Are you just hating or do you have legitimate critiques? What exactly about that source code makes you not want to use it? Not documented to your liking? And 350KB is really not that big for a full-featured framework, especially not if includes ruby scripts and validators.
It would be pretty pointless to add comments before every line of code like some people do:
// here is a for loop
for (var i...)
// declare a variable
var x = 0;
If there is supporting documentation about the operation of the method, which there is in that github page, then I fail to see what would be gained by adding verbose useless comments about typical code.
"Does a file containing one method need comments?"
So, the whole whole jQuery source is just one function, because its wrapped in one?
It's not so much the lack of comments, but the whole formatting of the source. It's just hard to read.
i haven't finished learning backbone and another mvc shows up :) anyway looking at the changelog the project has been around since last year. anyone has experience with it? how's it compared to popular lightweight frameworks like backbone and spine?
It does not offend me but I just don't like it and would not use it in my own code (which is indeed not necessary).
I don't like it because it's relatively hard to type and naming it in this way does not serve any goal. I'm not satisfied by just changing it because it will, at least, hinder reading of third party code and generate silly arguments between developers.
I'd rather have the developers of the framework suggest something easy to type like 'e', 'E', or 'eb'.