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Discussion on: Is TypeScript worth it?

 
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worc

the added complexity isn't subjective though. typescript increases the complexity of the language so it can handle typing and type errors. it's right in the name.

and, man, i don't know, if your workflow includes refreshing blindly and hoping that you've fixed your bug, typescript isn't going to save you. you need a much deeper level of re-education and tooling than just a type system to get rid of that bad habit.

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Matthew Bramer

You're clearly wrong if you think I need a re-education of how to debug software. I don't run into these issues with the language because I've never relied on the falsehoods you're touting and learned the language without using training wheels.

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worc

that's an interesting paper, for sure. but it does kind of undermine the original point of saying typescript is less error-prone than javascript, right? neither typescript or javascript (or coffeescript for that matter) were associated with a higher or lower number of bug fix commits.