Wednesday, 9 July 2014

Dart Language (ECMA-408) and Unicode

I saw a Tweet about Google's Dart language specification being approved by ECMA (European Computer Manufacturers Association). It reminded me about Dart and I thought "It's a new language, I should put it through the UnicodeOutOfTheBoxTests".

I had second thoughts when I started to download Dart and noticed that it was over 100Mb. So I checked the new published ECMA-408 and found that Dart strings are UTF-16 and there appears to be no other Unicode support.

I came to the conclusion that it wasn't worth the time to write the Unicode tests in Dart as the results would be identical to JavaScript.

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