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I suspect that in the short term the answer would be no, because of the initial learning curve. In the long run I think that it depends on the kind of project they are working on. Something like clojurescript would be a bit of heavyweight solution for really simple javascript enhancements. I suspect that productivity improvements of learning a transpiled language are similar to the improvements of learning a new javascript framework like React or Angular. They offer a learning curve in exchange eventually for a simplified programming model.

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