Learn why and how to deprecate an Exercism exercise
Deleting an exercise is a destructive action as it would delete all users' solutions to that exercise. Therefore, exercises can never be deleted. Instead, we allow exercises to be deprecated.
Deprecating an exercise has the following behaviors:
To deprecate an exercise, simply change its
config.json entry as follows:
status: set to
prerequisites: set to
practices: set to
(Practice Exercises only)
concepts: set to
(Concept Exercises only)
All other properties must remain the same.
All exercise files must remain untouched.