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1 : dbm 570 This is the HISTORY file for the Yale SML/NJ CVS repository.
2 :    
3 :     An entry should be made for _every_ commit to the repository.
4 :     The entries in this file will be used when creating the README
5 :     for new versions, so keep that in mind when writing the
6 :     description.
7 :    
8 :     The form of an entry should be:
9 :    
10 : mblume 1615 Name:
11 : mblume 1480 Date: yyyy/mm/dd
12 :     Tag: <post-commit CVS tag>
13 :     Description:
14 :    
15 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
16 : mblume 1687 Name: Matthias Blume (blume (at) tti - c (dot) org)
17 : mblume 1689 Date: 2004/11/13 00:20:00 CST
18 :     Tag: blume-20041113-versiontool
19 :     Description:
20 :    
21 :     - Stripped down the versiontool: It now only handles the version number.
22 :     The date string is generated at bootstrap time (during makeml).
23 :    
24 :     - In a previous commit, fixed a minor issue with how polyequal is being
25 :     translated. In particular, the code now "looks through" abstractions.
26 :     This results in slightly fewer polyEqual warnings and hopefully slightly
27 :     more efficient code. Important examples for where this matters are
28 :     the new int64 and word64 types.
29 :    
30 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
31 :     Name: Matthias Blume (blume (at) tti - c (dot) org)
32 : mblume 1687 Date: 2004/11/12 00:30:00 CST
33 :     Tag: blume-20041112-int64
34 :     Description:
35 :    
36 :     Structure Int64 fully hooked in. (The implementation is not very
37 :     efficient, though.)
38 :    
39 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
40 :     Name: Matthias Blume (blume (at) tti - c (dot) org)
41 : mblume 1686 Date: 2004/11/11 17:30:00 CST
42 :     Tag: blume-20041111-more64
43 :     Description:
44 :    
45 :     All the pieces of Word64 are now there, with the exception of the
46 :     conversions from and to LargeWord. (Eventually these need to be identities,
47 :     but for the time being they don't even make sense because LargeWord is
48 :     32-bit wide.)
49 :    
50 :     Also started to add similar support for Int64, but major pieces of that
51 :     are still missing.
52 :    
53 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
54 : mblume 1668 Name: Matthias Blume (blume (at) tti - c (dot) org)
55 : mblume 1684 Date: 2004/11/11 00:15:00 CST
56 :     Tag: blume-20041111-word64
57 :     Description:
58 :    
59 :     Structure Word64 is now (almost) complete, word literals and patterns
60 :     seem to work. There are a few odd pieces missing. In particular,
61 :     I didn't do the {from,to}LargeWord parts because LargeWord is still Word32
62 :     at the moment.
63 :    
64 :     Making Word64 official would mean that LargeWord becomes Word64. But
65 :     this requires extreme care because most word-word conversions have to
66 :     go through LargeWord, so making a mistake means loss of efficiency or
67 :     worse. Eventually there will be a solution similar to (but actually
68 :     simpler than) what I did with IntInf.
69 :    
70 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
71 :     Name: Matthias Blume (blume (at) tti - c (dot) org)
72 : mblume 1683 Date: 2004/11/10 18:12:00 CST
73 :     Tag: blume-20041110-64bit
74 :     Description:
75 :    
76 :     More 64-bit hacking (but still not even half-way there yet).
77 :     Also, some assorted improvements to the handling of 8-bit words.
78 :    
79 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
80 :     Name: Matthias Blume (blume (at) tti - c (dot) org)
81 : mblume 1682 Date: 2004/11/09 17:50:00 CST
82 : mblume 1683 Tag: <none>
83 : mblume 1682 Description:
84 :    
85 :     Started adding some infrastructure for supporting 64-bit int- and
86 :     word-types. (Still in its very early stages.)
87 :    
88 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
89 :     Name: Matthias Blume (blume (at) tti - c (dot) org)
90 : mblume 1672 Date: 2004/10/28 10:45:00 CDT
91 :     Tag: Release_110_50
92 :     Description:
93 :    
94 :     New working version (110.50). NEW BOOTFILES!
95 :    
96 :     =====================
97 :    
98 :     Also:
99 :    
100 :     - Changend config/srcarchiveurl from a file just
101 :     containing the URL string into a file containing
102 :     shell script code. The code has access to the $VERSION variable.
103 :     - Made corresponding changes to config/install.sh and config/unpack.
104 :     - Default contents of config/srcarchiveurl uses $VERSION and
105 :     normally does not have to be edited to reflect a version change.
106 :    
107 :     (As a result, a version change can be done by just editing
108 :     config/version, the rest is now automatic.)
109 :    
110 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
111 :     Name: Matthias Blume (blume (at) tti - c (dot) org)
112 : mblume 1669 Date: 2004/10/27 17:50:00 CDT
113 :     Tag: blume-20041027-btrace-msg
114 :     Description:
115 :    
116 :     BackTrace.monitor now also reports the source of the exception that
117 :     triggered the trace.
118 :    
119 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
120 :     Name: Matthias Blume (blume (at) tti - c (dot) org)
121 : mblume 1668 Date: 2004/10/27 17:20:00 CDT
122 :     Tag: blume-20041027-x86-c-calls
123 :     Description:
124 :    
125 :     This is the HISTORY entry for two earlier commits, both concerning
126 :     the x86 c-calls code in MLRISC:
127 :    
128 :     - added a missing LOAD in the code that deals with struct arguments
129 :     - made sure the caller does not add the wrong number of bytes to the
130 :     stack pointer after a call of a function returning a struct
131 :     (the callee already pops the implicit argument which points to
132 :     the space reserved for the result)
133 :    
134 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
135 : allenleung 1662 Name: Allen Leung (leunga (at) reservoir (dot) com)
136 :     Date: 2004/10/24 14:00:00 EST
137 :     Tag: leunga-20041024-x86-gas-fucomip
138 :     Description:
139 :    
140 :     John discovered a bug in the syntax of fucomip.
141 :     The opcodes FU?COMIP? have been changed to
142 :    
143 :     fu?comip? %st(i), %st
144 :    
145 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
146 : mblume 1622 Name: Matthias Blume (blume (at) tti - c (dot) org)
147 : mblume 1656 Date: 2004/10/20 15:06:00 CDT
148 :     Tag: blume-20041020-standalone-backtrace
149 :     Description:
150 :    
151 :     Added a mechanism for getting back-trace information from standalone
152 :     programs. Here is how it works:
153 :    
154 :     1. The part of the program from which you want to get backtrace
155 :     information (usually the whole program) should be wrapped with
156 :     BackTrace.monitor. This is a (unit->'a)->'a function, and your
157 :     main program could be modified from something like
158 :    
159 :     fun main (pgm, args) = ...
160 :    
161 :     to
162 :    
163 :     fun main (pgm, args) = BackTrace.monitor (fn () => ...)
164 :    
165 :     2. To be able to access BackTrace.monitor, you have to add
166 :     library $smlnj-tdp/plugins.cm to the .cm file that contains your
167 :     main function.
168 :    
169 :     3. Remove all compiled code (i.e., all the .cm/ subdirectories that
170 :     CM might have created in the past for your project).
171 :    
172 :     4. Build the system using this command line:
173 :    
174 :     ml-build -Ctdp.instrument=true \$smlnj-tdp/back-trace.cm \
175 :     myprog.cm MyProg.main myprog
176 :    
177 :     instead of the usual
178 :    
179 :     ml-build myprog.cm MyProg.main myprog
180 :    
181 :     I changed a library name:
182 :    
183 :     $/trace-debug-profile.cm --> $smlnj-tdp/plugins.cm
184 :    
185 :     New libraries:
186 :    
187 :     $smlnj-tdp/back-trace.cm
188 :     -- when loaded causes the back-trace plugin to be installed
189 :     $smlnj-tdp/coverage.cm
190 :     -- when loaded causes the coverage plugin to be installed
191 :    
192 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
193 :     Name: Matthias Blume (blume (at) tti - c (dot) org)
194 : mblume 1655 Date: 2004/10/18 16:45:00 CDT
195 :     Tag: blume-20041018-groupowner
196 :     Description:
197 :    
198 :     Added an "obsolete" warning for the "group owner" syntax to CM's parser.
199 :    
200 :     Eliminated group owner specs from .cm files throughout the source tree.
201 :    
202 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
203 :     Name: Matthias Blume (blume (at) tti - c (dot) org)
204 : mblume 1653 Date: 2004/10/15 15:45:00 CDT
205 :     Tag: blume-20041015-coverage
206 :     Description:
207 :    
208 :     * Test coverage tool added!
209 :     * Further reorganization of tracing-, debugging-, and profiling support:
210 :    
211 :     - moved original BTImp -- now called BackTrace -- into a separate
212 :     library called $/trace-debug-profile.cm
213 :     - eliminated all mentions of BTrace from SMLofNJ.Internals
214 :     - only the instrumentation mechanism is now left in the compiler proper
215 :     - BackTrace module is a plugin which is NOT plugged in by default
216 :     - Coverage module is another such plugin
217 :    
218 :     To get the benefits of any of these plugin modules, the code in
219 :     question must be compiled with tdp instrumentation turned on. This
220 :     can be done by setting SMLofNJ.Internals.TDP.mode to true.
221 :     (The ref cell is also controlled via the -Ctdp.instrument=... switch.)
222 :    
223 :     Plugins are selected at link time. (Pre-compiled instrumented code
224 :     can be re-loaded with different plugins in effect.) When an
225 :     instrumented module is linked, whatever plugins are at that time
226 :     enabled will come into effect for that module.
227 :    
228 :     To enable the back-trace plugin, load library $/trace-debug-profile.cm
229 :     and invoke BackTrace.install() (e.g., from the interactive prompt).
230 :     To enable the coverage plugin, load the same library and invoke
231 :     Coverage.install().
232 :    
233 :     Back-traces are generated automatically on uncaught exceptions and
234 :     when the code in question explicitly invokes BackTrace.trigger().
235 :    
236 :     Coverage (and execution frequency-) information must be queried
237 :     explicitly by calling Coverage.not_covered and Coverage.hot_spots.
238 :    
239 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
240 :     Name: Matthias Blume (blume (at) tti - c (dot) org)
241 : mblume 1652 Date: 2004/10/14 17:40:00 CDT
242 :     Tag: blume-20041014-tdp-core
243 :     Description:
244 :    
245 :     Snapshot of a significant overhaul of how the trace/debug/profile support
246 :     is hooked into the system (specifically: Core and SMLofNJ.Internals).
247 :    
248 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
249 :     Name: Matthias Blume (blume (at) tti - c (dot) org)
250 : mblume 1650 Date: 2004/10/13 16:34:00 CDT
251 :     Tag: blume-20041013-tdp
252 :     Description:
253 :    
254 :     Some rationalization of names:
255 :    
256 :     structure BTrace -> structure TDPInstrument
257 :     etc.
258 :    
259 :     This is is preparation of using the original back-trace
260 :     instrumentation for other purposes. "TDP" stands for
261 :     Trace/Debug/Profile.
262 :    
263 :     The control flag controlling whether instrumentation is on or off is now
264 :     registered under a different name, so instead of running sml as
265 :    
266 :     sml -Cinstrument.btrace-mode=true
267 :    
268 :     one has to say
269 :    
270 :     sml -Ctdp.instrument=true
271 :    
272 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
273 :     Name: Matthias Blume (blume (at) tti - c (dot) org)
274 : mblume 1645 Date: 2004/10/11 16:37:00 CDT
275 :     Tag: blume-20041011-regions
276 :     Description:
277 :    
278 :     Made some minor modifications to elabcore.sml to have source regions
279 :     be propagated more tightly -- resulting in better (i.e., smaller)
280 :     regions being reported in error- and debug messages.
281 :    
282 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
283 :     Name: Matthias Blume (blume (at) tti - c (dot) org)
284 : mblume 1644 Date: 2004/10/08 22:50:00 CDT
285 :     Tag: blume-20041008-cmkw
286 :     Description:
287 :    
288 :     Fixed handling of keywords in .cm files: After seeing "is" the lexer
289 :     treats subsequent occurrences of "group", "library", "source", "is",
290 :     "*", and "-" as ordinary identifiers rather than keywords.
291 :    
292 :     Most seriously, this fixes a problem with CM's "shell" tool. The tool
293 :     is supposed to accept a tool argument called "source", but this did
294 :     not work because of the clash with the keyword.
295 :    
296 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
297 :     Name: Matthias Blume (blume (at) tti - c (dot) org)
298 : mblume 1642 Date: 2004/10/07 16:00:00 CDT
299 :     Tag: blume-20041007-cleanup
300 :     Description:
301 :    
302 :     Assorted cleanup work:
303 :    
304 :     - got rid of intstrmap in favor of using the library's
305 :     hash table implementation
306 :     - threw out most of the pathnames stuff, as it was not used anyway
307 :     - simplified tokentable implementation
308 :     - fixed some minor spelling errors
309 :    
310 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
311 :     Name: Matthias Blume (blume (at) tti - c (dot) org)
312 : mblume 1641 Date: 2004/10/06 15:15:15 CDT
313 :     Tag: blume-20041006-handler
314 :     Description:
315 :    
316 :     Cleaned up the absyn to reflect the invariant that HANDLE always
317 :     carries a FNexp as part of the type definition. This eliminates some
318 :     superfluous sanity checks at runtime down the road.
319 :    
320 :     Some minor cleanup of the btrace code.
321 :    
322 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
323 :     Name: Matthias Blume (blume (at) tti - c (dot) org)
324 : mblume 1640 Date: 2004/10/01 10:20:30 CDT
325 :     Tag: blume-20041001-slave
326 :     Description:
327 :    
328 :     Added hack to make slave mode work in the presence of the version
329 :     tool. (Still, since the master does two passes over the code for
330 :     CMB.make, the release number gets bumped twice when slaves are
331 :     attached. I don't know if this is worth fixing...)
332 :    
333 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
334 :     Name: Matthias Blume (blume (at) tti - c (dot) org)
335 : mblume 1639 Date: 2004/09/30 10:55:00 CDT
336 :     Tag: blume-20040930-version
337 :     Description:
338 :    
339 :     * Moved the "version" magic into its own little library under
340 : mblume 1672 src/system/smlnj/internal. This avoids expensive reconstruction of
341 :     a stable src/compiler/core.cm.
342 : mblume 1639
343 : mblume 1672 * At the same time, structure CompilerVersion is now known as
344 :     structure SMLNJVersion.
345 : mblume 1639
346 :     * Arranged for the version tool to NOT kick in when rebuilding the system
347 :     (makeml -rebuild, fixpt). Otherwise one would never reach a fixpoint.
348 :     Also, loading the versiontool does not work when rebuilding the system
349 :     because CM is not properly initialized at that time.
350 :    
351 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
352 :     Name: Matthias Blume (blume (at) tti - c (dot) org)
353 : mblume 1638 Date: 2004/09/29 14:00:00 CDT
354 :     Tag: blume-20040929-autoversion
355 :     Description:
356 :    
357 :     Implemented some CM magic to have
358 :     file src/compiler/TopLevel/main/version.sml
359 :     generated automagically.
360 :     The version is taken from two files: config/version and config/release.
361 :     The first is expected to contain a two-part version number such as 110.49.
362 :     The second should contain a single number, but it may be missing.
363 :    
364 :     If the environment variable VERSIONTOOL_BUMP_RELEASE is defined at the
365 :     time the version tool is loaded (which is the first time you say CMB.make),
366 :     then the tool will increment the value stored in config/release every
367 :     time CMB.make is invoked.
368 :    
369 :     The binfile format is now insensitive to anything beyond the first
370 :     two components of a version number, so bumping the release does not render
371 :     binfiles incompatible. Auto-bumping can be used to keep track of versions
372 :     during development without invalidating existing binfiles.
373 :    
374 :     In any case, every CMB.make updates the date information in version.sml.
375 :     (This is the date that is printed in the banner.)
376 :    
377 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
378 :     Name: Matthias Blume (blume (at) tti - c (dot) org)
379 : mblume 1634 Date: 2004/09/28 10:53:00 CDT
380 :     Tag: blume-20040928-controls
381 :     Description:
382 :    
383 :     Some cleanup of the controls code.
384 :    
385 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
386 :     Name: Matthias Blume (blume (at) tti - c (dot) org)
387 : mblume 1633 Date: 2004/09/27 22:08:00 CDT
388 :     Tag: blume-20040927-controls
389 :     Description:
390 :    
391 :     Added two pieces of functionality to the Controls interface:
392 :    
393 :     1. val save'restore: 'a control -> unit -> unit
394 :    
395 :     grabs the current value of the control in stage 1 and restores it
396 :     in stage 2.
397 :    
398 :     2. val set' : 'a control * 'a -> unit -> unit
399 :    
400 :     stores the given value into the control in stage 2 (i.e., delayed)
401 :     but does all error checking in stage 1.
402 :     (This is for string controls that need to do parse their argument --
403 :     something that might fail. In some cases, notably in CM, one
404 :     already knows the intended argument but wants to delay the actual
405 :     assignment until a time when error recovery would be more difficult.)
406 :    
407 :     Changed the handling of controls in tool arguments to classes "sml" and
408 :     "lazysml":
409 :     - use Controls.save'restore as a more robust way of restoring the
410 :     old value (in particular: without having to re-parse the string)
411 :     - use controls to handle the "overload" keyword in the init group
412 :     (I believe this change actually fixes a long-standing obscure bug.)
413 :    
414 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
415 :     Name: Matthias Blume (blume (at) tti - c (dot) org)
416 : mblume 1632 Date: 2004/09/27 17:00:00 CDT
417 :     Tag: blume-20040927-lazysml
418 :     Description:
419 :    
420 :     Added a new tool class called "lazysml" to CM's tool chest. The only
421 :     difference to "sml" is that compilation is done with Control.lazysml
422 :     set to true. A source of class "lazysml" is automatically recognized
423 :     by a file name suffix of ".lml".
424 :    
425 :     In addition to the above feature, the original class "sml" now also
426 :     supports a tool argument "lazy" which has the same effect. As a
427 :     result, the following three lines are equivalent:
428 :    
429 :     foo.sml : lazysml
430 :     foo.sml : sml (lazy)
431 :     foo.sml (lazy)
432 :    
433 :     The setting goes into effect both during parsing and during
434 :     compilation. The original setting is restored right after parsing and
435 :     after compilation, respectively.
436 :    
437 :     In addition to all the above, there is also a general mechanism to set
438 :     ANY of the "controls" that are available at the command line via
439 :     "-C..." on a per-sml-file basis. The same rules that apply for "lazy"
440 :     apply as well. (In fact, "lazy" is implemented as a special case of
441 :     the general mechanism.)
442 :    
443 :     The .cm file syntax uses a new keyword tool argument called "with".
444 :     There are several ways of indicating the desired settings:
445 :    
446 :     foo.sml (with:parser.quotations=true)
447 :     foo.sml (with:(name:parser.quotations value:true))
448 :     foo.sml (with:(name:name1 value:value1 name:name2 value:value2 ...))
