I would suspect that the vast majority of “depreciate” being used in place of “deprecate” are innocent typos. On more than a few occasions, I had to correct my phone’s autocorrect selection with that specific word choice. So, a simple fix via edit should suffiice.
However, regarding the word “removed,” this should be done with a some due diligence. I recently rolled back an edit where my chosen word of “deprecated” was replaced with “abandoned” changing the intent of the sentence not to mention being factually incorrect. The technology was made obsolete, it was never abandoned.
Another example would be AFP because at first glance it seems as if it could straddles both definitions, but it doesn’t. Here’s why:
- AFP is deprecated in Catalina as a client. You can still connect to AFP share from Catalina though the preferred method is SMB2 (and SMB1 is deprecated in favor of SMB2)
- AFP is not supported in Catalina as a file share - you cannot share from Catalina to another client.
It’s important to note that AFP was never removed as a file share in Catalina (APFS) as it wasn’t supported in the first place - you can’t remove something that wasn’t there to begin with.
Additionally, I agree wholeheartedly with accurate descriptors. For instance, going back to the word “abandoned,” it carriers a connotation that someone just “up and left something with no warning.” Technologies that come to a natural conclusion in their lifespan are not abandoned, they’re End-of-Lifed or EoL’d. An example of this would be Firewire. It naturally came to and end of it’s life because it was superseded by USB. Thunderbolt 1 and 2, likewise, were not abandoned, they were deprecated because they were superseded by Thunderbolt 3; deprecated because they’re still supported