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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What problem is solved by dart?
by spudley99 on Tue 11th Oct 2011 11:16 UTC
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Someone asked what exactly is the problem with Javascript that Google are trying to solve by creating Dart.

I would suggest that the answer to this question is that it wasn't invented by Google.

And don't forget -- this isn't the first time Google has tried this. We already have the Go language, which seems to be addressing a similar problem space.

Javascript has its flaws, just like any other language, but there's nothing that badly wrong with it that requires launching a whole other language to replace it.

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