Smooth Transition verus Cliff Jump

I like the strategy of issuing deprecation notices way in advance.
But, I think we need to allow people an alternative _which will run in
Rails 1.1_.

That is, we shouldn't force people to choose between dropping 1.1
support *or* cluttering up their console with zillions of deprecation
warnings.

Most of the time, you can find a solution which does this. But there
are some exceptions - end_form_tag, for example (note that I do *not*
consider succumbing to the </form> asymmetry a good way to support
both).

Most of the time, you can find a solution which does this. But there
are some exceptions - end_form_tag, for example (note that I do *not*
consider succumbing to the </form> asymmetry a good way to support
both).

So you'd prefer to have warnings spammed into your console than just
write </form>? It's not like end_form_tag actually does anything.

def end_form_tag
  "</form>"
end

Are there any other cases you've come across where there wasn't a
simple alternative?