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My take on this post is that the author was calling Node a giant leap backwards because he believed all code should have the look and feel of Python.

But now, he's not so sure.

Did I miss anything?

ETA: I understand that coding for Node looks and feels weird, but so does coding for Lisp, Smalltalk, Haskell and a long list of other programming languages.




The problem is that the problems Node solves, can be solved better and more cleanly than a spaghetti code of callbacks, with coroutines for example. It's just that Node and javascript are not up to the task.

Now, the thing Node has going for it, is that, despite being inferior than other similar technologies, it has a big following (community matters), lots of libs (libs matter), and it's based on an easy and familiar language to many.

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