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Discussion on: The Shocking Immaturity of JavaScript

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Keith Humm

What exactly are these “standards” and how does one expect a developer to learn them? You can’t find them with a a search, for example, and the language itself has no opinion about anything.

There’s nothing even close to JSR, or PSR or any of the other single source of truth attempts you see in other ecosystems, and it doesn’t seem like there is any real attempt to move to that way.

There’s zero good reason why code written 2, 3, 5, 20 years ago shouldn’t be almost immediately useable with quick tweaks. We haven’t really changed anything fundamental here for more than a decade, and yet even a seasoned engineer would struggle massively to grok the current JS ecosystem without a helping hand from some people who are up with the play of the various sub-communities.

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