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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Does this fix the DOM too?
by RichterKuato on Tue 2nd Oct 2012 02:06 UTC
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I've heard somewhere that the problem with making web apps isn't with JavaScript but with the DOM. Does this new super-set of JavaScript do anything about the DOM or is it just more stuff dealing with the language?

If not I think someone should get cracking on a DOM replacement instead of all these new languages. Also if this is really EcmaScript 6.0 or something why not call it that instead?

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