I have used some source to source compilers in the past to write JS but they come with their own set of challenges. I’m interested in where developers make the switch from plain JS to tooling and even to other languages.
Why do you think it’s better to stick with JS with tooling over alternatives?
"..free from anything of a different, inferior, or contaminating kind; free from extraneous matter: pure gold; pure water. unmodified by an admixture; simple or homogeneous."
Okay, I take your quote to mean that writing plain JS is optimal because it is free from unnecessary indirection, abstraction and additional build steps. You’re writing JS because that’s what the browser expects and there is less distance between source and output.
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