Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 10th Oct 2011 20:14 UTC, submitted by twitterfire
General Development "Google has released an early version of Dart, a new programming language designed to take some of the pain out of developing applications for the Web. But while it's an evolutionary improvement on JavaScript, Dart faces a hard uphill battle for acceptance."
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RE[2]: js
by fromz on Mon 10th Oct 2011 22:48 UTC in reply to "RE: js"
fromz
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2011-10-10

Yeah I saw that too -- doubt it can use existing javascript libraries though - which is neither here nor there, I suppose. If the project were to succeed, in time we would see dart libraries created to fill the void. In that case, we could write in dart and convert to javascript for browsers which don't support dart natively.

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RE[3]: js
by Spiron on Tue 11th Oct 2011 00:23 in reply to "RE[2]: js"
Spiron Member since:
2011-03-08

The ability to code in Javascript isn't being removed for sometime yet, that would be stupid. most sites these days incorporate some javascript so they wouldn't remove the ability to parse it for some time yet. All that dart is is a more senseible language for creating web-applications on, which is possible in javascript its just a pain

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RE[3]: js
by Bill Shooter of Bul on Tue 11th Oct 2011 14:16 in reply to "RE[2]: js"
Bill Shooter of Bul Member since:
2006-07-14

Well, the main reason why I use Js libraries is because they make up for things that JS is missing. If dart already has them built in, then my use cases for those JS libraries is greatly decreased.

They are planning on modifying GWT to output dart at some point as well, and have hinted at a 100% dart version of it ( dart running on server, dart running in client).

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