On 09/01/2015 07:53 PM, MZMcBride wrote:
I'd personally prefer that we move in the other
direction, removing the
minification. I think it's harmful to the open Web to minify, or worse,
obfuscate our code.
I don't agree with this. However, I do think source maps (which allow
you to serve minified code but see the original source code as soon as
you open the script inspector/debugger) are important. UglifyJS
apparently has support for this already
), so this would actually probably
make it more likely to get implemented.
As expected, we've encountered a number of bugs
disappear when the debug=true URL parameter is specified.
Not all of those are related to minification. In fact, I think most are
And given other performance optimization work and
existing optimizations such as gzip
compression, I don't see the benefits outweighing the costs.
unminified + gzip is still noticeably bigger than minified + gzip.
All of our software is free and open source. There is no reason we have
to use more bandwidth than needed.