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Babel language
massimosantini (0)

Why is ES6 (or Babel) language available, but not reported? What am I missing?

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heyitsmarcus (285)

ES6 is the new standard for JavaScript. It is not its own separate language. And Babel is a compiler that transpiles ES6 to ES5 syntax for backwards compatibility.

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massimosantini (0)

I know, @heyitsmarcus thanks. But why under https://repl.it/languages there is no entry for babel/es6 configured repl but I can open http://repl.it/languages/babel that is different from http://repl.it/languages/javascript. Moreover the javascript link above leads to nodejs, and not the "native browser" JS that I can see in some users' REPL?

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heyitsmarcus (285)

@massimosantini That's an interesting question, and I have no idea! haha