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Was CoffeeScript invented to help Ruby programmers get over that dirty yucky feeling they get when working in JavaScript?

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The original Prototype JS library might fit that description—more than CoffeeScript, at any rate.

This is Was CoffeeScript invented to help Ruby programmers get over that dirty yucky feeling they get when working in JavaScript? by Simon Willison, posted on 4th February 2012.

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