While coding WP I just wondered about this simple fact:
get_usermeta() is deprecated since version 3.0. The warning suggests me to use
get_user_meta(). Even the parameters are pretty similar, I wonder why the deprecated function is not making use of the new function as well.
Isn't that a sign that the new function does not really does what the deprecated did?
I'm wondering because I need to replace deprecated calls and wonder a bit.
What makes me even wondering more is the simple fact that
get_user_meta() is quite an alias of the 2.9 function
get_metadata() with only a constant value'ed parameter 'user' given.
Edit: A counter-example is
clean_url() - it's deprecated, the error message shows what this is about and the deprecated function aliases the new one:
esc_url(), so it's clear what to do.