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Gnome Goes JavaScript

mikejuk (1801200) writes | about a year and a half ago

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mikejuk (1801200) writes "Much to most programmers shock and dismay Gnome has made JavaScript its main language for apps. It will still support other languages and it still supports C for libraries but for apps it is JavaScript that rules.
JavaScript seems to be a good choice for Gnome 3 as the shell UI is written in the language. It is also consistent with the use of the JavaScript in WinRT, Chrome Apps, FirefoxOS apps and generally the rise of web apps.
As you might expect, the initial reactions are of horror at the idea that JavaScript has been selected rather than the favorite language of the commenter. There is a great deal of ignorance about, and prejudice against, JavaScript which is often regarded as an incomplete toy language rather than the elegant and sparse language that it actually is."

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