Commit 82ffb39b authored by Ben Gamari's avatar Ben Gamari 🐢
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Incredibly enough this hasn't been touched since 6.10.1
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The (Interactive) Glasgow Haskell Compiler -- version 6.10.1
The (Interactive) Glasgow Haskell Compiler -- version 7.10.2
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The GHC Team is pleased to announce a new major release of GHC. There
have been a number of significant changes since the last major release,
including:
The GHC Team is pleased to announce a new minor release of GHC. This is a
bug-fix release and contains a number of important fixes,
* Some new language features have been implemented:
* Record syntax: wild-card patterns, punning, and field disambiguation
* Generalised quasi-quotes
* Generalised list comprehensions
* View patterns
* Various typechecker issues have been fixed, including some bugs which allowed
the user to write unsafeCoerce
* Type families have been completely re-implemented
* DWARF debug information is now more correct and supported on Windows
* Now comes with Haddock 2, which supports all GHC extensions
* Portability issues resulting in crashes on SPARC, Linux/i386, ARM, AArch64,
and PowerPC have been fixed
* Parallel garbage collection
* The event manager's multi-shot event registration functionality now works
correctly
* Base provides extensible exceptions
* A bug where unaccounted for register aliasing could result in incorrect
floating-point results has been fixed
* The GHC API is easier to use
* An infinite loop during program startup when iconv is unavailable hsa been
fixed
* External core (output only) now works again
A more thorough list of the changes in the release can be found in the release
notes,
* Data Parallel Haskell (DPH) comes as part of GHC
http://haskell.org/ghc/docs/7.10.2/html/users_guide/release-7-10-2.html
The full release notes are here:
http://haskell.org/ghc/docs/6.10.1/html/users_guide/release-6-10-1.html
How to get it
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Haskell is a standard lazy functional programming language.
GHC is a state-of-the-art programming suite for Haskell. Included is
an optimising compiler generating good code for a variety of
an optimising compiler generating efficient code for a variety of
platforms, together with an interactive system for convenient, quick
development. The distribution includes space and time profiling
facilities, a large collection of libraries, and support for various
language extensions, including concurrency, exceptions, and foreign
language interfaces (C, whatever). GHC is distributed under a
BSD-style open source license.
language interfaces. GHC is distributed under a BSD-style open source license.
A wide variety of Haskell related resources (tutorials, libraries,
specifications, documentation, compilers, interpreters, references,
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We run mailing lists for GHC users and bug reports; to subscribe, use
the web interfaces at
http://www.haskell.org/mailman/listinfo/glasgow-haskell-users
http://www.haskell.org/mailman/listinfo/glasgow-haskell-bugs
http://mail.haskell.org/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/glasgow-haskell-users
http://mail.haskell.org/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/ghc-tickets
There are several other haskell and ghc-related mailing lists on
www.haskell.org; for the full list, see
http://www.haskell.org/mailman/listinfo/
https://mail.haskell.org/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo
Some GHC developers hang out on #haskell on IRC, too:
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