[erlang-bugs] Enhancement to compiler-4.5.4 documentation

Bjorn Gustavsson <>
Sun Oct 5 14:00:46 CEST 2008

On Sun, Oct 5, 2008 at 10:49 AM, Edwin Fine

> My concern is that the extra separate function bodies take up unnecessary
> space, and if there are many functions included in many modules (as there
> are in my situation, where I have 5 inlined functions in an hrl file that
> gets included everywhere), it could create significant code bloat (say, 50
> modules and 4 unused but exported functions per module). Granted, this is
> only likely to happen if export_all is applied in the compilation of all
> modules. And granted, the expansion of the inlined code is likely to cause
> much more bloat than the extra unused functions.
> If you tell me this is not an issue, I will accept that. In any case, it
> wouldn't hurt to put this is the documentation, would it?

The section about inlining could be a little bit clearer. I'll change it to
explicitly mention that any exported function will be kept.

Björn Gustavsson, Erlang/OTP, Ericsson AB
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