Google’s official Dart language will be called ECMA-408 in being considered an official ECMA standard.
This development precedes the decision made by Lars Bak who began the standardization process with ECMA when it was clear that the language was stable enough for 1.0 release last year.
It’s been a few days since the ECMA team approved the Dart language formally – specs that are based on Dart 1.3, and which the team shared on Google+ today.
While this might seem like a minor development, the fact that it is approved as a new language will only only create an active ecosystem around this language. With these specs now standardized, it will be easier for people to implement Dart.
And even if the Dart team considers the language to be general purpose, it is clearly designed to write web apps. At the moment, Google Chrome doesn’t support this language but with this standardization, it looks like Dart will be given more attention by other developers and browsers.
That said, the Dart team is already working on aspects that will form the revision of the Dart spec by the end of this year.