— Typescript also transpiles to es5 and supports all es6 features + type safety and much more
— Read it
— Sure, that just involves me setting up a build pipeline before I can write a single line of code
— Think it's best if you write your old browser code and give it maintenance even when it's no longer needed.
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— Or write in the new standard and stop transpiling when it is no longer required and have its code more maintainable?
— I could probably finish the project in jquery by the time I've learned to set up all the tooling I need for modern JS stuff
— Fully opiniated frameworks like VueJS, angular , etc don't have this overhead
— Angular still requires build steps
— VueJS is easy to get started
— Even then, I still have to go through the whole mess once I have any dependencies anyway