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Type Illusions

A Learning TypeScript > Declaration Files 🍲 entree project.

Salutations! Come one, come all - to the amazing Type Illusionist!

It's no trick, no common shenanigan. These illusions will amaze and astound.

Watch as I make the entire ./show.ts file... disappear! ✨ Poof!

But wait, there's more! I will also disappear all the type annotations in ./index.ts, leaving behind only JavaScript!

Now, our audience volunteer -that's you!- will have to add those type annotations back to prove the magic did not harm the code's runtime behavior.

Setup

If you haven't yet, set up the github.com/LearningTypeScript/projects repository locally.

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git clone https://github.com/LearningTypeScript/projects learning-typescript-projects
cd learning-typescript-projects
npm i
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git clone https://github.com/LearningTypeScript/projects learning-typescript-projects
cd learning-typescript-projects
npm i

Change your terminal directory to this project's:

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cd projects/declaration-files/type-illusions
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cd projects/declaration-files/type-illusions

In your terminal, run the TypeScript compiler via the tsc script. For example, to start the TypeScript compiler in watch mode:

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npm run tsc -- --watch
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npm run tsc -- --watch

Files

  • index.ts: Add back type imports from "./show" and corresponding type annotations
  • show.d.ts: Declare types for the missing show module here based on the remaining code in index.ts
  • index.solution.ts and show.solution.ts: Solution code

Notes

  • Don't use any or leave any implicit anys.
  • Don't change any runtime code behavior. You're just working in the type system.