449 :     foo.sml (with:(name1=value1 name2=value2 ...))
450 :     foo.sml (with:(name1=value1 name:name2 value:value2 name3=value3 ...))
451 :    
452 :     etc.
453 :    
454 :     Another possible abbreviation is to leave out the =v or value:v part
455 :     if the name refers to a boolean control (in which case the value is
456 :     taken to be true). Thus, one could get lazy sml also by saying:
457 :    
458 :     foo.sml (with:parser.lazy-keyword=true)
459 :     foo.sml (with:parser.lazy-keyword)
460 :     foo.sml (with:(name:parser.lazy-keyword value:true))
461 :     foo.sml (with:(name:parser.lazy-keyword))
462 :    
463 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
464 :     Name: Matthias Blume (blume (at) tti - c (dot) org)
465 : mblume 1631 Date: 2004/09/24 16:22:00 CDT
466 :     Tag: blume-20040924-ppc-long-branch
467 :     Description:
468 :    
469 :     Turned message about "emiting long form of branch" off by default.
470 :     Added a control flag to turn it back on when desired.
471 :    
472 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
473 :     Name: Matthias Blume (blume (at) tti - c (dot) org)
474 : mblume 1630 Date: 2004/09/24 16:05:00 CDT
475 :     Tag: blume-20040924-rounding
476 :     Description:
477 :    
478 :     Applied patch for setting rounding modes under Mac OS X. Thanks to
479 :     Melissa O'Neill for providing the code!
480 :    
481 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
482 :     Name: Matthias Blume (blume (at) tti - c (dot) org)
483 : mblume 1629 Date: 2004/09/23 17:30:00 CDT
484 :     Tag: blume-20040923-envvars
485 :     Description:
486 :    
487 :     1. Changed definition of type ControlRegistry.registry_tree to
488 :     include control_info (i.e., the name of the controlling environment
489 :     variable).
490 :    
491 :     2. Added command-line flags -e and -E to print the names of environment
492 :     variables that can be used to control internal settings.
493 :     (This uses the new API mentioned in 1.)
494 :    
495 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
496 :     Name: Matthias Blume (blume (at) tti - c (dot) org)
497 : mblume 1622 Date: 2004/09/13 16:50:00 CDT
498 :     Tag: Release_110_49
499 :     Description:
500 :    
501 :     New working version (110.49). NEW BOOTFILES!
502 :    
503 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
504 : mblume 1621 Name: Matthias Blume
505 :     Date: 2004/09/13 16:20:00 CDT
506 :     Tag: blume-20040913-config-mlrisc
507 :     Description:
508 :    
509 :     Put target "mlrisc" back into the default list.
510 :     (There is no harm in having it, and some users have expressed their
511 :     wish to have "mlrisc" included by default.)
512 :    
513 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
514 : jhr 1620 Name: John Reppy
515 :     Date: 2004/09/13
516 :     Tag: jhr-20040913-signals
517 :     Description:
518 :    
519 :     Fixed the signal masking code to properly nest mask/unmask operations
520 :     on a per-signal basis.
521 :    
522 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
523 : mblume 1619 Name: Matthias Blume (blume (at) tti - c (dot) org)
524 :     Date: 2004/09/08 13:20:00 CDT
525 :     Tag: blume-20040908-heap-magic
526 :     Description:
527 :    
528 :     Bumped the heap macig number to 0x09082004 to account for the changed
529 :     layout of the ML frame under MacOS X.
530 :    
531 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
532 : allenleung 1618 Name: Allen Leung (leunga (at) reservoir (dot) com)
533 :     Date: 2004/09/03 11:26:00 EST
534 :     Tag: leunga-20040903-cygwin-install
535 :     Description:
536 :    
537 :     Added a patch to _arch-n-opsys to enable the Cygwin runtime.
538 :     The Cygwin runtime is turned on by setting the environment
539 :     variable SMLNJ_CYGWIN_RUNTIME to 1.
540 :    
541 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
542 : mblume 1615 Name: Matthias Blume (blume (at) tti - c (dot) org)
543 : mblume 1617 Date: 2004/08/31 17:15:00 CDT
544 :     Tag: blume-20040831-core
545 :     Description:
546 :    
547 :     Added some exports to src/compiler/core.cm upon request by J. Joemann.
548 :    
549 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
550 :     Name: Matthias Blume (blume (at) tti - c (dot) org)
551 : mblume 1616 Date: 2004/08/30 17:55:00 CDT
552 :     Tag: blume-20040830-installer
553 :     Description:
554 :    
555 :     Upon request by Johannes Joemann:
556 :    
557 :     - improved ML code of installer to fall back to coping when renaming
558 :     fails (i.e., when source and target are on different file systems);
559 :     the code compiles but has yet to be tested in anger
560 :     - removed mlrisc from list of default targets (config/targets)
561 :    
562 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
563 :     Name: Matthias Blume (blume (at) tti - c (dot) org)
564 : mblume 1615 Date: 2004/08/27 17:20:00 CDT
565 :     Tag: blume-20040827-ptreql
566 :     Description:
567 :    
568 :     Added ptreql primop to structure InlineT (upon request from Larry
569 :     Paulson).
570 :    
571 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
572 : allenleung 1613 Name: Allen Leung (leunga (at) reservoir (dot) com)
573 : allenleung 1614 Date: 2004/08/15 21:21:00 EST
574 :     Tag: leunga-110_48-udgraph
575 :     Description:
576 :    
577 :     Another bug fix from Carl Hauser:
578 :    
579 :     diff /net/niflab/smlnj48/src/MLRISC/graphs/udgraph.sml udgraph.sml
580 :     > 48c48
581 :     > < | rmv((e as (k,_))::es,L) = rmv(es,if k = i then es else
582 :     > e::L)
583 :     > ---
584 :     > > | rmv((e as (k,_))::es,L) = rmv(es,if k = i then L else e::L)
585 :     > Without this, any deletion of an edge in an undirected graph does severe
586 :     > violence to the graph.
587 :    
588 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
589 :     Name: Allen Leung (leunga (at) reservoir (dot) com)
590 : allenleung 1613 Date: 2004/08/10 23:35:00 EST
591 :     Tag: leunga-110_48-ppc
592 :     Description:
593 :    
594 :     The IBM/MacOS syntax switch on PPC was incorrectly swapped.
595 :    
596 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
597 : mblume 1602 Name: Matthias Blume (blume (at) tti - c (dot) org)
598 : mblume 1615 Date: 2004/08/10 12:00:00 CDT
599 : mblume 1602 Tag: Release_110_48
600 :     Description:
601 :    
602 :     New working version (110.48). NEW BOOTFILES!
603 :    
604 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
605 : allenleung 1599 Name: Allen Leung (leunga (at) reservoir (dot) com)
606 :     Date: 2004/08/09 12:21:00 EST
607 :     Tag: leunga-110_47-dijsktra
608 :     Description:
609 :    
610 :     Bug fix from Carl Hauser:
611 :    
612 :     single_source_shortest_paths in dijkstra.sml was observed to get wrong
613 :     answers (by comparing to single_source_shortest_paths in bellman-ford.sml).
614 :    
615 :     The problem is that following the expression A.update(dist,s,Num.zero)
616 :     it is necessary to update the priority queue using Q.decreaseWeight(Q,s).
617 :    
618 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
619 : mblume 1595 Name: Matthias Blume (blume (at) tti - c (dot) org)
620 :     Date: 2004/08/06 18:10:00 CDT
621 :     Tag: blume-20040806-cmdline
622 :     Description:
623 :    
624 :     Fiddled with handling of command-line options:
625 :    
626 :     * sml now quits after processing the command line
627 :     if -H, -S, -h<n>, or -s<n> appears as the last
628 :     command-line argument
629 :     * a new option -q terminates the session when encountered on
630 :     the command line; subsequent arguments will be ignored
631 :     * bug fixes: short (erroneous) arguments are no longer ignored
632 :     completely
633 :    
634 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
635 : allenleung 1593 Name: Allen Leung (leunga (at) reservoir (dot) com)
636 :     Date: 2004/08/04 18:17:00 EST
637 :     Tag: leunga-110_47-ppc-ibm-asm
638 :     Description:
639 :    
640 :     - Added minimal IBM assembly syntax support for PowerPC.
641 :    
642 :     - Cygwin: manually changed the file cygwin.def. Some exported symbols have
643 :     been altered in the runtime. We need an automatic way to keep the file
644 :     in sync.
645 :    
646 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
647 : mblume 1548 Name: Matthias Blume (blume (at) tti - c (dot) org)
648 : mblume 1581 Date: 2004/08/04 14:00:00 CDT
649 :     Tag: Release_110_47
650 :     Description:
651 :    
652 :     New working version (110.47). NEW BOOTFILES!
653 :    
654 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
655 :     Name: Matthias Blume (blume (at) tti - c (dot) org)
656 : mblume 1580 Date: 2004/08/03 14:25:00 CDT
657 :     Tag: blume-20040803-callingconv
658 :     Description:
659 :    
660 :     Added low-level support for choosing C calling conventions by
661 :     twiddling the type of rawccall. (See
662 :     src/compiler/Semant/types/cproto.sml for details.)
663 :    
664 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
665 :     Name: Matthias Blume (blume (at) tti - c (dot) org)
666 : mblume 1579 Date: 2004/08/02 15:55:00 CDT
667 :     Tag: blume-20040802-backout
668 :     Description:
669 :    
670 :     Backed out of change to win32-filesys.c. The earlier patch to
671 :     get_file_time caused CM to produce files with the wrong time stamp.
672 :    
673 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
674 :     Name: Matthias Blume (blume (at) tti - c (dot) org)
675 : mblume 1573 Date: 2004/08/02 14:45:00 CDT
676 :     Tag: blume-20040802-nlffi-win32
677 :     Description:
678 :    
679 :     Added NLFFI support for Win32, adapted from a patch provided by David
680 :     Hansel. This is currently completely untested. Also, the issue
681 :     concerning stdcall vs. ccall is still unresolved.
682 :    
683 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
684 :     Name: Matthias Blume (blume (at) tti - c (dot) org)
685 : mblume 1572 Date: 2004/07/30 17:55:00 CDT
686 :     Tag: blume-20040730-various
687 :     Description:
688 :    
689 :     Gearing up towards 110.47...
690 :    
691 :     - various minor bugfixes to ml-nlffigen
692 :     - a beginning of a manual for nlffi
693 :    
694 :     - eliminated 'export name=value' in config/install.sh as this does
695 :     not work with certain versions of /bin/sh
696 :     (Thanks to David King at Motorola for catching this.)
697 :    
698 :     - several bugfixes provided or suggested by David Hansel at Reactive Systems:
699 :     - added a test for tm==NULL to gmtime.c and localtime.c
700 :     - applied patch for incorrect GetFileTime under win32
701 :     - toSeconds -> toMilliseconds in Win32/win32-process.sml
702 :    
703 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
704 :     Name: Matthias Blume (blume (at) tti - c (dot) org)
705 : mblume 1557 Date: 2004/07/21 18:20:00 CDT
706 :     Tag: blume-20040721-nlffigen
707 :     Description:
708 :    
709 :     - Fixed minor issue in ml-nlffigen: Now generate structure T_foo
710 :     for a typedef to an incomplete type, but leave out the "typ" member.
711 :     (This is just for consistency.)
712 :     - Started to produce what is supposed to become better (i.e., comprehensive)
713 :     documentation of what ml-nlffigen does and produces.
714 :    
715 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
716 :     Name: Matthias Blume (blume (at) tti - c (dot) org)
717 : mblume 1548 Date: 2004/07/14 16:25:00 CDT
718 :     Tag: blume-20040714-union
719 :     Description:
720 :    
721 :     Added C_UNION to c-calls/c-types.sml and updated the machinery
722 :     (ml-nlffigen, cproto.sml) that conveys C function interface
723 :     information to the code generator.
724 :    
725 :     However, the actual architecture-specific implementation of function
726 :     arguments and results that are C unions is still not implemented.
727 :    
728 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
729 : allenleung 1539 Name: Allen Leung (leunga (at) reservoir (dot) com)
730 : allenleung 1546 Date: 2004/07/14 14:38:00 EST
731 :     Tag: leunga-110_46_1-ppc-lwzu
732 :     Description:
733 :    
734 :     Added these instructions to the PowerPC architecture:
735 :     LBZU(X), LHZU(X), LWZU(X),
736 :     STWU(X), STFDU, STFSU
737 :    
738 :     etc...
739 :    
740 :     Note: I haven't added their instruction encoding into the description.
741 :    
742 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
743 :     Name: Allen Leung (leunga (at) reservoir (dot) com)
744 : allenleung 1539 Date: 2004/07/13 15:04:00 EST
745 :     Tag: leunga-110_46_1-ppc-lwarx
746 :     Description:
747 :    
748 :     Added the two instructions LWARX and STWCX to the PowerPC
749 :     instruction set.
750 :    
751 :     A (untested) rewrite of loop-structure.sml. The old version
752 :     is completely broken.
753 :    
754 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
755 : mblume 1479 Name: Matthias Blume (blume (at) tti - c (dot) org)
756 : mblume 1537 Date: 2004/07/13 13:50:00 CDT
757 :     Tag: blume-20040713-nlffi
758 :     Description:
759 :    
760 :     - use paramAlloc to report c-calls with too many arguments
761 :     (for PPC version where parameter area is pre-allocated)
762 :     - added ccall_maxargspace to machspec (to implement the above)
763 :     - made "make" commend in CM's "make" tool configurable
764 :     - added option (default: on) for passing the name of the SML/NJ's "bin"
765 :     directory to "make"; the call looks like this:
766 :    
767 :     make <options> SMLNJ_BINDIR=<dir> <target>
768 :    
769 :     This can be used by the Makefile to, e.g., pick the "right" version
770 :     of ml-nlffigen.
771 :     - minor code tweaks
772 :    
773 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
774 :     Name: Matthias Blume (blume (at) tti - c (dot) org)
775 : mblume 1532 Date: 2004/07/12 22:50:00 CDT
776 :     Tag: blume-110_46_1-macosx-nlffi
777 :     Description:
778 :    
779 :     NLFFI under Mac OS X now working (sort of). This is largely untested,
780 :     though.
781 :    
782 :     Note: 1. You have to make a new, clean build of the runtime system.
783 :     2. There are new BOOTFILES, you have to use them!
784 :     (Doing the bootstrap process yourself would be *very* painful!
785 :     If you absolutely have to do it, build the system under
786 :     a different architecture and then cross-compile.)
787 :    
788 :     Version bumped to 110.46.1 to account for runtime data format changes.
789 :    
790 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
791 :     Name: Matthias Blume (blume (at) tti - c (dot) org)
792 : mblume 1515 Date: 2004/06/18 14:30:00 CDT
793 :     Tag: blume-20040618-unix
794 :     Description:
795 :    
796 :     Changed the implementation of structure Unix so that the same stream
797 :     is returned every time one of the {text,bin}{In,Out}streamOf functions
798 :     is invoked on the same proc. This is not what the spec currently
799 :     says -- although IMO it arguably should. (See discussion below.)
800 :    
801 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
802 :     Name: Matthias Blume (blume (at) tti - c (dot) org)
803 : mblume 1507 Date: 2004/06/17 18:15:00 CDT
804 :     Tag: Release_110_46
805 :     Description:
806 :    
807 :     New working version (110.46). NEW BOOTFILES!
808 :    
809 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
810 :     Name: Matthias Blume (blume (at) tti - c (dot) org)
811 : mblume 1506 Date: 2004/06/17 17:20:00 CDT
812 :     Tag: blume-20040617-timer-unix
813 :     Description:
814 :    
815 :     Changed the interface of structures Timer and Unix to match the most
816 :     recent Basis spec.
817 :    
818 :     In the case of Unix there still seems to be an open/weird issue:
819 :    
820 :     The {text,bin}{In,Out}streamOf functions are supposed to create
821 :     fresh streams whenever they are called -- as opposed to have them
822 :     return the same stream every time. This design is supposed to
823 :     prevent space leaks caused by proc values hanging on to streams.
824 :    
825 :     The reap function, on the other hand, is supposed to close the
826 :     streams. This cannot be done without having a handle on the
827 :     stream in proc after all...
828 :    
829 :     I took the liberty to implement the following stopgap solution:
830 :    
831 :     The proc value hangs on to the most recently created stream(s).
832 :     Reap closes those. If either or both of the two streams hadn't
833 :     been created at all yet, then reap will close the corresponding
834 :     file descriptors directly.
835 :    
836 :     PS: I don't understand the original space leak argument anymore. If
837 :     a proc hangs on to the imperative stream, then I/O operations on those
838 :     will advance the state of the cached stream and avoid the space leak.
839 :    
840 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
841 :     Name: Matthias Blume (blume (at) tti - c (dot) org)
842 : mblume 1500 Date: 2004/05/28 16:45:00 CDT
843 :     Tag: blume-20040528-basis
844 :     Description:
845 :    
846 :     Added signature PACK_REAL and exported functor PrimIO.
847 :    
848 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
849 :     Name: Matthias Blume (blume (at) tti - c (dot) org)
850 : mblume 1498 Date: 2004/05/25 16:00:00 CDT
851 :     Tag: blume-20040525-group-owner
852 :     Description:
853 :    
854 :     CM now ignores (but still accepts) the "owner" information in group
855 :     descriptions. The owner of a group is its next enclosing
856 :     library. Each group must have a unique owner. (There is a virtual
857 : mblume 1505 "toplevel" library that owns groups which are not nested within a real
858 : mblume 1498 library.) Previously, each group had to explicitly declare its owner,
859 :     and CM would check that such a declaration is correct. The new scheme
860 :     is to have CM check that for each group there is precisely one owning
861 :     library.
862 :    
863 :     The advantage of the new scheme is that the programmer no longer needs
864 :     to maintain the somewhat annoying owner information. The downside is
865 :     that CM cannot enforce the ownership rule across multiple runs of
866 :     CM.make. Fortunately, enclosing the same group in two different
867 :     libraries A and B which are not part of the same program does not
868 :     cause real problems.
869 :    
870 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
871 :     Name: Matthias Blume (blume (at) tti - c (dot) org)
872 : mblume 1496 Date: 2004/05/20 16:00:00 CDT
873 :     Tag: blume-20040520-win32
874 :     Description:
875 :    
876 :     Made the win32 version work again. (Strangely, a misplaced comma had
877 :     slipped into win32-process.c which prevented the runtime from being
878 :     compiled correctly.)
879 :    
880 :     Also, included a minor addition to ml-build.bat analogous to what was
881 :     done in blume-20040519-ml-build.
882 :    
883 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
884 :     Name: Matthias Blume (blume (at) tti - c (dot) org)
885 : mblume 1494 Date: 2004/05/19 22:10:00 CDT
886 :     Tag: blume-20040519-ml-build
887 :     Description:
888 :    
889 :     Arranged for ml-build to clean up after itself a little bit better.
