[m-dev.] for review: --dead-code

Fergus Henderson fjh at cs.mu.OZ.AU
Sun Jul 23 08:42:53 AEST 2000

On 22-Jul-2000, Zoltan Somogyi <zs at cs.mu.OZ.AU> wrote:
> On 22-Jul-2000, Zoltan Somogyi <zs at cs.mu.OZ.AU> wrote:
> > I wanted to have a look at that paper, but I can't read it on screen, and
> > converting it to postscript with acroread generates a 189 Mb .ps file :-(,
> > which means it is too big to be printed. Anyone know a non-brain-damaged
> > pdf-to-ps converter?
> Actually, a net search showed that the paper appeared in the 1992 PLDI,
> which I have on my shelf.
> > Well, to me "redundant" covers the second case as well as the first.
> > However, I am open to further suggestions.
> How about --unnecessary-code?

That sounds a little better.

Although probably the option should be `--optimize-unnecessary-code'
or something like that; `--unnecessary-code' (or `--redundant-code')
makes it sound like an option to _introduce_ unnecessary code ;-)

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