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2009-07-23

Upcoming plans for LQPL

Well, it has been a while, hasn't it.

I finally submitted the Linear Quantum Programming Languages project to HCAR as noted in a previous post. So that means I actually need to do something about it.

In the past, I had concentrated on performance and the UI things I wanted. Now that the public will actually get to see code, I thought the first thing to do would be to tidy the code a bit.

First step was to "cabalize" it (Cabal is the default Haskell build system). That was fun and not too tough.

Then, I finally made use of Neil Mitchell's great product, hlint. Lovely product and a great example of why functional languages are so great. Transforms are definable and after you transform the source you have the same program. Hah - try doing that in C.

The next big thing for the program - get it handling source files rather than just the compiled files. Right now, the compiler is a separate console program. Nobody likes a console program any more. (Except me - but I'm freakin' old :)

I'll just be doing the minimal work on that, using GtkSourceView in Gtk2Hs to display the file, have some way of compiling it, (menu item on the sourceview window? button there? menu item on the main window????) and an autoload of the compiled file.

Further plans can be found at my LQPL page.
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