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This is something I'm left wondering. I've written a lot of JS, some of it in complex applications. I've never had this issue of mass nesting that would cause all of these brackets people here seem to be complaining about. I'd suggest that coffeescript isn't solving issues with javascript syntax, but instead is allowing the kind of code that should be refactored out to stay around for longer as it doesn't look so ugly. That's not really a good thing. Perhaps it's a good thing if the community lets it die.





You might not feel like you wrote too many brackets, but good luck convincing someone who uses none (except for hashes) that they should start. Coffeescript code is not sloppier, its more terse.



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