Changes between Version 14 and Version 15 of Status/GHC-6.12


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Jul 9, 2008 3:45:53 PM (7 years ago)
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simonpj
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  • Status/GHC-6.12

    v14 v15  
    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 Lynagh''': 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 Marlow''': 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.  ''Ian Lynagh'' is running a discussion, but we expect it to reach consensus in plenty of time for 6.10.
     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''
     
    3434   * Performance penalty, but too small to measure
    3535
    36  * '''[wiki:Commentary/Compiler/NewCodeGen Back-end revamp]''' (see also #1501).  John Dias is in charge.  For 6.10 we will make sure that the whole existing path still exists, so we can choose at a late date whether to rely on the new path or not.
     36 * '''[wiki:Commentary/Compiler/NewCodeGen Back-end revamp]''' (see also #1501).  '''John Dias''' is in charge.  For 6.10 we will make sure that the whole existing path still exists, so we can choose at a late date whether to rely on the new path or not.
    3737
    3838 * '''[http://haskell.org/haskellwiki/GHC/Indexed_types Type families]''', fully working. ''Manuel Chakravarty and Simon PJ''