Changes between Version 38 and Version 39 of Status/GHC-6.12


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Jun 30, 2009 1:44:19 PM (6 years ago)
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    66these, please get involved!
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    8  * Parallel performance.  6.12.1 will ship with the improvements to
     8 * '''Parallel performance'''.  6.12.1 will ship with the improvements to
    99 parallel performance described in our ICFP 2009 paper.  Still to do:
    1010 overhaul the +RTS GC settings, tune for good performance by default.
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    12  * Parallel profiling: the new RTS tracing features will be included, and
     12 * '''Parallel profiling''': the new RTS tracing features will be included, and
    1313 we hope to have a release of `ThreadScope` to coincide with GHC 6.12.1.
    1414 `ThreadScope` is written using gtk2hs, and could benefit from someone with
     
    1616 contact Satnam Singh <[email protected]>.
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    18  * Unicode I/O: the new Unicode I/O library is in, and will ship with
     18 * '''Unicode I/O''': the new Unicode I/O library is in, and will ship with
    1919 6.12.1.  Still to do: decide on the public API for changing encodings
    2020 and newline conversion.
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    22  * Shared libraries: we intend to ship with shared library support on at
     22 * '''Shared libraries''': we intend to ship with shared library support on at
    2323 least x86/Linux and x86-64/Linux.  There are various tasks remaining to
    2424 do here - Duncan, can we have a summary?
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    26  * Data Parallel Haskell.  Manuel, can you comment on the state of play?
     26 * '''Data Parallel Haskell'''.  Manuel, can you comment on the state of play?
    2727   What can we expect in time for 6.12.1?
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    29  * Plugin support in GHC.  The patches are not yet in GHC, and as far as
    30  I know are awaiting review - Simon, can you say more?
     29 * '''Plugin support in GHC'''.  The patches are not yet in GHC; they are awaiting review by Simon PJ.
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    32  * The new backend code generator.  At the moment, it seems unlikely that
     31 * '''The new backend code generator'''.  At the moment, it seems unlikely that
    3332 GHC 6.12.1 will ship with the new code generator enabled by default,
    3433 although it may well be available for testing.  Meanwhile, work on it