I spent most of today reading Julia documentation. It looks pretty slick, but I guess I’ll have to try it out on something new to really kick the tires. It does strike me as more of a hyped up Matlab instead of a JIT’ed Python. For a new ecosystem I’m a little concerned that it might be too much too soon. It has all the shiny things about being a new language, like consistency and lots of involvement, but I don’t know what will keep fueling the momentum.
So this starts with trying to instal the Dart VM on RHEL 6 only to discover that the gcc installed might be too old for it to work correctly. I might try anyways later, but the experience sparked this train of thought. I originally wanted to write a little game solver in Dart to get for it outside of the web-app environment, which is decidedly not what it is designed to do, thinking it would be like Node.