Changes between Version 4 and Version 5 of Status/October08


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Oct 21, 2008 2:46:18 AM (6 years ago)
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  • Status/October08

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    1717 * GHC now comes with '''Haddock 2''', which supports all GHC extensions 
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    19  * '''Parallel garbage collection''' is implemented, by Simon Marlow. "[http://research.microsoft.com/%7Esimonpj/papers/parallel-gc/index.htm Parallel generational-copying garbage collection with a block-structured heap]".  
     19 * '''Parallel garbage collection''' has been implemented by Simon Marlow.  This speeds up even purely-sequential programs, by using the extra processors during garbage collection.  Our ISMM'08 paper gives the details [http://research.microsoft.com/%7Esimonpj/papers/parallel-gc/index.htm Parallel generational-copying garbage collection with a block-structured heap].  
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     21 * The base library now uses extensible exceptions, as described in Simon Marlow's paper [http://www.haskell.org/~simonmar/papers/ext-exceptions.pdf An Extensible Dynamically-Typed Hierarchy of Exceptions] (Haskell workshop 2006). 
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    22  * The base library now uses extensible exceptions 
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    24  * The GHC API now uses a Ghc Monad, making it easier to use 
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    26  * The GHC API now has haddock documentation 
     23 * The GHC API now uses a Ghc Monad, making it easier to use.  Furthermore, the API now has Haddock documentation 
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    2825 * External core (output only) now works again 
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    30  * DPH (Data Parallel Haskell, which supercedes NDP) is now an extralib 
     27 * Data Parallel Haskell (DPH), which supercedes NDP) is now an extralib 
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    3229See the release notes for full details.