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Imagine this situation: I am working on a university programming project with another classmate. We agree that I do section A, and he does section B. I finish section A early and decide to also do section B for fun. I finish section B. In the meeting with my group mate we realise my section B is much better than his. So we use my section A and my section B for the final project. We decide to also include his section B in the final code to show that he did his part, though his section B is unused by any of the program built from the combined code. What word can I use to refer to his code. There is a word, similar to garbage, that I can't seem to remember.

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    Code that cannot execute but exists in the code base is refereed to as dead code – Jim Jun 9 '15 at 4:51
  • @Jim I am aware of that one, but I am looking for a general word, something not specific to programming. For example a non functional second exhaust tip on a car. – pnizzle Jun 9 '15 at 4:57
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    Decorative, a facade, non-functional, just for show, extraneous... – Jim Jun 9 '15 at 5:01
  • @Jim I googled 'facade' and came across 'fake' which then led me to the word I was looking for: 'bogus'. It seems 'bogus' does not directly apply to the scenario I described, though it was the word I was looking for. Your answer did help me find it, so if you post one of those words as an answer I'll mark it as the correct answer. – pnizzle Jun 9 '15 at 5:08
  • Dead Weight if you don't want to be code specific. – Oldcat Jun 10 '15 at 18:16
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ornamental adjective: 1. serving or intended as an ornament; decorative. "an ornamental fountain"; synonyms: decorative, fancy, ornate, ornamented; see, Google

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    the word I was looking for was bogus. Your suggestions are useful too. – pnizzle Jun 9 '15 at 5:39

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