890 :     The script generates a temporary SML source file and compiles it using
891 :     CM, so CM generates metadata (GUID, SKEL, objectfile) for it. It now
892 :     gets rid of those at the end, so they don't accumulate under .cm.
893 :    
894 :     This required a minor change to install.sh because the name of the
895 :     metadata directory (default: .cm) is actually configurable at
896 :     installation time.
897 :    
898 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
899 :     Name: Matthias Blume (blume (at) tti - c (dot) org)
900 : mblume 1491 Date: 2004/05/18 15:50:00 CDT
901 :     Tag: blume-20040518-mkreader
902 :     Description:
903 :    
904 :     Added Posix.IO.mk{Bin,Text}{Reader,Writer} by lifting their respective
905 :     implementations from internal modules PosixBinPrimIO and PosixTextPrimIO.
906 :    
907 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
908 :     Name: Matthias Blume (blume (at) tti - c (dot) org)
909 : mblume 1489 Date: 2004/05/11 14:35:00 CDT
910 :     Tag: blume-20040511-win32sock
911 :     Description:
912 :    
913 :     Added previously missing support for many socket-related functions
914 :     under win32. Thanks to David Hansel <hansel@reactive-systems.com>
915 :     for the voluminous patch!
916 :    
917 :     (I have not tested this patch under win32 yet.)
918 :    
919 : mblume 1490 Here is David's e-mail:
920 :    
921 :     Hi,
922 :    
923 :     Attached to this email you find a diff against sml/nj 110.45
924 :     that will enable socket support under Windows.
925 :    
926 :     To apply the patch (using unix or cygwin)
927 :     1) gunzip runtime.diff.gz
928 :     2) "cd" into "src/runtime" in the source tree of a fresh
929 :     110.45 installation.
930 :     3) patch -p 1 < [your/path/to]runtime.diff
931 :    
932 :     The code compiles fine but has NOT yet been extensively tested.
933 :     I only ran a few tests for basic socket client functionality
934 :     (which worked fine). Especially the functions that use ioctl
935 :     are not tested at all and might not work (see below).
936 :    
937 :     I implemented this since we want to move to a newer version of sml/nj
938 :     but need socket support in order to use it. This is the first time I
939 :     even had a look at the sml/nj source, so please review my changes
940 :     before making this part of the distribution! Here are a few issues
941 :     that I think might be better for someone to solve who is more
942 :     familiar with the sml/nj source (and socket programming):
943 :    
944 :     - getnetbyaddr.c and getnetbyname.c will raise a "not implemented"
945 :     exception since I could not figure out what the windows equivalent
946 :     of these functions is
947 :    
948 :     - In sockets-osdep.h there are a some #include statements that are
949 :     only used in a few files that include sockets-osdep.h
950 :    
951 :     - In smlnj-sock-lib.c, function init_fn() calls WSAStartup() but
952 :     does not process its return value since I don't know how to
953 :     report an error upwards.
954 :    
955 :     - It would probably be good to have a call to WSACleanup() when
956 :     the library is unloaded (if there is such a possibility).
957 :     Otherwise I think Windows will take care of this automatically
958 :     when the process finishes.
959 :    
960 :     - I used ioctlsocket() as a replacement for ioctl() but I have
961 :     no idea if that is actually the proper replacement on Windows.
962 :    
963 :     - All these issues are marked in the code by "FIXME" comments.
964 :    
965 :     We use sml/nj extensively in our products and are quite happy
966 :     with it. I hope this contribution will help you.
967 :    
968 :     Keep up the good work!
969 :    
970 :     David
971 :    
972 : mblume 1489 ----------------------------------------------------------------------
973 :     Name: Matthias Blume (blume (at) tti - c (dot) org)
974 : mblume 1488 Date: 2004/05/11 14:20:00 CDT
975 :     Tag: blume-20040511-installml
976 :     Description:
977 :    
978 :     Fixed two bugs in installml script. (Thanks to Vesa A. Norrman for
979 :     the patch.)
980 :    
981 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
982 :     Name: Matthias Blume (blume (at) tti - c (dot) org)
983 : mblume 1487 Date: 2004/05/11 14:05:00 CDT
984 :     Tag: blume-20040511-nlffi-netbsd
985 :     Description:
986 :    
987 :     Added support for nlffi under netbsd. (Thanks to Vesa A. Norrman for
988 :     the patch.)
989 :    
990 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
991 :     Name: Matthias Blume (blume (at) tti - c (dot) org)
992 : mblume 1486 Date: 2004/05/11 12:05:00 CDT
993 :     Tag: blume-20040511-exports
994 :     Description:
995 :    
996 :     As per request by Adam Chlipala <adam@hcoop.net>, extended various
997 :     export lists in compiler-related .cm-files.
998 :    
999 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
1000 :     Name: Matthias Blume (blume (at) tti - c (dot) org)
1001 : mblume 1485 Date: 2004/05/11 11:35:00 CDT
1002 :     Tag: blume-20040511-allsource
1003 :     Description:
1004 :    
1005 :     The installer now honors the "src-smlnj" target again, although its meaning
1006 :     has changed from "all sources required for the compiler" to "all sources
1007 :     the installer knows about". In other words, if you enable "src-smlnj"
1008 :     in the "targets" file, then the installer will pull in sources for
1009 :     everything. (Notice that this refers to source code only. Compiled
1010 :     code is still only installed for modules that were requested explicitly
1011 :     or which are required for other modules that were requested explicitly.)
1012 :    
1013 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
1014 :     Name: Matthias Blume (blume (at) tti - c (dot) org)
1015 : mblume 1482 Date: 2004/04/23 17:40:00 CDT
1016 :     Tag: blume-20040423-ieee-scan
1017 :     Description:
1018 :    
1019 :     Fixed IEEEReal.scan (and .fromString) so that if there is an overflow
1020 :     in the exponent calculation we get INF or ZERO (depending on the mantissa
1021 :     and the sign of the exponent).
1022 :    
1023 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
1024 :     Name: Matthias Blume (blume (at) tti - c (dot) org)
1025 : mblume 1480 Date: 2004/04/23 10:40:00 CDT
1026 :     Tag: blume-20040423-ml-build
1027 :     Description:
1028 :    
1029 :     The ml-build script now terminates with a non-0 status when something
1030 :     goes wrong.
1031 :    
1032 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
1033 :     Name: Matthias Blume (blume (at) tti - c (dot) org)
1034 : mblume 1479 Date: 2004/04/22 16:35:00 CDT
1035 :     Tag: blume-20040422-Option
1036 :     Description:
1037 :    
1038 :     Made exception Option to be the same as exception Option.Option
1039 :     (as it should be).
1040 :    
1041 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
1042 : allenleung 1468 Name: Allen Leung (leunga (at) reservoir (dot) com)
1043 :     Date: 2004/03/19 14:40:00 EST
1044 :     Tag: leunga-20040319-cygwin-nlffi
1045 :     Description:
1046 :    
1047 :     Fixed the runtime so that ml-nlffi-lib runs on the cygwin version
1048 :     of SML/NJ. The problem is that
1049 :    
1050 :     lib = dlopen(NULL, ...)
1051 :     f = dlsym(lib, "malloc");
1052 :    
1053 :     does not work on Windows unless we explicitly export symbols
1054 :     such as 'malloc' during linking. We fixed this by explicitly
1055 :     exporting the required symbols with the magic gcc incantation:
1056 :    
1057 :     -Wl,--export-all cygwin.def
1058 :    
1059 :     where cygwin.def is a file containing all the symbols that
1060 :     we wish to export.
1061 :    
1062 :     I suspect this is a Windows problem and we'll have to
1063 :     do the same (somehow with windows compilers) when
1064 :     we build the native win32 version with the system
1065 :     calls LoadLibrary/GetProcAddress.
1066 :    
1067 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
1068 : mblume 1384 Name: Matthias Blume (blume (at) tti - c (dot) org)
1069 : mblume 1465 Date: 2004/03/04 16:35:00 CST
1070 :     Tag: blume-20040304-intinf-fmt
1071 :     Description:
1072 :    
1073 :     Fixed problem with IntInf.fmt (sign would show up on the right instead
1074 :     of on the left for BIN, OCT, and HEX).
1075 :    
1076 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
1077 :     Name: Matthias Blume (blume (at) tti - c (dot) org)
1078 : mblume 1464 Date: 2004/03/04 11:25:00 CST
1079 :     Tag: blume-20040304-symlinks
1080 :     Description:
1081 :    
1082 :     Fixed problem with installer script (unix only) where bin/ml-yacc and
1083 :     friends pointed (via symlinks) to absolute locations instead of just
1084 :     .run-sml. This was reported by Vesa A Norrman.
1085 :    
1086 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
1087 :     Name: Matthias Blume (blume (at) tti - c (dot) org)
1088 : mblume 1455 Date: 2004/02/13 14:50:00 CST
1089 :     Tag: Release_110_45
1090 :     Description:
1091 :    
1092 :     New working version (110.45). New bootfiles.
1093 :    
1094 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
1095 :     Name: Matthias Blume (blume (at) tti - c (dot) org)
1096 : mblume 1448 Date: 2004/01/26 15:15:15 CST
1097 :     Tag: blume-20040126-toplevel
1098 :     Description:
1099 :    
1100 :     Improved handling of exceptions at the interactive toplevel.
1101 :    
1102 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
1103 :     Name: Matthias Blume (blume (at) tti - c (dot) org)
1104 :     Date: 2004/01/26 11:25:00
1105 : mblume 1446 Tag: blume-20040126-app
1106 :     Description:
1107 :    
1108 :     Type of top-level "app" corrected.
1109 : mblume 1447 Added code for setting vp_limitPtrMask to Win32-specific runtime.
1110 : mblume 1446
1111 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
1112 :     Name: Matthias Blume (blume (at) tti - c (dot) org)
1113 : mblume 1427 Date: 2003/11/18 17:10 CST
1114 :     Tag: blume-20031118-basis-fiddle
1115 :     Description:
1116 :    
1117 :     - changed Timer interface to what might become the spec
1118 :     - POSIX_FLAGS -> BIT_FLAGS according to spec
1119 :     - some other minor discrepancies wrt. spec eliminated
1120 :    
1121 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
1122 :     Name: Matthias Blume (blume (at) tti - c (dot) org)
1123 : mblume 1414 Date: 2003/11/06 12:00:00 CST
1124 :     Tag: Release_110_44
1125 :     Description:
1126 :    
1127 :     New working version (110.44). New bootfiles.
1128 :    
1129 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
1130 :     Name: Matthias Blume (blume (at) tti - c (dot) org)
1131 : mblume 1411 Date: 2003/11/04 11:50:00 CST
1132 :     Tag: blume-20031104-move-libraries
1133 :     Description:
1134 :    
1135 :     Eliminated the "dont_move_libraries" directive in config/targets.
1136 :     (The mechanism was broken and could not be fixed easily. Moreover,
1137 :     there does not seem to be any reason not to move all libraries into
1138 :     lib during installation. I originally implemented this directive as a
1139 :     backward-compatibility feature when I first introduced the new CM.
1140 :     Now that things have been stable for a long time and going back to the
1141 :     old CM is not an option, there is no reason to keep it around.)
1142 :    
1143 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
1144 :     Name: Matthias Blume (blume (at) tti - c (dot) org)
1145 : mblume 1409 Date: 2003/11/03 16:00:00 CST
1146 :     Tag: blume-20031103-installdir
1147 :     Description:
1148 :    
1149 :     Made installer honor INSTALLDIR variable again. (Thanks to Chris
1150 :     Richards for pointing out the problem and providing the solution.)
1151 :    
1152 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
1153 :     Name: Matthias Blume (blume (at) tti - c (dot) org)
1154 : mblume 1400 Date: 2003/10/01 17:05:00 CDT
1155 :     Tag: blume-20031001-lal-mlrisc
1156 :     Description:
1157 :    
1158 :     MLRISC bug fix from Lal.
1159 :    
1160 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
1161 :     Name: Matthias Blume (blume (at) tti - c (dot) org)
1162 : mblume 1399 Date: 2003/09/30 16:10:00 CDT
1163 :     Tag: blume-20030930-primio-bat
1164 : mblume 1398 Description:
1165 :    
1166 :     1. Added openVector, nullRd, and nullWr to PRIM_IO.
1167 :     2. Improved .bat files (for Win32 port) to make things work under Win95.
1168 :     (thanks to Aaron S. Hawley for this one)
1169 :    
1170 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
1171 :     Name: Matthias Blume (blume (at) tti - c (dot) org)
1172 : mblume 1395 Date: 2003/09/26 16:05:00 CDT
1173 :     Tag: blume-20030926-wrappriv
1174 :     Description:
1175 :    
1176 :     Added missing wrapper for privilege "primitive" in $smlnj/viscomp/core.cm.
1177 :    
1178 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
1179 :     Name: Matthias Blume (blume (at) tti - c (dot) org)
1180 : mblume 1394 Date: 2003/09/26 15:00:00 CDT
1181 :     Tag: blume-20030926-110_43_3
1182 :     Description:
1183 :    
1184 :     - additional cleanup
1185 :     - version number bump, NEW BOOTFILES
1186 :    
1187 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
1188 :     Name: Matthias Blume (blume (at) tti - c (dot) org)
1189 : mblume 1393 Date: 2003/09/26 12:00:00 CDT
1190 :     Tag: blume-20030926-ppautoload
1191 :     Description:
1192 :    
1193 :     I modified the read-eval-print loop so that the autoloader gets
1194 :     invoked whenever the prettyprinter tries to look up a symbol that
1195 :     is not currently defined in the toplevel environment but which
1196 :     appears in CM's autoload registry. As a result, we see far fewer of
1197 :     those ?.Foo.Bar.xxx names in the prettyprinter's output.
1198 :    
1199 :     In addition to this I tried to clean up some pieces of the Basis
1200 :     implementation (e.g., Socket, Word8Array) in order to prevent other
1201 :     instances of these ?.Foo.Bar.xxx names from being printed.
1202 :    
1203 :     The mechanism that picks names for types still needs some work, though.
1204 :     (Right now it seems that if there is a type A.t which is defined to
1205 : mblume 1394 be B.u, but B is unavailable at toplevel, then A.t gets printed as
1206 :     "?.B.u" although the perhaps more sensible solution would be to use
1207 : mblume 1393 "A.t" in this case. In other words, the prettyprinter should follow
1208 :     a chain of DEFtycs not farther than there are corresponding toplevel
1209 :     names in the current environment.)
1210 :    
1211 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
1212 :     Name: Matthias Blume (blume (at) tti - c (dot) org)
1213 : mblume 1391 Date: 2003/09/24 16:31:00 CDT
1214 :     Tag: blume-20030924-installer
1215 :     Description:
1216 :    
1217 :     Another installer tweak: All the ML code for the installer is now
1218 :     compiled during CMB.make and put into a little library called
1219 :     $smlnj/installer.cm. The installation then simply invokes
1220 :    
1221 :     sml -m $smlnj/installer.cm
1222 :    
1223 :     and everything happens automagically.
1224 :    
1225 :     Win32: ML code senses value of environment variable SMLNJ_HOME.
1226 :     Unix: ML code senses values of environment variables ROOT, CONFIGDIR,
1227 :     and BINDIR.
1228 :    
1229 :     The new scheme guarantees that the ML code responsible for the installation
1230 :     is in sync with the APIs of the main system. Also, the installer is
1231 :     somewhat faster because the installer script is precompiled.
1232 :    
1233 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
1234 :     Name: Matthias Blume (blume (at) tti - c (dot) org)
1235 : mblume 1390 Date: 2003/09/24 15:35:00 CDT
1236 :     Tag: blume-20030924-synsock
1237 :     Description:
1238 :    
1239 :     Added a signature SYNCHRONOUS_SOCKET to basis.cm. This is like SOCKET
1240 :     but excludes all non-blocking operations. Defined SOCKET (in Basis)
1241 :     and CML_SOCKET in terms of SYNCHRONOUS_SOCKET. Removed superfluous
1242 :     implementations of non-blocking operations from CML's Socket
1243 :     structure.
1244 :    
1245 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
1246 :     Name: Matthias Blume (blume (at) tti - c (dot) org)
1247 : mblume 1389 Date: 2003/09/24 15:10:05 CDT
1248 :     Tag: blume-20030924-sockets
1249 :     Description:
1250 :    
1251 :     1. Fixed SOCKET API and implementation to match Basis spec.
1252 :     This required changing the internal representation of sockets to one
1253 :     that remembers (for each socket file descriptor) whether it is currently
1254 :     blocking or non-blocking. This state is maintained lazily (i.e., a system
1255 :     call is made only if the state actually needs to change).
1256 :    
1257 :     2. OS-specific details of sockets were moved into separate files, thus
1258 :     making it possible to unify the bulk of the socket implementations
1259 :     between Unix and Win32.
1260 :    
1261 :     3. CML's socket API changed accordingly.
1262 :     (Note that we need to remove non-blocking functions from this API
1263 :     since they are redundant in the case of CML!)
1264 :    
1265 :     4. CML's socket implementation now makes use of non-blocking functions
1266 :     provided by Basis, thus removing all OS-dependent code from this part
1267 :     of CML.
1268 :    
1269 :     5. Changed Real64.precision from 52 to 53. Minor cleanup in Real64 code.
1270 :    
1271 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
1272 :     Name: Matthias Blume (blume (at) tti - c (dot) org)
1273 : mblume 1387 Date: 2003/09/22 12:10:00 CDT
1274 : mblume 1388 Tag: blume-20030922-110_43_2
1275 : mblume 1387 Description:
1276 :    
1277 :     Made a new interim version and bootfiles for developer's bootstrapping
1278 :     convenience.
1279 :    
1280 :     110.43.2 -- NEW BOOTFILES
1281 :    
1282 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
1283 :     Name: Matthias Blume (blume (at) tti - c (dot) org)
1284 : mblume 1385 Date: 2003/09/19 15:55:00 CDT
1285 :     Tag: blume-20030919-cmdir
1286 :     Description:
1287 :    
1288 :     1. new-install.sh -> install.sh
1289 :     2. changed default CM "metadata" directory name to ".cm" (instead of "CM")
1290 :     3. tweaked installer so that another name instead of .cm can be chosen
1291 :     at install time (by setting the CM_DIR_ARC environment variable
1292 :     during installation); once installation is complete, the name is
1293 :     fixed
1294 :    
1295 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
1296 :     Name: Matthias Blume (blume (at) tti - c (dot) org)
1297 : mblume 1384 Date: 2003/09/18 16:00:00 CDT
1298 :     Tag: blume-20030918-110_43_1
1299 :     Description:
1300 :    
1301 :     Made a new interim version and bootfiles for developer's bootstrapping
1302 :     convenience.
1303 :    
1304 :     110.43.1 -- NEW BOOTFILES
1305 :    
1306 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
1307 :     Name: Matthias Blume (blume (at) tti - c (dot) org)
1308 : mblume 1383 Date: 2003/09/18 15:20:00 CDT
1309 :     Tag: blume-20030918-misc
1310 :     Description:
1311 :    
1312 :     1. Exported fractionsPerSecond etc. from TimeImp (but not from Time as
1313 :     this seems to be controversial at the moment) and used those in
1314 :     Posix.ProcEnv.times.
