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Why should the minimal class be avoided?

In a comment to my answer to Drawing a rectangle along the border of a circle, Peter Grill said that he read that the minimal class should not be used for a Minimal Working Example. I wonder why, and ...
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What is the advantage of using minimal over article when creating a standalone graphic?

What is the advantage of using minimal document class over article document class when creating a standalone graphic? Bonus question: Before I have time to make a test by myself, is there anybody ...
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Minimal Latex Installation (<40 Mb) for Thesis?

Are there any portable minimal latex distributions that use PDFLATEX for Windows (32 bits or 64 bits)? I know of MikTeX portable for Windows, but about more than 130MBs. It is far from minimal. ...
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If you know errors occurred in article & minimal, which one will you use for the subsequent attempts in troubleshooting?

Assume that For the first and second investigation you know errors occurred when using article and minimal. Which one will you use for the subsequent investigation, article or minimal?
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Minimal BST File That Writes Something

For another question here, I am trying to create a minimal BibTeX style that writes something into the output file. I am following the instructions from the manual (page 35), where a minimal example ...