[Pharo-project] A radical proposal (to cut down dead code)
janko.mivsek at eranova.si
Sat May 28 17:24:49 CEST 2011
On 28. 05. 2011 15:35, Marcus Denker wrote:
> 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.
To automatically track any usage of such methods, add also:
- email a stack of any such method call to cleanup watcher
- tag such method and count its usage out of those emails
- after a year or so purge all untagged methods
This way image can actually be cleaned up without much angry guys out
there, also without a lot of work if cleanup is automated.
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