becker
Feb 20, 2012

How many people are going to learn to use Dart programming language?

Google has a "new" programing language, Dart, which I had never heard of until today. Is it just another name for a Java variant? Are people going to actually learn it, or is it just a "google thing"?

jimlynch
02/20/2012
I'm not a programmer, so I can't give you a direct answer. But here's a good article with some background on DART that you might find illuminating.

Dart (programming language)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dart_(programming_language)

"Dart is intended to solve JavaScript's problems (which, according to a leaked memo, cannot be solved by evolving the language) while offering better performance, the ability "to be more easily tooled for large-scale projects" and better security features.[2] Google will offer a cross compiler that compiles Dart to ECMAScript 3 on the fly, for compatibility with non-Dart browsers. There will also be a facility to convert typed Closure code to Dart.[4] Google also plans to integrate a native VM into Chrome (there is a Chromium branch aiming to implement this)[5] and encourage competitors to do the same with their browsers."
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