Commit 48bf40d4 authored by Austin Seipp's avatar Austin Seipp

Update ANNOUNCE for GHC 7.8.1

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The (Interactive) Glasgow Haskell Compiler -- version 6.10.1
The (Interactive) Glasgow Haskell Compiler -- version 7.8.1
The GHC Team is pleased to announce a new major release of GHC. There
have been a number of significant changes since the last major release,
* Some new language features have been implemented:
* Record syntax: wild-card patterns, punning, and field disambiguation
* Generalised quasi-quotes
* Generalised list comprehensions
* View patterns
* Type families have been completely re-implemented
* Now comes with Haddock 2, which supports all GHC extensions
* Parallel garbage collection
* Base provides extensible exceptions
* The GHC API is easier to use
* External core (output only) now works again
* Data Parallel Haskell (DPH) comes as part of GHC
* New type-system features
* Closed type families
* Role checking
* An improved solver for type naturals
* Better support for cross compilation
* Full iOS support
* Massive scalability improvements to the I/O manager
* Dynamic linking for GHCi
* Several language improvements
* Pattern synonyms
* Overloaded list syntax
* Kind-polymorphic 'Typeable' class
* A new parallel --make mode
* Preliminary SIMD intrinsic support
* A brand-new low level code generator
* Many bugfixes and other performance improvements.
The full release notes are here:
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