex page for a deprecated  
function is lousy.


"This function has been deprecated. That means it has been replaced by  
a new function or is no longer supported, and may be removed from  
future versions. All code that uses this function should be converted  
to use its replacement if one exists."

OK, so what function should you use instead? No hint whatsoever on  
that page. So  you turn to the "Related" section at the bottom of the  
page hoping to find a similar function that's not deprecated. But nope  
- each of these:

  get_links_list,  wp_get_links,  get_links,  wp_get_linksbyname,   

has the same "I'm stuck in a hole with nowhere to turn" message as  
above, no hint as to what to use instead. I think the Codex can do  
better. I'd be happy to do some editing in the Codex to fix this, IF I  
had a reliable list of all deprecated functions and their  
replacements. Is there one?


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