[TYPO3-core] Deprecation issue in 6.0 (helpText)

Xavier Perseguers xavier at typo3.org
Fri Apr 26 11:00:57 CEST 2013

Hi Francois,

> There seems to be a deprecation issue starting with TYPO3 CMS 6.0.
> Method \TYPO3\CMS\Backend\Utility\BackendUtility::helpText() was marked
> as deprecated (without replacement hint BTW), but it is still called by
> \TYPO3\CMS\Backend\Utility\BackendUtility::wrapInHelp(). This leads to
> the deprecation log being absolutely flooded with warnings. Furthermore
> this deprecation sounds wrong, since the method is still actively used
> by the Core.
> This change is related to the following cleanup:
> https://review.typo3.org/#/c/14950/
> which was apparently a bit excessive. I would suggest to simply revert
> the deprecation statement in
> \TYPO3\CMS\Backend\Utility\BackendUtility::helpText(). Does that sound
> ok or was there a further plan for this?

Thanks for writing this post. I waited as well hoping for a fix but it
did not come. Deprecating something without a proper replacement is a no
go so if it has not been fixed, we should in fact revert this message


Xavier Perseguers
Release Manager TYPO3 4.6

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