Hi there, sorry to bring this topic up yet again, but I feel that some
time has passed, and that the landscape has changed.
Currently, Prototype is the default option in Rails. While switching
to jQuery is pretty easy, it's not as easy as not having to switch at
all, and this being Rails and all, our expectations in the area of
rock-solid defaults are high. I'd like to bring up some arguments in
favor of switching the default to jQuery.
1. It is my feeling that the vast majority of the Rails community use
2. jQuery has a vast community of its own, and a multitude of
2. Yehuda Katz.
In all honesty, it's probably the first argument that carries the most
weight: if the vast majority of developers use jQuery, Rails should
embrace it as the new default, seeing as it's the *preferred* one now.
Now, I may be wrong about the number of jQuery vs. Prototype users,
but I'd be surprised if I was.
I hope I'll get at least a few responses. I can entirely understand if
you've got personal reasons to prefer Prototype and all, its long
history side by side with Rails and all, but Rails 3.1 may be a good
time reflect on whether it's still the best choice.