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

Casimiro de Almeida Barreto casimiro.barreto at gmail.com
Tue May 31 01:02:15 CEST 2011


Em 30-05-2011 17:23, Marcus Denker escreveu:
> On May 30, 2011, at 9:59 PM, Casimiro de Almeida Barreto wrote:
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>> Regarding this subject I think:
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>> 	• There's impossible to authoritatively classify anything as "dead code" unless there's a reference standard of what's core and what's not core (like, Java defines the JFCs). At this point it would be useful to have a reference standard of "core classes" and their "core messages/methods".
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> We do not have such a reference. I do not know how you can build one without cleaning up.
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> 	Marcus
In my mind such a cycle would be something like:

freeze -> clean up & debug -> map dependencies -> orthogonalize ->
define core & extras -> implement control mechanisms to avoid
"contamination/degradation" of core stuff -> document

CdAB
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> Marcus Denker  -- http://www.marcusdenker.de
> INRIA Lille -- Nord Europe. Team RMoD.
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