1315 :    
1316 :     2. Added Time.{from,to}Nanoseconds to Time.
1317 :    
1318 :     3. Improved Real.{from,to}LargeInt by avoiding needless calculations.
1319 :     For example, fromLargeInt never needs to look at more than 3 "big
1320 :     digits" to get its 53 bits of precision.
1321 :    
1322 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
1323 : mblume 1384 Name: Matthias Blume (blume (at) tti - c (dot) org)
1324 : mblume 1381 Date: 2003/09/17 16:30:00 CDT
1325 :     Tag: blume-20030917-real32-slices
1326 :     Description:
1327 :    
1328 :     Added an entry to the primitive environment
1329 :     (compiler/Semant/statenv/prim.sml) for int32->real64 conversion and
1330 :     added code to compiler/CodeGen/main/mlriscGen.sml to implement it.
1331 :    
1332 :     Removed some of the "magic" constants in real64.sml and replaced them
1333 :     with code that generates these values from their corresponding
1334 :     integer counterparts.
1335 :    
1336 :     Made all(?) the slice-related changes to the Basis and made everything
1337 :     compile again...
1338 :    
1339 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
1340 : mblume 1368 Name: Matthias Blume (blume (at) tti - c (dot) org)
1341 : mblume 1375 Date: 2003/09/15 17:45:00 CDT
1342 :     Tag: blume-20030915-rbase
1343 :     Description:
1344 :    
1345 :     Fixed bug in Real.fromLargeInt.
1346 :    
1347 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
1348 :     Name: Matthias Blume (blume (at) tti - c (dot) org)
1349 : mblume 1369 Date: 2003/09/13 18:11:00 CDT
1350 :     Tag: blume-20030913-libinstall
1351 :     Description:
1352 :    
1353 :     Minor bugfix in config/libinstall (set anchor with path to
1354 :     standalone tool after installing it, otherwise libraries that
1355 :     need ml-lex or ml-yacc won't compile the first time the installer
1356 :     runs).
1357 :    
1358 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
1359 :     Name: Matthias Blume (blume (at) tti - c (dot) org)
1360 : mblume 1368 Date: 2003/09/12 11:45:00 CDT
1361 :     Tag: blume-20030912-various
1362 :     Description:
1363 :    
1364 :     - fixed bug in Real.toLargeInt
1365 :     - fixed bug in Posix.ProcEnv.times
1366 :     - changed inputLine functions to return an option
1367 :     - minor installer improvements / bugfixes
1368 :     - changed default @SMLalloc parameter for x86/celeron to 64k
1369 :    
1370 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
1371 :     Name: Matthias Blume (blume (at) tti - c (dot) org)
1372 : mblume 1356 Date: 2003/09/09 22:00:00 CDT
1373 :     Tag: Release_110_43
1374 :     Description:
1375 :    
1376 :     New working release 110.43. New bootfiles.
1377 :    
1378 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
1379 : mblume 1368 Name: Matthias Blume (blume (at) tti - c (dot) org)
1380 : mblume 1354 Date: 2003/09/09 19:20:00 CDT
1381 :     Tag: blume-20030909-installer
1382 :     Description:
1383 :    
1384 :     Rewrote large parts of config/install.sh in SML (config/libinstall.sml).
1385 :     Modified config/install.bat to take advantage of it. Also modified
1386 :     config/install.sh (and called it config/new-install.sh) to take advantage
1387 :     of it on Unix systems. (The SML code is (supposed to be) platform-
1388 :     independent.)
1389 :    
1390 :     The installer can now install everything under Win32
1391 :     as well as under *nix as long as it compiles.
1392 :    
1393 :     Other changes:
1394 :    
1395 :     - made CML compile again under Win32
1396 :     - made eXene compile under Win32 (by providing a fake structure UnixSock
1397 :     and by using OS.Process.getEnv instead of Posix.ProcEnv.getenv)
1398 :     - fixed a bug in nowhere: it assumed that type OS.Process.status is the
1399 :     same as type int; under Win32 it isn't
1400 :     - fixed some slice-related problems in the win32-specific parts of CML
1401 :     - added a functor argument "sameVol" to os-path-fn.sml in the Basis
1402 :     (under Win32, the volume name is case-insensitive, and the
1403 :     OS.Path code compares volume names for equality)
1404 :    
1405 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
1406 : mblume 1368 Name: Matthias Blume (blume (at) tti - c (dot) org)
1407 : mblume 1353 Date: 2003/09/08 11:55:00 CDT
1408 :     Tag: blume-20030908-fullpath
1409 :     Description:
1410 :    
1411 :     Made Win32 version of OS.FileSys.fullPath return current directory
1412 :     when given an empty string. This is what the spec says, and incidentally,
1413 :     CM depends on it. (CM otherwise goes into an infinite loop in certain
1414 :     cases when presented with the name of a non-existing .cm file.)
1415 :    
1416 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
1417 : mblume 1368 Name: Matthias Blume (blume (at) tti - c (dot) org)
1418 : mblume 1350 Date: 2003/09/04 16:30:00 CDT
1419 : mblume 1352 Tag: blume-20030905-slices-etc
1420 : mblume 1350 Description:
1421 :    
1422 :     1. Changed interface to vectors and arrays in Basis to match
1423 :     (draft) Basis spec.
1424 :     2. Added signatures and implementations of slices according to
1425 :     Basis spec.
1426 :     3. Edited source code throughout the system to make it compile again
1427 :     under 1. and 2. (In some cases code had to be added to have it
1428 :     match the new signatures.)
1429 :     4. MLRISC should be backward-compatible: the copies of the originals
1430 :     of files that needed to change under 3. were retained, the .cm files
1431 :     check the compiler version number and use old versions when
1432 :     appropriate.
1433 :     5. Changed type of OS.FileSys.readDir and Posix.FileSys.readdir to
1434 :     dirstream -> string option (in accordance with Basis spec).
1435 :     6. When generating code that counts lines, ml-lex used function
1436 :     CharVector.foldli, taking advantage of its old interface.
1437 :     This has been replaced with the corresponding code from
1438 :     CharVectorSlice. (html-lex must be re-lexed!)
1439 :     7. BitArray in smlnj-lib/Util has been extended/modified to match the
1440 :     new MONO_ARRAY signature. (Do we need BitArraySlice?)
1441 :     8. Removed temporary additions (fromInternal, toInternal) from the
1442 :     (now obsolete) IntInf in smlnj-lib/Util.
1443 :     9. Cleaned up structure Byte.
1444 :     10. Added localOffset, scan, and fromString to Date (according to spec).
1445 :     Cleaned/corrected implementation of Date.
1446 :     (Still need to check for correctness; implement better canonicalizeDate.)
1447 :     11. Added "scan" to signature IEEE_REAL.
1448 :     12. Some improvements to IntInf [in particular: efficiency-hack for
1449 :     mod and rem when second operand is 2 (for parity checks).]
1450 :     13. Changed representation of type Time.time, using a single IntInf.int
1451 :     value counting microseconds. This considerably simplified the
1452 :     implementation of structure Time. We now support negative time
1453 :     values; scan and fromString handle signs.
1454 :     14. Functor PrimIO now takes two additional arguments (VectorSlice and
1455 :     ArraySlice).
1456 :    
1457 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
1458 : mblume 1368 Name: Matthias Blume (blume (at) tti - c (dot) org)
1459 : mblume 1347 Date: 2003/08/28 17:00:00 CDT
1460 :     Tag: blume-20030828-intinf
1461 :     Description:
1462 :    
1463 :     This is a major update which comes with a version number bump
1464 :     (110.42.99 -- yes, we are really close to 110.43 :-), NEW BOOTFILES,
1465 :     and an implementation of IntInf in the Basis.
1466 :    
1467 :     There are a fairly large number of related changes and updates throughout
1468 :     the system:
1469 :    
1470 :     Basis:
1471 :     - Implemented IntInf.
1472 :     - Made LargeInt a projection of IntInf (by filtering through INTEGER).
1473 : mblume 1348 - Added some missing Real64 operations, most notably Real.toLargeInt.
1474 : mblume 1347 - Added FixedInt as a synonym for Int32.
1475 :    
1476 :     compiler:
1477 :     * Added support for a built-in intinf type.
1478 :     - literals
1479 :     - pattern matching
1480 :     - conversion shortcuts (Int32.fromLarge o Int.toLarge etc.)
1481 :     - overloading on literals and operations
1482 :    
1483 :     This required adding a primitive type intinf, some additional
1484 :     primops, and implementations for several non-trivial intinf
1485 :     operations in Core. (The intinf type is completely abstract
1486 :     to the compiler; all operations get delegated back to the Core.)
1487 :    
1488 :     * Intinf equality is handled by polyequal. However, the compiler
1489 :     does not print its usual warning in this case (since polyequal
1490 :     is the right thing to do there).
1491 :    
1492 :     * Improved the organization of structure InlineT.
1493 :    
1494 :     * A word about conversion primops:
1495 :     If conversions involving intinf do not cancel out during
1496 : mblume 1348 CPS contract, then the compiler must insert calls to Core functions.
1497 : mblume 1347 Since all core access must be resolved already during the FLINT
1498 :     translate phase, it would be too late a the time of CPS contract
1499 : mblume 1348 to add new Core calls. For this reason, conversion primops
1500 : mblume 1347 for intinf carry two arguments: 1. the numeric argument that
1501 :     they are supposed to convert, and 2. the Core function that
1502 :     can help with this conversion if necessary. If CPS contract
1503 : mblume 1348 eliminates a primop, then the associated Core function becomes
1504 :     dead and goes away. Intinf conversion primops that do not get
1505 :     eliminated by CPS contract get rewritten into calls of their
1506 :     core functions by a separate, new phase.
1507 : mblume 1347
1508 :     interactive system:
1509 :     - Control.Print.intinfDepth controls max length of intinf constants
1510 :     being printed. (Analogous to Control.Print.stringDepth.)
1511 :     - Cleanup in printutil and pputil: got rid of unused stuff and
1512 :     duplicates; replaced some of the code with code that makes better
1513 :     use of library functionality.
1514 :    
1515 :     CM:
1516 :     Bugfix: parse-errors in init group (system/smlnj/init/init.cmi)
1517 :     are no longer silent.
1518 :    
1519 :     CKIT:
1520 :     Fixed mismatched uses of Int32 and LargeInt. I always decided
1521 :     in favor of LargeInt -- which is now the same as IntInf.
1522 :     CKIT-knowledgable people should check whether this is what's
1523 :     intended and otherwise change things back to using Int32 or
1524 :     FixedInt.
1525 :    
1526 :     Throughout the code:
1527 : mblume 1348 Started using IntInf.int literals and built-in operations
1528 : mblume 1347 (e.g., comparison with 0) where this seems appropriate.
1529 :    
1530 :    
1531 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
1532 : macqueen 1343 Name: Dave MacQueen (dbm@cs.uchicago.edu)
1533 :     Date: 2003/08/13 11:36:00 CDT
1534 :     Tag: dbm-20030813-mcz-merge1
1535 :     Description:
1536 :    
1537 :     Merging changes from the mcz-branch development branch into trunk.
1538 :     These changes involve replacement of the emulated old prettyprinter
1539 :     interface with direct use of the SML/NJ Lib PP library, and fixing
1540 :     of a couple of bugs (895, 1186) relating to error messages. A new
1541 :     prettyprinter for ast datatypes (Elaborator/print/ppast.{sig,sml})
1542 :     has been added.
1543 :    
1544 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
1545 : mblume 1368 Name: Matthias Blume (blume (at) tti - c (dot) org)
1546 : mblume 1342 Date: 2003/08/11 15:45:00 CDT
1547 :     Tag: blume-20030811-windows
1548 :     Description:
1549 :    
1550 :     Version number bumped to 110.42.9. NEW BOOTFILES!!!
1551 :    
1552 :     http://smlnj.cs.uchicago.edu/dist/working/110.42.9/
1553 :    
1554 :     This patch restores SML/NJ's ability to run under win32. There are a
1555 :     number of changes, including fixes for several bugs that had gone
1556 :     unnoticed until now:
1557 :    
1558 :     - uname "CYGWIN_NT*" is recognized as win32 (This is relevant only when
1559 :     trying to run the win32 version from within cygwin.)
1560 :    
1561 :     - There are a number of simple .bat scripts that substitute for their
1562 :     corresponding Unix shell-scripts. (See below.)
1563 :    
1564 :     - The internals of ml-build have been modified slightly. The main
1565 :     difference is that instead of calling ".link-sml" (or link-sml.bat)
1566 :     using OS.Process.system, the ML process delegates this task back
1567 :     to the script. Otherwise problems arise in mixed environments such
1568 :     as Cygwin where scripts look and work like Unix scripts, but
1569 :     where OS.Process.system cannot run them.
1570 :    
1571 :     - In CM, the srcpath pickler used native pathname syntax -- which
1572 :     is incorrect in the case of cross-compilation. The new pickle format
1573 :     is independent of platform-specific naming conventions.
1574 :    
1575 :     - Path configuration files (such as lib/pathconfig) can now choose
1576 :     between native and standard syntax. Placing a line of the form
1577 :    
1578 :     standard!
1579 :    
1580 :     into the file causes all subsequent paths to be interpreted using
1581 :     CM standard pathname syntax (= Unix conventions); a line
1582 :    
1583 :     native!
1584 :    
1585 :     switches back to native style. This was needed so that
1586 :     path config files can be written portably, see src/system/pathconfig.
1587 :    
1588 :     - Runtime system:
1589 :    
1590 :     - win32-filesys.c: get_file_time and set_file_time now
1591 :     access modification time, not creation time.
1592 :    
1593 :     - I/O code made aware of new array representation.
1594 :    
1595 :     - Bug fixes in X86.prim.masm.
1596 :    
1597 :     - src/system/makeml made aware of win32. (For use under cygwin
1598 :     and other Unix-environments for windows.)
1599 :    
1600 :     - In Basis, fixed off-by-one error in win32-io.sml (function vecF)
1601 :     which caused BinIO.inputAll to fail consistently.
1602 :    
1603 :     .bat scripts:
1604 :    
1605 :     Windows .bat scripts assume that SMLNJ_HOME is defined.
1606 :    
1607 :     - sml.bat, ml-yacc.bat, ml-lex.bat: Driver scripts for standalone
1608 :     applications (sml, ml-yacc, ml-lex).
1609 :     - ml-build.bat: analogous to ml-build.
1610 :     - config\install.bat: Analogous to config/install.sh. This requires
1611 :     that SMLNJ_HOME is set and that Microsoft Visual C is ready to use.
1612 :     (nmake etc. must be on the path, and vcvars32 must have been run.)
1613 :     Moreover, sources for ml-lex and ml-yacc need to exist under src,
1614 :     and the bootfile hierarchy must have been unpacked under
1615 :     sml.boot.x86-win32.
1616 :     The script is very primitive and does a poor job at error checking.
1617 :     It only installs the base system, ml-lex, and ml-yacc. No other
1618 :     libraries are being installed (i.e., you get only those that
1619 :     are part of the compiler.)
1620 :     - link-sml.bat: analogous to .link-sml, but not currently used
1621 :    
1622 :     Unrelated bug fixes:
1623 :    
1624 :     - ml-nlffigen now exports structures ST_* corresponding to incomplete
1625 :     types.
1626 :     - Added getDevice to PP/src/pp-debug-fn.sml. (Would not compile
1627 :     otherwise.)
1628 :    
1629 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
1630 : macqueen 1337 Name: Dave MacQueen (macqueen@cs.uchicago.edu)
1631 :     Date: 2003/06/17
1632 :     Tag: macqueen-20030617-bug895
1633 :     Description:
1634 :    
1635 :     Modified compiler/Elaborator/print/pptype.sml to fix bug 895.
1636 :     Tag will be used for new development branch (mcz-branch) for
1637 :     use by MacQueen, (Lucasz) Zairek, and (George) Cao at uchicago.
1638 :    
1639 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
1640 : mblume 1368 Name: Matthias Blume (blume (at) tti - c (dot) org)
1641 : mblume 1335 Date: 2003/05/27 16:55:00 CDT
1642 :     Tag: blume-20030527-polyeq
1643 :     Description:
1644 :    
1645 :     Tried to eliminated most cases of polymorphic equality.
1646 :    
1647 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
1648 : mblume 1368 Name: Matthias Blume (blume (at) tti - c (dot) org)
1649 : mblume 1334 Date: 2003/05/21 17:45:00 CDT
1650 :     Tag: blume-20030517-complete
1651 :     Description:
1652 :    
1653 :     Two changes:
1654 :    
1655 :     1. Added a flag for controlling whether non-exhaustive bindings will
1656 :     be treated as errors (default is false).
1657 :     2. Cleaned up the *entire* source tree so that CMB.make goes through
1658 :     without a single non-exhaustive match- or bind warning.
1659 :    
1660 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
1661 : mblume 1368 Name: Matthias Blume (blume (at) tti - c (dot) org)
1662 : mblume 1332 Date: 2003/05/17 10:20:00 CDT
1663 :     Tag: blume-20030517-absyn
1664 :     Description:
1665 :    
1666 :     1. Added cases for IF, WHILE, ANDALSO, and ORELSE to Absyn.
1667 :    
1668 :     This mainly affects the quality of error messages. However, some
1669 :     of the code is now more straightforward than before. (Treatment of
1670 :     the above four constructs in translate.sml is much simpler than
1671 :     the "macro-expansion" that was going on before. Plus, the mach-
1672 :     compiler no longer gets invoked just to be able to compile an
1673 :     if-expression.)
1674 :    
1675 :     2. The ErrorMsg.Error exception is now caught and absorbed by the
1676 :     interactive loop.
1677 :    
1678 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
1679 : allenleung 1327 Name: Allen Leung
1680 :     Date: 2003/05/16 13:05:00 CDT
1681 :     Tag: leunga-20030516-cygwin-runtime
1682 :     Description:
1683 :    
1684 :     Ported the runtime system to cygwin, which uses the unix
1685 :     x86-unix bin files. Missing/buggy features:
1686 :    
1687 :     o getnetbyname, getnetbyaddr: these functions seem to be missing in
1688 :     the Cygwin library.
1689 :     o Ctrl-C handling may be flaky.
1690 :     o Windows system calls and Windows I/O are not supported.
1691 :    
1692 :     A new set of binfiles is located at:
1693 :    
1694 :     http://www.dorsai.org/~leunga/boot.x86-unix.tgz
1695 :    
1696 :     This is only needed for bootstrapping the cygwin version of smlnj.
1697 :     Other x86 versions can use the existing binfiles.
1698 :    
1699 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
1700 : mblume 1317 Name: Matthias Blume
1701 :     Date: 2003/04/08 15:42:00 CDT
1702 :     Tag: blume-20030408-listpair
1703 :     Description:
1704 :    
1705 :     1. Added a target 'mlrisc' to installer.
