Irrelevant Code

The program contains code that is not essential for execution, i.e. makes no state changes and has no side effects that alter data or control flow, such that removal of the code would have no impact to functionality or correctness.


Description

Irrelevant code could include dead code, initialization that is not used, empty blocks, code that could be entirely removed due to optimization, etc.

See Also

Comprehensive CWE Dictionary

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Weaknesses without Software Fault Patterns

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