[project @ 2001-01-11 17:25:56 by simonmar]
Re-organisation of ghc/lib/std and hslibs/lang ---------------------------------------------- In brief: move deprecated features out of ghc/lib/std and into hslibs/lang, move new FFI libraries into ghc/lib/std and start using them. - foreign import may now return an unboxed type (this was advertised to work before, but in fact didn't). Subsequent cleanups in PrelInt/PrelWord. - Ptr is now defined in ghc/lib/std/PrelPtr.lhs. Ptr is no longer a newtype of Addr, it is defined directly in terms of Addr#. - PrelAddr has disappeared from ghc/lib/std, all uses of Addr in ghc/lib/std have been replaced with Ptr. The definitions of Addr has been moved to hslibs/lang/Addr.lhs, as has lots of other Addr-related stuff. - ForeignObj has been removed from ghc/lib/std, and replaced with ForeignPtr. The definition of ForeignObj has been moved to hslibs/lang/ForeignObj.lhs. - Most of the new FFI has been moved into ghc/lib/std in the form of modules PrelMarshalAlloc, PrelCString, PrelCError, PrelMarshalError, PrelMarshalArray, PrelMarshalUtils, PrelCTypes, PrelCTypesISO, and PrelStorable. The corresponding modules in hslibs/lang simply re-export the contents of these modules. - PrelPosixTypes defines a few POSIX types (CMode == mode_t, etc.) - PrelCError changed to access errno using foreign label and peek (the POSIX book I have says that errno is guaranteed to be an extern int, so this should be OK until I get around to making errno thread-safe). - Hacked the macros that generate the code for CTypes and CTypesISO to generate much less code (ghc/lib/std/cbits/CTypes.h). - RtsAPI is now a bit more honest when it comes to building heap objects (it uses the correct constructors). - the Bits class and related stuff has been moved to ghc/lib/std (it was simpler this way). - Directory and System have been converted to use the new FFI.
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