Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Tracking Dart's M1 progress

Posted by Seth Ladd

We've compiled a list of some of the language features that are targeted for the M1 release of Dart. We hope this helps you track the features you are interested in. This list is a good way to associate a specific language change to its implementation in the Dart VM, Dart2js, and the Analyzer.

Be sure to star the bugs important to you, and you'll get notifications when the issues are closed.

As always, we really appreciate feedback on the Dart mailing list and Stack Overflow.

(This isn't a complete list, and of course things can change in the future.)

FeatureLang
issue#
dart2js
issue#
VM
issue#
Analyzer
issue#
support const modifier for variables35493552Done @9992Done @8670
type included in this.xN/A
external functions3570Done @10144
allow non-constant initializers for fields103838493848Done @10233
stop treating final like const
lazy static init3557355935583476
operator syntax3765376637673768
operator == / remove ===3765
import scope1285294629453548
show:, hide:817345434533452
re-export760307030713083
revised switch2862
call2931293216041355
static methods are constants1652340534063404
error -> warning: factories10313080Done3078
error -> warning: static calls1031308630853084
error -> warning: static getters1031308930883087
error -> warning: static setters1031309530943093
error -> warning: undefined constructors1031380238013800
support new catch syntax2948357837573756
remove old catch syntax
noSuchMethod API356435663565N/A
shadowing is not a warning3560N/AN/A3562
support new getter/setter syntax3602360936083607
remove old getter/setter syntax
first class types3368390339023904
remove abstract modifier on methods3898390139003899
remove interface declarations3966397339723971
Missing things?
library/import/source syntax/revisions?1378405040494048
redirecting factory constructors3966397039693968
detect if optional arg was passed4180426642654264
metadata3214405840574056
member cannot conflict with class name3284398839873986
constructor cannot conflict with member3040399139903989
revised parameter syntax4288429142904289