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 …

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Roll on to MacOS development because...

Xcode 10 is totally crap at C++!

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Re: Roll on to MacOS development because...

Visual Studio for Mac is worse, actually.

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Er, so this TypeScript is not a language

just a C-stylee preprocessor ?

Whatever happened to RATFOR ?

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Re: Er, so this TypeScript is not a language

Whatever happened to RATFOR ?

It met its Waterloo.

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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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