Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 10th Oct 2011 20:14 UTC, submitted by twitterfire
General Development "Google has released an early version of Dart, a new programming language designed to take some of the pain out of developing applications for the Web. But while it's an evolutionary improvement on JavaScript, Dart faces a hard uphill battle for acceptance."
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RE: js
by Clinton on Mon 10th Oct 2011 22:45 UTC in reply to "js"
Clinton
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Main problem with Dart is that it's not an evolutionary improvement on Javascript, it's an all new Virtual Machine.

So, none of your old js code will run with your new Dart code.


I think that is exactly why Dart, or any other full replacement for Javascript, is so tempting.

Javascript sucks a lot more than it should, which is why people are always trying to make it easier with things like jQuery and CoffeeScript. I think there is a great amount of merit to completely ditching the old and bringing in something new.

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