Changes between Version 11 and Version 12 of Status/GHC-6.12


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Jul 9, 2008 3:42:24 PM (6 years ago)
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simonpj
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  • Status/GHC-6.12

    v11 v12  
    1616 * '''External Core''' (output only) is working again, thanks to Tim Chevalier. 
    1717 
    18   * '''Haddock 2''' (see also #1964 (GHC.Prim), #2335 (build problem)).  (Ian: a few days.) 
     18  * '''Haddock 2''' (see also #1964 (GHC.Prim), #2335 (build problem)).  ('''Ian''': a few days.) 
    1919    * Build it with GHC (maybe ship it with GHC too) 
    2020    * Documentation for GHC API done via Haddock 2 
    2121 
    22  * '''Unicode support for text I/O'''.  This means adding Unicode encoding/decoding for Text I/O handles.   (Simon M: a few days work.) 
     22 * '''Unicode support for text I/O'''.  This means adding Unicode encoding/decoding for Text I/O handles.   ('''Simon M''': a few days work.) 
    2323   * Consensus was that Text I/O should always use the current locale encoding.   
    2424   * You can elect to have no encoding by opening in binary mode, but that's all. 
    2525 
    26  * '''Extensible exceptions''', along the lines of Simon's paper [http://www.haskell.org/~simonmar/papers/ext-exceptions.pdf "An Extensible Dynamically-Typed Hierarchy of Exceptions"].  This is mainly a library change.  ''Simon Marlow'' 
     26 * '''Extensible exceptions''', along the lines of Simon's paper [http://www.haskell.org/~simonmar/papers/ext-exceptions.pdf "An Extensible Dynamically-Typed Hierarchy of Exceptions"].  This is mainly a library change.  ''Ian Lynagh'' is running a discussion, but we expect it to reach consensus in plenty of time for 6.10. 
    2727 
    2828 * '''Parallel garbage collection''' (see [http://research.microsoft.com/%7Esimonpj/papers/parallel-gc/index.htm Parallel generational-copying garbage collection with a block-structured heap]).  ''Simon Marlow'' 
    2929 
    30  * '''Shared libraries''', as a result of Clemens Fruhwirth's Summer of Code project.  ''Simon Marlow'' 
     30 * '''Shared libraries''', as a result of Clemens Fruhwirth's Summer of Code project.  (#1876) ''Simon Marlow'' 
    3131   * Binaries get much smaller 
    3232   * Compile a package on Windows to a DLL; it just works 
     
    5454 
    5555 
    56   * shared libraries (#1876) 
    57   * Haddock 2 (see also #1964 (GHC.Prim), #2335 (build problem)) 
    58     * Build with GHC (maybe ship it with GHC too) 
    59     * Documentation for GHC API done via Haddock 2 
    60  
    61   * encoding/decoding for Text I/O handles. Consensus was that Text I/O should always use the current locale encoding. 
    6256  * backwards compat 
    63   * extensible exceptions 
    6457  * more library reorg (#1338) 
    6558  * binary package DB, or at least make the one-file-per package work (#593, #723, #2089)