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[3]: That's terrible
by Kitty on Tue 5th Feb 2013 06:33 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: That's terrible"
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Include Python in that chart - as the high level dynamic glue language JavaScript is meant to replace in Gnome application development - and JS will indeed look in the same ballpark as C.
C to JS a factor 3.5, JS to Python a factor> 15
Plus, I expect the tooling and engines for JS to grow faster than those for Python

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