Good point. Although I didn't stipulate this in my original post I kinda assumed no matter what language I pick I will have to continue increasing my js knowledge to continue building web apps. I already do already use js and jquery often.
Ok, now that I've gotten around to give this a serious try, I'm having trouble displaying anything. It seems arc has a problem using .js files because I tried doing something very basic with jquery and it didn't work. Even generating the following html as an arc op doesn't work, even though saving it as a plain html page works perfectly fine. Can anyone enlighten me please?
Hey, thanks for that, revorad! It looks like stefano got there before me ... but yes, it's a complete arc, with ccc and tail-call optimisation. Unfortunately the JVM doesn't do this stuff natively so there's a whole arc VM running inside the jvm which as you can imagine slows things down a bit.