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Yep. There's a definite reason typescript came out on top.
theuser525619dThis rant will be repeated in around 5 years and then it will say "Im having to learn typescript to work on an old project and man its funny"
I understand the cynicism, I do not however agree with the equality it implies. Typescript being made redundant relies depends entirely on two things:
- typescript failing to evolve beyond what it already is
As to the equality:
Coffeescript never saw the adoption that typescript has, primarily due to the effort involved; coffeescript was all in, whereas typescript immediately pays dividends just by wiring the language service as js is first class TS.
Coffeescript also never had the same level of intellectual weight behind it. Anders Hejlsberg is the creator of not one, but three top tier languages that were influential. Axel Rauschmayer is an absolutely brilliant mind and noted expert in the JS field.
Not saying it won't happen, just that I debate any propositional equality between the two.