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Discussion on: Downsides of TypeScript?

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Rammina Author

Explicit 'any' can help with third-party libraries with really bad typedef or no typedef.

Sometimes, you just need to move on with the development process, while keeping in mind the consequences of using explicit 'any'.

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Andrei Dascalu

Yes, but that thing gets obscured in time, leading to hidden risks made worse by people coming in later to see typescript and think "oh, it's ok". I can keep in mind what I did and group decisions to an extent but we all know long term docs are a pipe dream.
So yeah, it requires careful evaluation of long term risks