1706 :    
1707 :     2. Added missing elements to structure ListPair.
1708 :    
1709 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
1710 : leunga 1296 Name: Allen Leung
1711 :     Date: 2003/01/07 10:40:00 EST
1712 :     Tag: leunga-20030107-int-rem
1713 :     Description:
1714 :    
1715 :     Fixed a bug in Int.rem(x,y) where y is a power of 2 on x86.
1716 :     The arguments to the SUBL instruction were swapped.
1717 :    
1718 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
1719 : blume 1229 Name: Matthias Blume
1720 : blume 1294 Date: 2002/12/12 16:25:00 EST
1721 :     Tag: blume-20021212-risc-ra
1722 :     Description:
1723 :    
1724 :     Fixed a serious bug in the rewrite code for FP spilling/reloading that
1725 :     sent the RA into an infinite loop when floating point registers get
1726 :     spilled. (Because of this bug, e.g., nucleic stopped compiling between
1727 :     110.37 and 110.38.)
1728 :     There was another set of potential problems related to the handling of
1729 :     MLRISC annotations (but those did not yet cause real problems, apparently).
1730 :    
1731 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
1732 :     Name: Matthias Blume
1733 : blume 1291 Date: 2002/12/06 22:40:00 EST
1734 :     Tag: blume-20021206-cm-fileid
1735 :     Description:
1736 :    
1737 :     Added a call of SrcPath.sync at the beginning of Parse.parse (in CM).
1738 :     This fixes the problem of CM getting confused by files that suddenly
1739 :     change their identity (e.g., by getting unlinked and recreated by some
1740 :     text editor such as vi). There might be a better/cheaper/cleaner way
1741 :     of doing this, but for now this will have to do.
1742 :    
1743 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
1744 :     Name: Matthias Blume
1745 : blume 1288 Date: 2002/10/28 09:50:00 EST
1746 :     Tag: blume-20021028-typecheck
1747 :     Description:
1748 :    
1749 :     Exported structure Typecheck from $smlnj/viscomp/core.cm.
1750 :    
1751 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
1752 :     Name: Matthias Blume
1753 : blume 1282 Date: 2002/10/17 09:10:00 EDT
1754 : blume 1279 Tag: Release_110_42
1755 :     Description:
1756 :    
1757 : blume 1282 In good old tradition, there has been a slight hiccup so that we have
1758 :     to patch 110.42 after the fact. The old release tag has been replaced
1759 :     (see below).
1760 :    
1761 :     The change solves a problem with two competing approaches the
1762 :     configuration problem regarding MacOS 10.1 vs. MacOS 10.2 which got in
1763 :     each other's way.
1764 :    
1765 :     This change only affects the runtime system code and the installer script.
1766 :     (No new bootfiles.)
1767 :    
1768 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
1769 :     Name: Matthias Blume
1770 :     Date: 2002/10/16 12:00:00 EDT
1771 :     Tag: Release_110_42_removed
1772 :     Description:
1773 :    
1774 : blume 1279 New working release. New bootfiles.
1775 :    
1776 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
1777 :     Name: Matthias Blume
1778 : blume 1273 Date: 2002/10/10 13:10:00 EDT
1779 :     Tag: blume-20021010-ppc-divs
1780 :     Description:
1781 :    
1782 :     The mltree operator DIVS must be implemented with an overflow check on
1783 :     the PPC because the hardware indicates divide-by-zero using "overflow" as
1784 :     well.
1785 :    
1786 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
1787 :     Name: Matthias Blume
1788 : blume 1261 Date: 2002/07/23 11:45:00
1789 :     Tag: blume-20020723-smlnj-home
1790 :     Description:
1791 :    
1792 :     Sml now senses the SMLNJ_HOME environment variable. If this is set,
1793 :     then the bin dir is assumed to be in $SMLNJ_HOME/bin and (unless
1794 :     CM_PATHCONFIG is also set), the path configuration file is assumed
1795 :     to be in $SMLNJ_HOME/lib/pathconfig. This way one can easily move
1796 :     the entire tree to some other place and everything will "just work".
1797 :    
1798 :     (Companion commands such as ml-build and ml-makedepend also sense this
1799 :     variable.)
1800 :    
1801 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
1802 :     Name: Matthias Blume
1803 : blume 1259 Date: 2002/07/12 21:19:00 EDT
1804 :     Tag: blume-20020712-liveness
1805 :     Description:
1806 :    
1807 :     Exported two useful "step" functions from liveness module (MLRISC).
1808 :    
1809 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
1810 :     Name: Matthias Blume
1811 : blume 1253 Date: 2002/07/05 16:00 EDT
1812 :     Tag: Release_110_41
1813 :     Description:
1814 :    
1815 :     New working release. New bootfiles.
1816 :    
1817 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
1818 :     Name: Matthias Blume
1819 : blume 1250 Date: 2002/07/05 10:25:00 EDT
1820 :     Tag: blume-20020705-btimp
1821 :     Description:
1822 :    
1823 :     Exported structure BTImp from $smlnj/viscomp/debugprof.cm so that
1824 :     other clients can set up backtracing support.
1825 :    
1826 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
1827 :     Name: Matthias Blume
1828 : blume 1249 Date: 2002/06/25 17:23:00 EDT
1829 :     Tag: blume-20020625-fpmax
1830 :     Description:
1831 :    
1832 :     Fixed a bug in translation of INLMAX (and INLMIN) for the floating-point
1833 :     case. (The sense of the isNaN test was reversed -- which made min and
1834 :     max always return their first argument.)
1835 :    
1836 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
1837 :     Name: Matthias Blume
1838 : blume 1240 Date: 2002/06/11
1839 :     Tag: blume-20020611-unixpath
1840 :     Description:
1841 :    
1842 :     Back-ported OS.Path.{from,to}UnixPath from idlbasis-devel branch.
1843 :    
1844 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
1845 :     Name: Matthias Blume
1846 : blume 1238 Date: 2002/06/10 16:35:00 EDT
1847 :     Tag: blume-20020610-ieeereal
1848 :     Description:
1849 :    
1850 :     I back-ported my implementation of IEEEReal.fromString from the
1851 :     idlbasis-devel branch so that we can test it.
1852 :    
1853 :     Another small change is that ppDec tries to give more information
1854 :     than just "<sig>" in the case of functors. However, this code is
1855 :     broken in some mysterious way if the functor's body's signature
1856 :     has not been declared by ascription but gets inferred from the
1857 :     implementation. This needs fixing...
1858 :    
1859 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
1860 :     Name: Matthias Blume
1861 : blume 1229 Date: 2002/05/31
1862 :     Tag: blume-20020531-btrace-mode
1863 :     Description:
1864 :    
1865 :     Resurrected SMLofNJ.Internals.BTrace.mode. (It accidentally fell by
1866 :     the wayside when I switched over to using Controls everywhere.)
1867 :    
1868 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
1869 : george 1222 Name: Lal George
1870 :     Date: 2002/05/23 12:21:40 EDT
1871 :     Tag: george-20020523-visual-labels
1872 :     Description:
1873 :    
1874 :     Labels are now displayed in the graphical output to make
1875 :     the fall-through and target blocks obvious.
1876 :    
1877 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
1878 : blume 1204 Name: Matthias Blume
1879 : blume 1220 Date: 2002/05/22 11:03:00 EDT
1880 :     Tag: blume-20020522-shrink
1881 :     Description:
1882 :    
1883 :     John tweaked yesterday's fix for 1131 to handle an out-of-memory
1884 :     situation that comes up when allocating huge arrays.
1885 :    
1886 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
1887 :     Name: Matthias Blume
1888 : blume 1215 Date: 2002/05/21 16:00:00 EDT
1889 :     Tag: Release_110_40
1890 :     Description:
1891 :    
1892 :     New working release (110.40). New bootfiles.
1893 :    
1894 :     [Also: John Reppy fixed GC bug 1131.]
1895 :    
1896 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
1897 :     Name: Matthias Blume
1898 : blume 1212 Date: 2002/05/21 12:35:00 EDT
1899 :     Tag: blume-20020521-cmdoc
1900 :     Description:
1901 :    
1902 :     CM documentation update.
1903 :    
1904 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
1905 :     Name: Matthias Blume
1906 : blume 1211 Date: 2002/05/21 10:55:00 EDT
1907 :     Tag: blume-20020521-misc
1908 :     Description:
1909 :    
1910 :     - John tweaked runtime to be silent on heap export (except when
1911 :     GC messages are on).
1912 :     - I added a few more things (cross-compiling versions of CMB) to
1913 :     config/preloads (as suggestions).
1914 :    
1915 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
1916 :     Name: Matthias Blume
1917 : blume 1208 Date: 2002/05/20 22:25:00 EDT
1918 :     Tag: blume-20020520-controls
1919 :     Description:
1920 :    
1921 :     - Added ControlUtil structure to control-lib.cm.
1922 :     - Use it throughout.
1923 :     - Used Controls facility to define MLRISC controls (as opposed to
1924 :     registering MLRISC control ref cells with Controls after the fact)
1925 :     - Fixed messed-up controls priorities.
1926 :    
1927 :     * Removed again all the stuff from config/preloads that one wouldn't
1928 :     be able to preload at the time the initial heap image is built.
1929 :     (Many libraries, e.g., CML, do not exist yet at this time. The
1930 :     only libraries that can be preloaded via config/preloads are those
1931 :     that come bundled with the bootfiles.)
1932 :    
1933 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
1934 :     Name: Matthias Blume
1935 : blume 1204 Date: 2002/05/20 10:59:00 EDT
1936 :     Tag: blume-20020520-preloads
1937 :     Description:
1938 :    
1939 :     Added a lot of commented-out suggestions for things to be included
1940 :     in config/preloads.
1941 :    
1942 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
1943 : leunga 1203 Name: Allen Leung
1944 :     Date: 2002/05/18 14:20:00 EDT
1945 :     Tag: leunga-20020518-mdl
1946 :     Description:
1947 :    
1948 :     o Made the mdl tool stuff compile and run again.
1949 :     o I've disabled all the stuff that depends on RTL specifications; they
1950 :     are all badly broken anyway.
1951 :    
1952 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
1953 : blume 1201 Name: Matthias Blume
1954 :     Date: 2002/05/17 16:49:00 EDT
1955 :     Tag: blume-20020517-controls
1956 :     Description:
1957 :    
1958 :     0. John Reppy made several modifications to the SML/NJ library.
1959 :     In particular, there is a shiny new controls-lib.cm.
1960 :    
1961 :     1. Pushed new controls interface through compiler so that everything
1962 :     compiles again.
1963 :    
1964 :     2. Added FormatComb and FORMAT_COMB to the CML version of the
1965 :     SML/NJ library (so that CML compiles again).
1966 :    
1967 :     3. Modified init scripts because XXX_DEFAULT environment variables
1968 :     are no longer with us. (Boot-time initialization is now done
1969 :     using the same environment variables that are also used for
1970 :     startup-time initialization of controls.)
1971 :    
1972 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
1973 : george 1192 Name: Lal George
1974 :     Date: 2002/05/15 09:20:10 EDT
1975 :     Tag: george-20020515-pseudo-op-decls
1976 :     Description:
1977 :    
1978 :     All pseudo-ops emitted before the first segment declaration
1979 :     such as TEXT, DATA, and BSS directives are assumed to be global
1980 :     declarations and are emitted first in the assembly file. This is
1981 :     useful in a number of situations where one has pseudo-ops that are not
1982 :     specific to any segment, and also works around the constraint that one
1983 :     cannot have client pseudo-ops in the TEXT segment.
1984 :    
1985 :     Because no segment is associated with these declarations it is
1986 :     an error to allocate any space or objects before the first segment
1987 :     directive and an exception will be raised. However, we cannot make
1988 :     this check for client pseudo-ops.
1989 :    
1990 :     These top level declarations are a field in the CFG graph_info.
1991 :     In theory you can continue to add to this field after the CFG has been
1992 :     built -- provided you know what you are doing;-)
1993 :    
1994 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
1995 : blume 1175 Name: Matthias Blume
1996 : blume 1190 Date: 2002/05/13 16:40:00 EDT
1997 :     Tag: blume-20020513-pp-etc
1998 :     Description:
1999 :    
2000 :     A few minor bugfixes:
2001 :    
2002 :     - Stopgap measure for bug recently reported by Elsa Gunter (ppDec).
2003 :     (Bogus printouts for redefined bindings still occur. Compiler
2004 :     bug should no longer occur now. We need to redo the prettyprinter
2005 :     from scratch.)
2006 :    
2007 :     - CM pathname printer now also adds escape sequences for ( and )
2008 :    
2009 :     - commend and docu fixes for ml-nlffi
2010 :    
2011 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
2012 :     Name: Matthias Blume
2013 : blume 1189 Date: 2002/05/10 16:40:00 EDT
2014 :     Tag: blume-20020510-erg-textio
2015 :     Description:
2016 :    
2017 :     Applied the following bugfix provided by Emden Gansner:
2018 :    
2019 :     Output is corrupted when outputSubstr is used rather than output.
2020 :    
2021 :     The problem occurs when a substring
2022 :    
2023 :     ss = (s, dataStart, dataLen)
2024 :    
2025 :     where dataStart > 0, fills a stream buffer with avail bytes left.
2026 :     avail bytes of s, starting at index dataStart, are copied into the
2027 :     buffer, the buffer is flushed, and then the remaining dataLen-avail
2028 :     bytes of ss are copied into the beginning of the buffer. Instead of
2029 :     starting this copy at index dataStart+avail in s, the current code
2030 :     starts the copy at index avail.
2031 :    
2032 :     Fix:
2033 :     In text-io-fn.sml, change line 695 from
2034 :     val needsFlush = copyVec(v, avail, dataLen-avail, buf, 0)
2035 :     to
2036 :     val needsFlush = copyVec(v, dataStart+avail, dataLen-avail, buf, 0)
2037 :    
2038 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
2039 :     Name: Matthias Blume
2040 : blume 1186 Date: 2002/04/12 13:55:00 EDT
2041 :     Tag: blume-20020412-assyntax
2042 :     Description:
2043 :    
2044 :     1. Grabbed newer assyntax.h from the XFree86 project.
2045 :     2. Fiddled with how to compile X86.prim.asm without warnings.
2046 :     3. (Very) Minor cleanup in CM.
2047 :    
2048 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
2049 :     Name: Matthias Blume
2050 : blume 1185 Date: 2002/04/01 (no joke!) 17:07:00 EST
2051 :     Tag: blume-20020401-x86div
2052 :     Description:
2053 :    
2054 :     Added full support for div/mod/rem/quot on the x86, using the machine
2055 :     instruction's two results (without clumsily recomputing the remainder)
2056 :     directly where appropriate.
2057 :    
2058 :     Some more extensive power-of-two support was added to the x86 instruction
2059 :     selector (avoiding expensive divs, mods, and muls where they can be
2060 :     replaced with cheaper shifts and masks). However, this sort of thing
2061 :     ought to be done earlier, e.g., within the CPS optimizer so that
2062 :     all architectures benefit from it.
2063 :    
2064 :     The compiler compiles to a fixed point, but changes might be somewhat
2065 :     fragile nevertheless. Please, report any strange things that you might
2066 :     see wrt. div/mod/quot/rem...
2067 :    
2068 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
2069 :     Name: Matthias Blume
2070 : blume 1184 Date: 2002/03/29 17:22:00
2071 :     Tag: blume-20020329-div
2072 :     Description:
2073 :    
2074 :     Fixed my broken div/mod logic. Unfortunately, this means that the
2075 :     inline code for div/mod now has one more comparison than before.
2076 :     Fast paths (quotient > 0 or remainder = 0) are not affected, though.
2077 :     The problem was with quotient = 0, because that alone does not tell
2078 :     us which way the rounding went. One then has to look at whether
2079 :     remainder and divisor have the same sign... :(
2080 :    
2081 :     Anyway, I replaced the bootfiles with fresh ones...
2082 :    
2083 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
2084 :     Name: Matthias Blume
2085 : blume 1183 Date: 2002/03/29 14:10:00 EST
2086 :     Tag: blume-20020329-inlprims
2087 :     Description:
2088 :    
2089 :     NEW BOOTFILES!!! Version number bumped to 110.39.3.
2090 :    
2091 :     Primops have changed. This means that the bin/boot-file formats have
2092 :     changed as well.
2093 :    
2094 :     To make sure that there is no confusion, I made a new version.
2095 :    
2096 :    
2097 :     CHANGES:
2098 :    
2099 :     * removed REMT from mltree (remainder should never overflow).
2100 :    
2101 :     * added primops to deal with divisions of all flavors to the frontend
2102 :    
2103 :     * handled these primops all the way through so they map to their respective
2104 :     MLRISC support
2105 :    
2106 :     * used these primops in the implementation of Int, Int32, Word, Word32
2107 :    
2108 :     * removed INLDIV, INLMOD, and INLREM as they are no longer necessary
2109 :    
2110 :     * parameterized INLMIN, INLMAX, and INLABS by a numkind
2111 :    
2112 :     * translate.sml now deals with all flavors of INL{MIN,MAX,ABS}, including
2113 :     floating point
2114 :    
2115 :     * used INL{MIN,MAX,ABS} in the implementation of Int, Int32, Word, Word32,
2116 :     and Real (but Real.abs maps to a separate floating-point-only primop)
2117 :    
2118 :    
2119 :     TODO items:
2120 :    
2121 :     * Hacked Alpha32 instruction selection, disabling the selection of REMx
2122 :     instructions because the machine instruction encoder cannot handle
2123 :     them. (Hppa, PPC, and Sparc instruction selection did not handle
2124 :     REM in the first place, and REM is supported by the x86 machine coder.)
2125 :    
2126 :     * Handle DIV and MOD with DIV_TO_NEGINF directly in the x86 instruction
2127 :     selection phase. (The two can be streamlined because the hardware
2128 :     delivers both quotient and remainder at the same time anyway.)
2129 :    
2130 :     * Think about what to do with "valOf(Int32.minInt) div ~1" and friends.
2131 :     (Currently the behavior is inconsistent both across architectures and
2132 :     wrt. the draft Basis spec.)
2133 :    
2134 :     * Word8 should eventually be handled natively, too.
2135 :    
2136 :     * There seems to be one serious bug in mltree-gen.sml. It appears, though,
2137 :     as if there currently is no execution path that could trigger it in
2138 :     SML/NJ. (The assumptions underlying functions arith and promotable do not
2139 :     hold for things like multiplication and division.)
2140 :    
2141 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
2142 :     Name: Matthias Blume
2143 : blume 1181 Date: 2002/03/27 16:27:00 EST
2144 :     Tag: blume-20020327-mlrisc-divisions
2145 :     Description:
2146 :    
2147 :     Added support for all four division operations (ML's div, mod, quot,
2148 :     and rem) to MLRISC. In the course of doing so, I also rationalized
2149 :     the naming (no more annoying switch-around of DIV and QUOT), by
2150 :     parameterizing the operation by div_rounding_mode (which can be either
2151 :     DIV_TO_ZERO or DIV_TO_NEGINF).
