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This was something I wasn't really expecting when I started working on prettier. It was a strong selling point when people adopted it within Facebook.

I still can't believe that it only took a year between the first commit of prettier and 100% of Facebook massive codebase to be completely formatted using prettier.

Prettier is also growing extremely quickly in open source. It's now at 3.7 million downloads a week, compared to 6 million for React.




Even if there were no other advantages to Prettier, I would use it for this. It seems barbaric to write in languages now that don’t have something similar happening on save.


I didn't get to say this before I quit working at FB, but thank you for building prettier! It really made writing and reviewing JS much less painful.




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