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Javascript?

by LanX (Chancellor)
on Nov 26, 2008 at 13:49 UTC ( #726103=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re^3: Perl Vs Ruby
in thread Perl Vs Ruby

> May I ask you which languages you consider as simple to learn?

IMHO, Javascript, very reduced but effective! (please note, I don't mean DOM!).

Many people instantly can write JS Code.

Unfortunately JS has some fundamental design flows, hindering to go further towards a all purpose language!

  1. "for in" operates on herited properties, without any possibility to add elements to prototypes which are flaged as not enumerable.
  2. prototypical inheritance is a very unusual concept (but simple)
  3. Packaging is not easy to realise.

IMHO JS will replace VBS and Python as "built in scripting language" for applications.

Cheers Rolf

UPDATE: To avoid misunderstandings, JS is for sure no all-purpose language, but easy for beginners!

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