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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RE: Not yet, but I really hope so
by AndyB on Fri 20th Dec 2013 11:11 UTC in reply to "Not yet, but I really hope so"
AndyB
Member since:
2013-03-22

Personal experience is that you always lose performance writing in compiled languages, although it is usually much easier.

I assume it is run natively on Chrome with no need for Javascript at all, is it compiled in any way or interpreted directly?

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protomank Member since:
2006-08-03

Both Javascript and Dart are neither compiled or interpreted. They both use JIT (just in time compiler), that compiles the block/method/function that is being executed in memory. There are more variations of this method that browsers use actually, but this is the basic idea.

The thing is that, a non-organized language is much harder to optimize when compiling (even if using JIT), and Javascript was not designed to run games or keep executing in background during all time, while Dart is.

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lucas_maximus Member since:
2009-08-18