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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RE[4]: Two?
by lucas_maximus on Tue 2nd Oct 2012 07:22 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Two?"
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The thing is that is ultimately unrealistic.

I been doing Web Development properly now for 3 years and while I am quite comfortable writing jQuery plugins and large scripts.

The prototype based OOP, along with the function scoped variables is a PITA to get your head back into after coming from something sensible like C#.

Also when reading pure JavaScript, from someone who does just JavaScript for a living ... It pretty hard to read.

If these transcompilers can be mapped to the JavaScript code easily, then I am all for them because it makes my life simpler as a C# developer that occasionally does JavaScript.

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