I’m leaving you.
I'm sorry. All good things must come to an end.
Because it’s not me. It’s you.
I remember when I saw your slick 2D syntax for the first time. I immediately thought cool, it’s kinda like, uh, super lightweight Haskell on, uh, anti-steroids ! (I was younger back then so I think I spoke like that.) But, well, sorry, you're no Haskell. Turns out you are not a good fit for 2D syntax either. I have seen too much poorly written code with too long function bodies that you made even worse. I started to miss parentheses.
You also liberated me from ever typing the
var ever keyword again;
Object has no method 'join' errors when I accidentally redefined
path. And I know you have the
do keyword but let’s be honest: your scoping is bad. Just bad.
And don't even get me started on the optional brackets. I know it looks like a good idea. But it's not, really.
Anyway, what happened is that I met Harmony. You know, your, uh...daughter (I guess?).
It has arrow functions too. And they lexically bind
this. And it has destructuring and it has
const (wow!) and even a standard for promises with a
catch handler. And it all just works. And it all somehow makes Harmony, well, just a nice little language.
Things can only get better.
So anyway, I wanted to thank you for allowing all this to happen. It probably wouldn't have happened without you.
You were great.