I found this line in the *.info file of one of my feature modules.

features_exclude[field_base][field_block] = field_block

I did find a number of drupal.org issues dealing with this, but no documentation about the intended purpose.

The context of my example does not really matter; I am asking about the general meaning and implications of the features_exclude key.

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features_exclude is generated by the Features UI when creating a Feature. It is not created by drush fu FEATURE_NAME. See https://www.drupal.org/node/1064472#comment-7196064.

The features_exclude lines are purely for the new UI to determine if an auto-detected dependency should be checked or if you have specifically unchecked it.

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