Allows for classical OO programming with multiple inheritance using pure Python syntax, parsed by CPython’s native parser
Hierarchical URL based module system to prevent name conflicts
Compact downloads, kB’s rather than MB’s
Operator overloading can be switched on and off locally to facilitate use for numerical math that’s both readable and efficient
Request to early adopters
While work on Transcrypt will continue, what’s most important now for Transcrypt to become a permanent, well-maintained asset for the programmer community is mindshare! This can only be achieved with your help. Do you think it deserves a lasting place under the sun? Do you want it to be at your disposal, evolve and have an active community to answer your questions? Then let the world know it exists! Do you know someone who can blog about it? Please ask that person to do so… Want to show your discovery to your colleagues, classmates or friends? Go ahead…
For me this is about having pleasure in ones job. I’ve enjoyed laying the groundwork for Transcrypt. And I hope many will enjoy using it.
Jacques de Hooge, Rotterdam, Netherlands
Documentation with code examples and forum
Take a look at the documentation with code examples at the Transcrypt website: http://www.transcrypt.org . Some people have contacted me personally with ‘howto’ questions and feature requests. While that’s quite alright, if you want others to benefit from the answers, use the forum: http://transcrypt.boards.net .
Overloaded unary minus added
On static checker internal error: report and skip checks for that module
Bug in ‘break’ handling fixed
Optional -s (–parent) command line option to facilitate compilation for e.g. node.js
“Saving…” message now shows result location
Fix for string.replace bug
Bugfix release: debug switch set to False
Tuple stripping optimization added for simple indices
For loops optimized for contiguous ranges
Code formatting of __pragma__ (‘js’) improved
Extended slices tested on Linux
Extended slices completed (pfff…), autotest added, not yet tested on Linux
Module search for Transcrypt -r and Transcrypt [-b] now both use same sys.path contents
Setup.py adapted to Linux’ case sensitivity
Unload preloaded org module, since it may be shadowed by a Trancrypt-specific one
Package name changed to lowercase
Extended slices added to support Numscrypt, not yet finished
Tuple representation made more compact
Slices return list rather than array
Methods insert and pop added to list
Python pass statement now translates to /* pass */
Superfluous semicolons removed when in compiling with static check switch
nonlocal implemented + testcase.
Missing com.fabricjs module added.
Fix for missing getsitepackages () of virtualenv, tested.
Fix for missing global and nonlocal, only partially tested.
Core is feature complete for first release.
Status moved to Beta.
Not all methods of builtin types are there by default. This results from a deliberate choice to keep Transcrypt lean. Such things can be distributed in separate libs.
No eval and exec of Python code. This is again part of the concept. Transcrypt code is compiled, optimized and minified in advance to warant fast page loads.
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