I like what little syntax I saw. As I move into web based stuff I'll definitely need to be at least familiar with a browser language. However, since most of my web projects are pretty simple graphically, I can afford to wait and see if Dart becomes big. Go didn't exactly take off, but maybe Dart will.
This post has been edited by xclite: 10 October 2011 - 01:28 PM
I'm mostly curious because I don't do any web stuff currently. (okay, I could crank out a LAMP site if you held a gun to my head, but you'd get tired and drop the gun before I finished) I'm wondering if there's anything interesting in there that'll bring me to it, but so far it doesn't seem like it.
I suppose I'll take a look through the release material and play with the dartboard a little... as soon as I knock a few items off the list... so, maybe next year...
Big companies tend to think this way when they start feeling indispensible.
The problem with this plan is that it doesn't mean that anyone's actually going to write any Dart - it just means that browsers will have to implement it.
That being said, that "compiled" hello world did make my eyes bleed a little.
The reason it got compiled into almost 18k lines of code was because they did static linking with .js libraries which requires that all of the core .js libraries also be rendered. The guy who compiled that is either a sensationalist or a fucking idiot.
The same thing happens if you statically link in libraries into a C hello-world program.