wiki:Status/May13

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GHC Status Report May 2013

[work in progress]

As planned, we made another minor release 7.6.2 from the 7.6 branch in January 2013. This included only bug and performance fixes; no new features were added.

We plan to put out a new major release 7.8.1 in November 2013. This will include several significant changes, including:

  • polykinded Typeable library [Jose Pedro Magalhaes]
  • major improvements in DPH (vectorisation avoidance, new vectoriser) [Ben Lippmeier]
  • type holes [Thijs Alkemade]
  • rebindable list syntax [Achim Krause]
  • major changes to the type inference engine [Simon Peyton Jones]
  • type level natural numbers [Iavor S. Diatchki]
  • overlapping type families [Richard Eisenberg]
  • the new code generator [Simon Marlow]
  • support for vector (SSE/AVX) instructions [Geoffrey Mainland]
  • Scheduler changes to the RTS to improve latency [Simon Marlow]
  • dynamic ghci [Ian Lynagh]
  • cross-compilation [Stephen Blackheath]

There remains more to do than we will ever have time for, so please do come and join in the fun!