- Qubic has published another update for their followers and users about Abra support library AbraLib.
- They gave details on recent developments and how it will benefit their users.
- Qubic also shared some of their plans to improve their community.
November has come, and with it the IOTA Foundation has published its monthly update for Qubic development in the month of October. The focus of the update was on the expansion of the Abra support library AbraLib.
What You Need to Know About the Expansion
AbraLib is being made more user friendly. The developers have also cleaned the interpreter up, and even created new patterns and practices in it. Users can expect the new version to correctly handle state variables.
There will be a Qubic Dispatcher, which is designed to dispatch event data. The dispatch will be between internal Qubic entities through Abra functions and external data sources.
In this expansion, the interpreter is an initial version of the Verilog source code generator. This will be used to create codes for FPGAs. While the generated code will still have more process improvements, it already is in a point where it can be easily modified. Therefore, it will be easy for Qubic to make changes and implement progress once they begin testing it in actual FPGAs.
In the AbraLib expansion, Qubic added the integer division function, a set of preliminary fixed point, and some floating point arithmetic functions. These floating point functions focus on the versatility of Abra. It has a general code, which is customisable in size of the floating point types exactly to your needs, and in a way that is unmatched by any other language. As for the mantissa and the exponent’s sizes, they can be specified separately.
What’s Next for Qubic and AbraLib?
According to the IOTA Foundation, the next step for Qubic is to create a plug-in system designed to help them plug in any kind of data source as required.
Their community has become more involved in the developments this month. They also posted a challenge to their community through the use of their own Qubic channel on Discord. The challenge was aimed to help the community build LLVM JIT-compilation into the interpreter.
While it is still under development, Qubic made updates on their series about the computation model. They are still working on the 6th part by producing blog posts about it, which will be released soon.