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/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.