I found this when learning underscore.js (a programming framework). The introduction says:

It's the tie to go along with jQuery's tux.

Does it mean that it is to be used along with jQuery or is it a replacement to jQuery?

(jQuery is another programming framework.)

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    You wouldn't take off your tuxedo and wear just a necktie to a formal ball, would you? Unless they've completely mixed up the metaphor, they mean it should be used alongside jQuery. Oct 21, 2011 at 21:38
  • It's the belt to go with jQuery's suspenders.
    – JeffSahol
    Oct 22, 2011 at 3:53
  • @PeterShor Well yeah, developer might indeed do that. Actually, using underscore.js without jQuery is a valid choice, I believe. Sep 25, 2012 at 13:23

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A tie may be considered a clothing accessory to a tuxedo, therefore the framework author is suggesting that underscore.js be seen as an accessory or supplement to jQuery.


If you wear a nice smart tuxedo suit, you certainly need a nice smart tie to go with it.

jQuery is the foundation, and underscore.js is the essential cherry on the cake to complete the picture.

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