Babel vs. Sucrase

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What is Babel?

Babel will turn your ES6+ code into ES5 friendly code, so you can start using it right now without waiting for browser support.

What is Sucrase?

Sucrase is an alternative to Babel that allows super-fast development builds. Instead of compiling a large range of JS features down to ES5, Sucrase assumes that you're targeting a modern JS runtime (e.g. Node.js 8 or latest Chrome) and focuses on compiling non-standard language extensions: JSX, TypeScript, and Flow.
Why do developers choose Babel?
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Why do developers choose Sucrase?
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What are the cons of using Babel?
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What are the cons of using Sucrase?
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What companies use Babel?
1155 companies on StackShare use Babel
What companies use Sucrase?
0 companies on StackShare use Sucrase
What tools integrate with Babel?
11 tools on StackShare integrate with Babel
No integrations listed yet

What are some alternatives to Babel and Sucrase?

  • TypeScript - A superset of JavaScript that compiles to clean JavaScript output
  • CoffeeScript - Unfancy JavaScript

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