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...or perhaps a simple "Zen of Javascript" would be in order.

Reading this "debate" makes me thankful for the Python Community and their stance on "readable code" above all else.

Now that you mention it, every language should have a "Zen" statement, or if you don't want to call it that, a short description of its philosophy. This in addition to the concise problem/solution statement that probably every piece of software should have.

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