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Type-safe practices for TypeScript and JavaScript

Getting started

npm install --save-dev eslint-plugin-typesafe

And configure your .eslintrc file accordingly. For example:

    "plugins": [
    "rules": {
        "typesafe/no-throw-sync-func": "error",
        "typesafe/no-await-without-trycatch": "warn",
        "typesafe/promise-catch": "error",


TypeScript offers a power static typing system that can help developers to avoid painful bugs, especially in sizeable projects.

However, some limitations remain as TypeScript is committed to being a superset of the JavaScript language.

This plugin aims to implement additional rules that can help improve type safety, but are not available as standard ESLint rules.

For example, following functions have the same type signature:

function f(x: number): number {
    return x

function g(x: number): number {
    return Math.random() > 0.5 ? x : throw new Error()

There is also no way to force error handling:

function f(): never {
    throw new Error()

f() // No type error

Given a codebase of sufficient complexity, an unexpected error state will eventually occur that could bubble up to the entry point of the application.

Achieving maximal type safety

Instead of merely using TypeScript, consider encoding failures in your program with a library such as neverthrow, or adopting functional programming with fp-ts.

Existing rules

The current rule(s) are:

Future work

Integrate with typescript-eslint so that TypeScript syntax can be explicitly supported.

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