Deprecated not depreciated

I've seen a number of modules marked as depreciated, rather than deprecated.

deprecate: To mark (a component of a software standard) as obsolete to warn against its use in the future so that it may be phased out.
  1. To lessen the price or value of.
  2. To write off an expenditure for (a tangible asset) by prorating over a certain period, usually the estimated useful life of the asset.

I'm guessing that people aren't using their CPAN work to help balance their books...

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Thanks for pointing this out. I'm surprised at how many modules get it wrong. At least it's small compared to the amount that get it right. I was disappointed to see that even Finance::Quote uses depreciated incorrectly!

Glad to see I'm not the only one who noticed the typo in Finance::Quote. :)

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