Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 1st Oct 2012 22:55 UTC
General Development "Everyone seems to have a replacement for JavaScript - Google even has two. Now Microsoft has revealed that Anders Hejlsberg has been working on a replacement and it has released a preview of TypeScript. TypeScript is open source - Apache 2.0 license - and a superset of JavaScript. As you would expect from a Hejlsberg language it incorporates type checking, interfaces and lots of syntactic sugar."
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TypeScript and Dart try to solve the same problems...

... something smells like NIH here.

PS. I know they market it as statically typed, but it is in reality optionally typed, just like Dart. At least Google is admitting that, whereas MS is all about marketing ... again.

They solve the same problem in different ways. Typescript is closer to ECMAScript6 and a superset of JavaScript.

Also: The correct term is statically weak typed language. There are holes in the type system, but there are compile time guarantees if you stay within the sandbox.

So technically, yes, sorry, the creator of C# knows his terminology.

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