That's what I was looking for. It would be nice if the streamlining was a turn on feature. A good compromise would be to put a comment in the top of the compressed files I think. Still that would not be helpful to non-administrators trying to replicate what their favorite site is up to.
I noticed in load-scripts you can pass ?c=1 to disable compression for some reason. If there was an analog for undoing the script mangling that would be very handy.
Minify is a tech word I've never stumbled across before. Regardless, minified code is a subset of obfuscated code.
PS: I don't think this is a good practice for WP. Bare minimum define('SCRIPT_DEBUG',true); needs to appear in wp-config.php so administrators can be aware of it from day one. It should be uncommented with a comment that says, comment this out to minify js files or whatever. Or an option could alternatively be in the settings pages.
I appreciate the effort if you uploaded that code yourself. I think we ultimately found a better solution. But just to be clear, the -all file includes more than the swfupload.js file alone. I'm sorry, I can't tell off the top of my head if everything is in there. It's not clearly labeled -all though.