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

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

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


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