I’d like to change names of some of my types, but I’m afraid there is a cost of breaking people’s stuff attached to that endeavour. I could provide aliases such as:
#[deprecated] pub use NewName as OldName;
#[deprecated] pub type OldName = NewName;
However those do not trigger deprecation warnings in the compiler. Thus while I can rename my stuff without breaking stuff this way, informing people who use the library that
OldName is deprecated and that they should switch to
NewName becomes problematic.
I guess support for the
#[deprecated] annotation on things other than functions isn’t coming soon? Any ideas what would be the best practice in this scenario?