In all of jQuery's supported browsers, either getBoundingClientRect() or window.webkitConvertPointFromNodeToPage() exists, thereby eliminating the need for the old lengthy getOffset function. Good riddance!
In case anyone is curious, and I know you are, here is the size diff:
jQuery Size - compared to last make
249938 (-2956) jquery.js
93290 (-1499) jquery.min.js
33167 (-470) jquery.min.js.gz
I know it's not an issue, really... but drop the trailing comma
If this is real, I'm impressed.
remove old offset code
function parity with getBoundingClientRect
return new object literal in all cases
style and JSHint fixes
Woah, if only there were more pull requests like this! :D
Landed in 1.8pre: 77536f5
"In recent news, github.com reports that their disk usage decreased significantly thanks to a recent @mikesherov pull request."