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There are probably more JavaScript developers (not necessarily professional developers, just people writing JavaScript) than C++, Go and Rust combined, so it's just more likely that the ecosystem with more momentum will get more interest and resources.

I'm sure Facebook could have written React Native in C, C++, Go, Java or Rust, but take a guess at what the adoption rate and the hype around it would have been...

If Netscape/MS browser in the 90s had shipped with an embedded, sandboxed JVM with native browser APIs, then maybe the world would be very different today, but we work with what we have don't we all?




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