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re: Javascript needs competition on the front end. Thoughts? VIEW POST

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re: I think the best thing for web dev, which would bring us web 3.0, would be for browsers to adopt an additional language natively, or at least to op...
 

I don't see any good reason to do that, really, but the downsides are immense. It will fragment the market and all the projects/teams.

Devs will jump from one to another like mobile devs do from iOS to Android.
Each library must be implemented twice, each developer must learn 2 languages and 2 x avg(frameworks) count.
Just see what happens now with Android (3-4 ways to make JS apps, Java, Kotlin, C++ and now Dart/Flutter). Multiply that with the web complexity (tools, APIs, frameworks, paradigms, nodeJS, ...).

So I hope not, the web is already a complex ecosystem, with 1 language.
All other industries jumped to JS, not viceversa. You can write neural networks and block chains in JS, browsers didn't adopted solidity or python.

I guess the API you are talking about is the WebAssembly, you can use any language, presuming you can compile it to the standard.

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