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Hello team, this is more directed at the devs, and as the title suggests I'm curious as to where autoit is headed atm? I may be overlooking this in the fourm, and I know autoit is primarily just an automation suite with some advanced features, but it seems that it's not really going anywhere. So I ask, are there any major features that are being implimented, or at least being considered for implementation? 

For example, Multi-Threading, would be a very power feature, yet a very long milestone to achieve as is would require a major if not a complete rewrite of the interpreter, and needless to say more work than necessary.

Dynamic Includes, or even smaller executables would be useful imho.
Why not a open source fork of the interpreter without some of the proprietary stuffs?

Heck, you could even implement a way of loading an a3x into the plugin system.

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4 hours ago, Biatu said:

So I ask, are there any major features that are being implimented, or at least being considered for implementation? 

The new "Map" datatype is currently in beta.

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@Biatu a simple forum search would have revealed the dozens of times this has been asked and answered. Most of the threads would have included a link here: Things NOT on the ToDo List. Also, you would have seen that development in AutoIt is done as Jon has time, period. The likelihood of a huge development phase to meet everyone's wish list is pretty small in the foreseeable future.

As to why not an open source fork, if you do some Google searching you would find the answer to that as well. Short answer: that approach has already bitten Jon in the ass once, and I don't fault him for being loathe to repeat it.


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In my humble opinion , Devs should consider to increase the speed of execution of the language. 


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17 minutes ago, kcvinu said:

In my humble opinion , Devs should consider to increase the speed of execution of the language. 

In this case, I think there is no need to do anything but only waitng, because when I compare how slowly work my programs when I met AutoIt, and compare it to the current speed, I think that for the next 10 years the speed will be just hyper fast ;)

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1 hour ago, kcvinu said:

In my humble opinion , Devs should consider to increase the speed of execution of the language. 

imo AutoIt can be pretty fast as it is, i've used certain techniques in very large scripts to quadruple the speed of processing. There are always more than one way to write a function.
 

1 hour ago, kcvinu said:

In my humble opinion , Devs should consider to increase the speed of execution of the language. 

isn't autoit a JIT? if not that would help alot imo.

 

 

8 hours ago, JLogan3o13 said:

@Biatu a simple forum search would have revealed the dozens of times this has been asked and answered. Most of the threads would have included a link here: Things NOT on the ToDo List. Also, you would have seen that development in AutoIt is done as Jon has time, period. The likelihood of a huge development phase to meet everyone's wish list is pretty small in the foreseeable future.

As to why not an open source fork, if you do some Google searching you would find the answer to that as well. Short answer: that approach has already bitten Jon in the ass once, and I don't fault him for being loathe to repeat it.

 

What exactly happened? not familiar with that story. And, I've searched this forum relentlessly, and sometimes searching for one thing gives you a bunch of irrelevant crap. Like google, spending hours trying to find one thing when it's search engine interprets ur keywords in like a million different contexts, sometimes u end up overshooting, keywords and getting no results


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#9 ·  Posted (edited)

6 hours ago, Biatu said:

isn't autoit a JIT?

:blink:, No, AutoIt is far from being a JIT Compiler... or even a compiler, AutoIt is just an interpreter.

 

P.S AutoIt wiki has a page on its history too: https://www.autoitscript.com/wiki/History

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#10 ·  Posted (edited)

16 hours ago, TheDcoder said:

:blink:, No, AutoIt is far from being a JIT Compiler... or even a compiler, AutoIt is just an interpreter.

 

P.S AutoIt wiki has a page on its history too: https://www.autoitscript.com/wiki/History

 
 
 
 

Well, i knew it was an interpreted language. I was referring to a Java VM-like interpretor.

and ya wikipedia's page for AutoIt doesn't say much. However AutoIt's wiki, very helpful. AutoHotKey sux btw 

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Let's not get into an "Us" vs. "Them" discussion, please. It always ends in the topic being locked, and is better suited to PMs or the ChatBox, where no one will see it.


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#13 ·  Posted (edited)

4 hours ago, argumentum said:

Why ?. I'm curious to know.
And the code is open source.

 
 
 

 

2 hours ago, JLogan3o13 said:

Let's not get into an "Us" vs. "Them" discussion, please. It always ends in the topic being locked, and is better suited to PMs or the ChatBox, where no one will see it.

 
 

 

Well not really bashing them, just based on my experiences with both.
I prefer AutoIt, the syntax is much better to work with, and it seems a lot more stable. 

Edit: then again, I don't just use AutoIt as an automation suite, I use it for software development. I create an alpha in AutoIt, work out bugs and such, then if need be I port it to another language, like C, or Cpp. Which Aut tends to be good for quick dev.

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@Biatu if you want speed avoid interpreted programming Languages.

 

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55 minutes ago, Danyfirex said:

@Biatu if you want speed avoid interpreted programming Languages.

 

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ur right, there tends to be alot of overhead when it comes to interpreted languages. Im fine with AutoIt's speed. If i really wanted speed I'd whip something up in C


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4 hours ago, Biatu said:

I don't just use AutoIt as an automation suite, I use it for software development.

Same here :D.

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