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Stephen Chiang

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If you could rename JavaScript to be more self descriptive...

What would you call it?

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Chris Geiger 🌍🌐

WebScript. Or maybe better DynaScript? (dynamic but also sometimes as dangerous as dynamite ;)

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Avalander • Edited on

I actually like a lot its original working title Mocha, I wish they had kept it. Even though it's not particularly descriptive, at least it's honest about not having anything to do with Java.

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Sergey Telpuk

TypeScript

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Kevin

WTFScript... "why it is doing this"

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Stephen Chiang

Black Magic!

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Lars Gyrup Brink Nielsen
  • Paradigm-agnostic application language
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Farid Aditya

InterfaceScript

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Garador

AnyScript... Cuz it's lack of rigidity kinda allows you to make pretty much anything.

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Antonio Radovcic

MoneyMoneyMoneyScript

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Firoz Ansari • Edited on

LiveScript, the first official name before it was renamed to Javascript.

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Marek Pepke

The name was appropriated by something different. Currently it is a separate language, which compiles to JavaScript livescript.net

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Mohammed Samgan Khan

BSS: browserSideScript

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gyorgygutai

Java

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buphmin

BrowserScript...ah crap nodejs. Let's call it AES asynchronous event script :)

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