Microsoft's TypeScript Will Kill CoffeeScript and Dart!

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Microsoft created a new lang: TypeScript.

TypeScript is a superset of JavaScript that combines type checking and static analysis, explicit interfaces, and best practices into a single language and compiler.

Since it's a superset of JavaScript, any JavaScript code is also a valid TypeScript code. It's also open source! The designer seems to be Anders Hejlsberg (b1960), father of Turbo Pascal, Delphi, Microsoft C#.

This is a great video intro, by Anders:

〈Anders Hejlsberg: Introducing TypeScript〉

I ♥ TypeScript not necessarily for the lang, but for f�cking up CoffeeScript and Dart. (actually, i like the lang far better than CoffeeScript and Dart.)

CoffeeScript is idiotic cuz it uses indentation like python. Dart is idiotic cuz it's Java.

The most important aspect of a lang is the syntax. Sure, semantic is more important — my ass. When the syntax is good, good semantics follows.

Other People's reviews:

Thoughts on TypeScript By Nicholas C Zakas. @ www.nczonline.net…

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