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Discussion on: TypeScript is slow. What can we do about it?

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Shaunak De

My thoughts precisely. For more time then care to admit I spent working on close to a million line C++ codebase in Visual Studio. Compile times were coffee break times, but I never felt IntelliSense lagged in any way. I work in golang now. While compile times have dramatically gone down (I also work on a much smaller codebase now) - the tooling never seems to live up to my memory of Visual Studio 6. The cold hard truth of computers is that interpreted languages will (as of 2020) be slower then compiled ones - even for clever developer tooling.

Having said all this - I never want to write a website using TreeFrog ever again.

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Aleksei Berezkin Author

Is Golang interpreted? I haven't yet tried, but Wikipedia suggests it's compiled...

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Shaunak De

No, it's compiled. But its biggest party trick is that it compiles really quickly. A small example: stackoverflow.com/questions/297663...

Thanks for writing this blog post. I really enjoyed learning about Typescript. Front end development is opaque to me, and I like atleast knowing what's new!