Visual Studio Code Supports ECMAscript 6
An update to Microsoft's cross-platform code editor adds support for the popular scripting language.
And now ES6 is a big part of the update to the Visual Studio Code preview that was released last week, according to a blog post last week from Microsoft's Sean McBreen: "This is a pretty cool update that includes a set of requested features - the most prominent of which is ES6 support." The list of supported ES6 features is extensive, but a sample includes classes, arrows, template strings, Rest/spread operators, object-literals, proxies, and symbols. McBreen notes that "super-references in deriving object-literals is still on our plate."
The Visual Studio team also made several improvements to Visual Studio Code 0.5.0, including a large number dealing with file-handling, editor options that allow for removing trailing whitespace and search filters; improvements in Git interaction; snippet support for common languages like Python and Rust; and improvements in the debugger that inlcudes watched expressions, to name a few.
The update can be downloaded here.
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