Coco stands for:
- CoffeeScript compact
a(like Pe arl)
Perl over Ruby because:
- Perl dreams juicy future, from which we borrow many. Ruby not so much (yet).
- Perl offers more for our purpose. (It's a root of modern scripting languages, after all.)
- Most of Ruby features that went into CoffeeScript were actually from Perl.
- CoffeeScript's adoption of Ruby-esque variable scope was a mistake.
throw throwis valid.
void 8- the number 8 was chosen because it is a Chinese lucky number.