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    Syntax stripping. It’s such a pain that I have to use webpack in order to use flow / typescript. JS (or future langs) should make it easier to plug in a custom parser while still using the rest of the runtime

    I’m confused by this. I’ve used TypeScript with Node.js programs for a couple of years now and there is no webpack involved.

    You call tsc on TypeScript source and get JavaScript translation [0]. The primary/original purpose of webpack is bundling which, yes, TypeScript doesn’t do.

    [0] https://github.com/eatonphil/x86e/blob/master/package.json#L23

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      I found this article very hard to read. What precisely is the author trying to express? Does lack of type systems go hand in hand with muddled thinking?