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From "James E. King III (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (THRIFT-4806) Convert NodeJS Library to typescript
Date Sun, 17 Feb 2019 17:13:00 GMT

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James E. King III commented on THRIFT-4806:
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Simplification is good, and people have past releases to stay compatible with their code...
I say go for it.

> Convert NodeJS Library to typescript
> ------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: THRIFT-4806
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/THRIFT-4806
>             Project: Thrift
>          Issue Type: Improvement
>          Components: Node.js - Library, TypeScript - Library
>            Reporter: Brian Forbis
>            Priority: Major
>
> I'd like us to consider migrating the NodeJS library to typescript. I feel this would
simplify the existing libraries and build system. The typescript library would just need to
be compiled down to javascript as part of the build system.
> This will:
>  * Introduce compile time type checks to help catch bugs
>  * Provide better type documentation for consumers of the library
>  * Include better typescript tests in the build
>  * Allow us to merge the nodets and nodejs lib folders
>  * Synchronize the javascript codebase with the type definitions (currently, there is
an external project at DefinitelyTyped to provide typescript types for the nodejs lib)
>  
> If the maintainers think this is a good idea, I'd be happy to take a stab at it.



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