I have searched the web high and low but could not find anything so I
find myself forced to ask here - could so. pls. provide a link to some
discussion or blog post that explains the rationale behind removing
those helpers? What am I to do instead?
I have no plans to complain at all, I'm merely interested in the
background of this decision, since I believe it's a little more far-
reaching than one might think from this one innocent commit