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Babel vs Sucrase: What are the differences?

Developers describe Babel as "Use next generation JavaScript, today". Babel will turn your ES6+ code into ES5 friendly code, so you can start using it right now without waiting for browser support. On the other hand, Sucrase is detailed as "Super-fast alternative to Babel". Sucrase is an alternative to Babel that allows super-fast development builds. Instead of compiling a large range of JS features down to ES5, Sucrase assumes that you're targeting a modern JS runtime (e.g. Node.js 8 or latest Chrome) and focuses on compiling non-standard language extensions: JSX, TypeScript, and Flow.

Babel and Sucrase can be primarily classified as "JavaScript Compilers" tools.

Babel and Sucrase are both open source tools. Babel with 33.8K GitHub stars and 3.6K forks on GitHub appears to be more popular than Sucrase with 1.85K GitHub stars and 40 GitHub forks.

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    What is Babel?

    Babel will turn your ES6+ code into ES5 friendly code, so you can start using it right now without waiting for browser support.

    What is Sucrase?

    Sucrase is an alternative to Babel that allows super-fast development builds. Instead of compiling a large range of JS features down to ES5, Sucrase assumes that you're targeting a modern JS runtime (e.g. Node.js 8 or latest Chrome) and focuses on compiling non-standard language extensions: JSX, TypeScript, and Flow.

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        What are some alternatives to Babel and Sucrase?
        Webpack
        A bundler for javascript and friends. Packs many modules into a few bundled assets. Code Splitting allows to load parts for the application on demand. Through "loaders" modules can be CommonJs, AMD, ES6 modules, CSS, Images, JSON, Coffeescript, LESS, ... and your custom stuff.
        TypeScript
        TypeScript is a language for application-scale JavaScript development. It's a typed superset of JavaScript that compiles to plain JavaScript.
        CoffeeScript
        It adds syntactic sugar inspired by Ruby, Python and Haskell in an effort to enhance JavaScript's brevity and readability. Specific additional features include list comprehension and de-structuring assignment.
        ESLint
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