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

Craig Latta craig at netjam.org
Sun May 29 17:50:27 EDT 2011


Hi Aik-Siong--

     I agree with Markus that dead code is a huge problem, in its
obstruction to understanding.

> What is desirable is to remove dead code from application images that
> are ready for distribution. VisualWorks has RuntimePackager to strip
> the application image before distribution. Pharo should have
> something like that.
>
> The alternative is to build an application by importing needed code
> into a bare bone image. Is Spoon trying to do this?

     Yes. My intent is that no one need ever strip an image again.


     thanks,

-C

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