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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What problem is solved by dart?
by spudley99 on Tue 11th Oct 2011 11:16 UTC
spudley99
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2009-03-25

Someone asked what exactly is the problem with Javascript that Google are trying to solve by creating Dart.

I would suggest that the answer to this question is that it wasn't invented by Google.

And don't forget -- this isn't the first time Google has tried this. We already have the Go language, which seems to be addressing a similar problem space.

Javascript has its flaws, just like any other language, but there's nothing that badly wrong with it that requires launching a whole other language to replace it.

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subterrific Member since:
2005-07-10

http://www.dartlang.org/docs/technical-overview/#goals

I seem to remember reading in the announcement of Dart that it is being designed by the authors of V8 and other virtual machines to work around the problems encountered when creating an optimized VM for a language like Javascript that was created without the benefit of that knowledge. TL;DR; - Speed and memory overhead for mobile devices.

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