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JavaScript becoming default language for GNOME apps

Postby Orbmiser on Thu Feb 07, 2013 2:52 am

JavaScript becoming default language for GNOME apps
http://www.h-online.com/open/news/item/JavaScript-becoming-default-language-for-GNOME-apps-1796781.html

May just be me and my lack of programming skills and zero intimate knowledge of code.
Just my observation from a user's perspective is java as clunky resource hog?

What's your take on it? And hope to learn something new.
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Re: JavaScript becoming default language for GNOME apps

Postby catweazel on Thu Feb 07, 2013 4:22 am

Orbmiser wrote:May just be me

Yes, it's just you. Look on the bright side. It could be much worse...

It could be VBScript :mrgreen:
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Re: JavaScript becoming default language for GNOME apps

Postby xenopeek on Thu Feb 07, 2013 11:54 am

Java is a bit bloaty as a language, but that doesn't make all Java programs resource hogs. As with any programming language, it depends on the skills of the programmers. Perhaps because Java is too easy to get in to, there as so many poorly performing Java programs out there.

But, JavaScript ≠ Java. It's a different language :wink:
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Re: JavaScript becoming default language for GNOME apps

Postby dee. on Sun Feb 10, 2013 12:06 pm

What do they even mean by "default language"? The language in which gnome devs write the software they bundle with gnome? The language they recommend for other people wanting to develop gnome-compatible software? Both/neither?
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