It took me some time to implement everything that was required by the Othello player. What is nice about it is that it pushes many things a bit further again, relative to the other larger test programs. No large features were required, or any major bugs uncovered, however, but I did have to fix many small problems ('the devil is in the details'). For example, constructs such as 'a = b = c', '[..for.. for..]' and '(1,2) in '[(1,2)]' were not yet well supported, and conversion of None to 0-pointers did not work well with parametric code. In the end, the resulting C++ player now plays about 25 times faster than the Python version. Pre-allocating some 'constant' lists will bring this to around 50.
As I see it, there are now only 5 relatively major features still to be implemented to reach all milestones for the SoC. These are: iterative splitting of user classes (this might work already), more aggressive merging of object contours containing (object contours with) only simple types, generating method templates (C++ function templates inside class templates), integration with a garbage collector and fixing a problem I discovered in the static preallocation code. I think these should not take me more than 10 days to implement. Other than these, there are still many minor issues of course. Maybe (hopefully) I can spend the last 10 days mopping up some minor problems that will need attention before being able to do a decent release.