[Ads-l] "expire", trans.?

Geoffrey Nathan geoffnathan at WAYNE.EDU
Tue Oct 18 17:15:41 EDT 2016

'expire' =/= 'deprecate'

Expire means 'change someone's password so they can't log in to a system'
Deprecate means no longer support some function or program, and encourage folks not to use it any longer:
Here's Wikipedia's definition:

Deprecation is the discouragement of use of some feature, design  or practice, typically because it has been superseded or is no longer  considered safe, without (at least for the time being) removing it from  the system of which it is a part or prohibiting its use.

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On Tue, Oct 18, 2016 at 4:15 PM, Laurence Horn <laurence.horn at yale.edu>

> expire

Wonder how distinct _expire_ is from _deprecate_, in IT jargon.

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