dead code

What is dead code?

dead code meaning Program code statements which can never execute during program operation. Such code can result from poor coding style, or can be an artifact of previous versions or debugging efforts. Dead code can be confusing, and is a potential source of erroneous software changes. See: infeasible path.

 

reference: U.S . Food & Drug – Glossary of Computer System Software Development Terminology (8/95)

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