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Discussion on: DISCUSS: JavaScript just DIED! What language should replace it?

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Muhammad Talha Akbar

The fact here is that you can't have JavaScript dead even when it is dead. The end of JavaScript is tied to the existing browsers and the existing web. Because of how the web is, we will need progressive adoption of whatever new scripting language we agree on. And, that browsers will need to interpret both languages until all of the web is free of JavaScript. I hope we can see how that will go. It is too much work to properly declare JavaScript dead.

I believe we can't have JavaScript go POOF. Even magically.

If you really hate JavaScript and really want to write websites in a new language, you can write a transpiler for the language you love. Or be a patriotic JavaScript developer and introduce a better version of JavaScript. That, in my opinion, is JSFuck. Haha JK.

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No hate towards JavaScript, just speculating! I'm not wishing JS dead or something! 😆 All of my discussion posts are merely hypothetical and are less about what is realistic and more about what people are imagining in their heads. :) If you think that's not possible even magically, then you might need more magic dust!

I agree that we can't just get rid of JS in our current state, if ever. JS is simply too deeply tied to the web. I don't see this happening anytime soon, even when WASM really takes off.

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Muhammad Talha Akbar

You're right about getting more magic dust to be able to make it possible. How much more? I guess enough that you will need magic to get enough magic dust. :)

I understand the "imagining" part. I guess I just imagined realistic implications to the end of JavaScript. Hope you can look past that.

I believe we might be tackling bigger issues on the web with advanced technological advancements. Like shift from smartphones to brain chips. But, unless and until that happens, I see JavaScript staying and giving us the good, the bad and the ugly. :) Again, personal opinion.

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Naseki Author

I mainly wanted to clarify the intention of this post! I actually really appreciated your comment because it's different from what others have been commenting. I'm definitely learning a lot from the comments, but yours reminds us to hold our horses, because we do need JavaScript in the current state of the web.

I see JavaScript staying and giving us the good, the bad and the ugly. :)

This, by the way, is very beautiful. 💖

Let's love JS while it's staying with us.