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Kennedy
10-16-2007, 08:19 PM
Now that I have your attention: The word depricated is not in my Webster's New World Dictionary. In fact, as I type this message, Firefox reports to me that I have a misspelled word: depricated. Nice and red under-squiggled, yet under-squiggled is not.

What is the origin of depricated? I see it all throughout the free software community, in fact, this word is even in Linux menuconfig.

Please enlighten me.

MacGyver
10-16-2007, 08:23 PM
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deprecation#Etymology (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deprecation#Etymology)

Kennedy
10-16-2007, 08:29 PM
Thank you, MacGyver. Now, please answer my question:

goto google, type Depricated and you get this:
GNU gprof - Depricated Options
Depricated Options. These options have been replaced with newer versions that use symspecs. -e function_name: The `-e function ' option tells gprof to not ...
www.gnu.org/software/binutils/manual/gprof-2.9.1/html_node/gprof_8.html - 4k - Cached - Similar pages
Product Information: Depricated Elements
For Depricated Attributes and Elements select the depricated test suite: Typically, this path is C:\Program Files\HISC\AccVerify Pro\Test Suites\depricated\ ...
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Depricated Code — Open Source Physics Developer
OSP JOGL version 1.0 - depricated by Admin Account — last modified 2006-11-07 15:55: A depricated implementation of the OSP 3D API that uses the JOGL ...
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OSP JOGL version 1.0 - depricated — Open Source Physics Developer
A depricated implementation of the OSP 3D API that uses the JOGL library. This implementation was written by Glenn Ford. Click here to get the file ...
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Depricated
Depricated AzCam commands which have been replaced and should not be used. See command syntax of the referenced replacement command. ...
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depricated tags - CNET Coding & scripting Forums
I was recently asked in a job interview to name 5 depricated tags in html4.0. Does anyone know where I can find this info? I tried w3c, but got nothing from ...
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brewbuck
10-16-2007, 08:41 PM
Thank you, MacGyver. Now, please answer my question:

goto google, type Depricated and you get this:

So? That just proves that other people misspell it too. The word is "deprecated."

Sang-drax
10-16-2007, 08:48 PM
goto google, type Depricated and you get this:
First, you get this:

Did you mean: deprecated

MacGyver
10-16-2007, 11:05 PM
Thank you, MacGyver. Now, please answer my question:

Since you did not grace us with a question in this post, I'll assume you meant the previous post.

This is the only question you asked:



What is the origin of depricated?

It's a misspelling of the word "deprecated" which comes from the word "deprecate". This verb reportedly originated from the Latin verb deprecare.

VirtualAce
10-16-2007, 11:40 PM
Deprecated is also a term used in manufacturing. It is normally used in relation to the date or version of the blueprint or perhaps an engineering design change. Of course you could just substitute the world 'old' for it, but deprecated makes you sound somewhat intelligent to other people.

This one word can mean the difference between a good day and a very bad day at work. Say for instance as an auditor you find a defect. You look at the print to confirm this but you make the mistake of not using the most recent print. So you proceed to tell adjusters to fix this defect on every unit in the building. But just as you are thinking what a great employee you are another fellow auditor finds that you were looking at a deprecated print and just had 10 or 20 units altered to meet this deprecated print. This means those 10 to 20 units must now be fixed again to meet the new print thus keeping them from shipping and perhaps even causing them to miss their ship date.

Not a good day for you. I know because I've been there.

Deprecated is indeed a word and I'm surprised Google did not attempt to correct your mistake by suggesting the correct spelling. A dictionary is only as smart as it's user I reckon.

Daved
10-17-2007, 12:58 AM
In programming, deprecated means something that is still supported now, but may not be supported in a future release. It usually refers to the C or C++ standard. However, compilers and/or libraries often deprecate things as well. (For example, VC++ caused a big stink by marking many standard library functions as deprecated without making it clear that they were only being deprecated by VC++ and not by the actual standard.)

>> I'm surprised Google did not attempt to correct your mistake by suggesting the correct spelling.
It does (see Sang-drax's post).

CornedBee
10-17-2007, 01:30 AM
Another common mis-spelling of deprecated is depreciated, which, unlike depricated, is an actual word and even has a meaning that makes sense in the context. It's still wrong, though.

twomers
10-17-2007, 11:40 AM
Are the different spellings like the z/s collisions between the regular English and US-English?

dwks
10-17-2007, 11:45 AM
"Regular English", eh? :) Usually it's termed "British" and "American", at least that's what I hear. Of course, it's "regular" for me, too.

I don't think so. "Depricated" is a simple misspelling, albeit a relatively common one, apparently.

http://weblog.philringnalda.com/2005/11/05/i-give-up-on-depreciated

As for "depreciate", i.e. go down in value: http://www.kryogenix.org/days/2004/01/09/deprecate

twomers
10-17-2007, 12:37 PM
>> Usually it's termed "British" and "American" [...] Of course, it's "regular" for me, too.
And people say Canadians don't have any sense!

How do we say it? Dep-reh-kated, or dep-ree-kated. It's funny the way people mispronounce words and as a result misspell them.

@nthony
10-17-2007, 06:34 PM
dep·re·cate (dep´ri-kat´)
d(pet)pr(pit)k(pay)te
verb, transitive
de·pre·cat·ed, de·pre·cat·ing, de·pre·cates

1.To express disapproval of; deplore.
2.To belittle; depreciate.

[Latin deprecari, deprecat-, to ward off by prayer : de-, de- + precari, to pray.]

— dep?re·cat´ing·ly adverb
— dep´re·ca?tion noun
— dep?re·ca´tor noun

Usage Note: The first and fully accepted meaning of deprecate is “to express disapproval of.” But the word has steadily encroached on the meaning of depreciate. It is now used, almost to the exclusion of depreciate, in the sense “to belittle or mildly disparage,” as in He deprecated his own contribution. In an earlier survey, this newer sense was approved by a majority of the Usage Panel.

Excerpted from The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, Third Edition Copyright © 1992 by Houghton Mifflin Company.

a la American usage ('92).

whiteflags
10-17-2007, 07:24 PM
It is now used, almost to the exclusion of depreciate, in the sense “to belittle or mildly disparage,” as in He deprecated his own contribution. In an earlier survey, this newer sense was approved by a majority of the Usage Panel.

Perhaps "[...] a mistake so common it became proper English," would be as expressive.