Commit 5bc125ee authored by simonm's avatar simonm

[project @ 1999-01-19 12:43:31 by simonm]

Update for 4.02.
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We are pleased to announce a new release of the Glasgow Haskell
Compiler (GHC), version 4.01. The source distribution is freely
Compiler (GHC), version 4.02. The 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
current language version is 1.4, agreed in April, 1997. Haskell
related information is available from the Haskell home page at
current language version is Haskell 98, agreed in December 1998.
Haskell related information is available from the Haskell home page at
http://haskell.org/
+ What's new
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GHC 4.02 fixes several bugs in 4.01 and adds one new feature: scoped
type variables. Some Haskell 98 features are also now supported,
including lazy name clash detection and scoped infix declarations.
GHC 4.02 fixes several bugs in 4.01 and adds the following features:
* Full Haskell 98 language support,
* Scoped type variables,
* A new generational garbage collector.
The following things have not been fixed yet:
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* The profiler is still flaky.
* The garbage collector is still a two-space copying collector. We're
working on a generational collector right now.
As usual, see the release notes (on the web page) for full details.
A source distribution and binaries for common architectures are
available from the web page.
+ Mailing lists
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The installer's guide included in distribution gives a complete
run-down of what-ports-work; an on-line version can be found at
http://www.dcs.gla.ac.uk/fp/software/ghc/4.01/installation_guide/installing_toc.html
http://www.dcs.gla.ac.uk/fp/software/ghc/4.02/installation_guide/installing_toc.html
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