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sdeleuze

07/28/2021, 7:05 AM
Interesting to see Dart starting to support Wasm as well https://medium.com/dartlang/experimenting-with-dart-and-wasm-ef7f1c065577
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napperley

07/28/2021, 11:16 PM
It is taking way too long for Kotlin to get WASM support 🐌. At the current rate Kotlin will be far behind the competition.
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sdeleuze

07/29/2021, 10:42 AM
I disagree, I think the timing will be perfect to take the "Wasm for high-level languages" wave and not loose too much energy on building workarounds for stuff which ongoing proposals will handle. Also the multiplatform architecture will be a competitive advantage. The most important point is to take the good direction, build a dedicated team and I think Kotlin team does with Kotlin/Wasm. Like you I can't wait using it, but WebAssembly is a marathon not a sprint, so we have to be patient even if sometimes that's frustrating.
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gildor

08/03/2021, 6:22 AM
It is taking way too long for Kotlin to get WASM support
WASM itself is not ready yet, core technologies are still in development (like GC), so “too long” for what?
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napperley

08/07/2021, 2:17 AM
Too long to get something basic out the door that is in a experimental (preview) state. An absent GC isn't going to prevent everything from being done. Some things can be done without a GC. The Kotlin WASM team should look at the possibility of providing a system to migrate Kotlin Native libraries (the ones that heavily rely on using C libraries) to WASM. Such a system would provide a big boost to the Kotlin WASM development platform.
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gildor

08/09/2021, 2:35 PM
Well without gc it wouldn't work for any real life use case