Changes between Version 10 and Version 11 of Status/October08


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Oct 21, 2008 3:29:21 AM (5 years ago)
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    55== The GHC 6.10 branch == 
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    7 GHC 6.10.1 is the first release in the 6.10 branch, and features many improvements over the 6.8 branch; the highlights are: 
     7GHC 6.10.1 is the first release in the 6.10 branch, and features many improvements over the 6.8 branch. The release notes have fully details, but the highlights are: 
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    99 * Some '''new language features''' have been implemented: 
     
    2727 * '''Data Parallel Haskell''' (DPH) comes as part of GHC, as a result of Roman Leshchinskiy's efforts.  In 6.10, for the first time, DPH includes a full vectoriser, so the system is much more usable than before.  It's still really an alpha release though; we very much welcome friendly guinea pigs, but it's not ready for your 3 gigabyte genome search program.  We have a lot of performance tuning to do.  We've written a new paper [http://research.microsoft.com/%7Esimonpj/papers/ndp/index.htm Harnessing the multicores: nested data parallelism in Haskell] (FSTTCS'08), which gives a tutorial overview of the system, focusing especially on vectorisation. 
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    29 See the release notes for full details. 
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    3131== The GHC 6.12 branch ==