nobu / ruby-lang.org wrote:
> I don't think there is good enough reason to deprecate `rb_autoload`.

Who uses rb_autoload from C extensions?
It is not performance-critical.

I'd like to make the C API smaller so we can have less to support
in the future.  Deprecating unused, non-performance-critical APIs
won't hurt anybody; and hopefully we'll be able to remove the
old function in a few years.

If you want to un-deprecate, go ahead.  I just don't see the point
of maintaining the old function forever.

(and maybe autoload will be removed entirely by matz)