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although JS is a mess, I don't understand the exponential rise in its popularity

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  • 1
    I think you got a typo in your post 😅 or was it on purpose?
  • 0
    It’s TTHW is v low (it’s on your browser) so probs why
  • 2
    No matter how retarded the language is, if it is popular enough and if it is easy enough to use, nothing else seems to matter. Sadly.
  • 5
    It has also been relabeled from "scripting language" to a "programming language" without any justification except for its popularity.
  • 0
    scheme: fool's luck
  • 5
    It’s popular because it survived. It’s not the best, but it was better than Flash, Java Applets, ActiveX, or any of the other early 2000’s UI frameworks/plug-ins that we’re out there. JS is adaptable and flexible enough to survive amongst a sea of UI tech that didn’t have staying power.
  • 2
    Because all other web stuff was somehow even worse
  • 1
    @Aahan THIS is what you hate about JS? I find this particular stuff quite irrelevant.
    Casing is pure preference.
    And missing namespaces are not a big deal as you can just wrap your stuff into a named object. It comes very close to being a namespace for all practical purposes. And I’m telling you as someone who hates JS with a passion.
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