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.
depreciate:
  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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