[wp-hackers] What Is Considered Bloat?

Eric Marden wp at xentek.net
Thu Feb 5 00:09:26 GMT 2009

On Feb 4, 2009, at 6:31 PM, Jeff Chandler wrote:
> I've been following the Plugins/Core Modules thread for awhile and  
> in it, the word Bloated is mentioned quite a few times. I wanted to  
> know, what is the criteria that has to be met for something to be  
> considered added bloat? Is this a majority rules minority rights  
> type of thing or is it strictly up to the core team to decide if  
> it's bloat or not?

Anything not absolutely necessary for WordPress to complete its  
mission of being the best blogging platform on the planet is  
considered bloat. if code is added to satisfy an edge case scenario  
(like supporting a particular service)* would be considered bloating  
the core codebase. Everything else is fair game in plugin land.

- Eric Marden

* Non-Automattic services

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