Wednesday, August 22, 2007

typing about typing about types

As we make the push to handle Java 1.5 features in GWT (it's about time!) I'm having flashbacks to undergraduate Compilers. Perhaps this is unsurprising, considering what I'm working on. Part of the difficulty in the problem is that whether you're talking about types in the code that constitutes the compiler itself, types in the code that the user is going to put in, or types in the output code... we use the same word. Oh my. (much worse, I suppose, is the code you get with the Appel book, where half of the words on the screen are helpfully "ty" or "typ". Jebus.)

But! All of this means that by the next GWT release, you'll likely have some code that I touched in your hands. Woo.

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