Re: Feature creap and bloat if adding unnecessary stuff: In sw, you can wait to add it in until needed. If the hw part is there but sw is not, it is generally not a problem. In hw, if you don't add in the feature because it is not needed for this product, you will be forced to make a new ($$$$) chip to add that feature in later. If you add that feature in now, then, even though you can't thoroughly test it with this product, it is there and could be used on the next product without making a new chip. As will all things, good engineering judgement is needed when determining what to put in and what to leave out.
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