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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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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