/fee"ch*r-ek"t*-mee/ The act of removing a feature from a program.
Featurectomies come in two flavours, the "righteous" and the "reluctant".
Righteous featurectomies are performed because the remover believes the program
would be more elegant without the feature, or there is already an equivalent and
better way to achieve the same end. (Doing so is not quite the same thing as
removing a misfeature.) Reluctant featurectomies are performed to satisfy some
external constraint such as code size or execution speed.
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