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    Sounds like the global moment object will never be removed, since there will never be another major release.

    But man, what a way to get off the development cycle! And to bow out gracefully instead of chasing former glory, my respect!

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      This is the first time I saw a deprecation notice and had no hard-feelings. They’re not abandoning the project. In fact, they’re being responsible about it! Wonderful.

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        Languages updated after Moment have no excuse not to have better time and date support.

        Elixir, my workhorse language, has this issue still to varying degrees. Javascript continues to have clunky support for dates and time.

        This sort of thing is just as important as type systems and memory safety and whatever else, but it is hard and finicky and not sexy enough for language wonks to get right. :(

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          Elixir’s stdlib time stuff is a bit weird, but given how good Timex is, I don’t see a reason for them to duplicate efforts there.

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            Every contributed package solving common problems that exists external to the stdlib of a language I believe to be a failure by the language development team.

            I’m a nodejs refugee–the asymptotic behavior of “let the community handle it lol” is madness and chaos.

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              I’m a nodejs refugee–the asymptotic behavior of “let the community handle it lol” is madness and chaos.

              I feel that, there are so many things wrong in Node.js land it’s certainly easier to just draw that hard line in the sand.

              For what it’s worth, I’ve noticed Elixir is not quite the same signal-to-noise ratio as the Node.js ecosystem, how many test runners are we up to in Node.js now versus having something sane out-of-the-box?

              As a passionate, but casual Elixirist observer (I don’t follow too much of the language details because it’s refreshing to not have to), the core language maintainers have stepped in when they’ve noticed problematic fragmentation starting to occur, like GenStage and Producers/Consumers for instance.