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Discussion on: Semantics, Not Syntax; Developer empowerment using functional-first programming

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Dylan Watson

This was a great read! Thanks!
Love the idea of ADTs!
Just wish Typescript had a compiler error for when potential null returns aren't handled.

Not sure I'm convinced by the "whitespace as syntax" thing. Maybe it's one of those things that sounds like a bad idea..but isn't. I can't help but be fearful of it whenever I write python though! Haha

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I started on python so I guess I'm used to it. But with a good compiler/linter it feels no different from braces or parens or anything else.

I use TS a lot day to day and I like it but yeah, there's a cpl gaps I wish were a bit tighter.