Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 20th Dec 2013 07:53 UTC, submitted by Hiev
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Google believes Dart speeds up both developers and the programs they write, but skeptics worry that it fragments Web programming and undermines the industry's focus on better JavaScript. So far, it's been a largely academic debate, but that will change in coming months.

That's because Google right now is building Dart technology directly into Chrome.

Does anyone here use Dart?

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protomank
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2006-08-03

Hi, thanks for your reply, and I kinda of agree with it.
Yes, I like languages with a good class semantics, but I coded a lot in plain ANSI C before, so I'm experienced with both types.

Javascript could not add a complete class, with types that can be easily tracked from a function that uses it, surely, the language was never developed with that in mind, so it had to follow the path that was created.
That doesen't mean this is the best scenario, of course, and the debuggers in browsers help you to track types A LOT.

I don't pretend to spit in the dish I've eaten before (PHP and Javascript paid com CC degree), I like to play with javascript, I think some new features like web-sockets are incredible. It is just that, Dart is better in all aspects I've ever looked into.
To be honest, I wish javascript was "fixed" on its weak points instead of a new language to be created, but I do not believe it is possible to do so, while keeping backwards compatibility.

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