re: Lets all stop the language wars and focus more on building great products VIEW POST


I'm sorry, but I can't agree at all. When it comes to programs being shipped to the user, of course it matters if the user has to download an interpreter or JIT manually! Grandma won't know how to do that! And even if you make a script that installs it for them, the people who already have it installed might then get multiple versions installed (just like when Steam tries to install Visual C++ in Windows).

I won't go into details on the Electron problem, because I've ranted about it waaaay too many times. But I want you to know that if I filter running applications by CPU in htop, the Electron applications are always on the first page, often 4-5th listed. Sometimes even more than my browser - Firefox! I would very much enjoy if Discord and Mattermost were written for GTK+ instead of just being a copy pasted version of their web client.

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