Saturday, January 28, 2023

Javascript: The Good Parts vs "new parts"

 Javascript: The Good Parts : ProgrammerHumor

JS has many features, collected over time, some of them very good, making JS one of the most used, or THE most used prog. language... 

Still, the author of book  JavaScript: The Good Parts  Douglas Crockford (he also defined JSON!)
is not happy for many more new features being added

“The best thing we can do today to JavaScript is to retire it. Twenty years ago, I was one of the few advocates for JavaScript. Its cobbling together of nested functions and dynamic objects was brilliant. I spent a decade trying to correct its flaws. I had a minor success with ES5. But since then, there has been strong interest in further bloating the language instead of making it better. So JavaScript, like the other dinosaur languages, has become a barrier to progress. We should be focused on the next language..."

and here are both of authors together!

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