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Re: [perl #123616] Weed out needless PERL_UNUSED_ARG

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Dave Mitchell
February 24, 2015 14:56
Re: [perl #123616] Weed out needless PERL_UNUSED_ARG
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On Sat, Jan 17, 2015 at 09:00:57AM -0800, Jasmine Ngan wrote:
> # New Ticket Created by  Jasmine Ngan 
> # Please include the string:  [perl #123616]
> # in the subject line of all future correspondence about this issue. 
> # <URL: >
> Hi there,
> This is my first time contributing a patch so I'm looking for a little
> guidance. As suggested by the subject and with assistance from Hugo at
> the London Perl Hackday, I've weeded out some obvious PERL_UNUSED_ARG
> statements inside static functions as requested in the Perl 5 todo.pod
> file.

Thanks, all applied as commit d3db151. Sorry for the delay, your ticket
got bogged down with other stuff and got forgotten :-(.

> The remaining PERL_UNUSED_ARG statements appear to be for variables that
> are (1) contained in non-static functions, (2) conditionally used
> depending on pre-processor macros  or (3) placeholders so that the
> static function prototypes match particular function pointers.

That's probably as much as can be done for now.

> I'm not sure if this task is completed yet so I haven't removed the item
> from yet. Let me know what you think. Thanks!

I think this is more of a continuous task. Perhaps we should just note in
todo.pod the last time it was done and suggest that it gets revisited
every year or so?

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    -- "Hordes of the Things", BBC Radio.

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