Commit 35959490 authored by Ben Gamari's avatar Ben Gamari 🐢

users-guide: Fill out release highlights

parent be14113c
......@@ -13,6 +13,17 @@ Highlights
The highlights, since the 8.4.1 release, are:
- Support for :extension:`QuantifiedConstraints`.
- A new flexible deriving scheme, :extension:`DerivingVia`.
- A new plugin mechanism and support for plugins to modify their effect on GHC's
recompilation checking logic.
- :ref:`Valid hole fits <typed-hole-valid-hole-fits>` in error messages.
- A number of syntactic language extensions.
- Programs are no longer constrained by the Windows ``MAX_PATH`` file path
length limit. The file path limit is now approximately 32,767 characters. Note
that GHC itself is still somewhat limited due to GCC not supporting file
......@@ -231,6 +242,8 @@ Template Haskell
``ghc`` library
- The ``Plugin`` record now has a several new fields for the new source plugins
and recompilation checking mechanisms.
``base`` library
......@@ -245,8 +258,6 @@ Template Haskell
``ghc-prim`` library
- Version number (was
- Added new ``addWordC#`` operation for unsigned addition with carry.
Build system
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