On Type Inference


This is a comment I recently saw on a headline-grabbing article about Swift: - I also don't think that "type inferring" is of great use. If you cannot be bothered to hack in a variable's data type, maybe you should not develop software in the first place. I was so infuriated by this comment that … Continue reading On Type Inference

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TypeScript exposes some irrational Microsoft hatred


Just watched a couple of videos on TypeScript – basically a Microsoft-developed (but open source) superset of JavaScript which compiles into plain old JS that gives you a type-safe environment to write JS. Unlike stuff like Dart or Script#, because it’s a superset of JS, you can easily opt-in to bits you want; it integrates … Continue reading TypeScript exposes some irrational Microsoft hatred