This could result in unexpected behaviour as different libraries or engines could construe the completion of a statement differently. It is plausible for a segment of code to execute flawlessly in one environment while producing an error in another.
Recall our discussion regarding informed assumptions. Visualise a scenario where one of your developers errs in the code. Yet, it goes overlooked as the code continues to execute accurately. The mistake goes undetected even subsequent to the integration of the code into the project.
As the new code hinges on the previous erroneous code, the project has ballooned in magnitude. Notwithstanding, this has proven to be unsustainable in the long run. There is a chance that an uncomplicated solution exists. That said, any such answer must not interfere with other facets of the project that depend on that behaviour’s output.
What initially seemed like an insignificant error has escalated into a grave emergency. If the regulations had not ever allowed for such outlandish conduct, the situation could have been averted.
The Emergence of TypeScript
Perchance, you recollect the survey that I conducted on StackOverflow? TypeScript ranks third in the list of the most widely used programming languages, falling closely behind Rust and Clojure. As indicated by the survey of developers, it is the second most anticipated technology for their projects.
One could consider TypeScript as a type of implicit communication. Employing the language assures the rest of the team that no covert activities are transpiring. The code can be executed without having to scrutinize for any unforeseen behaviours.
TypeScript bears particular advantages for sizeable projects as it yields reliable outcomes and employs a more comprehensible code structure. A variable categorised as ‘integer’ will remain as such, despite the developer’s intentions.
However, a cautionary note…
Contemporary trends have witnessed numerous programmers migrating to typed libraries. TypeScript has now been integrated within both Angular and Vue 3, two of the most extensively employed front-end frameworks.