Google wants to create a new language for the web. That idea will have to be accepted by all other browser vendors. Nowadays that doesnâ€™t just mean Microsoft, Mozilla, Apple, and Opera, but also Nokia, Samsung, RIM, and a host of minor ones. Why would they do as Google tells them?
I pretty much ageree with PPK here. I am sure DART is awesome. I know a lot of smart folks worked on it. But I’m not convinced the web needs another front-end language, particularly one that is pushed by a single company. Even Adobe’s cross-platform, ECMAScript 4-compliant ActionScript is rapidly losing ground to the open web.