Rust by Example

11.1 dead_code

The compiler provides a dead_code lint that will warn about unused functions. An attribute can be used to disable the lint.

fn used_function() {}

// `#[allow(dead_code)]` is an attribute that disables the `dead_code` lint
#[allow(dead_code)]
fn unused_function() {}

fn noisy_unused_function() {}
// FIXME ^ Add an attribute to suppress the warning

fn main() {
    used_function();
}

Note that in real programs, you should eliminate dead code. In these examples we'll allow dead code in some places because of the interactive nature of the examples.