Downloadable Compiler

Some of you have asked for a downloadable compiler. We didn't expect the demand for it so soon, but we're working on a solution to this problem. Please expect something within the next few days. We'll announce it here on the blog.


Blogger Julian Morrison said...

It would also be good to have a reference to the server-side protocol so alternative persistence providers could be written.

Monday, October 16, 2006 5:02:00 AM  
Blogger Neel Krishnaswami said...

Pushing networked persistence into the language definition is one of the most interesting ideas I've seen -- can you blog a bit about your thinking here?

Monday, October 16, 2006 12:02:00 PM  
Blogger Shriram Krishnamurthi said...

In response to Julian Morrison:

We should and will publish a server API. For now the protocol itself
is a bit dodgy. Michael Greenberg has some good ideas on how to fix
the protocol and simultaneously make it possible to actually program
with a model. (Brief and probably incomprehensible explanation: right
now it's tricky to have a true client-side model, in the MVC sense of
the word. The only true model is the DOM. That's okay most of the
time, but sometimes you'll want to elevate the level of discourse.)

So, once Michael's done with his work, we'll probably have a much
better API in place that would then be worth publishing and that
others can feel good about supporting.

Kim Burchett pointed us to Opera's
streaming API
. So another direction is for Flapjax to support
such APIs when they become more standard.

Saturday, October 21, 2006 3:15:00 PM  
Blogger Shriram Krishnamurthi said...

I've posted some comments about networked persistence in a separate entry. Neel, if this isn't what you were asking about, please comment.

Saturday, October 21, 2006 4:06:00 PM  

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