Let's Push Things Forward

Maximizing social utility for fun and (modest) profit

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Re: I strongly disagree with the decision

JavaScript has such a bad reputation

Not entirely a justified one. Much of that reputation comes from a) poor implementation and misuse going back 10-15 years, and b) major cross-platform compatibility issues between browsers. Neither of those things applies to desktop use.

I'd also note that while Javascript might be the standard here, the platform would also be usable by CoffeeScript and any of a number of other languages that 'compile' to Javascript. I'm not a fan of that kind of thing myself, but I know some people doing server-side development on Node are very fond of it...

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