Changes between Version 24 and Version 25 of Status/Oct13


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Oct 18, 2013 4:22:12 PM (6 months ago)
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heisenbug
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  • Status/Oct13

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    5454 * **Atomic and prefetch primops**.  There are new primops for all backends, including new atomic memory operations (by Ryan Newton) and support for low-level prefetch instructions in the processor, allowing you to guide cache decisions (by Carter Schonwald.) 
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    56 == Frontend, build-system, and misc. changes == 
     56== Frontend, build-system, and miscellaneous changes == 
    5757 
    5858 * **Dynamic-by-default** - In 7.8, we're hoping to make GHCi use the system linker by default on supported platforms, eliminating a host of bugs in the current home-grown linker. Eventually we hope to remove the old linker completely. Until then, GHC now supports compiling files statically and dynamically at the same time (with the `-dynamic-too` flag,) meaning you can switch between static/dynamic builds much more easily.