Microsoft created a new lang: TypeScript.
This is a great video intro, by Anders:
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.
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〔Thoughts on TypeScript By Nicholas C Zakas. @ www.nczonline.net…〕