JavaScript’s syntax is anything but simple. The latest ECMAScript specification is over 800 pages long! That’s a heck of a lot syntax!

And as you’ve pointed out, JavaScript’s syntax is riddled with inconsistencies and weirdness.

You want to know what languages have a truly simple syntax? Smalltalk. Scheme. Forth. Lua. Golang. Even Dart. But not JavaScript.

Even Python’s syntax is simpler.

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