Wednesday, March 7th, 2007
For a number or reasons. I wanted something portable I could run on both windows and Linux from the command line. I also wanted something that came with source code that I could understand and maintain, in order to be able to debug any problems I might have with the somewhat scary minimization and obfuscation process. Finally, I was worried by the dire “if you forget a semicolon or use an API symbol that isn’t on our list you are toast” warnings associated with many tools. In the end it was easiest to just extend JSMin to meet these requirements. As the result is substantially different than JSMin, I’m distributing it as a new program.
Posted by Dion Almaer at 6:06 am