Joined: 23 Oct 2007
|Posted: Sun Jan 13, 2008 8:27 am Post subject: What's coming up
Several people have asked what plans I have for Monster, so here is a
"roadmap" for the next few releases. Feel free to scream out if you have
Version 0.4 will fix incompatibilities with DSSS, so both the Monster
library and the binaries can be fully built and installed without any manual
changes. This version also includes labels, goto statements and halt
statements in state code. I include these this early because they will
break existing script code.
Version 0.5 will focus on Tango support, since there has been a
large demand for it. The code will still be phobos-based but will support
Tango through a version switch.
Version 0.6 will add very basic array and string support. I will
focus on string literals and the ability to send and recieve arrays
to and from native code for now.
And finally, in version 0.7 I will start working on the really big stuff:
inheritance, polymorphism and all that. The implementation will take
some work, though, and will likely be spread out over multiple releases.
After all that, Monster will be more usable and I will start putting it to
work myself. And I have another even more ambitious D project that I
will probably release soon.