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Discussion on: TypeScript is a waste of time. Change my mind.

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Personally, I think javascript is supposed to be a dynamic language, and typescript removes the dynamic type usage of javascript. I tried typescript at one point, and found setting the proper type difficult at times, and in some cases, impossible to do things a specific way. For making things easy to understand, just use common english words, or name parameters by type, ex: (str, obj, num, arr, bool, ect.)

JavaScript also hast "typeof" option you can use any time you may need a specific type. Also, for security, you can use typeof to verify user inputs, while typescript (which compiles to javascript), may cause a false sense of security.