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> I am impressed but I'm also wondering why people try to avoid learning new stuff (...)

Quite the opposite. The more you learn about Javascript, the more you realize how it's a giant hack.

> Neither, JS' syntax is bad or ugly.

Languages are more than syntax. The problem is the excess of boilerplate, lack of good APIs and general lack of consistency.

Tell me a language where this is acceptable: https://gist.github.com/4471029




> Tell me a language where this is acceptable: https://gist.github.com/4471029

=> Underscore, 4KB in production and gives you _.sortBy and _.difference among other amenities




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