What future features do we have in mind for Comma? Here's what we're planning.
Improved profiler results display
We have lots of ideas here, and will be delivering them in upcoming releases! We're planning to display allocation statistics, information on JIT-compilation and inlining, a flame graph view of the program, and more!
When typing a call to a sub or method, display information about the parameters
that are expected, including multi variants. For
new calls, provide
an indication of the public attributes that can be initialized.
The opposite of extracting functionality to a variable, sub, or method: inline the value assigned to the variable, or the logic in the sub or method, at the point of usages.
Provide a quick documentation view for types, subs, and methods, showing either the documentation comment if available or, for builtins, documentation from the Perl 6 documentation project.
Smarter type inference
Method auto-completion relies on type inference. We will extend our inference to cover more common patterns and idioms, to provide completion suggestions and navigation to the method in more situations.
Read-only view of external sources
Resolve, where available, the source code for external module dependencies and show it read-only, with highlighting, inside of Comma. Make it available for both code Go To Declaration as well as supporting jumping to it when looking at profiling data.
Enhanced support for building Cro applications in Comma, including project templates, detection of potential problems, Cro WebApp template highlighting, and more.
Provide in-IDE support for uploading a module to CPAN, to ease release of modules.
Concurrency bug analysis
Identify and report on common mistakes that might be made when working with Perl 6 concurrency and parallelism features.