arrow syntax unnecessary and the idea that "function" is too long

Peter Michaux petermichaux at gmail.com
Sun May 8 11:48:59 PDT 2011


On Sun, May 8, 2011 at 11:34 AM, Irakli Gozalishvili <rfobic at gmail.com> wrote:

> I'd like to point out that coffeescript has a huge success and in the end
> it's just syntax sugared js.

Can someone give evidence that Coffeescript is actually a success? Has
anyone crawled the web to determine the rate of Coffeescript adoption?
(Assuming there is some way to identify Coffeescript's compiled code.)
Will adoption plateau at a small percentage of total browser scripts?

People cannot just reiterate this idea that Coffeescript is popular
and use that as support for arrows without evidence that Coffeescript
is actually popular.

Peter


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