Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 4th Feb 2013 18:41 UTC
Gnome "At the GNOME Developer Experience Hackfest in Brussels, the GNOME developer community has tackled the problem of specifying a canonical development language for writing applications for the GNOME desktop. According to a blog post by Collabora engineer and GNOME developer Travis Reitter, members of the GNOME team are often asked what tools should be used when writing an application for the desktop environment and, up until now, there has been no definitive answer. The team has now apparently decided to standardise on JavaScript for user-facing applications while still recommending C as the language to write system libraries in." Discuss.
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RE[2]: That's terrible
by segedunum on Mon 4th Feb 2013 23:51 UTC in reply to "RE: That's terrible"
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Yes, I do wish they would. Because JavaScript is such a poorly defined language engines like V8 have to use heuristics on it over time. JavaScript didn't suddenly become a world beating language environment because of V8. Those who do code shit like node.js.

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