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  • Commented on Why Dart is not the language of the future
    Oops, that was a reply to frenchy, not Oliver....
  • Commented on Why Dart is not the language of the future
    Oliver: I don't think "a PL should be either dynamic and untyped, or fully statically typed" is the right lesson to be drawn from this. There's a lot of interesting research that has been done or is being done on...
  • Commented on Why Dart is not the language of the future
    I enjoyed your take. I liked the term “feeble typing” so much I renamed my Dart blog post, which tries to make many of the same points your “Feeble Typing” section makes X - citing you of course....
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  • Oliver Gorwits commented on Why Dart is not the language of the future
  • Dennis commented on Why Dart is not the language of the future

    "Oh my, factories? it's like 1997 and design patterns all over again!)"

    and then

    "Via some type decoration mechanism, one could have mixed weak and strong typing..."

    You mock the use of design patterns then you recommend one - "decoration mechanism"

    Which is it - they're useful or they're not ??

  • moru0011 commented on Why Dart is not the language of the future

    This post is full of wrong assumptions and misunderstandings.

    1. Factory constructors. Construction of objects is more than a design pattern, object construction is a core element of a language. Factory methods are a great improvement over the limited “new” statement. Nothing wrong with introducing this at lang level, as it does not prevent other patterns.
    2. Concurrency model: is actor-alike. This model is also favoured by many in the Java-VM language camp. A big advantage is that Garbage Collection (a big problem for large ente…
  • Malaidas commented on Why Dart is not the language of the future

    I strongly feel you are missing the pint somewhat here.

    the primary use of dart is to bring sanity to scripting web applications, specifically those of moderate to large size and in this it achieves its aims from what I can see. Would I choose it for a desktop application, no, there are a plethora of languages better suited to this. For use in the browser though its a good choice in my opinion. Certainly better than plugins such as Java Applets or Flash etc.

    the main stopping point with creating sensible we applications is JavaScript's stupidities. Which are caused of course…

  • Andy commented on Why Dart is not the language of the future

    I agree that it would be good to not compare a null reference at all. A better option would be to return multiple values or have a tuple type and pattern matching.
    By the way I loved your take and, I'm not myself a big fan of Dart. :)

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