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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protomank
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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
protomank Member since:
2006-08-03

"There are more variations of this method that browsers use actually, but this is the basic idea." - you see, it was just an example,. and it is dependent on the browser it runs in. Again, I did not said it was all JIT.

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