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The technique mentioned in the article of using an interface for pseudo pattern matching with anonymous implementation is basically the visitor pattern (yes I know patterns are BS once your language is sufficiently powerful but lets ignore that).

It is basically how you implement pattern matching for any language that has OOP dispatch but lacks structural typing (but hopefully has anonymous classes).

One way to facilitate the above pattern is to use a code generator. A Java one I have played with is derive4j [1]. I'm not sure if typescript has a preprocessor but that would be one way to make the lack of structural pattern matching easier to deal with.

[1]: https://github.com/derive4j/derive4j




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