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Frankly this is less about semicolons and more about two people who both have strong opinions and feel that they need to act in a certain way.

It doesn't take a lot more effort to rephrase fat's response to be more cordial.

    "Hi @englishextra, those two lines are valid JavaScript. We try not to use semicolons whey they aren't necessary.  See (insert link to the wiki).
    "JSMin doesn't perform well on bits of JS like this. Maybe you can discuss it with @douglascrockford ?"
Flamewar avoided (probably) and more stuff getting done.

I agree. The real problem here is the complete lack of courtesy from either party. Software developers seem to have problems with this, maybe because we spend so much time commanding machines to do things with brief statements without the even the least bit of a please or thank you.

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