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

laurent laffont laurent.laffont at gmail.com
Sat May 28 15:45:27 CEST 2011


OK for me.

Laurent.


On Sat, May 28, 2011 at 3:42 PM, Alain Plantec <alain.plantec at yahoo.com>wrote:

> +10000
>
> Le 28/05/2011 15:35, Marcus Denker a écrit :
>
>  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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