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NewsAcorn: yet another JavaScript parser Pin
Terrence Dorsey2-Oct-12 11:32
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NewsWhy does TypeScript have to be the answer to anything? Pin
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GeneralJavathcript Pin
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NewsThe obligatory TypeScript reaction post Pin
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And Douglas Crockford sayeth: https://plus.google.com/118095276221607585885/posts/MgzNUSTwjRt[^]

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Microsoft's TypeScript may be the best of the many JavaScript front ends. It seems to generate the most attractive code. And I think it should take pressure off of the ECMAScript Standard for new features like type declarations and classes. Anders has shown that these can be provided nicely by a preprocessor, so there is no need to change the underlying language.

I think that JavaScript's loose typing is one of its best features and that type checking is way overrated. TypeScript adds sweetness, but at a price. It is not a price I am willing to pay.


PS: the comments on Crockford's G+ thread are fantastic. Lots of interesting insight.
Director of Content Development, The Code Project


modified 2-Oct-12 22:52pm.

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