Deprecating a function

Inform your user that they’re using a deprecated feature by using the lifecycle::deprecate_warn() every 8 hours or always if always = TRUE.

If you only wants to inform to a package maintainer you can use lifecycle::deprecate_soft() as an alternative.

# old function
plus3 <- function(x, y, z) {
  lifecycle::deprecate_warn("1.0.0", "plus3()", "add3()")
  add3(x, y, z)

plus3(1, 2, 3)
#> Warning: `plus3()` was deprecated in somepackage 1.0.0.
#> ℹ Please use `add3()` instead.
#> [1] 6

Note: If you’re using base R only, the .Deprecated() and .Defunct() can be used.