2152 :    
2153 :     The generic MLTreeGen functor takes care of compiling all four
2154 :     operations down to only round-to-zero div.
2155 :    
2156 :     Missing pieces:
2157 :    
2158 :     * Doing something smarter than relying on MLTreeGen on architectures
2159 :     like, e.g., the x86 where hardware division delivers both quotient and
2160 :     remainder at the same time. With this, the implementation of the
2161 :     round-to-neginf operations could be further streamlined.
2162 :    
2163 :     * Remove inlining support for div/mod/rem from the frontend and replace it
2164 :     with primops that get carried through to the backend. Do this for all
2165 :     int and word types.
2166 :    
2167 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
2168 :     Name: Matthias Blume
2169 : blume 1180 Date: 2002/03/25 17:25:00 EST
2170 :     Tag: blume-20020325-divmod
2171 :     Description:
2172 :    
2173 :     I improved (hopefully without breaking them) the implementation of Int.div,
2174 :     Int.mod, and Int.rem. For this, the code in translate.sml now takes
2175 :     advantage of the following observations:
2176 :    
2177 :     Let q = x quot y r = x rem y
2178 :     d = x div y m = x mod y
2179 :    
2180 :     where "quot" is the round-to-zero version of integer division that
2181 :     hardware usually provides. Then we have:
2182 :    
2183 :     r = x - q * y where neither the * nor the - will overflow
2184 :     d = if q >= 0 orelse x = q * y then q else q - 1
2185 :     where neither the * nor the - will overflow
2186 :     m = if q >= 0 orelse r = 0 then r else r + y
2187 :     where the + will not overflow
2188 :    
2189 :     This results in substantial simplification of the generated code.
2190 :     The following table shows the number of CFG nodes and edges generated
2191 :     for
2192 :     fun f (x, y) = x OPER y
2193 :     (* with OPER \in div, mod, quot, rem *)
2194 :    
2195 :    
2196 :     OPER | nodes(old) | edges(old) | nodes(new) | edges(new)
2197 :     --------------------------------------------------------
2198 :     div | 24 | 39 | 12 | 16
2199 :     mod | 41 | 71 | 12 | 16
2200 :     quot | 8 | 10 | 8 | 10
2201 :     rem | 10 | 14 | 8 | 10
2202 :    
2203 :    
2204 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
2205 :     Name: Matthias Blume
2206 : blume 1179 Date: 2002/03/25 22:06:00 EST
2207 :     Tag: blume-20020325-cprotobug
2208 :     Description:
2209 :    
2210 :     Fixed a bug in cproto (c prototype decoder).
2211 :    
2212 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
2213 :     Name: Matthias Blume
2214 : blume 1178 Date: 2002/03/25 16:00:00 EST
2215 :     Tag: blume-20020325-raw-primops
2216 :     Description:
2217 :    
2218 :     I did some cleanup to Allen's new primop code and
2219 :     replaced yesterday's bootfiles with new ones.
2220 :     (But they are stored in the same place.)
2221 :    
2222 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
2223 :     Name: Matthias Blume
2224 : blume 1175 Date: 2002/03/24 22:40:00 EST
2225 :     Tag: blume-20020324-bootfiles
2226 :     Description:
2227 :    
2228 :     Made the bootfiles that Allen asked for.
2229 :    
2230 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
2231 : leunga 1174 Name: Allen Leung
2232 :     Date: 2002/03/23 15:50:00 EST
2233 :     Tag: leunga-20020323-flint-cps-rcc-primops
2234 :     Description:
2235 :    
2236 :     1. Changes to FLINT primops:
2237 :    
2238 :     (* make a call to a C-function;
2239 :     * The primop carries C function prototype information and specifies
2240 :     * which of its (ML-) arguments are floating point. C prototype
2241 :     * information is for use by the backend, ML information is for
2242 :     * use by the CPS converter. *)
2243 :     | RAW_CCALL of { c_proto: CTypes.c_proto,
2244 :     ml_args: ccall_type list,
2245 :     ml_res_opt: ccall_type option,
2246 :     reentrant : bool
2247 :     } option
2248 :     (* Allocate uninitialized storage on the heap.
2249 :     * The record is meant to hold short-lived C objects, i.e., they
2250 :     * are not ML pointers. With the tag, the representation is
2251 :     * the same as RECORD with tag tag_raw32 (sz=4), or tag_fblock (sz=8)
2252 :     *)
2253 :     | RAW_RECORD of {tag:bool,sz:int}
2254 :     and ccall_type = CCALL_INT32 | CCALL_REAL64 | CCALL_ML_PTR
2255 :    
2256 :     2. These CPS primops are now overloaded:
2257 :    
2258 :     rawload of {kind:numkind}
2259 :     rawstore of {kind:numkind}
2260 :    
2261 :     The one argument form is:
2262 :    
2263 :     rawload {kind} address
2264 :    
2265 :     The two argument form is:
2266 :    
2267 :     rawload {kind} [ml object, byte-offset]
2268 :    
2269 :     3. RAW_CCALL/RCC now takes two extra arguments:
2270 :    
2271 :     a. The first is whether the C call is reentrant, i.e., whether
2272 :     ML state should be saved and restored.
2273 :     b. The second argument is a string argument specifying the name of
2274 :     library and the C function.
2275 :    
2276 :     These things are currently not handled in the code generator, yet.
2277 :    
2278 :     4. In CProto,
2279 :    
2280 :     An encoding type of "bool" means "ml object" and is mapped into
2281 :     C prototype of PTR. Note that "bool" is different than "string",
2282 :     even though "string" is also mapped into PTR, because "bool"
2283 :     is assigned an CPS type of BOGt, while "string" is assigned INT32t.
2284 :    
2285 :     5. Pickler/unpicker
2286 :    
2287 :     Changed to handle RAW_RECORD and newest RAW_CCALL
2288 :    
2289 :     6. MLRiscGen,
2290 :    
2291 :     1. Changed to handle the new rawload/rawstore/rawrecord operators.
2292 :     2. Code for handling C Calls has been moved to a new module CPSCCalls,
2293 :     in the file CodeGen/cpscompile/cps-c-calls.sml
2294 :    
2295 :     7. Added the conditional move operator
2296 :    
2297 :     condmove of branch
2298 :    
2299 :     to cps. Generation of this is still buggy so it is currently
2300 :     disabled.
2301 :    
2302 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
2303 : george 1168 Name: Lal George
2304 :     Date: 2002/03/22 14:18:25 EST
2305 : george 1171 Tag: george-20020322-cps-branch-prob
2306 : george 1168 Description:
2307 :    
2308 : george 1171 Implemented the Ball-Larus branch prediction-heuristics, and
2309 : george 1168 incorporated graphical viewers for control flow graphs.
2310 :    
2311 : george 1171 Ball-Larus Heuristics:
2312 : george 1168 ---------------------
2313 :     See the file compiler/CodeGen/cpscompile/cpsBranchProb.sml.
2314 :    
2315 :     By design it uses the Dempster-Shafer theory for combining
2316 :     probabilities. For example, in the function:
2317 :    
2318 :     fun f(n,acc) = if n = 0 then acc else f(n-1, n*acc)
2319 :    
2320 :     the ball-larus heuristics predicts that the n=0 is unlikely
2321 :     (OH-heuristic), and the 'then' branch is unlikely because of the
2322 :     RH-heuristic -- giving the 'then' branch an even lower combined
2323 : george 1171 probability using the Dempster-Shafer theory.
2324 : george 1168
2325 :     Finally, John Reppy's loop analysis in MLRISC, further lowers the
2326 :     probability of the 'then' branch because of the loop in the else
2327 :     branch.
2328 :    
2329 :    
2330 :     Graphical Viewing:
2331 :     ------------------
2332 :     I merely plugged in Allen's graphical viewers into the compiler. The
2333 :     additional code is not much. At the top level, saying:
2334 :    
2335 :     Control.MLRISC.getFlag "cfg-graphical-view" := true;
2336 :    
2337 :     will display the graphical view of the control flow graph just before
2338 :     back-patching. daVinci must be in your path for this to work. If
2339 :     daVinci is not available, then the default viewer can be changed
2340 :     using:
2341 :    
2342 :     Control.MLRISC.getString "viewer"
2343 :    
2344 :     which can be set to "dot" or "vcg" for the corresponding viewers. Of
2345 :     course, these viewers must be in your path.
2346 :    
2347 :     The above will display the compilation unit at the level of clusters,
2348 :     many of which are small, boring, and un-interesting. Also setting:
2349 :    
2350 :     Control.MLRISC.getInt "cfg-graphical-view_size"
2351 :    
2352 :     will display clusters that are larger than the value set by the above.
2353 :    
2354 :    
2355 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
2356 : blume 1159 Name: Matthias Blume
2357 :     Date: 2002/03/21 22:20:00 EST
2358 :     Tag: blume-20020321-kmp-bugfix
2359 :     Description:
2360 :    
2361 :     Changed the interface to the KMP routine in PreString and fixed
2362 :     a minor bug in one place where it was used.
2363 :    
2364 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
2365 : leunga 1156 Name: Allen Leung
2366 : leunga 1158 Date: 2002/03/21 20:30:00 EST
2367 :     Tag: leunga-20020321-cfg
2368 :     Description:
2369 :    
2370 :     Fixed a potential problem in cfg edge splitting.
2371 :    
2372 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
2373 :     Name: Allen Leung
2374 : leunga 1156 Date: 2002/03/21 17:15:00 EST
2375 :     Tag: leunga-20020321-x86-fp-cfg
2376 :     Description:
2377 :    
2378 :     1. Recoded the buggy parts of x86-fp.
2379 :    
2380 :     a. All the block reordering code has been removed.
2381 :     We now depend on the block placement phases to do this work.
2382 :    
2383 :     b. Critical edge splitting code has been simplified and moved into the
2384 :     CFG modules, as where they belong.
2385 :    
2386 :     Both of these were quite buggy and complex. The code is now much, much
2387 :     simpler.
2388 :    
2389 :     2. X86 backend.
2390 :    
2391 :     a. Added instructions for 64-bit support. Instruction selection for
2392 :     64-bit has not been committed, however, since that
2393 :     requires changes to MLTREE which haven't been approved by
2394 :     Lal and John.
2395 :    
2396 :     b. Added support for FUCOMI and FUCOMIP when generating code for
2397 :     PentiumPro and above. We only generate these instructions in
2398 :     the fast-fp mode.
2399 :    
2400 :     c. Added cases for JP and JNP in X86FreqProps.
2401 :    
2402 :     3. CFG
2403 :    
2404 :     CFG now has a bunch of methods for edge splitting and merging.
2405 :    
2406 :     4. Machine description.
2407 :    
2408 :     John's simplification of MLTREE_BASIS.fcond broke a few machine
2409 :     description things:
2410 :    
2411 :     rtl-build.{sig,sml} and hppa.mdl fixed.
2412 :    
2413 :     NOTE: the machine description stuff in the repository is still broken.
2414 :     Again, I can't put my fixes in because that involves
2415 :     changes to MLTREE.
2416 :    
2417 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
2418 : blume 1145 Name: Matthias Blume
2419 : blume 1155 Date: 2002/03/20 15:55:00 EST
2420 :     Tag: blume-20020320-kmp
2421 :     Description:
2422 :    
2423 :     Implemented Knuth-Morris-Pratt string matching in PreString and used
2424 :     it for String.isSubstring, Substring.isSubstring, and
2425 :     Substring.position.
2426 :    
2427 :     (Might need some stress-testing. Simple examples worked fine.)
2428 :    
2429 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
2430 :     Name: Matthias Blume
2431 : blume 1152 Date: 2002/03/19 16:37:00 EST
2432 :     Tag: blume-20020319-witnesses
2433 :     Description:
2434 :    
2435 :     Added a structure C.W and functions convert/Ptr.convert to ml-nlffi-lib.
2436 :    
2437 :     This implements a generic mechanism for changing constness qualifiers
2438 :     anywhere within big C types without resorting to outright "casts".
2439 :     (So far, functions such as C.rw/C.ro or C.Ptr.rw/C.Ptr.ro only let you
2440 :     modify the constness at the outermost level.)
2441 :     The implementation of "convert" is based on the idea of "witness"
2442 :     values -- values that are not used by the operation but whose types
2443 :     "testify" to their applicability. On the implementation side, "convert"
2444 :     is simply a projection (returning its second curried argument). With
2445 :     cross-module inlining, it should not result in any machine code being
2446 :     generated.
2447 :    
2448 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
2449 :     Name: Matthias Blume
2450 : blume 1148 Date: 2002/03/15 16:40:00 EST
2451 :     Tag: blume-20020315-basis
2452 :     Description:
2453 :    
2454 :     Provided (preliminary?) implementations for
2455 :    
2456 :     {String,Substring}.{concatWith,isSuffix,isSubstring}
2457 :    
2458 :     and
2459 :    
2460 :     Substring.full
2461 :    
2462 :     Those are in the Basis spec but they were missing in SML/NJ.
2463 :    
2464 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
2465 :     Name: Matthias Blume
2466 : blume 1145 Date: 2002/03/14 21:30:00 EST
2467 :     Tag: blume-20020314-controls
2468 :     Description:
2469 :    
2470 :     Controls:
2471 :     ---------
2472 :    
2473 :     1. Factored out the recently-added Controls : CONTROLS stuff and put
2474 :     it into its own library $/controls-lib.cm. The source tree for
2475 :     this is under src/smlnj-lib/Controls.
2476 :    
2477 :     2. Changed the names of types and functions in this interface, so they
2478 :     make a bit more "sense":
2479 :    
2480 :     module -> registry
2481 :     'a registry -> 'a group
2482 :    
2483 :     3. The interface now deals in ref cells only. The getter/setter interface
2484 :     is (mostly) gone.
2485 :    
2486 :     4. Added a function that lets one register an already-existing ref cell.
2487 :    
2488 :     5. Made the corresponding modifications to the rest of the code so that
2489 :     everything compiles again.
2490 :    
2491 :     6. Changed the implementation of Controls.MLRISC back to something closer
2492 :     to the original. In particular, this module (and therefore MLRISC)
2493 :     does not depend on Controls. There now is some link-time code in
2494 :     int-sys.sml that registers the MLRISC controls with the Controls
2495 :     module.
2496 :    
2497 :     CM:
2498 :     ---
2499 :    
2500 :     * One can now specify the lambda-split aggressiveness in init.cmi.
2501 :    
2502 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
2503 : leunga 1142 Name: Allen Leung
2504 :     Date: 2002/03/13 17:30:00 EST
2505 :     Tag: leunga-20020313-x86-fp-unary
2506 :     Description:
2507 :    
2508 :     Bug fix for:
2509 :    
2510 :     > leunga@weaselbane:~/Yale/tmp/sml-dist{21} bin/sml
2511 :     > Standard ML of New Jersey v110.39.1 [FLINT v1.5], March 08, 2002
2512 :     > - fun f(x,(y,z)) = Real.~ y;
2513 :     > [autoloading]
2514 :     > [autoloading done]
2515 :     > fchsl (%eax), 184(%esp)
2516 :     > Error: MLRisc bug: X86MCEmitter.emitInstr
2517 :     >
2518 :     > uncaught exception Error
2519 :     > raised at: ../MLRISC/control/mlriscErrormsg.sml:16.14-16.19
2520 :    
2521 :     The problem was that the code generator did not generate any fp registers
2522 :     in this case, and the ra didn't know that it needed to run the X86FP phase to
2523 :     translate the pseudo fp instruction. This only happened with unary fp
2524 :     operators in certain situations.
2525 :    
2526 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
2527 : blume 1137 Name: Matthias Blume
2528 : blume 1140 Date: 2002/03/13 14:00:00 EST
2529 :     Tag: blume-20020313-overload-etc
2530 :     Description:
2531 :    
2532 :     1. Added _overload as a synonym for overload for backward compatibility.
2533 :     (Control.overloadKW must be true for either version to be accepted.)
2534 :    
2535 :     2. Fixed bug in install script that caused more things to be installed
2536 :     than what was requested in config/targets.
2537 :    
2538 :     3. Made CM aware of the (_)overload construct so that autoloading
2539 :     works.
2540 :    
2541 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
2542 :     Name: Matthias Blume
2543 : blume 1138 Date: 2002/03/12 22:03:00 EST
2544 :     Tag: blume-20020312-url
2545 :     Description:
2546 :    
2547 :     Forgot to update BOOT and srcarchiveurl.
2548 :    
2549 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
2550 :     Name: Matthias Blume
2551 : blume 1137 Date: 2002/03/12 17:30:00 EST
2552 :     Tag: blume-20020312-version110392
2553 :     Description:
2554 :    
2555 :     Yet another version number bump (because of small changes to the
2556 :     binfile format). Version number is now 110.39.2. NEW BOOTFILES!
2557 :    
2558 :     Changes:
2559 :    
2560 :     The new pid generation scheme described a few weeks ago was overly
2561 :     complicated. I implemented a new mechanism that is simpler and
2562 :     provides a bit more "stability": Once CM has seen a compilation
2563 :     unit, it keeps its identity constant (as long as you do not delete
2564 :     those crucial CM/GUID/* files). This means that when you change
2565 : blume 1145 an interface, compile, then go back to the old interface, and
2566 : blume 1137 compile again, you arrive at the original pid.
2567 :    
2568 :     There now also is a mechanism that instructs CM to use the plain
2569 :     environment hash as a module's pid (effectively making its GUID
2570 :     the empty string). For this, "noguid" must be specified as an
2571 :     option to the .sml file in question within its .cm file.
2572 :     This is most useful for code that is being generated by tools such
2573 :     as ml-nlffigen (because during development programmers tend to
2574 :     erase the tool's entire output directory tree including CM's cached
2575 :     GUIDs). "noguid" is somewhat dangerous (since it can be used to locally
2576 :     revert to the old, broken behavior of SML/NJ, but in specific cases
2577 :     where there is no danger of interface confusion, its use is ok
2578 :     (I think).
2579 :    
2580 :     ml-nlffigen by default generates "noguid" annotations. They can be
2581 :     turned off by specifying -guid in its command line.
2582 :    
2583 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
2584 : george 1136 Name: Lal George
2585 :     Date: 2002/03/12 12 14:42:36 EST
2586 :     Tag: george-20020312-frequency-computation
2587 :     Description:
2588 :    
2589 :     Integrated jump chaining and static block frequency into the
2590 :     compiler. More details and numbers later.
2591 : leunga 1025
2592 : george 1003 ----------------------------------------------------------------------
2593 : george 1133 Name: Lal George
2594 :     Date: 2002/03/11 11 22:38:53 EST
2595 :     Tag: george-20020311-jump-chain-elim
2596 :     Description:
2597 :    
2598 :     Tested the jump chain elimination on all architectures (except the
2599 :     hppa). This is on by default right now and is profitable for the
2600 :     alpha and x86, however, it may not be profitable for the sparc and ppc
2601 :     when compiling the compiler.
