DART as a javascript replacement?

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Post » Sun Apr 15, 2012 3:39 am

While Dart may not be fully viable right now i really wish the best for it. I took a look at Rust and it's very interesting too. We really deserve something better than JS. One thing i believe: The monopoly of JS is at an end. Kiyoshi2012-04-15 03:40:11
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Post » Sun Apr 15, 2012 4:06 am

I'm very much looking forward to ES Harmony replacing ES5 (which with strict mode is already a reasonable language) in Q4 2013. I doubt Dart will have any impact.

Edit: Dave Herman: The Future of JavaScriptTrevor102012-04-15 04:16:59
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Post » Sun Apr 15, 2012 6:09 pm

I'm too. With Harmony JS may finally become decent and complete. But the way things are going surely JS monopoly will end. It has to. Monopoly is bad. JS is not a good tool for everything. Dart going together with JS would be perfect. You would keep using JS when adequate (game engines ? :)) and Dart for web apps that demand high modularization, multi core support at language level etc. Maybe then an adequate analogy would be JS is a 'systems' web language, like C and C++ are for desktop and Dart will be an 'app' web language like C# or Java.Kiyoshi2012-04-15 18:19:06
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Post » Fri Apr 20, 2012 6:32 pm

Hi Trevor10, if all Dart ends up doing is push a much better JavaScript, it would still have an impact. Why would you wait for years for a new version of JavaScript when Dart is almost here? Even when Harmony lands, it'll still have to compile to ES5 JavaScript to be relevant.

One way to look at it: GWT powers tons and tons of apps. It enables lots of developers to build for the web. This is a good thing, because more apps land on the web. Of course, GWT may not be right for you, that's OK. All that matters is more apps land on the web.

I, too, am looking forward to Harmony and faster iterations on JavaScript.
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