Commit 08cbd876 authored by Ian Lynagh's avatar Ian Lynagh

Library release notes for 7.0.1

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<sect2>
<title>Libraries</title>
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<sect3>
<title>array</title>
<itemizedlist>
<listitem>
<para>
Version number 0.3.0.2 (was 0.3.0.1)
</para>
</listitem>
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</sect3>
<sect3>
<title>base</title>
<itemizedlist>
<listitem>
<para>
Version number 4.3.0.0 (was 4.2.0.2)
</para>
</listitem>
<listitem>
<para>
There is a new asynchronous exception control API
in <literal>Control.Exception</literal>, using the
new functions
<literal>mask :: ((forall a. IO a -> IO a) -> IO b) -> IO b</literal>
and <literal>mask_ :: IO a -> IO a</literal>
rather than the old
<literal>block</literal> and <literal>unblock</literal>.
There are also functions
<literal>uninterruptibleMask :: ((forall a. IO a -> IO a) -> IO b) -> IO b</literal>
and
<literal>getMaskingState :: IO MaskingState</literal>,
and a type
<literal>MaskingState</literal>, as well as
<literal>forkIOUnmasked :: IO () -> IO ThreadId</literal>
in <literal>Control.Concurrent</literal>.
</para>
</listitem>
<listitem>
<para>
<literal>Control.Monad</literal> exports a new function
<literal>void :: Functor f => f a -> f ()</literal>.
</para>
</listitem>
<listitem>
<para>
<literal>Data.Tuple</literal> exports a new function
<literal>swap :: (a,b) -> (b,a)</literal>.
</para>
</listitem>
<listitem>
<para>
<literal>System.IO</literal> exports a new function
<literal>hGetBufSome :: Handle -> Ptr a -> Int -> IO Int</literal>
which is like <literal>hGetBuf</literal> but can
return short reads.
</para>
</listitem>
<listitem>
<para>
There is a new function
<literal>mfilter :: MonadPlus m => (a -> Bool) -> m a -> m a</literal>
in
<literal>Control.Monad</literal>.
</para>
</listitem>
<listitem>
<para>
The <literal>Foreign.Marshal</literal> module now
exports
<literal>unsafeLocalState :: IO a -> a</literal>
as specified by Haskell 2010.
</para>
</listitem>
<listitem>
<para>
The <literal></literal>
module now exports four new functions specified by
Haskell 2010:
<literal>castCUCharToChar :: CUChar -> Char</literal>,
<literal>castCharToCUChar :: Char -> CUChar</literal>,
<literal>castCSCharToChar :: CSChar -> Char</literal> and
<literal>castCharToCSChar :: Char -> CSChar</literal>.
</para>
</listitem>
<listitem>
<para>
The <literal>Foreign.Marshal.Alloc</literal>
module now exports
<literal>allocaBytesAligned :: Int -> Int -> (Ptr a -> IO b) -> IO b</literal>
for allocating memory with a particular alignment.
</para>
</listitem>
<listitem>
<para>
There is a new function
<literal>numSparks :: IO Int</literal>
in <literal>GHC.Conc</literal>.
</para>
</listitem>
<listitem>
<para>
<literal>Data.Either.partitionEithers</literal>
in now lazier.
</para>
</listitem>
<listitem>
<para>
There is now a <literal>Typeable</literal> instance for
<literal>Data.Unique.Unique</literal>.
</para>
</listitem>
<listitem>
<para>
<literal>Control.Concurrent.SampleVar.SampleVar</literal>
is now an abstract type.
</para>
</listitem>
<listitem>
<para>
There are now
<literal>Applicative</literal>,
<literal>Alternative</literal> and
<literal>MonadPlus</literal>
instances for <literal>STM</literal>.
</para>
</listitem>
<listitem>
<para>
There are now <literal>Applicative</literal>,
<literal>Monad</literal> and
<literal>MonadFix</literal>
instances for <literal>Either</literal>.
</para>
</listitem>
<listitem>
<para>
There are now
<literal>Ord</literal>,
<literal>Read</literal> and
<literal>Show</literal> instances for
<literal>Newline</literal> and
<literal>NewlineMode</literal>.
</para>
</listitem>
<listitem>
<para>
There is now a <literal>Show</literal> instance for
<literal>TextEncoding</literal>.
</para>
</listitem>
<listitem>
<para>
The <literal>unGetChan</literal> and
<literal>isEmptyChan</literal> functions in
<literal>Control.Concurrent.Chan</literal> are now
deprecated.
