I'm currently working on a PHP project, and I've come across a situation where I need to handle some deprecated functions and methods. I'm a bit confused about how to go about it, so I'm hoping you can help me out.
To provide some context, I have an existing codebase that I inherited, and it seems that some of the functions and methods used in it have been marked as deprecated in the latest version of PHP. I want to make sure I update the code to use the newer alternatives or find suitable replacements.
I've heard about the @deprecated annotation, but I'm not sure if that's the best approach. I want to make sure I handle this deprecation properly without causing any issues or introducing bugs. Can you please guide me on how to handle deprecated functions and methods in PHP?
Any advice or best practices you can share would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance for your help!