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My kingdom for feedback...

Posted by , 09 June 2009 · 85 views

So, guess what I'm going to talk about today!

Are you bored of this stuff yet?



  • Integrate new features with the assembler and bytecode systems

  • Fix some bugs in nested response map support

  • Complete code review of all example programs to ensure they use the latest syntax and features

  • Type validation for structure/tuple initializers

  • Type validation for nested structures

  • Examine possibility of factoring out NumOperationsForParam in favor of CountTailOps

  • Exception safety in ParserState::CacheTailOperations()

  • Exception safety in ParserState::FinalizeInfixExpression

  • Organization in ParserState.h

  • Type safety for nested structure l-values

  • Update documentation in Grammars.h

  • Organize ActivatedScope class files

  • Organize ScopeDescription implementation files

  • Examine possibility of combining byte-buffer and string pools into a general pool class


As you can see, the code review turned up a few new items that need to be taken care of before I consider R7 clean enough for general consumption.

Thankfully, most of the items are small and can be done easily in my evenings and weekends. With any luck, R7 should be out within a week. (Yes, shock horror, I just gave an estimated release date.)


I decided to ease up a bit on the code review for two reasons. First, I could be anal retentive about things for months, and never actually ship R7; clearly, this is kind of a dumb choice. Secondly, I think it's important to get R7 into real-world usage testing ASAP; so you guys will actually be able to find all the problems that I've missed [grin]

As soon as R7 goes live I'll be updating the Epoch language site and posting a general RFC thread over in the forums. I'm hoping to garner some real feedback to help guide the development of R8, so if you have any interest in Epoch whatsoever and can spare five minutes, please give it a shot and let me know what you think.

There may or may not be cookies involved for those who actually respond to the release of R7.

Think about it. Can you afford not to check out R7? I mean, cookies are at stake, man! Think of the children! Or whatever.


For now, I'm off to not work on Epoch, because I really need a break. I'll be back on the job tomorrow evening.






The promise of cookies is indeed enticing...

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