2602 :    
2603 :     The gc test will typically jump to a label at the end of the cluster,
2604 :     where there is another jump to an external cluster containing the actual
2605 :     code to invoke gc. This is to allow factoring of common gc invocation
2606 :     sequences. That is to say, we generate:
2607 :    
2608 :     f:
2609 :     testgc
2610 :     ja L1 % jump if above to L1
2611 :    
2612 :     L1:
2613 :     jmp L2
2614 :    
2615 :    
2616 :     After jump chain elimination the 'ja L1' instructions is converted to
2617 :     'ja L2'. On the sparc and ppc, many of the 'ja L2' instructions may end
2618 :     up being implemented in their long form (if L2 is far away) using:
2619 :    
2620 :     jbe L3 % jump if below or equal to L3
2621 :     jmp L2
2622 :     L3:
2623 :     ...
2624 :    
2625 :    
2626 :     For large compilation units L2 may be far away.
2627 :    
2628 :    
2629 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
2630 : blume 1132 Name: Matthias Blume
2631 :     Date: 2002/03/11 13:30:00 EST
2632 :     Tag: blume-20020311-mltreeeval
2633 :     Description:
2634 :    
2635 :     A functor parameter was missing.
2636 :    
2637 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
2638 : leunga 1130 Name: Allen Leung
2639 : leunga 1131 Date: 2002/03/11 10:30:00 EST
2640 : leunga 1142 Tag: leunga-20020311-runtime-string0
2641 : leunga 1131 Description:
2642 :    
2643 :     The representation of the empty string now points to a
2644 :     legal null terminated C string instead of unit. It is now possible
2645 :     to convert an ML string into C string with InlineT.CharVector.getData.
2646 :     This compiles into one single machine instruction.
2647 :    
2648 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
2649 :     Name: Allen Leung
2650 : leunga 1130 Date: 2002/03/10 23:55:00 EST
2651 :     Tag: leunga-20020310-x86-call
2652 :     Description:
2653 :    
2654 :     Added machine generation for CALL instruction (relative displacement mode)
2655 :    
2656 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
2657 : blume 1128 Name: Matthias Blume
2658 :     Date: 2002/03/08 16:05:00
2659 :     Tag: blume-20020308-entrypoints
2660 :     Description:
2661 :    
2662 :     Version number bumped to 110.39.1. NEW BOOTFILES!
2663 :    
2664 :     Entrypoints: non-zero offset into a code object where execution should begin.
2665 :    
2666 :     - Added the notion of an entrypoint to CodeObj.
2667 :     - Added reading/writing of entrypoint info to Binfile.
2668 :     - Made runtime system bootloader aware of entrypoints.
2669 :     - Use the address of the label of the first function given to mlriscGen
2670 :     as the entrypoint. This address is currently always 0, but it will
2671 :     not be 0 once we turn on block placement.
2672 :     - Removed the linkage cluster code (which was The Other Way(tm) of dealing
2673 :     with entry points) from mlriscGen.
2674 :    
2675 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
2676 : leunga 1127 Name: Allen Leung
2677 :     Date: 2002/03/07 20:45:00 EST
2678 :     Tag: leunga-20020307-x86-cmov
2679 :     Description:
2680 :    
2681 :     Bug fixes for CMOVcc on x86.
2682 :    
2683 :     1. Added machine code generation for CMOVcc
2684 :     2. CMOVcc is now generated in preference over SETcc on PentiumPro or above.
2685 :     3. CMOVcc cannot have an immediate operand as argument.
2686 :    
2687 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
2688 : blume 1126 Name: Matthias Blume
2689 :     Date: 2002/03/07 16:15:00 EST
2690 :     Tag: blume-20020307-controls
2691 :     Description:
2692 :    
2693 :     This is a very large but mostly boring patch which makes (almost)
2694 :     every tuneable compiler knob (i.e., pretty much everything under
2695 :     Control.* plus a few other things) configurable via both the command
2696 :     line and environment variables in the style CM did its configuration
2697 :     until now.
2698 :    
2699 :     Try starting sml with '-h' (or, if you are brave, '-H')
2700 :    
2701 :     To this end, I added a structure Controls : CONTROLS to smlnj-lib.cm which
2702 :     implements the underlying generic mechanism.
2703 :    
2704 :     The interface to some of the existing such facilities has changed somewhat.
2705 :     For example, the MLRiscControl module now provides mkFoo instead of getFoo.
2706 :     (The getFoo interface is still there for backward-compatibility, but its
2707 :     use is deprecated.)
2708 :    
2709 :     The ml-build script passes -Cxxx=yyy command-line arguments through so
2710 :     that one can now twiddle the compiler settings when using this "batch"
2711 :     compiler.
2712 :    
2713 :     TODO items:
2714 :    
2715 :     We should go through and throw out all controls that are no longer
2716 :     connected to anything. Moreover, we should go through and provide
2717 :     meaningful (and correct!) documentation strings for those controls
2718 :     that still are connected.
2719 :    
2720 :     Currently, multiple calls to Controls.new are accepted (only the first
2721 :     has any effect). Eventually we should make sure that every control
2722 :     is being made (via Controls.new) exactly once. Future access can then
2723 :     be done using Controls.acc.
2724 :    
2725 :     Finally, it would probably be a good idea to use the getter-setter
2726 :     interface to controls rather than ref cells. For the time being, both
2727 :     styles are provided by the Controls module, but getter-setter pairs are
2728 :     better if thread-safety is of any concern because they can be wrapped.
2729 :    
2730 :     *****************************************
2731 :    
2732 :     One bug fix: The function blockPlacement in three of the MLRISC
2733 :     backpatch files used to be hard-wired to one of two possibilities at
2734 :     link time (according to the value of the placementFlag). But (I
2735 :     think) it should rather sense the flag every time.
2736 :    
2737 :     *****************************************
2738 :    
2739 :     Other assorted changes (by other people who did not supply a HISTORY entry):
2740 :    
2741 :     1. the cross-module inliner now works much better (Monnier)
2742 :     2. representation of weights, frequencies, and probabilities in MLRISC
2743 :     changed in preparation of using those for weighted block placement
2744 :     (Reppy, George)
2745 :    
2746 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
2747 : george 1116 Name: Lal George
2748 : george 1124 Date: 2002/03/07 14:44:24 EST 2002
2749 :     Tag: george-20020307-weighted-block-placement
2750 :    
2751 :     Tested the weighted block placement optimization on all architectures
2752 :     (except the hppa) using AMPL to generate the block and edge frequencies.
2753 :     Changes were required in the machine properties to correctly
2754 :     categorize trap instructions. There is an MLRISC flag
2755 :     "weighted-block-placement" that can be used to enable weighted block
2756 :     placement, but this will be ineffective without block/edge
2757 :     frequencies (coming soon).
2758 :    
2759 :    
2760 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
2761 :     Name: Lal George
2762 : george 1116 Date: 2002/03/05 17:24:48 EST
2763 :     Tag: george-20020305-linkage-cluster
2764 :    
2765 : george 1124 In order to support the block placement optimization, a new cluster
2766 :     is generated as the very first cluster (called the linkage cluster).
2767 :     It contains a single jump to the 'real' entry point for the compilation
2768 :     unit. Block placement has no effect on the linkage cluster itself, but
2769 :     all the other clusters have full freedom in the manner in which they
2770 :     reorder blocks or functions.
2771 : george 1116
2772 :     On the x86 the typical linkage code that is generated is:
2773 :     ----------------------
2774 :     .align 2
2775 :     L0:
2776 :     addl $L1-L0, 72(%esp)
2777 : george 1124 jmp L1
2778 : george 1116
2779 :    
2780 :     .align 2
2781 :     L1:
2782 :     ----------------------
2783 :    
2784 :     72(%esp) is the memory location for the stdlink register. This
2785 :     must contain the address of the CPS function being called. In the
2786 : george 1124 above example, it contains the address of L0; before
2787 : george 1116 calling L1 (the real entry point for the compilation unit), it
2788 :     must contain the address for L1, and hence
2789 :    
2790 :     addl $L1-L0, 72(%esp)
2791 :    
2792 : george 1124 I have tested this on all architectures except the hppa.The increase
2793 :     in code size is of course negligible
2794 : george 1116
2795 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
2796 : leunga 1115 Name: Allen Leung
2797 :     Date: 2002/03/03 13:20:00 EST
2798 :     Tag: leunga-20020303-mlrisc-tools
2799 :    
2800 :     Added #[ ... ] expressions to mlrisc tools
2801 :    
2802 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
2803 : blume 1096 Name: Matthias Blume
2804 : blume 1098 Date: 2002/02/27 12:29:00 EST
2805 :     Tag: blume-20020227-cdebug
2806 :     Description:
2807 :    
2808 :     - made types in structure C and C_Debug to be equal
2809 :     - got rid of code duplication (c-int.sml vs. c-int-debug.sml)
2810 :     - there no longer is a C_Int_Debug (C_Debug is directly derived from C)
2811 :    
2812 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
2813 :     Name: Matthias Blume
2814 : blume 1096 Date: 2002/02/26 12:00:00 EST
2815 :     Tag: blume-20020226-ffi
2816 :     Description:
2817 :    
2818 :     1. Fixed a minor bug in CM's "noweb" tool:
2819 :     If numbering is turned off, then truly don't number (i.e., do not
2820 :     supply the -L option to noweb). The previous behavior was to supply
2821 :     -L'' -- which caused noweb to use the "default" line numbering scheme.
2822 :     Thanks to Chris Richards for pointing this out (and supplying the fix).
2823 :    
2824 :     2. Once again, I reworked some aspects of the FFI:
2825 :    
2826 :     A. The incomplete/complete type business:
2827 :    
2828 :     - Signatures POINTER_TO_INCOMPLETE_TYPE and accompanying functors are
2829 :     gone!
2830 :     - ML types representing an incomplete type are now *equal* to
2831 :     ML types representing their corresponding complete types (just like
2832 :     in C). This is still safe because ml-nlffigen will not generate
2833 :     RTTI for incomplete types, nor will it generate functions that
2834 :     require access to such RTTI. But when ML code generated from both
2835 :     incomplete and complete versions of the C type meet, the ML types
2836 :     are trivially interoperable.
2837 :    
2838 :     NOTE: These changes restore the full generality of the translation
2839 :     (which was previously lost when I eliminated functorization)!
2840 :    
2841 :     B. Enum types:
2842 :    
2843 :     - Structure C now has a type constructor "enum" that is similar to
2844 :     how the "su" constructor works. However, "enum" is not a phantom
2845 :     type because each "T enum" has values (and is isomorphic to
2846 :     MLRep.Signed.int).
2847 :     - There are generic access operations for enum objects (using
2848 :     MLRep.Signed.int).
2849 :     - ml-nlffigen will generate a structure E_foo for each "enum foo".
2850 :     * The structure contains the definition of type "mlrep" (the ML-side
2851 :     representation type of the enum). Normally, mlrep is the same
2852 :     as "MLRep.Signed.int", but if ml-nlffigen was invoked with "-ec",
2853 :     then mlrep will be defined as a datatype -- thus facilitating
2854 :     pattern matching on mlrep values.
2855 :     ("-ec" will be suppressed if there are duplicate values in an
2856 :     enumeration.)
2857 :     * Constructors ("-ec") or values (no "-ec") e_xxx of type mlrep
2858 :     will be generated for each C enum constant xxx.
2859 :     * Conversion functions m2i and i2m convert between mlrep and
2860 :     MLRep.Signed.int. (Without "-ec", these functions are identities.)
2861 :     * Coversion functions c and ml convert between mlrep and "tag enum".
2862 :     * Access functions (get/set) fetch and store mlrep values.
2863 :     - By default (unless ml-nlffigen was invoked with "-nocollect"), unnamed
2864 :     enumerations are merged into one single enumeration represented by
2865 :     structure E_'.
2866 :    
2867 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
2868 : leunga 1080 Name: Allen Leung
2869 : leunga 1094 Date: 2002/02/25 04:45:00 EST
2870 :     Tag: leunga-20020225-cps-spill
2871 :    
2872 :     This is a new implementation of the CPS spill phase.
2873 :     The new phase is in the new file compiler/CodeGen/cpscompile/spill-new.sml
2874 :     In case of problems, replace it with the old file spill.sml
2875 :    
2876 :     The current compiler runs into some serious performance problems when
2877 :     constructing a large record. This can happen when we try to compile a
2878 :     structure with many items. Even a very simple structure like the following
2879 :     makes the compiler slow down.
2880 :    
2881 :     structure Foo = struct
2882 :     val x_1 = 0w1 : Word32.int
2883 :     val x_2 = 0w2 : Word32.int
2884 :     val x_3 = 0w3 : Word32.int
2885 :     ...
2886 :     val x_N = 0wN : Word32.int
2887 :     end
2888 :    
2889 :     The following table shows the compile time, from N=1000 to N=4000,
2890 :     with the old compiler:
2891 :    
2892 :     N
2893 :     1000 CPS 100 spill 0.04u 0.00s 0.00g
2894 :     MLRISC ra 0.06u 0.00s 0.05g
2895 :     (spills = 0 reloads = 0)
2896 :     TOTAL 0.63u 0.07s 0.21g
2897 :    
2898 :     1100 CPS 100 spill 8.25u 0.32s 0.64g
2899 :     MLRISC ra 5.68u 0.59s 3.93g
2900 :     (spills = 0 reloads = 0)
2901 :     TOTAL 14.71u 0.99s 4.81g
2902 :    
2903 :     1500 CPS 100 spill 58.55u 2.34s 1.74g
2904 :     MLRISC ra 5.54u 0.65s 3.91g
2905 :     (spills = 543 reloads = 1082)
2906 :     TOTAL 65.40u 3.13s 6.00g
2907 :    
2908 :     2000 CPS 100 spill 126.69u 4.84s 3.08g
2909 :     MLRISC ra 0.80u 0.10s 0.55g
2910 :     (spills = 42 reloads = 84)
2911 :     TOTAL 129.42u 5.10s 4.13g
2912 :    
2913 :     3000 CPS 100 spill 675.59u 19.03s 11.64g
2914 :     MLRISC ra 2.69u 0.27s 1.38g
2915 :     (spills = 62 reloads = 124)
2916 :     TOTAL 682.48u 19.61s 13.99g
2917 :    
2918 :     4000 CPS 100 spill 2362.82u 56.28s 43.60g
2919 :     MLRISC ra 4.96u 0.27s 2.72g
2920 :     (spills = 85 reloads = 170)
2921 :     TOTAL 2375.26u 57.21s 48.00g
2922 :    
2923 :     As you can see the old cps spill module suffers from some serious
2924 : leunga 1115 performance problem. But since I cannot decipher the old code fully,
2925 :     instead of patching the problems up, I'm reimplementing it
2926 : leunga 1094 with a different algorithm. The new code is more modular,
2927 :     smaller when compiled, and substantially faster
2928 :     (O(n log n) time and O(n) space). Timing of the new spill module:
2929 :    
2930 :     4000 CPS 100 spill 0.02u 0.00s 0.00g
2931 :     MLRISC ra 0.25u 0.02s 0.15g
2932 :     (spills=1 reloads=3)
2933 :     TOTAL 7.74u 0.34s 1.62g
2934 :    
2935 :     Implementation details:
2936 :    
2937 :     As far as I can tell, the purpose of the CPS spill module is to make sure the
2938 :     number of live variables at any program point (the bandwidth)
2939 :     does not exceed a certain limit, which is determined by the
2940 :     size of the spill area.
2941 :    
2942 :     When the bandwidth is too large, we decrease the register pressure by
2943 :     packing live variables into spill records. How we achieve this is
2944 :     completely different than what we did in the old code.
2945 :    
2946 :     First, there is something about the MLRiscGen code generator
2947 :     that we should be aware of:
2948 :    
2949 :     o MLRiscGen performs code motion!
2950 :    
2951 :     In particular, it will move floating point computations and
2952 :     address computations involving only the heap pointer to
2953 :     their use sites (if there is only a single use).
2954 :     What this means is that if we have a CPS record construction
2955 :     statement
2956 :    
2957 :     RECORD(k,vl,w,e)
2958 :    
2959 :     we should never count the new record address w as live if w
2960 :     has only one use (which is often the case).
2961 :    
2962 :     We should do something similar to floating point, but the transformation
2963 :     there is much more complex, so I won't deal with that.
2964 :    
2965 :     Secondly, there are now two new cps primops at our disposal:
2966 :    
2967 :     1. rawrecord of record_kind option
2968 :     This pure operator allocates some uninitialized storage from the heap.
2969 :     There are two forms:
2970 :    
2971 :     rawrecord NONE [INT n] allocates a tagless record of length n
2972 :     rawrecord (SOME rk) [INT n] allocates a tagged record of length n
2973 :     and initializes the tag.
2974 :    
2975 :     2. rawupdate of cty
2976 :     rawupdate cty (v,i,x)
2977 :     Assigns to x to the ith component of record v.
2978 :     The storelist is not updated.
2979 :    
2980 :     We use these new primops for both spilling and increment record construction.
2981 :    
2982 :     1. Spilling.
2983 :    
2984 :     This is implemented with a linear scan algorithm (but generalized
2985 :     to trees). The algorithm will create a single spill record at the
2986 :     beginning of the cps function and use rawupdate to spill to it,
2987 :     and SELECT or SELp to reload from it. So both spills and reloads
2988 :     are fine-grain operations. In contrast, in the old algorithm
2989 :     "spills" have to be bundled together in records.
2990 :    
2991 :     Ideally, we should sink the spill record construction to where
2992 :     it is needed. We can even split the spill record into multiple ones
2993 :     at the places where they are needed. But CPS is not a good
2994 :     representation for global code motion, so I'll keep it simple and
2995 :     am not attempting this.
2996 :    
2997 :     2. Incremental record construction (aka record splitting).
2998 :    
2999 :     Long records with many component values which are simulatenously live
3000 :     (recall that single use record addresses are not considered to
3001 :     be live) are constructed with rawrecord and rawupdate.
3002 :     We allocate space on the heap with rawrecord first, then gradually
3003 :     fill it in with rawupdate. This is the technique suggested to me
3004 :     by Matthias.
3005 :    
3006 :     Some restrictions on when this is applicable:
3007 :     1. It is not a VECTOR record. The code generator currently does not handle
3008 :     this case. VECTOR record uses double indirection like arrays.
3009 :     2. All the record component values are defined in the same "basic block"
3010 :     as the record constructor. This is to prevent speculative
3011 :     record construction.
3012 :    
3013 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
3014 :     Name: Allen Leung
3015 : leunga 1086 Date: 2002/02/22 01:02:00 EST
3016 :     Tag: leunga-20020222-mlrisc-tools
3017 :    
3018 :     Minor bug fixes in the parser and rewriter
3019 :    
3020 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
3021 :     Name: Allen Leung
3022 : leunga 1085 Date: 2002/02/21 20:20:00 EST
3023 :     Tag: leunga-20020221-peephole
3024 :    
3025 :     Regenerated the peephole files. Some contained typos in the specification
3026 :     and some didn't compile because of pretty printing bugs in the old version
3027 :     of 'nowhere'.
