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Good example of annotated coffee-script code [on hold]

I love writing JavaScript. I also love CoffeeScript. The thing that I miss in .coffee files is the beautifully annotated JSDoc and more importantly the way the code looks. I'm aware that there are ...
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Pattern that prevents events to trigger themselves

I am working at the client-side part of a web application, that is responsible for getting answers from users for specific questions and storing and restoring them from the database (or cookies) and I ...
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CoffeeScript and Named Functions

Elsewhere: an argument has arisen over the terminology of a named function in CoffeeScript. In particular somebody refereed to something like this foo = -> console.log("bar") as a named ...
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How to make a non-english clone of CoffeeScript? [closed]

I want to make a non-english programming language that is identical to what CoffeeScript is to JavaScript. What I mean is that I don't want to build my own design or syntax. Just want to have a ...
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How Challenging is it to Mix Pure JS with CoffeeScript on a Team? [closed]

I keep running into Senior JS positions where they want CoffeeScript. The reason I don't use CoffeeScript is that my first impression of it was that it puts limitations on JS OOP features that I find ...
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How can CoffeeScript be written in CoffeeScript? [duplicate]

How is it possible that written a programming language like CoffeeScript in itself like CoffeeScript? Firstly CoffeeScript doesn't exist that read CoffeeScript scripts and interpret them?
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coffeescript vs typescript vs JSX vs dart vs fantom [closed]

TypeScript website offer the following D3 example is there any comparison of the same D3 codes for the following languages available: CoffeeScript TypeScript JSX Dart Fantom It would be ...
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How is CoffeeScript influenced by Haskell?

I've been using CoffeeScript for a while now. On Wikipedia, it is said that CoffeeScript is influenced by Haskell. But after I check out the syntax of Haskell, I have found little resemblance from ...
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What is the reason behind the if syntax of CoffeeScript?

In most other languages the condition comes before the statement to be executed when the condition is met. However, in CoffeeScript (and maybe some other languages) the syntax is: number = -42 if ...
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Language Design: Are languages like Python and CoffeeScript really more comprehensible?

The "Verbally Readable !== Quicker Comprehension" argument on http://ryanflorence.com/2011/case-against-coffeescript/ is really potent and interesting. I and I'm sure others would be very interested ...
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What are the pros and cons of Coffeescript?

Of course one big pro is the amount of syntactic sugar leading to shorter code in a lot of cases. On http://jashkenas.github.com/coffee-script/ there are impressive examples. On the other hand I have ...
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What are the benefits of using both Scalate and Jade?

I recently did a little "tool roundup": If I were to program a website in Scala and Coffeescript, what frameworks would I go for? I came across this great presentation: ...
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Should I invest time learning Coffeescript? [closed]

I am a freelancer and I earn my bread and butter by helping others write better java-script code. I have good experience with most of the JavaScript frameworks around. I am wondering if it is worth ...
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Learning on the Job: JavaScript, CoffeeScript, BackBone and jQuery

I have avoided JavaScript for as long as I could. I simply think that it is a very, very dirty scripting language. I have nothing against curly braces, I work with PHP almost every day, I'm fine with ...