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COBOL vs CoffeeScript: What are the differences?

COBOL: Imperative, procedural and, since 2002, object-oriented programming language. COBOL was one of the first programming languages to be standardised: the first COBOL standard was issued by ANSI in 1968. COBOL is primarily used in business, finance, and administrative systems for companies and governments; CoffeeScript: Unfancy JavaScript. CoffeeScript is a little language that compiles into JavaScript. Underneath that awkward Java-esque patina, JavaScript has always had a gorgeous heart. CoffeeScript is an attempt to expose the good parts of JavaScript in a simple way.

COBOL and CoffeeScript can be primarily classified as "Languages" tools.

CoffeeScript is an open source tool with 15.2K GitHub stars and 1.99K GitHub forks. Here's a link to CoffeeScript's open source repository on GitHub.

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Pros of COBOL
Pros of CoffeeScript
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    Business Oriented Language
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    Easy to read
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    Faster to write
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    Syntactic sugar
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    Elegant
  • 104
    Readable
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    Pretty
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    Javascript the good parts
  • 48
    Open source
  • 44
    Classes
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    "it's just javascript"
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    Compact code
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    Easy
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    Simple
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    Not Javascript
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    Does the same with less code
  • 1
    I'm jobs I'm software engineer

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Cons of COBOL
Cons of CoffeeScript
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    Extremely long code for simple functions
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    No ES6
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    Corner cases in syntax
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    Parentheses required in 0-ary function calls
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    Unclear what will be grouped to {…}

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What is COBOL?

COBOL was one of the first programming languages to be standardised: the first COBOL standard was issued by ANSI in 1968. COBOL is primarily used in business, finance, and administrative systems for companies and governments.

What is CoffeeScript?

It adds syntactic sugar inspired by Ruby, Python and Haskell in an effort to enhance JavaScript's brevity and readability. Specific additional features include list comprehension and de-structuring assignment.

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