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I know a lot of developers basically treat Google as Jeebus returned, and therefor infallible, but this just seems like unnecessary bloat.

What's next, a JS minifier built into Chrome, so 1% of users can use it as an IDE while everyone else just gets more shit they don't need or want?




The editor is necessary to the Chrome Developer Tools, since you can edit existing pages and debug the changes. The Code Snippet functionality is however not necessary (in my opinion), but it's such a small part of Chrome Developer Tools that I'm not sure it qualifies as bloat.


I doubt it adds much to the download size. DevTools already has a copy of the CodeMirror js library for displaying JavaScript in the debugger with syntax highlighting. I suppose you could strip CodeMirror of all editing functionality, but that sounds like more trouble than it's worth.




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