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Sass vs SCSS

Sass provides two distinct syntax:

  • Sass
  • SCSS

Both are similar and do same thing, but written in different style. SCSS is latest one and considered better than Sass.

Difference between SASS and SCSS

Sass: Sass is derived from another preprocessor known as Haml. It was designed and written by Ruby developers so, Sass stylesheets use Ruby like syntax with no braces, no semi-colons and a strict indentation. In Sass, the variable sign is ! instead of $ and assignment sign is = instead of :.

See this example:

SCSS: SCSS provides the CSS friendly syntax to closing the gap between Sass and CSS. SCSS is called Sassy CSS.

See this example:

Here, you can see that SCSS is definitely closer to CSS than Sass.

Advantage of Sass syntax:

he syntax of Sass is totally different from CSS but it is shorter and easier to type. You don't need to type semicolon or braces, even no need to use @mixin or @include, when a single character is enough: = and +.

It also provides clean coding standards because it follows indented syntax.

Advantage of SCSS syntax:

It is fully CSS compatible. You can rename a CSS file as .scss extension and it will also work. Due to the reason that it follows the syntax of CSS, makes it very easy to learn and work.

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