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Can separately configure whether or not to flag deprecated methods called by deprecated code, and overriding and/or implementing of deprecated methods.
Sometimes deprecated methods don't work quite right (e.g.
Deprecation messages confuse novices and itch experts.
Helps to educate programmers about API changes
Most deprecated methods and fields are just fine.
The compiler will catch this anyway.
Sun will never remove deprecated API.