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SubjectRe: bloat
On Sat, Nov 06, 2004 at 10:41:47PM +0100, Andries Brouwer wrote:
> I have one or two unused functions inside #if 0 in sddr09.c.
> Finding out the proper hardware details was nontrivial,
> it would be a pity to throw the knowledge away.

Of course nobody likes to throw away hard work. However, code that isn't
used tends to be unmaintained. So it might be outdated when (and if)
it gets used in the future. A web page indexed by search engines is a
excellent way to preserve knowledge.

The existence of unused code in the kernel will probably make not much
of a difference for future development. But it pollutes the source so
IMHO we could do without many of these:

$ find -name '*.[ch]' |xargs grep '^#if 0'|wc
2491 7202 97634 (2.6.9-rc3)

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