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With that particular list of features and complaints, you may want to take a quick look at CoffeeScript. It addresses everything on the list except for the "multiple frameworks trying to use $" bit.



I think the $ point is a bit soft anyway. With jQuery, it's easy enough to just use non-conflict mode.


It's not often you want to use two libraries that both use $ anyway (e.g. you'd use jQuery OR prototype, Zepto OR MooTools - not usually both).


Funnily enough, it was trying to use a box2d port that used prototype in an app that already used jquery that raised my hackles most recently...




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