back to article Fresh releases of TypeScript and Visual Studio 2017 for Mac round out November

On the eve of Microsoft's big developer shindig, or rather virtual developer shindig, Connect(); a fresh version of TypeScript has been released, along with an update for Visual Studio users who like their OS Apple-flavoured. TypeScript 3.2 Just squeaking in before the expiration of the self-imposed November deadline comes …

  1. Zot

    Roll on to MacOS development because...

    Xcode 10 is totally crap at C++!

  2. ilovecookiez

    Re: Roll on to MacOS development because...

    Visual Studio for Mac is worse, actually.

  3. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Er, so this TypeScript is not a language

    just a C-stylee preprocessor ?

    Whatever happened to RATFOR ?

  4. Warm Braw Silver badge

    Re: Er, so this TypeScript is not a language

    Whatever happened to RATFOR ?

    It met its Waterloo.

  5. Adam 1 Silver badge

    Re: Er, so this TypeScript is not a language

    > Er, so this TypeScript is not a language just a C-stylee preprocessor ?

    Only in the sense that c# is an MSIL preprocessor, or that c is an assembler preprocessor.

    It is perhaps more helpful to think of JavaScript the way that you think about MSIL; a set of instructions that the runtime can execute.

    The example of the + meaning between string concatenation and addition depending on data is right but on its own really doesn't explain the problem in a significant enough way to get why you'd bother. It becomes a lot more helpful when you can't accidentally pass a complex model in error and allows intellisence to better guess what you're trying to pass. It's the benefits that any typed language provides.

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