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Project Eraser: Reducing complexity in Chrome
Reported by, Jul 22 2015 Back to list
Project Eraser is the effort to simplify Chrome by unlaunching features and code-paths that no longer provide enough value to justify their complexity either in the code or in the UI. Starting in M-43 we are proactively seeking out opportunities to remove or never launch new functionality on the basis of keeping Chrome code simple  and maintainable and Chrome UI easy to understand and intuitive to navigate.

Feel free to cite this bug in discussions/decisions as a decisive reason not to do something (or stop doing something) which is "good" in some sense but doesn't provide enough utility to offset the cost in complexity. Some examples might be:

 - Rarely used features that occupy pixels in the UI
 - Rarely used codepaths that add complexity to common/important pipelines
 - Obsolete or unmaintained stretches of code
 - Narrowly differentiated or redundant functionality
 - Obscure settings that don't provide significant value
 - Anything else where complexity is high and value is low

In other words:
Comment 1 by, Jul 22 2015
Labels: Restrict-EditIssue-OnlyPeopleCCd Restrict-AddIssueComment-OnlyPeopleCCd
Comment 2 by, Jul 22 2015
Labels: -Restrict-AddIssueComment-EditIssueCc -Restrict-EditIssue-EditIssueCc
Labels: -Pri-0
Removing Pri-0, since this is a meta bug not tracking scheduled work and doesn't represent an explicit emergency.
Comment 4 by, Aug 6 2015
Blockedon: chromium:517489
Comment 5 by, Aug 24 2015
Labels: Pri-2
Adding default Pri-2
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Comment 8 by, Sep 23 2015
Blockedon: chromium:535059
Comment 9 by, Oct 1 2015
Comment 10 by, Oct 22 2015
Blockedon: chromium:546098
Comment 11 by, Nov 9 2015
Blockedon: chromium:536129
Comment 12 by, Nov 23 2015
Blockedon: chromium:560250
Comment 13 by, Feb 12 2016
Blockedon: chromium:586636
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