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[3]: Two?
by moondevil on Tue 2nd Oct 2012 06:44 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Two?"
moondevil
Member since:
2005-07-08

My problem with Dart, TypeScript and thousand other languages that compile to JavaScript is that they are not JavaScript.

I don't need to add more hours to my work time to spend mapping JavaScript code back to whatever was the original source code.

People should learn to stop complaining about JavaScript, period. Don't like?

Then go code native applications which talk to the server with normal plain network protocols.

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RE[4]: Two?
by lucas_maximus on Tue 2nd Oct 2012 07:22 in reply to "RE[3]: Two?"
lucas_maximus Member since:
2009-08-18

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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RE[5]: Two?
by moondevil on Tue 2nd Oct 2012 08:20 in reply to "RE[4]: Two?"
moondevil Member since:
2005-07-08

Sorry to say, but that sounds like an hammer for every nail, screw...

I never bought into "one language fits all" thing.

edit: typo

Edited 2012-10-02 08:20 UTC

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