On Feb 27, 2008, at 16:41 PM, P. mark Anderson wrote:

> Does Ruby have built in functionality or a convention for marking a
> method as deprecated?  Something like ActiveSupport's deprecate method
> is what I have in mind, but more general.
>
> http://ryandaigle.com/articles/2006/07/28/whats-new-in-edge-rails-explicit-deprecation

Add 'warn "blah is deprecated and will be removed"' as the first line  
of your method.

There's no need to complicate anything with extra methods you have to  
call.