Monday, February 24, 2014

Standardizing Dart: 1st Ecma TC52 Meeting in March

Back in December, Ecma created a new technical committee named TC52 to publish a standard specification of the Dart language. The inaugural TC52 meeting takes place on March 12, 2014 in Mountain View, California. In addition to ratifying the current spec, the committee plans to address proposals for Enums and Deferred Loading. If time permits, we’ll initiate work on the broader set of features to be added for Dart 2.0.

TC52 would love to see contributions to the Dart language specification from many players in the industry. Please come and join the committee, it's not too late to get involved. For language requests in general, the issue tracker - - is a great place to start the discussion. The TC52 committee will pull from the issue tracker.

This official start of TC52 is an important step towards a future where Dart runs natively in web browsers. While Dart apps can already be fast when compiled to JavaScript, users can feel a true performance boost when the Dart VM is embedded in browsers.