TypeScript: Varargs Overload Signatures

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I thought I’d write up a short post to explain a TypeScript problem that took up far too much of my time.

The TL;DR is that if you have overload signatures for a function that takes a variable number of (initial) arguments, the ordering of the signatures matters in a way that is not obvious. And the ‘simplest’ signature should be placed first.