<literal>Control.Concurrent.STM.TChan</literal>
should be used instead if you need that
functionality.
</para>
</listitem>
<listitem>
<para>
The <literal>Read Integer</literal> instance now
matches the standard definition.
</para>
</listitem>
</itemizedlist>
</sect3>
<sect3>
<title>base 3 compat</title>
<itemizedlist>
<listitem>
<para>
We no longer ship a base 3 compat package
</para>
</listitem>
</itemizedlist>
</sect3>
<sect3>
<title>bin-package-db</title>
<itemizedlist>
<listitem>
<para>
This is an internal package, and should not be used.
</para>
</listitem>
</itemizedlist>
</sect3>
<sect3>
<title>bytestring</title>
<itemizedlist>
<listitem>
<para>
Version number 0.9.1.8 (was 0.9.1.7)
</para>
</listitem>
</itemizedlist>
</sect3>
<sect3>
<title>Cabal</title>
<itemizedlist>
<listitem>
<para>
Version number 1.9.2 (was 1.8.0.6)
</para>
</listitem>
<listitem>
<para>
Many API changes. See the Cabal docs for more information.
</para>
</listitem>
</itemizedlist>
</sect3>
<sect3>
<title>containers</title>
<itemizedlist>
<listitem>
<para>
Version number 0.4.0.0 (was 0.3.0.0)
</para>
</listitem>
<listitem>
<para>
Strictness is now more consistent, with containers
being strict in their elements even in singleton
cases.
</para>
</listitem>
<listitem>
<para>
There is a new function
<literal>insertLookupWithKey'</literal> in
<literal>Data.Map</literal>.
</para>
</listitem>
<listitem>
<para>
The <literal>foldWithKey</literal> function in
<literal>Data.Map</literal> has been deprecated in
favour of <literal>foldrWithKey</literal>.
</para>
</listitem>
</itemizedlist>
</sect3>
<sect3>
<title>directory</title>
<itemizedlist>
<listitem>
<para>
Version number 1.1.0.0 (was 1.0.1.1)
</para>
</listitem>
<listitem>
<para>
The <literal>System.Directory</literal> module
now exports the <literal>Permissions</literal> type
abstractly. There are also new functions
<literal>setOwnerReadable</literal>,
<literal>setOwnerWritable</literal>,
<literal>setOwnerExecutable</literal> and
<literal>setOwnerSearchable</literal>, and
a new value <literal>emptyPermissions</literal>.
</para>
</listitem>
</itemizedlist>
</sect3>
<sect3>
<title>
dph
(dph-base, dph-par, dph-prim-interface, dph-prim-par,
dph-prim-seq, dph-seq)
</title>
<itemizedlist>
<listitem>
<para>
All the dph packages are version 0.4.0.
</para>
</listitem>
</itemizedlist>
</sect3>
<sect3>
<title>extensible-exceptions</title>
<itemizedlist>
<listitem>
<para>
Version number 0.1.1.2 (was 0.1.1.1)
</para>
</listitem>
</itemizedlist>
</sect3>
<sect3>
<title>filepath</title>
<itemizedlist>
<listitem>
<para>
Version number 1.2.0.0 (was 1.1.0.4)
</para>
</listitem>
<listitem>
<para>
The current directory is now <literal>"."</literal>
rather than <literal>""</literal>.
</para>
</listitem>
</itemizedlist>
</sect3>
<sect3>
<title>ghc-binary</title>
<itemizedlist>
<listitem>
<para>
This is an internal package, and should not be used.
</para>
</listitem>
</itemizedlist>
</sect3>
<sect3>
<title>ghc-prim</title>
<itemizedlist>
<listitem>
<para>
This is an internal package, and should not be used.
</para>
</listitem>
</itemizedlist>
</sect3>
<sect3>
<title>haskell98</title>
<itemizedlist>
<listitem>
<para>
Version number 1.1.0.0 (was 1.0.1.1)
</para>
</listitem>
<listitem>
<para>
In the <literal>Directory</literal> module, the
<literal>Permissions</literal> type and the
<literal>getPermissions</literal> and
<literal>setPermissions</literal> functions are now
different to their equivalents in
<literal>base:System.Directory</literal>.
</para>
</listitem>
</itemizedlist>
</sect3>
<sect3>
<title>haskell2010</title>
<itemizedlist>
<listitem>
<para>
This is a new boot package, version 1.0.0.0.
