This project has just been started. We will use the Zend Engine 2, from PHP5 (see http://www.php.net\) which will be released later this year. The big improvements in this engine is much better OOP support, including interfaces (purely abstract classes), support for abstract methods, support for protected and private methods and many other things (including namespaces).
It is the conviction of the project leader that these changes will make the Zend Engine 2 a very good choice for the scripting language choice of the thine editor. If you like, you can see this project as a "proof of concept" for the use of the Zend Engine 2 in another environment than PHP.... read more