Cleanup configurations and sourcedata

Configurations, especially for continuing projects with multiple contributors, tend to expand to a level that the overview on the whole configuration get lost. Configuration parts are added, but less attention is given to removing unused parts of the configuration/source data. Partly this is because it is not always clear which items/data are still 'in use'.

We've planned to support the user in finding out unused parts of the configuration/source data. We will start with what is already possible, especially with the metascript functions.

The aim will not be a full automatic clean-up procedure as:

  • there is no objective manner to find out if configuration parts/data are not useful anymore.
  • cleaning up configuration files automatically would also mean reformatting, which we think can better be done by the modeller.

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