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PostPosted: Sun 15 Nov 2009, 15:46    Post_subject:  Why not javascript?  

Javascript is a pretty nice language, with some addons it could give shell scripting languages a run for their money. It wouldn't surprise me if javascript was the best optimized scripting language in the world either. So why isn't javascript used in areas outside of the internet?
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PostPosted: Sun 15 Nov 2009, 15:50    Post_subject: Re: Why not javascript?  

ITAmember wrote:
Javascript is a pretty nice language, with some addons it could give shell scripting languages a run for their money. It wouldn't surprise me if javascript was the best optimized scripting language in the world either. So why isn't javascript used in areas outside of the internet?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/JavaScript#Uses_outside_web_pages
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PostPosted: Sun 15 Nov 2009, 16:03    Post_subject:  

But don't you think that list should be a lot longer?
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PostPosted: Sun 15 Nov 2009, 16:29    Post_subject:  

ITAmember wrote:
But don't you think that list should be a lot longer?

Many would argue it should be shorter Razz But not me.

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PostPosted: Sun 15 Nov 2009, 18:12    Post_subject:  

Do you think puppy should have more stuff coded in javascript?
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PostPosted: Mon 16 Nov 2009, 00:04    Post_subject:  

I had great hope for Java when it first came out, it`s simple and and I learned it quickly.
But after that I realized the long learning curve to become familiar with all of the libraries.
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PostPosted: Mon 16 Nov 2009, 04:23    Post_subject:  

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Why isn't javascript used in areas outside of the internet?


There are better and more suitable languages.
Javascript was designed for the net. When it came out, javascript was so buggy that browsers had to be partially rewritten to accommodate this language. Javascript in a web page could crash your browser. Javascript was popular because it could be added to HTML. The java language (not the same thing) is far more robust but needs a huge run time plug in, which not all browsers support. Seamonkey supports javascript as configured in Puppy but needs a plug in for java applets and programs.
http://puppylinux.org/wikka/JavaInPuppy

Javascript can also be used to compromise your browser. Some people turn it off with program plug ins such as No-script.

Later javascript became the language of choice for the Cloud generation (still to arrive in force) which is designed to complete the process of renting your computer software out to you.

Javascript is a vastly improved language.

. . . other programming language implementations written in JavaScript
http://www.is-research.de/info/jslanguages/

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PostPosted: Mon 16 Nov 2009, 18:12    Post_subject:  

Lobster wrote:
There are better and more suitable languages.


Just like we have better and more suitable languages for language conversion but we have a basic to C converter written in bash?
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