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 voidlogic on Tue 5th Feb 2013 01:28 UTC in reply to "RE: That's terrible"
voidlogic
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"JS VMs are almost as fast as compiled code these days. I wish people would fact check this stuff."

That is a fantasy:
http://benchmarksgame.alioth.debian.org/u32/which-programs-are-fast...

Also you will find most small JS applications spend a lot of time executing library functions written in C and as the application has more and more actual Javascript, performance really degrades. This degradation is both execution speed and memory usage.

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