Commit edef9ad6 authored by simonmar's avatar simonmar

[project @ 2004-10-18 08:54:06 by simonmar]

Here's the 6.2.2 announcement
parent a4cb3cfb
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The (Interactive) Glasgow Haskell Compiler -- version 5.04
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The (Interactive) Glasgow Haskell Compiler -- version 6.2.2
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We are pleased to announce a new major release of the Glasgow Haskell
Compiler (GHC), version 5.04.
The GHC Team is pleased to announce the latest patchlevel release of
GHC, 6.2.2. This is a bugfix release only, there are no new features.
Code that worked with 6.2.1 will work unchanged with 6.2.2.
Highlights include:
* Hierarchical libraries, with documentation produced by Haddock.
* New type system extensions: full rank-N types and kind
annotations.
* New heap profiling facilities (retainer profiling, biographical
profiling).
* MacOS X support
See the release notes for a full list of the changes:
http://www.haskell.org/ghc/docs/latest/html/users_guide/release-5-04.html
A lot of bugfixes have gone into 6.2.2; we believe it is one of the
most stable releases of GHC ever. Thanks to everyone who has been
involved in testing pre-releases and submitting bug reports.
This will also be the last release along the 6.2 branch, the next
release (out "soon") will be 6.4 with plenty of new features.
How to get it
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Background
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Haskell is a standard lazy functional programming language; the
current language version is Haskell 98, agreed in December 1998.
current language version is Haskell 98, agreed in December 1998 and
revised December 2002.
GHC is a state-of-the-art programming suite for Haskell. Included is
an optimising compiler generating good code for a variety of
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* i386-unknown-{linux,*bsd,mingw32}
* sparc-sun-solaris2
* alpha-dec-osf3
* powerpc-apple-darwin (MacOS/X)
Ports to the following platforms should be relatively easy (for a
wunderhacker), but haven't been tested due to lack of time/hardware:
* hppa1.1-hp-hpux{9,10}
* i386-unknown-solaris2
* mips-sgi-irix{5,6}
* {rs6000,powerpc}-ibm-aix
* powerpc-apple-darwin (MacOS X)
The builder's guide on the web site gives a complete run-down of what
ports work; it can be found at
Ports to other platforms are possible with varying degrees of
difficulty. The builder's guide on the web site gives a complete
run-down of what ports work and how to go about porting to a new
platform; it can be found at
http://www.haskell.org/ghc/docs/latest/html/building/building-guide.html
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