What is deprection in java ?


I have this error.

The method getYear invoked for type java.util.Date with arguments ()
is deprecated.

What exactly does this mean ??


How would I resolve this ?

pheatsAsked:
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CEHJCommented:
It means that thse methods are on the way out and Sun wants to tell you so. You should use a Calendar to do this.
CEHJCommented:
Calendar cal = Calendar.getInstance();
cal.setTime(yourDate);
int year = cal.get(Calendar.YEAR);

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arjanhCommented:
Deprecated means that you preferably shouldn't use it in new programs. It is not really an error, just a warning.
Calendar.get(Calendar.YEAR) - 1900
jimmackCommented:
>>  It means that thse methods are on the way out

CEHJ is right.  However, I don't know of any deprecated items that have actually been removed yet?

Does anybody know of any?

(Just for interest ;-))
CEHJCommented:
I don't know of any personally ;-)
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