Dart is an ambitious, long-term project. These are the core goals that drive our design decisions.
Provide a solid foundation of libraries and tools
A programming language is nothing without its core libraries and tools. We call it batteries included. Dart’s batteries have been powering very large apps for years now.
Make common programming tasks easy
Application programming comes with a set of common problems and common errors. Dart is designed to make those problems easier to tackle, and errors easier to catch. This is why we have async/await , generators, string interpolation, earlier error detection and much more.
Don’t surprise the programmer
There should be a direct correspondence between what you type and what’s going to happen. Magic (automatic type coercion, hoisting, “helper” globals, …) doesn’t mix well with large apps.
Be the stable, pragmatic solution for real apps
Dart might seem boring to some. We prefer the terms productive and stable. We work closely with our core customers—the developers who build large applications with Dart—to make sure we’re here for the long run.
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