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This was done towards a subset of js that browsers could optimize very well and Mozilla specifically created asm.js which improved this optimization.
From this webassembly was born.
But already many more high level languages are beginning to be supported.
eternallyAlone440101dThere is a reason C is still so relevant
Check out CUDA machine learning programs. They r big and they use C. On the other hand, you can use js to do everything. From server to bitcoin mining, everything...
@irene I use react for front-end web, express for server, react native for mobile app. Can't think anything else. :D
Voxera4735100d@sunfishcc but react does not exclude webassembly as they can live side by side and react can call methods in the wasm.
Also its quite possible that react could be server side compiled into wasm.
Much of the magic in react is in the way state dictates everything and that could possibly be written in any language.