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[project @ 1997-12-22 11:24:11 by simonm]

a few changes to the 2.10 announcement
parent 262acc07
The Glasgow Haskell Compiler -- version 2.09
The Glasgow Haskell Compiler -- version 2.10
==============================================
We are pleased to announce a new release of the Glasgow Haskell
Compiler (GHC), version 2.09. Source distribution is freely available
via the World-Wide Web and through anon. FTP; details below.
Compiler (GHC), version 2.10. Source and Binary distribution is freely
available via the World-Wide Web and through anon. FTP; details below.
Haskell is "the" standard lazy functional programming language; the
current language version is 1.4, agreed in April, 1997. Haskell
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+ What's new
=============
Release 2.09 contains some library changes that may break programs
using glasgow extensions. The main points:
* PrimIO has been removed, replaced by IO in all places
(including the type of C calls).
* The types of IO and ST have changed, to make them more
efficient. This won't bite you unless you go digging
around in the IO or ST monads, which you shouldn't...
* Several extension libraries have been moved to be
compatible with Hugs. See
ftp://haskell.org/pub/reid/libs971028/libs.html
for the definitions of the new libraries.
* Several of the interfaces exported by GlaExts are deprecated,
as they have been moved into common libraries (ST for instance).
GlaExts will eventually contain only extensions that are
exclusive to GHC.
We've also fixed several bugs, one space leak, and added better
handling of warnings (-W, -Wall and -Wnot flags). As usual, see the
release notes in the Users' Guide for the full story.
Release 2.10 is a full binary release (at least for the platforms we
have access to, other builds are solicited). We hope this will be a
solid release - barring any unforseen problems this should be the end
of the 2.xx line.
Major new things in this release:
* better -fwarn-overlapping-patterns checking,
* lots of bug fixes.
The next release will likely be GHC 3.00, containing mult-parameter
type classes amongst other things. As of the next release, we will no
longer support building with GHC 0.29.
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from the GHC Team!
+ Mailing lists
================
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+ How to get it
================
The easy way is to go to the WWW GHC distribution page, which should
be self-explanatory:
The easy way is to go to the WWW page, which should be
self-explanatory:
ftp://ftp.dcs.gla.ac.uk/pub/haskell/glasgow/README.html
http://www.dcs.gla.ac.uk/fp/software/ghc/
Once you have the distribution, please follow the pointers in the
README file to find all of the documentation about this release. NB:
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