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Jim Bolla Aug 21
I see plenty of mentions of TypeScript in my Twitter feed, but practically nothing about Flow. Is Flow still happening or has JS community picked a winner?
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Erik Rasmussen πŸ‘¨πŸ»β€πŸ’»πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡ΈπŸ‡ͺπŸ‡Έ Aug 21
Maybe v1.0 will come after v0.1024.0? When (suspended from Twitter) jumped ship, I knew which way the winds of fate were blowing. I followed him into the Flow community, but in the end we were wrong. OSS has seriously neglected .
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ᴑᴇΙͺπŸ‘©πŸ»β€πŸŒΎ Aug 21
Replying to @erikras @acemarke and 4 others
Flow team itself respects those who adapts to TS (see bottom highlight of this article) The project is in good hand, though, recently doing very well in performance and the new object spread model looking very delicious :)
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Erik Rasmussen πŸ‘¨πŸ»β€πŸ’»πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡ΈπŸ‡ͺπŸ‡Έ Aug 21
Replying to @wgao19 @acemarke and 4 others
I remember reading that post *seven months ago*. What I love about React is how Facebook is dogfooding it, but also respecting the community's needs/requirements. Flow isn't getting the same attention, at least outwardly to the community.
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ᴑᴇΙͺπŸ‘©πŸ»β€πŸŒΎ Aug 21
Replying to @erikras @acemarke and 4 others
for me i think our needs of type safety not that misaligned with FB projects, and i like Flow's taste thus far. true that they don't reach out a lot, but when they explain things they do it very intuitively like , that helps understanding on a deeper level
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Erik Rasmussen πŸ‘¨πŸ»β€πŸ’»πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡ΈπŸ‡ͺπŸ‡Έ Aug 21
Replying to @wgao19 @acemarke and 4 others
I also like how Flow is "just annotated JS", where as TS feels like another species of language. Would you honestly recommend Flow over TS to someone starting a new project? Genuinely curious.
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ᴑᴇΙͺπŸ‘©πŸ»β€πŸŒΎ Aug 21
Replying to @erikras @acemarke and 4 others
this is a very interesting question, there are 2 reasons i will actually genuinely recommend Flow: - i like tools that enhance our work and understanding instead of replacing them - as our community move away from hocs -> hooks, Flow on its newer versions isn't that bad at all
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Erik Rasmussen πŸ‘¨πŸ»β€πŸ’»πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡ΈπŸ‡ͺπŸ‡Έ Aug 21
Replying to @wgao19 @acemarke and 4 others
> i like tools that enhance our work and understanding instead of replacing them Agree. πŸ’― Any comment on the unwillingness to release a major version?
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ᴑᴇΙͺπŸ‘©πŸ»β€πŸŒΎ Aug 21
Replying to @erikras @acemarke and 4 others
i'm waiting for v0.1024 too πŸ—Ώ
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Treeshaking is coming to town Aug 21
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Mark Erikson Aug 21
Yes, but the question is, how many people actually care or will use those changes at this point? (Note that I'm not hating on Flow. I'm simply observing that its use seems to be basically limited to FB + a few holdouts at this point.)
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Treeshaking is coming to town Aug 21
Flow discord has 269 users including flow team. And a lot of users still don't know this chat exists. Anyway chat is quite active. One more message while I'm writing this.
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Adam Rackis Aug 21
A lot of users relative to what, though?
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Treeshaking is coming to town Aug 21
I didn't say "relative to anything" πŸ€¦β€β™‚οΈ
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Adam Rackis Aug 21
??? Just trying to provide context. Flow is, by any meaningful definition, dead. Obviously there'll be plenty of usage for awhile, since plenty of teams are stuck on it. But it would be silly for Mark to invest time supporting such a sinking ship.
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Treeshaking is coming to town Aug 21
Whatever. I see you have strong belief and it does not make sense to argue with you.
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ᴑᴇΙͺπŸ‘©πŸ»β€πŸŒΎ Aug 21
Replying to @acemarke @jimbolla
agree that the Flow's community isn't really active, but the project itself is still very well maintained
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