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Discussion on: Which programming language has the prettiest syntax?

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eronaeon

Javascript ES6+/Typescript

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Ben Halpern

I haven't found Typescript very pleasant to look at—though I haven't given it a lot of time.

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Isaac Lyman

TypeScript struck me as pretty ugly at first, like a pile of metadata stapled onto JavaScript. But I've come around to it. And it offers a couple of features that really do make ES more readable and expressive, like enums and interfaces.

More generally, I think any language that you can express yourself in and have experience with will become "pretty" to you, as long as it doesn't actively frustrate you.

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gengns

You can use the standard, JSDocs and type inference with your IDE to archive the same goal without compiling and adding extra code.