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Linh Truong Cong Hong
Linh Truong Cong Hong

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Question: Will Typescript replace Javascript in web development?

Typescript is proving its success while more and more Javascript libraries and frameworks are adopting this language. Do you think that Typescript will replace Javascript as the main language for frontend (React, Angular, Vue) and backend (Node, Express) developpment?

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ecyrbe • Edited

It will the day v8 integrate native support for typescript.

But will native support become a reality ?

I don't think so. Typescript is not standard driven, but community driven. There is no spec. This means that typescript behaviour is not well defined.

Don't get me wrong. I don't think typescript should become a spec. This would make typescript difficult to evolve at the pace it needs.
Look at c++, one of the biggest langage spec out there. It's a mess. Typescript as the luxury to break backward compatibility.
Builds break every now and then... Fixes are minor. But once in the browser, backward compatibility should be enforced... Making it another mess.

So i guess it will not happen.

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Karishma

Nope. I think it might become mandatory to learn TypeScript in the future but it will never replace JS as the main language for dev 🙌

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Robert

It'll never happen.