As usual, it’s been a surprising amount of effort … but the next release of Whiley is available! It’s been quite a long time since the last update, but then quite a lot has improved. Unfortunately, I did find a fairly serious problem with my type system, which means I’ve got to go back . . . → Read More: Whiley v0.3.11 Released!
The switch statement has a long history, and most languages support it or something similar. In my experience, I found it to be very useful — both for conciseness, and also improving performance. With the recent release of Java 7, you can finally switch over strings.
In Whiley, the syntax for switch statements currently . . . → Read More: Fall-Through by Default for Switch Statements?
Reverting is tough. There’s no doubt about it! I don’t mean tough as in technically challenging — no, version control systems make this easy! I mean tough as in mentally challenging. You’re faced with days or weeks of effort going down the drain, and you have to decide when to pull the plug. Sure, . . . → Read More: What Kind of Revert are You?
I’m pretty excited to announce that I have been awarded a prestigious Marsden Grant to support research on the Whiley project over the next three years. This is obviously great news for Whiley, and will go a long way towards making the project a reality. The following Dom Post article covered the recent announcement . . . → Read More: Whiley Gets Funding!