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Paul, did you use GWT (or a form of it) for GMail?

I am curious about the evolution of GWT from an internal Google tool into its current form as an open source platform. Did the JS compiler tools you describe simply evolve into GWT?

I see parts of GMail that could be highly custom GWT. Google Mashup Editor on the other hand is pretty obviously GWT.

No, GWT has nothing to do with Gmail or the JS compiler. GWT was actually a startup that Google acquired a few years ago and made open source. I think it was probably released before any Google project made significant use of it.

Personally, I prefer JS. My current project is mainly written in JS (using Rhino on the server).

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