Re: [dev] suckless too to minify CSS, JS and html

From: Guilherme Vieira <>
Date: Tue, 22 May 2018 15:30:58 -0300

On Tue, May 22, 2018 at 12:17:20PM +0200, harry666t wrote:
> I wonder how many people here that advise against minification, keep
> their compiled binaries "readable".

I wonder how many people who make that comparison realize it's a false
Like v4hn alluded to, scripting languages have the distinct ability to
be executed easily and
directly from source. Doing the same with compiled programming
languages is possible, but
not simple or very practical. So it's no contradiction at all to run
compiled code while still
advocating against HTML/CSS/JS minification, in particular when you're
also a free software
advocate. For compiled languages, there are on-going efforts for
verifiable, reproducible builds.
HTML/CSS/JS minification goes in the precise opposite direction by
putting effort into turning
readable code into unreadable code for no good reason.

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