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"Deprecation" versus "Depreciation"by SilasTheMonk (Chaplain)
|on Jul 02, 2010 at 11:04 UTC||Need Help??|
On my way into work this morning I was thinking how, I cannot ever recall seeing "deprecated" spelt correctly on CPAN. Always depreciation and deprecation are confused. Then as the wind rushed pass my cycling helmet, I thought perhaps the linguistically inaccurate have a point - obsolete open source code may well have a negative value. Then whilst wobbly waiting for the traffic lights to change from from red, I thought "You are being confused as well." CPAN code is never valueless, simply free. And open source code in general may not be free - simply free of restrictions and hindrances to use. And even the technical meaning of "depreciation", probably does not permit the account value of an asset to proceed from zero to negative.