Control structures

Control structures (such as if, else, and so on) in CoffeeScript share a foundation with JavaScript. We'll start out with some constructions that will feel familiar except some slightly different syntax. However, we'll then build on those basics and explore some new ways to express control flow.

So far, most of the CoffeeScript syntax we have covered has been somewhat superficial. Less punctuation makes code more readable (and prettier!), but CoffeeScript promises more than that. As we work through these control structures, you'll get a taste of some improvements that make CoffeeScript a more expressive language. Code isn't just machine instructions, it's also a form of communication. Good code not only works as intended, but ...

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