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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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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>Working version
82        <a href="dist/working/110.54/index.html">110.54</a>
83        available.</li>
84    <li><a href="new.html#110.53">Working version 110.53 available.</a>
85      This is mostly a bugfix release.</li>
86    <li><a href="new.html#110.52">Working version 110.52 available.</a>
87      This was mostly a bugfix release, too.</li>
88    <li><a href="new.html#110.51">Working version 110.51 available.</a>
89      This version adds 64-bit integer and word arithmetic to the
90      <i>Basis</i> library (structures <tt>Int64</tt> and
91      <tt>Word64</tt>).  (At the moment, the implementation is rather
92      inefficient, though.)</li>
93    <li><a href="new.html#110.50">Working version 110.50 available.</a>
94      This version corrects a problem related to <tt>struct</tt> arguments
95      and results with NLFFI on the x86 platform.  It also improves
96      back-trace support and adds a simple test coverage tool.
97      In addition, CM can now deal directly with "lazy sml" source code.</li>
98    <li><a href="new.html#110.49">Working version 110.49 available.</a>
99      Version 110.49 fixes another show-stopper bug in the x86 c-calls
100      implementation, fixes a bug in the signal masking code, and enables
101      Cygwin support.</li>
102    <li><a href="new.html#110.48">Working version 110.48 available.</a>
103      Version 110.48 fixes a show-stopper bug in the x86 c-calls
104      implementation introduced by 110.47.  It also resolves a few other
105      minor issues.</li>
106    <li><a href="new.html#110.47">Working version 110.47 available.</a>
107      The most important change is the availability of preliminary
108      implementations of the NLFFI foreign-function interface under Mac OS
109      X and Win32.</li>
110    <li><a href="new.html#110.46">Working version 110.46 available.</a>
111       We are moving closer to compliance with the Basis Library specification.
112       There are also bugfixes and other minor enhancements to the installer,
113       the Windows port, the <tt>ml-build</tt> command-line tool, and
114       the Compilation Manager.
115       </li>
116    <li><a href="new.html#110.45">Working version 110.45 available.</a>
117       This is a maintenance release which mostly fixes problems compiling
118       the runtime system code using GCC 3.3.
119       </li>
120    <li><a href="new.html#110.44">Working version 110.44 available.</a>
121       This update fixes several important bugs, improves the new
122       installer, provides support for Mac OS X 10.3 (Panther), and
123       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>  <li><a href="new.html#110.42">Working version 110.42 available.</a>
147      This relatively small but important update (among other things)      This relatively small but important update (among other things)
148      fixes a memory leak problem in CML and provides support for MacOS      fixes a memory leak problem in CML and provides support for MacOS
149      X 10.2.  (We have provided a MacOS <a      X 10.2.  (We have provided a MacOS <a
150      href="ftp://ftp.research.bell-labs.com/dist/smlnj/working/110.42/smlnj-macosx.dmg">disk      href="/dist/working/110.42/smlnj-macosx.dmg">disk
151      image</a> with pre-compiled runtime systems for both MacOS 10.1      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      and 10.2 for use by those without developer tools.  See the README
153      file within this disk image for details.)      file within this disk image for details.)
 <li><a href="new.html#110.41">Working version 110.41 available.</a>  
     The biggest highlight of this version is that it fixes a long-standing  
     problem with the garbage collector that would lead to constant, slow,  
     but unbounded memory leakage.  
 <li>A new <a href="ftp://ftp.research.bell-labs.com/dist/smlnj/working/110.40/runtime.tgz">  
     runtime tarball</a> has been uploaded to our ftp server.  It fixes  
     a potentially serious problem with the GC (in programs that allocate  
     very large arrays).  
 <li><a href="new.html#110.40">Working version 110.40 available.</a>  
     This release features many improvements to the libraries and  
     has seen substantial work on the MLRISC backend.</li>  
 <li><a href="new.html#110.39">Working version 110.39 available.</a>  
     This is mainly a bugfix release, but there  
     are also improvements to libraries, FFI generator, and installer.</li>  
 <li><a href="new.html#110.38">Working version 110.38 available</a>.  
     This release improves the internal organization  
     of the MLRISC backend and comes with a completely overhauled FFI  
     implementation. There are also  
   <a href="ftp://ftp.research.bell-labs.com/dist/smlnj/working/110.38/INSTALL">  
     new installation instructions</a>  
     (which were long overdue).</li>  
 <li><a href="new.html#SF-mirror"> SourceForge mirror of SML/NJ web site  
     [October 17, 2001].</a></li>  
 <li>Working version 110.35 available.  We have reworked the  
     organization of compiler libraries.  There are also several important  
     bug fixes.</li>  
 <li>Working version 110.34 available.  This version brings renewed  
     support for CML and eXene, several bug fixes, and further improvements  
     to the new FFI.</li>  
 <li><a href="new.html#macosx"> Working version 110.33 available with  
     Mac OS X support and experimental FFI [June 6, 2001]</a></li>  
 <li><a href="new.html#smlnj.exe">New 110.0.7 smlnj.exe</a>  
     fixes error messages when installing under Windows 95/98/ME.  
     [March 23, 2001]</li>  
 <li><a href="new.html#sourceforge">New SML and SML/NJ SourceForge projects  
     [1 March 2001]</a>.</li>  
 <li><a href="new.html#prog-smlnj">New SML/NJ tutorial</a>  
     by Riccardo Pucella available. [18 Feb 2001].</li>  
 <li> <a href="new.html#sml-mode">emacs sml-mode updated to 3.9.5</a>  
     in contrib/emacs  [26 Jan 2001]</a>.</li>  
 <li> <a href="new.html#110.0.7">New <strong>110.0.7</strong> patch release  
     available</a>; includes CML fixes, smlnj-lib improvements  
     [October 12, 2000]. </li>  
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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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      <img src="smlnj-list-logo.jpg" align=center> using the      <img src="smlnj-list-logo.jpg" align=center> using the
213      <a href="bug-report-form">bug report form</a>.</li>      <a href="bugs/bug-report-form">bug report form</a>.</li>
214  <li>The record of  <li>The record of currently known bugs and the bug history</a> for
215      <a href="ftp://ftp.research.bell-labs.com/dist/smlnj/working/bugs">  SML/NJ are available via the <a href="bugs/index.html">bugs web page</a>.</li>
     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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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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