Reply to post: My reaction -- "WTF"

How one developer just broke Node, Babel and thousands of projects in 11 lines of JavaScript

martinusher Silver badge

My reaction -- "WTF"

This piece of code is a trivial function that I'd use as part of a standard library package, its not some kind of carefully crafted software component.

Is this what programming has degenerated into? A random collection of source code fragments, each owned and guarded by some individual (or, worse, some corporation)? Doesn't this show the inherent weakness in relying on distributed script fragments for a code distribution? Doesn't it highlight what a mess Javascript is -- its worse than BASIC because at least BASIC doesn't have pretensions towards being a properly structured language.

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