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9  <!-- BELL-LABS  <!-- BELL-LABS
10  kw      programming language compiler functional symbolic  kw      programming language compiler functional symbolic
11  category        project  category        project
12  contact dbm@cs.chicago.edu  contact macqueen@cs.chicago.edu
13  desc    a compiler and programming system for a modern functional language  desc    a compiler and programming system for a modern functional language
14  -->  -->
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45              </strong></big></big>              </strong></big></big>
46        </td>        </td>
47        <td align="right">        <td align="right">
48              <a href="http://www.bell-labs.com/">              &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;
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49        </td>        </td>
50      </tr>      </tr>
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62  SML/NJ is <a href="license.html">free, open source</a> software.  SML/NJ is <a href="license.html">free, open source</a> software.
63  </p>  </p>
65    <a href="dist/working/index.html">
66    <h3>Downloads</h3>
67    </a>
69    Although we have not "blessed" it as a full release,
70    we <i>strongly</i> recommend using one of our recent
71    <a href="dist/working/index.html">working</a> versions.
72    Currently, the most recent such version
73    is <a href="dist/working/110.54/index.html">110.54</a>.
76  <a href="new.html">  <a href="new.html">
77  <h3>What's New</h3>  <h3>What's New</h3>
78  </a>  </a>
80  <ul>  <ul>
81  <li><a href="new.html#110.41">Working version 110.41 available.</a>  <li>Working version
82      The biggest highlight of this version is that it fixes a long-standing      <a href="dist/working/110.54/index.html">110.54</a>
83      problem with the garbage collector that would lead to constant, slow,      available.</li>
84      but unbounded memory leakage.  <li><a href="new.html#110.53">Working version 110.53 available.</a>
85  <li>A new <a href="ftp://ftp.research.bell-labs.com/dist/smlnj/working/110.40/runtime.tgz">    This is mostly a bugfix release.</li>
86      runtime tarball</a> has been uploaded to our ftp server.  It fixes  <li><a href="new.html#110.52">Working version 110.52 available.</a>
87      a potentially serious problem with the GC (in programs that allocate    This was mostly a bugfix release, too.</li>
88      very large arrays).  <li><a href="new.html#110.51">Working version 110.51 available.</a>
89  <li><a href="new.html#110.40">Working version 110.40 available.</a>    This version adds 64-bit integer and word arithmetic to the
90      This release features many improvements to the libraries and    <i>Basis</i> library (structures <tt>Int64</tt> and
91      has seen substantial work on the MLRISC backend.</li>    <tt>Word64</tt>).  (At the moment, the implementation is rather
92  <li><a href="new.html#110.39">Working version 110.39 available.</a>    inefficient, though.)</li>
93     ┬áThis is mainly a bugfix release, but there  <li><a href="new.html#110.50">Working version 110.50 available.</a>
94      are also improvements to libraries, FFI generator, and installer.</li>    This version corrects a problem related to <tt>struct</tt> arguments
95  <li><a href="new.html#110.38">Working version 110.38 available</a>.    and results with NLFFI on the x86 platform.  It also improves
96      This release improves the internal organization    back-trace support and adds a simple test coverage tool.
97      of the MLRISC backend and comes with a completely overhauled FFI    In addition, CM can now deal directly with "lazy sml" source code.</li>
98      implementation. There are also  <li><a href="new.html#110.49">Working version 110.49 available.</a>
99    <a href="ftp://ftp.research.bell-labs.com/dist/smlnj/working/110.38/INSTALL">    Version 110.49 fixes another show-stopper bug in the x86 c-calls
100      new installation instructions</a>    implementation, fixes a bug in the signal masking code, and enables
101      (which were long overdue).</li>    Cygwin support.</li>
102  <li><a href="new.html#SF-mirror"> SourceForge mirror of SML/NJ web site  <li><a href="new.html#110.48">Working version 110.48 available.</a>
103      [October 17, 2001].</a></li>    Version 110.48 fixes a show-stopper bug in the x86 c-calls
104  <li>Working version 110.35 available.  We have reworked the    implementation introduced by 110.47.  It also resolves a few other
105      organization of compiler libraries.  There are also several important    minor issues.</li>
106      bug fixes.</li>  <li><a href="new.html#110.47">Working version 110.47 available.</a>
107  <li>Working version 110.34 available.  This version brings renewed    The most important change is the availability of preliminary
108      support for CML and eXene, several bug fixes, and further improvements    implementations of the NLFFI foreign-function interface under Mac OS
109      to the new FFI.</li>    X and Win32.</li>
110  <li><a href="new.html#macosx"> Working version 110.33 available with  <li><a href="new.html#110.46">Working version 110.46 available.</a>
111      Mac OS X support and experimental FFI [June 6, 2001]</a></li>     We are moving closer to compliance with the Basis Library specification.
