It would be preferable to be able to install Haxe (optionally) using NPM. I see that there is a “haxe” package on NPM now, but it is out-of-date, and seems to not be maintained.
A lot of web development revolves around NPM.
npm install --save-dev coffeescript
npm install --save-dev typescript
npm install --save-dev babel-core babel-preset-stage-1
Requiring web developers to have Haxe installed separately creates unnecessary friction.
Can we outline what technical factors make this difficult, such as Neko, or possible issues in how Haxe expects to behave? I’m interested in helping in the effort, anyone else? @andyli?