How it feels to learn JavaScript in 2016

Frederick Stark coagmano at
Fri Oct 27 22:15:51 UTC 2017

Best response I've seen:

I'd just like to thank TC39 for not breaking compatibility. All the niche old libraries I use that were written in ES5 still work in my ES6+ projects with no issues.

The ability to take it or leave it when it comes to new features makes the changes easy as pie

On Oct 28 2017, at 8:26 am, Florian Bösch <pyalot at> wrote:
> I use a simple build script/requirement/module system I wrote myself in a few dozen lines that does things the way I like it. I find the permanent churn of pointless new flavors of the same thing annoying and distracting, whatever happened to writing code and be done with it, programming isn't spending time tweaking your super hip setup so long by the time you're done something new is now the new hotness.
> On Fri, Oct 27, 2017 at 12:38 AM, J Decker <d3ck0r at (mailto:d3ck0r at> wrote:
> > (humor?)
> >
> > It all seemed so simple....
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