Reply to post: Re: This whole debacle mirrors Gamergate

How one developer just broke Node, Babel and thousands of projects in 11 lines of JavaScript

Michael Wojcik Silver badge

Re: This whole debacle mirrors Gamergate

That may be your working model, but look at the majority of medium to large websites - their pages all load seperate javascript files from assorted sites.

Yes. This is readily apparent when you run something like NoScript. Oh, look, scripts from a dozen domains are blocked on this page. Let's temporarily allow some to try to get this thing working. Great, those have remote dependencies on scripts from another dozen domains...

ECMAScript is the C of the decade. In certain domains it's perfectly suitable, but it's widely used by people who ignore its pitfalls for purposes it is not well-suited for. It's possible to write good ECMAScript code, even for non-trivial projects, but it requires discipline - something few developers seem to care about.

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