deprecate

Mark methods as deprecated and warn the user when they're called

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deprecate

Mark a method as deprecated. Write a message to a stream the first time the deprecated method is called.

api

var deprecate = require('deprecate');

deprecate([string message1 [, string message2 [,...]]])

Call deprecate within a function you are deprecating. It will spit out all the messages to the console the first time and only the first time the method is called.

var deprecate = require('deprecate');

var someDeprecatedFunction = function() {
  deprecate('someDeprecatedFunction() is deprecated');
};

someDeprecatedFunction();
someDeprecatedFunction();
someDeprecatedFunction();
console.log('end');

//program output:

WARNING!!
someDeprecatedFunction() is deprecated


end

deprecate.color

Set to false to not output a color. Defaults to '\x1b[31;1m' which is red.

deprecate.silence

Do nothing at all when the deprecate method is called.

deprecate.stream

The to which output is written. Defaults to process.stderr

license

MIT

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