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I still think Javascript is a pretty elegant language. None of it's features are unique to only it, but it's the combination of the prototype model, the completely dynamic nature, the ability to easily convert objects to and from strings, the callback nature... all of that together makes it as elegant as any language I can think of. At the same time I welcome CoffeeScript and the many DSLs appearing on top of Javascript (Mobl, for example).

Indeed. When you consider the alternatives at the time, Java and VBScript, JavaScript doesn't look so bad...

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