olds who used it to display 'Welcome to my website!' alerts on their
flexible and dynamic language that can be written very elegantly.
Douglas Crockford's excellent article:
On Wed, Jul 1, 2009 at 10:35 AM, Gregory Maxwell<gmaxwell(a)gmail.com> wrote:
On Wed, Jul 1, 2009 at 3:50 AM, William Allen
Don't be so quick to dismiss Javscript. If we were making a scorecard
it would likely meet most of the checkboxes:
* Available of reliable battle tested sandboxes (and probably the only
option discussed other than x-in-JVM meeting this criteria)
* Availability of fast execution engines
* Widely known by the existing technical userbase (JS beats the
other options hands down here)
* Already used by many Mediawiki developers
* Doesn't inflate the number of languages used in the operation of the site
* Possibility of reuse between server-executed and client-executed
(Only JS of the named options meets this criteria)
* Can easily write clear and readable code
* Modern high level language features (dynamic arrays, hash tables, etc)
There may exist great reasons why another language is a better choice,
but JS is far from the first thing that should be eliminated.
Python is a fine language but it fails all the criteria I listed above
except the last two.
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