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Update ANNOUNCE for 7.6.1

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The (Interactive) Glasgow Haskell Compiler -- version 6.10.1
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The (Interactive) Glasgow Haskell Compiler -- version 7.6.1
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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,
including:
The GHC Team is pleased to announce a new major release of GHC, 7.6.1.
* Some new language features have been implemented:
* Record syntax: wild-card patterns, punning, and field disambiguation
* Generalised quasi-quotes
* Generalised list comprehensions
* View patterns
Here are some of the highlights of the 7.6 branch since 7.4:
* Type families have been completely re-implemented
* Polymorphic kinds and data promotion are now fully implemented and
supported features.
* Now comes with Haddock 2, which supports all GHC extensions
* Windows 64bit is now a supported platform.
* Parallel garbage collection
* It is now possible to defer type errors until runtime using the
-fdefer-type-errors flag.
* Base provides extensible exceptions
* The RTS now supports changing the number of capabilities at runtime
with Control.Concurrent.setNumCapabilities.
* The GHC API is easier to use
Full release notes are here:
* External core (output only) now works again
* Data Parallel Haskell (DPH) comes as part of GHC
The full release notes are here:
http://haskell.org/ghc/docs/6.10.1/html/users_guide/release-6-10-1.html
http://www.haskell.org/ghc/docs/7.6.1/html/users_guide/release-7-6-1.html
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