112  <li><a href="new.html#smlnj.exe">New 110.0.7 smlnj.exe</a>     There are also bugfixes and other minor enhancements to the installer,
113      fixes error messages when installing under Windows 95/98/ME.     the Windows port, the <tt>ml-build</tt> command-line tool, and
114      [March 23, 2001]</li>     the Compilation Manager.
115  <li><a href="new.html#sourceforge">New SML and SML/NJ SourceForge projects     </li>
116      [1 March 2001]</a>.</li>  <li><a href="new.html#110.45">Working version 110.45 available.</a>
117  <li><a href="new.html#prog-smlnj">New SML/NJ tutorial</a>     This is a maintenance release which mostly fixes problems compiling
118      by Riccardo Pucella available. [18 Feb 2001].</li>     the runtime system code using GCC 3.3.
119  <li> <a href="new.html#sml-mode">emacs sml-mode updated to 3.9.5</a>     </li>
120      in contrib/emacs  [26 Jan 2001]</a>.</li>  <li><a href="new.html#110.44">Working version 110.44 available.</a>
121  <li> <a href="new.html#110.0.7">New <strong>110.0.7</strong> patch release     This update fixes several important bugs, improves the new
122      available</a>; includes CML fixes, smlnj-lib improvements     installer, provides support for Mac OS X 10.3 (Panther), and
123      [October 12, 2000]. </li>     continues to bring the Basis implementation closer to the
124       specification.</li>
125    <li><a href="new.html#110.43">Working version 110.43 available.</a>
126       This is a fairly major update which brings back an operational
127       port to the Microsoft Windows platform as well as extensive
128       work on the Basis library (including support for <tt>IntInf.int</tt>).</li>
129    <li>The SML/NJ source CVS repository has been moved to SourceForge.
130      The
131     <a href="https://sourceforge.net/projects/smlnj">SML/NJ SourceForge
132                project page</a>
133     has a link to information about CVS access.  The distribution files
134     are also in the process of being moved to SourceForge.  A mirror of
135     the www.smlnj.org is available at the
136     <a href="http://smlnj.cs.uchicago.edu">
137     University of Chicago</a>. The Bell Labs SML/NJ web site is now obsolete and
138     will be replaced with an indirection to www.smlnj.org. [March 10, 2003]</li>
139    <li>We have switched over to a new mailing list hosted by
140        <a href="http://sourceforge.net/">SourceForge</a>.  The name of
141        the new list is <img src="smlnj-list-logo.jpg" align=center>.
142        (To avoid receiving
143        to much spam we do not show the name of the mailing list in clear text
144        and render it as a JPG image instead.  If spammers start using fancy
145        OCR, we give up.)</li>
146    <li><a href="new.html#110.42">Working version 110.42 available.</a>
147        This relatively small but important update (among other things)
148        fixes a memory leak problem in CML and provides support for MacOS
149        X 10.2.  (We have provided a MacOS <a
150        href="/dist/working/110.42/smlnj-macosx.dmg">disk
151        image</a> with pre-compiled runtime systems for both MacOS 10.1
152        and 10.2 for use by those without developer tools.  See the README
153        file within this disk image for details.)
