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Invent the future, don't recreate the past

Reginald Braithwaite · Barcelona Future JS

Compared to many modern languages, JavaScript is somewhat minimal. It has first-class functions, but a supply of functional tools. It has objects, but its inheritance model is sparse and its metaobjects are hacked on top of functions. This is frustrating to some and a blessing to others. It does not force a heavyweight paradigm upon you, and if you need more you can build it yourself. And everybody does. But all too-often, we look backwards and re-create past, when we could be looking forward and inventing future. Instead of copying ideas from 1984, we should invent ideas that others will copy in 2044.