I'm also fine with deprecating in the next edition. Just like @bstrie I only care about that it will eventually be done. However, I think we should update the docs for the old ways of reaching the consts immediately upon stabilizing them. Something like a soft deprecation. So people can immediately see which ones they should pick if they are writing new code, without giving warnings to existing code.
@Amanieu @Steven Fackler Omg,
compare_and_swap is supposed to be deprecated? And the docs don't even mention that
compare_exchange_weak are supposed to replace it. You have no idea how much time I have spent trying to figure out what the difference is and which one should be used in what case. Let's deprecate it immediately or at least update the docs :/
I'm going to split this off to a different topic