Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, The wretched refuse of your teeming shore. Send these, the homeless, tempest-, deprecated to me, I lift my lamp...and will sweep them under the carpet! The purpose of this module is to contain code that smells but we have to live with for some time. For example JIRA has deprecated methods that we have to call because the alternatives don't do the right thing. So rather than live with all the deprecation warnings looking like broken windows we move them into the squalor module abd get them out of our day to day lives. Then we we really do see a compiler warning, then its because we are doing something bad and not just business as usual. By removing the 'noise' we can get more compiler 'signal'!