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Phoronix: GNOME To Use JavaScript For New User Programs

At the GNOME Developer Experience Hackfest last week in Brussels, GNOME developers decided to recommend JavaScript as the new language for writing GNOME applications...

http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=MTI5MjU
Hopefully this means they're getting away from python. JS is getting pretty damned fast and should only get faster with the next ecmascript. I know pypy is a helluva lot faster than cpy but I think it is still a good bit slower.
Global scoping is still an issue, but using the let statement and closures helps somewhat.