[Pharo-project] A radical proposal (to cut down dead code)

Stéphane Ducasse stephane.ducasse at inria.fr
Sat May 28 09:46:12 EDT 2011


I do not know.
May be yes.

Stef

On May 28, 2011, at 3:35 PM, Marcus Denker wrote:

> Hi,
> 
> There is *a lot* of dead code in the image.
> 
> I guess around 1/3 of the code base in Core is just not used at all (especially Morphic).
> 
> One thing I would like to do is to put, at the beginning of a development cycle,
> a call
> 
> 	self doesAnyOneUseThisTaggedIn: 'pharo 1.3'.
> 
> at the beginning of *all* unsent methods. And keep it even in the released image.
> 
> This way we can, within 2-3 interations, remove *a lot* of dead code.
> 
> Methods where people tell us that they need them, we should tag
> with <api> or <public> or something like that.
> 
> 
> 	Marcus
> 
> --
> Marcus Denker  -- http://www.marcusdenker.de
> INRIA Lille -- Nord Europe. Team RMoD.
> 
> 





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