[developers] [pet] PET code / modules to delete because unsupported or unused

Stephan Oepen oe at ifi.uio.no
Sun Aug 28 16:20:02 CEST 2011

hi bernd,

i had a go at cleaning up in the YY parts of the PET code this weekend.
to decouple our 'spring cleaning' from ongoing development, i created a
branch for this: 'ng' (next generation); see:


purging ten or so years of accumulated 'clutter' is kind of fun.  if you
wanted me to, i could have a go at the various ECL interfaces next?
or maybe you would rather purge everything that remains from your
list in one fell swoop?

i have tested my recent commits to the NG branch only superficially.
i am assuming once we are down to only code that we want to keep,
we will have a more careful round of testing, including the various
build configurations that remain supported.  speaking of which, i am
in favour of making ICU an obligatory element, i.e. no longer try and
support a non-UniCode version of PET.

best, oe

On Fri, Aug 26, 2011 at 01:01, Bernd Kiefer <kiefer at dfki.de> wrote:
> Hi all,
> in the process of PET code cleaning, i've collected a list of code/
> functionalities that seem to be currently unused or unsupported.
> To make the whole code base more maintainable, i'd like to delete
> these. Since we've all the SVN history, the code is not lost, and
> anybody that has the impression she/he would like to revive it is
> happily invited to bring it back in again.
> So here's my list, and if you feel that there's something on it that
> absolutely has to remain in, please tell me:
> - ECL support
> - extdict
> - psql*
> - print-chic
> - vcg-print.h
> - fs_mods
> - smaf-tokenizer
> - pic-*
> - position-mapper.h (yy?)
> borland directory
> fspp directory
> goofy directory
> Cheers,
>                Bernd
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