Monday, August 20, 2007

Shed Skin 0.0.23

I have just released Shed Skin 0.0.23. It doesn't contain the type inference scalability improvements I was working on, but it does have quite a few bug fixes and minor feature additions. Here's a list of changes:

-support for __iadd__, __imul__ and such (except __ipow__ and __imod__)
-some overdue set optimizations
-fix for string formatting problem (%% did not always work)
-extension module stability fixes
-fix for particular inheritance problem
-other minor bugfixes, cleanups, and error messages

I could really use some systematic help in pushing Shedskin further. Some ideas:

-send in bug reports - these are extremely valuable and motivating to me, yet I don't receive many..
-find out why test 148 is currently broken under windows
-add datetime, re or socket support
-look into supporting custom classes in generated extension modules
-write a Shedskin tutorial for 'novice' programmers
-systemically test performance and suggest and work on improvements
-investigate replacements for std::string and __gnu_cxx::hash_set
-perform janitorial-type work in and lib/builtin.?pp
-support extension modules under OSX (OSX gives me accute mental RSI)
-add more tests to