= F =
featurectomy /fee`ch*r-ek't*-mee/ n.
The act of removing
a feature from a program. Featurectomies come in two flavors, 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.
--The Jargon File version 4.3.1, ed. ESR, autonoded by rescdsk.