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Will JavaScript type annotations kill TypeScript?
The creators of Svelte and Turbo 8 both dropped TS recently saying that "it's not worth it".
Yes: If JavaScript gets type annotations then there's no reason for TypeScript to exist.
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No: TypeScript remains the best language for structuring large enterprise applications.
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TBD: The existing user base and its corpensource owner means that TypeScript isn’t likely to reach EOL without a putting up a fight.
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I hope they both die. I mean, if you really need strong types in the browser then you could leverage WASM and use a real programming language.
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I don’t know and I don’t care.
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Kevin Casey
Kevin Casey

Kevin Casey is an award-winning technology and business writer whose work appears regularly in The Enterprisers Project and other outlets. He writes regularly about all things IT, including security, cloud, and software development. He teaches writing at Duke University. Find him on Twitter and LinkedIn.