So today Microsoft added yet ANOTHER transpiler. Great. News at 9. You see, in this new world, the fact that it's Microsoft, or Google, or Apple or anyone, means nothing.
LOL, only in fanboy dreams. FOSS projects without substantial backing are high risk options and always will be. Nobody wants to bet heavily on something that disappears overnight because the kid responsible for it got a real job/bored/went to college etc.
It looks like something significant to the way they've implemented this is that they are keeping it compatible with ECMAScript 6. So, at some point, TypeScript may just simply be ECMAScript. They'll probably continue to add to what they support, but this is a good start.
I like what I'm seeing! If nothing else, this could be a great test bed/proving ground for the features MS wants in ECMAScript 6.
The holy grail for me would be to get optional end-to-end data binding of the entire view including 1 > M relationships in the client to/from the web server via command scaffolding. This looks 1 step closer in that direction.
... or doing silly things like adding static typing ...
Don't make me come over there!
...but what's your take on Microsoft calming Linux infringes on 287 or so of their patents??...
I wouldn't get your hopes up. Employees with their Microsoft hat on are usually not silly enough to venture close to the legal pit of death that questions like that might send them spiraling into.
Any time you save by not typing out types is more than made up hunting bugs that would trigger compile-time errors in any good language.
Correct sans for the qualifier "he thinks". Comments are always unnecessary, regardless of "he thinks" or "X think(s)", because by definition they are ignored by the compiler.
@Bass: Why would "he thinks" make my statement incorrect unless you're incapable of thinking?
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