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Removing Unused Code in LibreOffice

Jan 12, 2012, 20:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Michael Meeks)

"It seems that over half of our unused code has now bitten the dust. Unfortunately as we remove more, more wasteage tends to be revealed, which explains some of the upward jumps in the graph, nevertheless the trend is clearly down. One of the side benefits of the unsung heroes working at the conversion of our old-style macro driven generics to modern STL is that this looses us several unused methods per class converted.

If you want to get involved with LibreOffice development, it doesn't get much easier than this - please do check out the code and have a go. For the more adventurous finding an unused destructor, without a matching unused constructor is proof of a leak that needs chasing, of which there are a handful.

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