[LON-CAPA-dev] Obsolete LON-CAPA scripts

Gerd Kortemeyer lon-capa-dev@mail.lon-capa.org
Wed, 28 Jan 2009 08:23:57 -0500


On Jan 28, 2009, at 7:25 AM, Stefan Bisitz wrote:

> How can LON-CAPA developers recognize that a script isn't used  
> anymore?

Currently, there is indeed no good way.

> Wording and display optimizations, etc. are not needed for such  
> scripts
> anymore, but would be found by a serach and teh changes would be
> processed, because those scripts don't look different in CVS, e.g.
> londropadd.pm.
> Shouldn't these scripts be marked as obsolete, e.g. by removing all
> content and doing a final commit?

It's actually nice to have some of the old scripts, as we can look up  
how things were or are done. So I would not remove all content.

You could insert a comment way at the top of the header, including a  
remark which scripts replaced them, e.g.,

# Replaced by lonfoobar.pm


# Now part of lonfoobar.pm

- Gerd.