It is not exposed by default.
</para>
</listitem>
</itemizedlist>
</sect3>
<sect3>
<title>hpc</title>
<itemizedlist>
<listitem>
<para>
Version number 0.5.0.6 (was 0.5.0.5)
</para>
</listitem>
</itemizedlist>
</sect3>
<sect3>
<title>integer-gmp</title>
<itemizedlist>
<listitem>
<para>
Version number 0.2.0.2 (was 0.2.0.1)
</para>
</listitem>
</itemizedlist>
</sect3>
<sect3>
<title>old-locale</title>
<itemizedlist>
<listitem>
<para>
No change (version 1.0.0.2)
</para>
</listitem>
</itemizedlist>
</sect3>
<sect3>
<title>old-time</title>
<itemizedlist>
<listitem>
<para>
Version number 1.0.0.6 (was 1.0.0.5)
</para>
</listitem>
</itemizedlist>
</sect3>
<sect3>
<title>pretty</title>
<itemizedlist>
<listitem>
<para>
Version number 1.0.1.2 (was 1.0.1.1)
</para>
</listitem>
</itemizedlist>
</sect3>
<sect3>
<title>process</title>
<itemizedlist>
<listitem>
<para>
Version number 1.0.1.4 (was 1.0.1.3)
</para>
</listitem>
</itemizedlist>
</sect3>
<sect3>
<title>random</title>
<itemizedlist>
<listitem>
<para>
Version number 1.0.0.3 (was 1.0.0.2)
</para>
</listitem>
</itemizedlist>
</sect3>
<sect3>
<title>syb</title>
<itemizedlist>
<listitem>
<para>
The syb package is no longer included with GHC.
</para>
</listitem>
</itemizedlist>
</sect3>
<sect3>
<title>template-haskell</title>
<itemizedlist>
<listitem>
<para>
Version number 2.5.0.0 (was 2.4.0.1)
</para>
</listitem>
<listitem>
<para>
There is a new type synonym <literal>DecsQ</literal>
in <literal>Language.Haskell.TH.Lib</literal>.
</para>
</listitem>
<listitem>
<para>
There is a new <literal>StringPrimL</literal>
constructor in
<literal>Language.Haskell.TH.Syntax.Lit</literal>,
and a new helper function
<literal>stringPrimL</literal> for it in
<literal>Language.Haskell.TH.Lib</literal>.
</para>
</listitem>
<listitem>
<para>
There is a new function <literal>quoteFile</literal>
in <literal>Language.Haskell.TH.Quote</literal>.
</para>
</listitem>
<listitem>
<para>
The
<literal>Language.Haskell.TH.Quote.QuasiQuoter</literal>
type has two new fields:
<literal>quoteType</literal> and
<literal>quoteDec</literal>.
</para>
</listitem>
<listitem>
<para>
There is a new <literal>ClassInstance</literal>
type in <literal>Language.Haskell.TH.Syntax</literal>.
The
<literal>Language.Haskell.TH.Syntax.Info.ClassI</literal>
constructor now includes a value of this type, which
allows instance information to be queried via the
new <literal>isClassInstance</literal>
and <literal>classInstances</literal> functions.
There is also a new method
<literal>qClassInstances</literal> in the
<literal>Quasi</literal> class.
</para>
</listitem>
</itemizedlist>
</sect3>
<sect3>
<title>time</title>
<itemizedlist>
<listitem>
<para>
Version number 1.2.0.3 (was 1.1.4)
</para>
</listitem>
<listitem>
<para>
The types provided by the time package now include
<literal>Data</literal> instances.
</para>
</listitem>
</itemizedlist>
</sect3>
<sect3>
<title>unix</title>
<itemizedlist>
<listitem>
<para>
Version number 2.4.1.0 (was 2.4.0.2)
</para>
</listitem>
<listitem>
<para>
There are three new helper function in
<literal>System.Posix.Error</literal>:
<literal>throwErrnoPathIfRetry</literal>,
<literal>throwErrnoPathIfNullRetry</literal> and
<literal>throwErrnoPathIfMinus1Retry</literal>.
</para>
</listitem>
<listitem>
<para>
There are three new functions in
<literal>System.Posix.User</literal>:
<literal>setEffectiveUserID</literal>,
<literal>setEffectiveGroupID</literal> and
<literal>setGroups</literal>.
</para>
</listitem>
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</sect3>
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