154  <li><a href="new.html#Version-111">Version 111 plans</a>.</li>  <li><a href="new.html#Version-111">Version 111 plans</a>.</li>
155  </ul>  </ul>
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161  <ul>  <ul>
162  <li>Information on <a href="software.html">downloading and installing</a>  <li>Information on <a href="software.html">downloading and installing</a>
163      the <strong>SML/NJ</strong>system and related software.</li>      the <strong>SML/NJ</strong>system and related software.</li>
164  <li> A <strong>self-installing .EXE</strong> for Windows 9X, NT, or  <li> A <strong>self-installing .EXE</strong> for Windows 9X/NT/2000/XP
165      2000 is available (<a href="dist/smlnj.exe">http</a>,  is available (<a href="dist/release/110.0.7/smlnj.exe">(smlnj.exe, 5.4MB)</a>.</li>
    <a href="ftp://ftp.research.bell-labs.com/dist/smlnj/release/110/smlnj.exe">  
       ftp</a>; 5.4MB).</li>  
166  </ul>  </ul>
168  <h3>Background</h3>  <h3>Background</h3>
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179  <li><a href="doc/literature.html#books">Books</a></li>  <li><a href="doc/literature.html#books">Books</a></li>
180  <li><a href="doc/literature.html#tutorials">Tutorials</a></li>  <li><a href="doc/literature.html#tutorials">Tutorials</a></li>
181  <li><a href="doc/index.html">SML/NJ User's Guide</a></li>  <li><a href="doc/index.html">SML/NJ User's Guide</a></li>
182  <li><a href="doc/basis/index.html">SML'97 Basis Library</a></li>  <li><a href="http://www.standardml.org/Basis">SML'97 Basis Library</a></li>
183  <li><a href="doc/FAQ/index.html">SML/NJ FAQ  <li><a href="doc/FAQ/index.html">SML/NJ FAQ
184      (Frequently Asked Questions)</a></li>      (Frequently Asked Questions)</a></li>
185  <li><a href="doc/Conversion/index.html">SML'97 Conversion Guide</a></li>  <li><a href="doc/Conversion/index.html">SML'97 Conversion Guide</a></li>
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200  <li><a href="http://www.cis.ohio-state.edu/hypertext/faq/usenet/meta-lang-faq/faq.html">  <li><a href="http://www.cis.ohio-state.edu/hypertext/faq/usenet/meta-lang-faq/faq.html">
201      comp.lang.ml FAQ</a></li>      comp.lang.ml FAQ</a></li>
202  <li><a href="compiler-notes/index.html">Compiler notes</a></li>  <li><a href="compiler-notes/index.html">Compiler notes</a></li>
    <a href="ftp://ftp.research.bell-labs.com/dist/smlnj/doc/SMLNJ/smlnj.tar.Z">  
     SML/NJ web pages</a>,  
     including the Basis web pages, are available for downloading as a  
     compressed tar file. The  
   <a href="ftp://ftp.research.bell-labs.com/dist/smlnj/doc/Basis/SMLBasis.tar.gz">  
     Basis documentation pages</a> are also available separately as a gzipped  
     tar file.  
    <a href="ftp://ftp.research.bell-labs.com/dist/smlnj/doc/SMLNJ/smlnj.tar.Z">  
    <a href="ftp://ftp.research.bell-labs.com/dist/smlnj/doc/Basis/SMLBasis.tar.gz">  
203  </ul>  </ul>
205  <h3>Reporting Bugs</h3>  <h3>Reporting Bugs</h3>
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209      <a href="http://www.cs.princeton.edu/%7Eappel/smlnj/bugform.cgi">      <a href="http://www.cs.princeton.edu/%7Eappel/smlnj/bugform.cgi">
210      cgi bug form</a> at Princeton.</li>      cgi bug form</a> at Princeton.</li>
211  <li>You can also submit bug reports by email to  <li>You can also submit bug reports by email to
212      <a href="mailto:sml-bugs@research.bell-labs.com">      <img src="smlnj-list-logo.jpg" align=center> using the
213      sml-bugs@research.bell-labs.com</a> using the      <a href="bugs/bug-report-form">bug report form</a>.</li>
214      <a href="bug-report-form">bug report form</a>.</li>  <li>The record of currently known bugs and the bug history</a> for
215  <li>The record of  SML/NJ are available via the <a href="bugs/index.html">bugs web page</a>.</li>
     <a href="ftp://ftp.research.bell-labs.com/dist/smlnj/working/bugs">  
     currently known bugs and the bug history</a> for SML/NJ are available  
     via  FTP.</li>  
216  </ul>  </ul>
218  <a href="links.html">  <a href="links.html">
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238  <hr>  <hr>
240  Send your comments to  Send your comments to <img src="smlnj-list-logo.jpg" align=center>.
   <a href="mailto:sml-nj@research.bell-labs.com">  
242  <br>  <br>
244  <font size="-3">Copyright &copy; 1996,  <font size="-3">Copyright &copy; 2004-2005, the SML/NJ Fellowship</a>.
    <a href="http://www.lucent.com/">Lucent Technologies; Bell Laboratories</a>.  
245  </font>  </font>
247  <br>  <br>

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