PR# 19585 Obsolete feature INTERNAL.type_name

Problem Report Summary
Submitter: gobobe
Category: EiffelBase
Priority: Low
Date: 2019/10/02
Class: Bug
Severity: Serious
Number: 19585
Release: 19.08
Confidential: No
Status: Analyzed
Responsible:
Environment: win
Synopsis: Obsolete feature INTERNAL.type_name

Description
Feature `INTERNAL.type_name` as been marked as obsolete. But `INTERNAL.type_name_32` is not available on 19.05, which makes it impossible to have code which compiles both with 19.05 and with 19.08 without any obsolete warnings.

Please consider adding `INTERNAL.type_name_32` in at least one official release before marking  `INTERNAL.type_name` as obsolete.

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Eric Bezault
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From:gobobe    Date:2019/10/08    Status: Analyzed    Download   
Sounds good to me.
With a possible option in the Code Analyzer to get these warnings anyway if someone wants to see them ahead of time.

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Eric Bezault

From:alexk_es    Date:2019/10/08    Status: Analyzed    Download   
To keep track of obsolete features in the code rather than somewhere else, what about suppressing the obsolete call warning when the corresponding obsolete message has a time stamp in the future?

With such a convention, it would be possible to keep the obsolete mark for `type_name`. If the time stamp would be set to [2020-05-31], the warning would not be reported by EiffelStudio 19.11 until June 2020. This should give sufficient time for migration to the new version of EiffelStudio.

The exact convention about the grace period could be discussed a bit deeper if needed.