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  • JavaScript is the world's most misunderstood programming language
    Hear, hear!

    broquaint out

  • Web scripting...

    To have Javascript enabled on your browser, you really should stay plugged in to the various Certs and patches that may arise due to security problems. I hate the nagging feeling that I'm never quite safe when browsing... There's always that 0-day exploit that will get me some day.

    Sure, some things have been found in HTML, forms in particular, that are similar, but I feel a lot safer knowing that the site isn't executing code behind my back.

    The other thing I hate about Web Scripting is t

    • Most excellent points and I agree with you, mostly. Here are some comments :

      1. Tree-views and fancy rollovers can be implemented without scripting, in pure CSS (of course this requires recent browsers, but also this degrades nicely, unlike script-based implementations.)

      2. The article I linked to discusses JavaScript from the point of view of language design : as it says, Lisp in C's Clothing, with that unusual function-are-objects approach. Quoting again : JavaScript is well suited to a large class of non

      • I think it's also well-suited as an easily embeddable generic scripting language, saving application developers the work of creating yet another half-baked domain specific environment. It's used in Dreamweaver (or at least it was the last time I looked) and these guys [] seem to be having a productive time with it as well.
  • Javascript is actually quite similar to Perl. It (only) has one-dimensional arrays. It has hashes, in Javascript known as "objects". Any parameter to a sub/function is optional. It even has native regular expressions unlike PHP, where a regexp is a string.

    IMO, one of the major differences between Javascript and Perl, is the OO system. And that isn't a bad thing: Javascript has a very interesting view on the world of objects.

    I don't think you can learn proper Javascript off the web. There's just to