[m-rev.] for review: Remove mentions of 'dead' and 'mostly_dead' from reference manual.

Julien Fischer jfischer at opturion.com
Sat Aug 5 21:17:29 AEST 2017

Hi Zoltan,

On Sat, 5 Aug 2017, Zoltan Somogyi wrote:

> On Sat, 5 Aug 2017 15:48:15 +1000 (AEST), Julien Fischer <jfischer at opturion.com> wrote:
>> My preference would be to use 'dead' instead of 'clobbered'.
>> I think the former is a better name.
> I think that while "dead" is easier to remember, "clobbered"
> is more descriptive.

I have found that some users, particularly those for whom English is not
at first language, are confused by what "clobbered" means; less so with

> I also think that mentioning only one of the two in the reference
> manual may be clearer for new users,

Agreed; it's somewhat unfortunate that there are two names for the same
thing in the first place.  (As such, I have no objection to Peter's change
to the reference manual.)

> removing either name from the compiler would cause needless problems
> for old code, and therefore we shouldn't do it.



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