Commit cc510873 authored by simonm's avatar simonm
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[project @ 1997-11-13 12:10:32 by simonm]

update to version 2.08
parent fcfeeba0
The Glasgow Haskell Compiler -- version 2.08
The Glasgow Haskell Compiler -- version 2.09
==============================================
We are pleased to announce a new release of the Glasgow Haskell
Compiler (GHC), version 2.08. Source distribution is freely available
Compiler (GHC), version 2.09. Source distribution is freely available
via the World-Wide Web and through anon. FTP; details below.
Haskell is "the" standard lazy functional programming language; the
......@@ -14,9 +14,28 @@ related information is available from the Haskell home page at
+ What's new
=============
Release 2.08 is a bug-fix release. It addresses some of the bugs
discovered in 2.07. A detailed list of changes can be found in the
Users' Guide.
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.
+ Mailing lists
================
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......@@ -78,7 +78,7 @@ real_libdir = $(libdir)/$(package)-$(version)
real_datadir = $(datadir)/$(package)-$(version)
package = ghc
version = 2.08
version = 2.09
PERL = @PerlCmd@
SH = /bin/sh
RM = rm -f
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% Building and installing the Glasgow Functional Programming Tools Suite
%
% Version 2.08
% Version 2.09
% July 1997
......@@ -8,7 +8,7 @@
\documentstyle[11pt,literate]{article}
\begin{document}
\title{Building and installing the Glasgow Functional Programming Tools Suite\\
Version~2.08}
Version~2.09}
\author{The GHC Team\\
Department of Computing Science\\
University of Glasgow\\
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The Glamorous Glasgow Haskell Compiler, version 2.08, patchlevel 0
The Glamorous Glasgow Haskell Compiler, version 2.09, patchlevel 0
This is version 2.08 of the Glorious Glasgow Haskell compilation
system (GHC). GHC 2.08 is a compiler for Haskell 1.4.
This is version 2.09 of the Glorious Glasgow Haskell compilation
system (GHC). GHC 2.09 is a compiler for Haskell 1.4.
Haskell is "the" standard lazy functional programming language.
Haskell 1.4 is the current version of the language, released in
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......@@ -137,7 +137,7 @@ IncludeTestDirsInBuild=NO
#
GhcProjectName = The Glorious Glasgow Haskell Compilation System
GhcProjectNameShort = ghc
GhcProjectVersion = 2.08
GhcProjectVersion = 2.09
GhcProjectPatchLevel = 0
#
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