IDE support?

"Ionuț G. Stan" ionut.g.stan at
Tue Sep 13 04:38:29 PDT 2011

On Sep/12/2011 22:19, Rick Waldron wrote:
> On Mon, Sep 12, 2011 at 11:38 AM, Claus Reinke <claus.reinke at
> <mailto:claus.reinke at>> wrote:
>             I'm hopeful that type inference combined with class syntax and
>             an (eventual) traits system will get us "there", so that you
>             can use
>             structural type tests for enforcement and that the IDE can
>             get the
>             benefit of hints through inference.
>     Improved, statically checkable, types would also help mitigate
>     Javascript's silent failures (silently breaking code when trying to
>     refactor, fixing bugs, or adding features).
> Unit tests with comprehensive and thorough code coverage does this today.

Sure. The question is why should we do it if a machine can do it? That 
would mean we can concentrate on writing business logic tests instead of 
tests that verify type matches.

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