[openstack-dev] [all] Deprecated options in sample configs?

Andrew Laski andrew at lascii.com
Tue May 17 18:25:18 UTC 2016

I was in a discussion earlier about discouraging deployers from using
deprecated options and the question came up about why we put deprecated
options into the sample files generated in the various projects. So, why
do we do that?

I view the sample file as a reference to be used when setting up a
service for the first time, or when looking to configure something for
the first time. In neither of those cases do I see a benefit to
advertising options that are marked deprecated.

Is there some other case I'm not considering here? And how does everyone
feel about modifying the sample file generation to exclude options which
are marked with "deprecated_for_removal"?

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