All I Want for Christmas Is These Seven TypeScript Improvements

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  • TypeScript

    TypeScript is a superset of JavaScript that compiles to clean JavaScript output.

    Python and Ruby are implemented in C, not interpreted languages

    CoffeeScript simply compiles code and does not perform static analysis

    tsc is implemented in JS and performs static analysis which makes it (unsurprisingly) slow

    So again, use esbuild (go) or swc (rust) with type checking disabled if you want speed. Surprisingly, tsc doesn't have an option to disable type checking [1].


  • proposal-pipeline-operator

    A proposal for adding a useful pipe operator to JavaScript.

    There is a js proposal to add this to language:

    There are few exceptions (namespaces, enums) but typescript has been quite averse to adding non-standard language level features outside type annotations. This feature will likely come to ts after this proposal has been accepted for js.

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