Recall the question:
“Which programming language should I learn?”
Any experienced programmer knows the answer to this. It depends on what it is you want to achieve. Wanna write a super fast algorithm for machine learning? Then you’re probably not looking at learning ActionScript. Want to make a website? C++ might not be your best option.
It’s horrible to write, you get ten minutes into writing a class, and before you know it you’re sliding the curly-bracket roller coaster like there’s no tomorrow.
It’s hard to get an overview, the language is full of quirks and pitfalls, and while there are certainly worse languages, I’m always left with the feeling that it just can’t be the solution.
When I then first learned coffeescript, I was content. This seemed like an acceptable compromise, a few of the quirks were taken care of, the thing read much better, and as long as I avoided relying too heavily on the list comprehension methods the language provides, it’s still quite performant.
You know what makes me happy?
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