JADE Environment Development Ideas

Enhance JADE language to be more "professional"

When JADE started out there was the intention that the language would be simple enough that novice developers could code in it and understand it. This was the reason for not including "advanced" concepts like a ++ operator, or a switch statement.

Now that the remaining people using the language are actually professional developers, rather than novices, it would be nice to add more syntactic sugar:

++ and -- operators
switch/case statement
ternary operator
try/catch/finally block
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  • May 1 2019
  • Future consideration (Long term)
HistoricalComments
John Richards 7/11/2017 2:21:48 PM
These enhancements are being considered as part of a larger review of the language and compiler.

Carsten Schill 28/09/2017 8:00:00 AM
plus
- block scope variables
- variable initialization at definition
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  • Roger Lammers commented
    5 Dec, 2019 02:45am

    +1 For compound assignment operators:

    +=
    -=
    *=
    /=

  • Gaurav Chaudhari commented
    18 Sep, 2019 09:29pm

    Not to forget other similar compiler enhancements like:

    value  += 5;

    value += "append this text";

    being able to create new instances of classes within parameters, and not having to exclusively declaring a local variable for new instantiations.

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