Interpreter and compiler for the CoffeeScript language
  1 review

CoffeeScript is a little language that compiles into JavaScript. Underneath all of those embarrassing braces and semicolons, JavaScript has always had a gorgeous object model at its heart. CoffeeScript is an attempt to expose the good parts of JavaScript in a simple way.

The golden rule of CoffeeScript is: "It's just JavaScript". The code compiles one-to-one into the equivalent JS, and there is no interpretation at runtime. You can use any existing JavaScript library seamlessly (and vice-versa). The compiled output is readable and pretty-printed, passes through JavaScript Lint without warnings, will work in every JavaScript implementation, and tends to run as fast or faster than the equivalent handwritten JavaScript.

The "cake" executable is provided as "cake.coffeescript" to peacefully coexist with cakephp.
Latest reviews
InactiveX 7 years ago

Well it installed OK and i managed to run it from the command line, but there is zero help. So unless you know what you are doing with this stick to writing javascript directly. I use typescript and that works in a similar fashion I believe. Dropbox are rewriting parts of their package in coffescript so documentation may well improve.