This useless appearing code was necessary to allow people to use named constants for the elidable annotation. This is what it takes to convince the compiler to fold the constants: otherwise when it's time to check an elision level it's staring at a tree like
(Select(Level, Select(FINEST, Apply(intValue, Nil))))
instead of the number
OFF are confusing in this context because
the sentiment being expressed when using the annotation is at cross
purposes with the one being expressed via
confusion reaches its zenith at level
OFF, where the annotation means
never elide this method but
-Xelide-below OFF is how you would
say elide everything possible.
With no simple remedy at hand, the issue is now at least documented,
MINIMUM are offered.