Status Report: September 2018

Hi Folks,

It looks like the CPU over-use bug has been fixed. So, unless I hear different, I’m going to make a release shortly so that everybody can pick it up.

After last month’s status report, one of our sponsor’s employees reported an issue locating types of elements in Maps. We originally thought of it as an extension of resolving generics as we did with Vector. It turns out to be much more complicated than that, requiring fixes to (so far) array access, typedef resolution, and inferring the return types of functions — all of which required enhancement for generics as well. At any rate, that is well on its way to being fixed now.

What I worked on for our sponsors:
1) CPU Over-use bug. Profiling, code path optimization. (Complete.)
2) Infer function return types and propagate [generic] type parameters when resolving method call chains. (In-process.)

What I worked on for the Community:
1) Resolve overlap between my Haxe SDK work and Alexander’s; finish new UI for standard library locations. (In process.)

Community Contributions (Thanks to Alexander Kuzmenko and Ilya Malanin):
1) Add super call to generated override methods. (Alexander)
2) Fixed searching of interface implementations and inheritance hierarchy. (Ilya)
3) Automatically change references to a moved class (refactoring). (Alexander)
4) Fixed bug when physical variables were marked as not real. (Ilya)
5) Fixed recognizing type of “this” expression. (Ilya)
6) Verify a file is a Haxe file before conducting inspections (fixes crash on PyCharm). (Ilya)

Next Month’s goals:
1) Release 1.1 (not 1.3 — we are currently at 1.0.2).
2) (Pushed to next release) Finish new UI for standard library locations.
3) (Stretch) More work toward parsing and syncing project files, leading to the automatic managing for compiler conditional problems.