What I love about Hugo is that it is a single binary—no dependency hell. The functionalities on board are incredible.
Yet, some connection to JS/Node/NPM seems crucial for some projects. So this proposal would be great and a big step towards Hugo’s future.
This is a quote from a Smashing Magazine article
When Matt reflects on whether or not he would have still used Hugo, he says that he loves Hugo, but what he found difficult for this project in particular was that it didn’t have enough of a plugin system — creating banner ads and things of that nature were not programmable enough with Hugo and he needed to inject scripts to accomplish it. These scripts tended to slow the build process down. That said, we still use Hugo for our own site at netlify.com and love it — this caveat is extremely particular to the needs of Smashing’s site in particular.