Haxe Roundup № 346

by Skial Bainn published on

Welcome to the latest edition of the Haxe Roundup. Haxe is a high level, strictly typed programming language and cross-compiler.

News from the Community

News and Articles

Pictures and Demos

Some library releases

Updates from the Haxe core

48 commits have been made to the Haxe compiler in the last week, with 17 combined pull requests merged across the Haxe ecosystem.

You can start using the latest features by grabbing a nightly build of Haxe.

Franco’s thx.text library is an interesting library, adding the ability to pluralize or singularize almost any word. It also adds the Table class, which pretty prints your data via its toString method.

Juraj’s clourse is a brilliantly simple library, which automatically runs Google’s closure compiler on the generated JavaScript file. According to Rob Fell’s tweet, it beats UglifyJS by almost 100KB, in his case.

It will be really interesting to see if Vadim can improve on this with his superflat JavaScript target, or even as a combination of the two.

As for who should take the Haxe Foundation CEO position, I agree with Justin over on the Haxe mailing list, while talking about the Haxe Foundation, either Franco Ponticelli, Sven Bergström or Joshua Granick are all good candidates, from my point of view, to improve Haxe.

Have a good week everyone!