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Hobgoblin of Little Minds

Brendan Eich: So, you kids want CoffeeScript, do you?

I tried out CoffeeScript, and was impressed.  A clean and consistent syntax, optimized for modern use cases including string interpolation and event based programming, and one that generates human readable JavaScript.  Couple it with HAML and SASS, and the maintainability of web pages goes way up.

Apparently, Brendan has a thing against significant newlines, but has no problem with the word in having different meanings depending on whether or not its usage is surrounded by parenthesis or not.  My preference leans towards languages with a higher degree of internal consistency.