Seems like a case of Dart being a solution looking for a problem.
Daniel Earwicker
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Daniel Earwicker, they did not drop the VM.

The VM is alive and well. It is what you use to create server-side apps. Or command-line apps.

They did drop the effort to make the VM part of the browser (like Java Applets) in favor of compile-to-js (like GWT).

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