[erlang-questions] code garbage collector

Dmytro Lytovchenko <>
Wed Oct 5 10:03:51 CEST 2016


Modern IDE are able to detect and highlight some (many of) unused symbols
and functions. Also: What you want can be done. But wouldn't it be better
to have function-level selective code loading? I can foresee some trouble
re-linking labels from loaded code to memory addresses.

Den 5 okt. 2016 09:54 skrev "Joe Armstrong" <>:

> Has anybody written a code garbage collector?
>
> The root set would be a given module.
>
> I want to statically extract all code that is reachable (recursively)
> from the module and examine it.
>
> I want the *opposite* of "including a dependency" but rather a tool that
> garbage collects code reducing it to a minimal program.
>
> /Joe
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