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]: Not far enough
by pandronic on Tue 5th Feb 2013 07:03 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Not far enough"
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As someone with little experience in other languages, I'm genuinely curious ... what are the warts?

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RE[4]: Not far enough
by lucas_maximus on Tue 5th Feb 2013 08:21 in reply to "RE[3]: Not far enough"
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There are quite a few, probably two many to mention.

Most would quote the semi-colon insertion mechanism, how the "this" keyword works, and how equivalence works.

I would read JavaScript Patterns.

Edited 2013-02-05 08:25 UTC

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