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weekly 2023-11-20

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In November 2023, MoonBit underwent Alpha testing. This post aims to introduce recent updates to MoonBit's language and toolchain, along with applications developed using MoonBit.

Changes in MoonBit Language

  • Optimized the compilation process for top-level functions without indirect calls, resulting in approximately a 14% improvement in compilation performance.

  • Enhanced error recovery and reporting in the parser:

    • Fixed the issue where top-level function declarations without parameters, such as fn f2 {}, were allowed to compile without parentheses. Now, this will result in an error:

  • Code that attempts to set visibility for individual constructors of an enum type will now result in an error:
priv enum T {
pub B(Int)
priv C(Int)

  • Fixed issues in dead code analysis where unused types or fields were incorrectly reported as unused.