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 lucas_maximus on Tue 5th Feb 2013 09:26 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: That's terrible"
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Depends what the code is compiled to doesn't it?

There is native and there is byte code. I meant the latter. V8 performance doesn't stack up bad against Mono and Java for something that is JIT compiled.

Edited 2013-02-05 09:33 UTC

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