3028 :    
3029 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
3030 :     Name: Allen Leung
3031 : leunga 1079 Date: 2002/02/19 20:20:00 EST
3032 :     Tag: leunga-20020219-mlrisc-tools
3033 :     Description:
3034 :    
3035 :     Minor bug fixes to the mlrisc-tools library:
3036 :    
3037 :     1. Fixed up parsing colon suffixed keywords
3038 :     2. Added the ability to shut the error messages up
3039 :     3. Reimplemented the pretty printer and fixed up/improved
3040 :     the pretty printing of handle and -> types.
3041 :     4. Fixed up generation of literal symbols in the nowhere tool.
3042 :     5. Added some SML keywords to to sml.sty
3043 :    
3044 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
3045 :     Name: Matthias Blume
3046 : blume 1078 Date: 2002/02/19 16:20:00 EST
3047 :     Tag: blume-20020219-cmffi
3048 :     Description:
3049 :    
3050 :     A wild mix of changes, some minor, some major:
3051 :    
3052 :     * All C FFI-related libraries are now anchored under $c:
3053 :     $/c.cm --> $c/c.cm
3054 :     $/c-int.cm --> $c/internals/c-int.cm
3055 :     $/memory.cm --> $c/memory/memory.cm
3056 :    
3057 :     * "make" tool (in CM) now treats its argument pathname slightly
3058 :     differently:
3059 :     1. If the native expansion is an absolute name, then before invoking
3060 :     the "make" command on it, CM will apply OS.Path.mkRelative
3061 :     (with relativeTo = OS.FileSys.getDir()) to it.
3062 :     2. The argument will be passed through to subsequent phases of CM
3063 :     processing without "going native". In particular, if the argument
3064 :     was an anchored path, then "make" will not lose track of that anchor.
3065 :    
3066 :     * Compiler backends now "know" their respective C calling conventions
3067 :     instead of having to be told about it by ml-nlffigen. This relieves
3068 :     ml-nlffigen from one of its burdens.
3069 :    
3070 :     * The X86Backend has been split into X86CCallBackend and X86StdCallBackend.
3071 :    
3072 :     * Export C_DEBUG and C_Debug from $c/c.cm.
3073 :    
3074 :     * C type encoding in ml-nlffi-lib has been improved to model the conceptual
3075 :     subtyping relationship between incomplete pointers and their complete
3076 :     counterparts. For this, ('t, 'c) ptr has been changed to 'o ptr --
3077 :     with the convention of instantiating 'o with ('t, 'c) obj whenever
3078 :     the pointer target type is complete. In the incomplete case, 'o
3079 :     will be instantiated with some "'c iobj" -- a type obtained by
3080 :     using one of the functors PointerToIncompleteType or PointerToCompleteType.
3081 :    
3082 :     Operations that work on both incomplete and complete pointer types are
3083 :     typed as taking an 'o ptr while operations that require the target to
3084 :     be known are typed as taking some ('t, 'c) obj ptr.
3085 :    
3086 :     voidptr is now a bit "more concrete", namely "type voidptr = void ptr'"
3087 :     where void is an eqtype without any values. This makes it possible
3088 :     to work on voidptr values using functions meant to operate on light
3089 :     incomplete pointers.
3090 :    
3091 :     * As a result of the above, signature POINTER_TO_INCOMPLETE_TYPE has
3092 :     been vastly simplified.
3093 :    
3094 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
3095 :     Name: Matthias Blume
3096 : blume 1076 Date: 2002/02/19 10:48:00 EST
3097 :     Tag: blume-20020219-pqfix
3098 :     Description:
3099 :    
3100 :     Applied Chris Okasaki's bug fix for priority queues.
3101 :    
3102 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
3103 :     Name: Matthias Blume
3104 : blume 1073 Date: 2002/02/15 17:05:00
3105 : blume 1069 Tag: Release_110_39
3106 :     Description:
3107 :    
3108 : blume 1073 Last-minute retagging is becoming a tradition... :-(
3109 :    
3110 :     This is the working release 110.39.
3111 :    
3112 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
3113 :     Name: Matthias Blume
3114 :     Date: 2002/02/15 16:00:00 EST
3115 :     Tag: Release_110_39-orig
3116 :     Description:
3117 :    
3118 : blume 1069 Working release 110.39. New bootfiles.
3119 :    
3120 : blume 1073 (Update: There was a small bug in the installer so it wouldn't work
3121 :     with all shells. So I retagged. -Matthias)
3122 :    
3123 : blume 1069 ----------------------------------------------------------------------
3124 :     Name: Matthias Blume
3125 : blume 1068 Date: 2002/02/15 14:17:00 EST
3126 :     Tag: blume-20020215-showbindings
3127 :     Description:
3128 :    
3129 :     Added EnvRef.listBoundSymbols and CM.State.showBindings. Especially
3130 :     the latter can be useful for exploring what bindings are available at
3131 :     the interactive prompt. (The first function returns only the list
3132 :     of symbols that are really bound, the second prints those but also the
3133 :     ones that CM's autoloading mechanism knows about.)
3134 :    
3135 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
3136 :     Name: Matthias Blume
3137 : blume 1067 Date: 2002/02/15 12:08:00 EST
3138 :     Tag: blume-20020215-iptrs
3139 :     Description:
3140 :    
3141 :     Two improvements to ml-nlffigen:
3142 :    
3143 :     1. Write files only if they do not exist or if their current contents
3144 :     do not coincide with what's being written. (That is, avoid messing
3145 :     with the time stamps unless absolutely necessary.)
3146 :    
3147 :     2. Implement a "repository" mechanism for generated files related
3148 :     to "incomplete pointer types". See the README file for details.
3149 :    
3150 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
3151 :     Name: Matthias Blume
3152 : blume 1066 Date: 2002/02/14 11:50:00 EST
3153 :     Tag: blume-20020214-quote
3154 :     Description:
3155 :    
3156 :     Added a type 't t_' to tag.sml (in ml-nlffi-lib.cm). This is required
3157 :     because of the new and improved tag generation scheme. (Thanks to Allen
3158 :     Leung for pointing it out.)
3159 :    
3160 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
3161 : george 1065 Name: Lal George
3162 :     Date: 2002/02/14 09:55:27 EST 2002
3163 :     Tag: george-20020214-isabelle-bug
3164 :     Description:
3165 :    
3166 :     Fixed the MLRISC bug sent by Markus Wenzel regarding the compilation
3167 :     of Isabelle on the x86.
3168 :    
3169 :     From Allen:
3170 :     -----------
3171 :     I've found the problem:
3172 :    
3173 :     in ra-core.sml, I use the counter "blocked" to keep track of the
3174 :     true number of elements in the freeze queue. When the counter goes
3175 :     to zero, I skip examining the queue. But I've messed up the
3176 :     bookkeeping in combine():
3177 :    
3178 :     else ();
3179 :     case !ucol of
3180 :     PSEUDO => (if !cntv > 0 then
3181 :     (if !cntu > 0 then blocked := !blocked - 1 else ();
3182 :     ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
3183 :     moveu := mergeMoveList(!movev, !moveu)
3184 :     )
3185 :     else ();
3186 :    
3187 :     combine() is called to coalesce two nodes u and v.
3188 :     I think I was thinking that if the move counts of u and v are both
3189 :     greater than zero then after they are coalesced then one node is
3190 :     removed from the freeze queue. Apparently I was thinking that
3191 :     both u and v are of low degree, but that's clearly not necessarily true.
3192 :    
3193 :    
3194 :     02/12/2002:
3195 :     Here's the patch. HOL now compiles.
3196 :    
3197 :     I don't know how this impact on performance (compile
3198 :     time or runtime). This bug caused the RA (especially on the x86)
3199 :     to go thru the potential spill phase when there are still nodes on the
3200 :     freeze queue.
3201 :    
3202 :    
3203 :    
3204 :    
3205 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
3206 : blume 1058 Name: Matthias Blume
3207 : blume 1064 Date: 2002/02/13 22:40:00 EST
3208 :     Tag: blume-20020213-fptr-rtti
3209 :     Description:
3210 :    
3211 :     Fixed a bug in ml-nlffigen that was introduced with one of the previous
3212 :     updates.
3213 :    
3214 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
3215 :     Name: Matthias Blume
3216 : blume 1063 Date: 2002/02/13 16:41:00 EST
3217 :     Tag: blume-20020213-cmlpq
3218 :     Description:
3219 :    
3220 :     Added new priority queue export symbols (which have just been added to
3221 :     smlnj-lib.cm) to CML's version of smlnj-lib.cm. (Otherwise CML would
3222 :     not compile and the installer would choke.)
3223 :    
3224 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
3225 :     Name: Matthias Blume
3226 : blume 1062 Date: 2002/02/13 16:15:00 EST
3227 :     Tag: blume-20020213-various
3228 :     Description:
3229 :    
3230 :     1. More tweaks to ml-nlffigen:
3231 :    
3232 :     - better internal datastructures (resulting in slight speedup)
3233 :     - "-match" option requires exact match
3234 :     - "localized" gensym counters (untagged structs/unions nested within
3235 :     other structs/unions or within typedefs get a fresh counter; their
3236 :     tag will be prefixed by a concatenation of their parents' tags)
3237 :     - bug fixes (related to calculation of transitive closure of types
3238 :     to be included in the output)
3239 :    
3240 :     2. Minor Basis updates:
3241 :    
3242 :     - added implementations for List.collate and Option.app
3243 :    
3244 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
3245 :     Name: Matthias Blume
3246 : blume 1060 Date: 2002/02/11 15:55:00 EST
3247 :     Tag: blume-20020211-gensym
3248 :     Description:
3249 :    
3250 :     Added a "-gensym" option to command line of ml-nlffigen. This can be
3251 :     used to specify a "stem" -- a string that is inserted in all "gensym'd"
3252 :     names (ML structure names that correspond to unnamed C structs, unions,
3253 :     and enums), so that separate runs of ml-nlffigen do not clash.
3254 :    
3255 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
3256 :     Name: Matthias Blume
3257 : blume 1059 Date: 2002/02/11 12:05:00 EST
3258 :     Tag: blume-20020211-gensml
3259 :     Description:
3260 :    
3261 :     A quick fix for a problem with GenSML (in the pgraph-util library):
3262 :     Make generation of toplevel "local" optional. (Strictly speaking,
3263 :     signature definitions within "local" are not legal SML.)
3264 :    
3265 :     Other than that: updates to INSTALL and cm/TODO.
3266 :    
3267 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
3268 :     Name: Matthias Blume
3269 : blume 1058 Date: 2002/02/08 15:00:00 EST
3270 :     Tag: blume-20020208-uniquepid
3271 :     Description:
3272 :    
3273 :     0. Version number has been bumped to 110.38.1. NEW BOOTFILES!!!
3274 :    
3275 :     1. The installer (config/install.sh) has gotten smarter:
3276 :    
3277 :     - Configuration options are a bit easier to specify now
3278 :     (in config/targets).
3279 :     - Bug in recognizing .tar.bz2 files fixed.
3280 :     - Installer automatically resolves dependencies between
3281 :     configuration options (e.g., if you ask for eXene, you will
3282 :     also get cml -- regardless whether you asked for it or not).
3283 :     - Installer can run in "quieter mode" by setting the environment
3284 :     variable INSTALL_QUIETLY to "true". "Quieter" does not mean
3285 :     "completely silent", though.
3286 :     - Build HashCons library as part of smlnj-lib.
3287 :    
3288 :     2. A new scheme for assigning persistent identifiers to compilation
3289 :     units (and, by extension, to types etc.) has been put into place.
3290 :     This fixes a long-standing bug where types and even dynamic values
3291 :     can get internally confused, thereby compromising type safety
3292 :     (abstraction) and dynamic correctness. See
3293 :    
3294 :     http://cm.bell-labs.com/cm/cs/who/blume/pid-confusion.tgz
3295 :    
3296 :     for an example of how things could go wrong until now.
3297 :    
3298 :     The downside of the new scheme is that pids are not quite as
3299 :     persistent as they used to be: CM will generate a fresh pid
3300 :     for every compilation unit that it thinks it sees for the first
3301 :     time. That means that if you compile starting from a clean, fresh
3302 :     source tree at two different times, you end up with different
3303 :     binaries.
3304 :    
3305 :     Cutoff recompilation, however, has not been compromised because
3306 :     CM keeps pid information in special caches between runs.
3307 :    
3308 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
3309 : george 1053 Name: Lal George
3310 : george 1055 Date: 2002/02/07 15:34:13 EST 2002
3311 :     Tag: <none>
3312 :     Description:
3313 :    
3314 :     Compilers that generate assembly code may produce global labels
3315 :     whose value is resolved at link time. The various peephole optimization
3316 :     modules did not take this in account.
3317 :    
3318 :     TODO. The Labels.addrOf function should really return an option
3319 :     type so that clients are forced to deal with this issue, rather
3320 :     than an exception being raised.
3321 :    
3322 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
3323 :     Name: Lal George
3324 : george 1053 Date: 2002/02/06 13:55:02 EST
3325 :     Tag: george-20020206-ra-breakup
3326 :     Description:
3327 :    
3328 :     1. A bug fix from Allen.
3329 :    
3330 :     A typo causes extra fstp %st(0)'s to be generated at compensation
3331 :     edges, which might cause stack underflow traps at runtime. This
3332 :     occurs in fft where there are extraneous fstps right before the 'into'
3333 :     trap instruction (in this case they are harmless since none of the
3334 :     integers overflow.)
3335 :    
3336 : george 1054 2. Pulled out various utility modules that were embedded in the modules
3337 : george 1053 of the register allocator. I need these modules for other purposes, but
3338 : george 1054 they are not complete enough to put into a library (just yet).
3339 : george 1053 ----------------------------------------------------------------------
3340 : blume 1049 Name: Matthias Blume
3341 :     Date: 2002/01/31 16:05:00 EST
3342 :     Tag: blume-20020131-sparc-ccalls
3343 :     Description:
3344 :    
3345 :     1. C-calls on Sparc needlessly allocated a huge chunk (96 bytes)
3346 :     of extra stack space by mistake. Fixed.
3347 :    
3348 :     2. Bug in logic of handling of command-line options in ml-nlffigen fixed.
3349 :    
3350 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
3351 : leunga 1048 Name: Allen Leung
3352 :     Date: 2002/01/30
3353 :     Tag: leunga-20020130-nowhere-bug-fix
3354 :     Description:
3355 :    
3356 :     MLRISC bug fixes:
3357 :     1. Fixed a bindings computation bug in the 'nowhere' program generator tool.
3358 :     2. MachineInt.fromString was negating its value.
3359 :    
3360 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
3361 : blume 1039 Name: Matthias Blume
3362 : blume 1047 Date: 2002/01/29
3363 :     Tag: blume-20020129-INSTALL
3364 :     Description:
3365 :    
3366 :     - Added somewhat detailed installation instructions (file INSTALL).
3367 :     - Fixed curl-detection bug in config/install.sh.
3368 :     - It is now possible to select the URL getter using the URLGETTER
3369 :     environment variable:
3370 :    
3371 :     not set / "unknown" --> automatic detection (script tries wget,
3372 :     curl, and lynx)
3373 :     "wget" / "curl" / "lynx" --> use the specified program (script "knows"
3374 :     how to properly invoke them)
3375 :     other --> use $URLGETTER directly, it must take
3376 :     precisely two command-line arguments
3377 :     (source URL and destination file name)
3378 :    
3379 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
3380 :     Name: Matthias Blume
3381 : blume 1044 Date: 2002/01/28
3382 : blume 1045 Tag: blume-20020128-sparc-ccalls
3383 :     Description:
3384 :    
3385 :     - Fixed problem with calculation of "used" registers in sparc-c-calls.
3386 :     - Make use of the allocParam argument in sparc-c-calls.
3387 :    
3388 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
3389 :     Name: Matthias Blume
3390 :     Date: 2002/01/28
3391 : blume 1044 Tag: blume-20020128-allocParam
3392 :     Description:
3393 :    
3394 :     John Reppy: Changes c-calls API to accept client-callback for
3395 :     allocating extra stack space.
3396 :     me: Corresponding changes to mlriscGen (using a dummy argument that
3397 :     does not change the current behavior).
3398 :    
3399 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
3400 :     Name: Matthias Blume
3401 : blume 1040 Date: 2002/01/28 12:00:00
3402 :     Tag: Release_110_38
3403 :     Description:
3404 :    
3405 :     This time for real!!!
3406 :    
3407 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
3408 :     Name: Matthias Blume
3409 : blume 1039 Date: 2002/01/28 10:56:00 EST
3410 :     Tag: blume-20020128-retraction
3411 :     Description:
3412 :    
3413 :     0. Retracted earlier 110.38. (The Release_110_38 tag has been replaced
3414 :     with blume-Release_110_38-retracted.)
3415 :    
3416 :     1. Fixed a problem with incorrect rounding modes in real64.sml.
3417 :     (Thanks to Andrew Mccreight <andrew.mccreight@yale.edu>.)
3418 :    
3419 :     2. A bug in ml-nlffigen related to the handling of unnamed structs, unions,
3420 :     and enums fixed. The naming of corresponding ML identifiers should
3421 :     now be consistent again.
3422 :    
3423 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
3424 : leunga 1038 Name: Allen Leung
3425 :     Date: 2002/01/27
3426 :     Tag: leunga-20020127-nowhere
3427 :     Description:
3428 :    
3429 :     Added a target called nowhere in the configuration scripts.
3430 :     Enabling this will build the MLRISC 'nowhere' tool (for translating
3431 :     programs with where-clauses into legal SML code) during installation.
3432 :    
3433 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
3434 : blume 1036 Name: Matthias Blume
3435 : leunga 1038 Date: 2002/01/25 21:27:00 EST
3436 : blume 1039 Tag: blume-Release_110_38-retracted
3437 : blume 1037 Description:
3438 :    
3439 :     Call it a (working) release! Version is 110.38. Bootfiles are ready.
3440 :    
3441 :     README will be added later.
3442 :    
3443 : blume 1039 !!! NOTE: Re-tagged as blume-Release_110_38-retracted. Original tag
3444 :     (Release_110_38) removed. Reason: Last-minute bug fixes.
3445 :    
3446 : blume 1037 ----------------------------------------------------------------------
3447 :     Name: Matthias Blume
3448 : blume 1036 Date: 2002/01/25
3449 :     Tag: blume-20020125-ffi
3450 :     Description:
3451 :    
3452 :     A large number of tweaks and improvements to ml-nlffi-lib and
3453 :     ml-nlffigen:
3454 :    
3455 :     - ML represenation types have been streamlined
3456 :     - getter and setter functions work with concrete values, not abstract
3457 :     ones where possible
3458 :     - ml-nlffigen command line more flexible (see README file there)
3459 :     - some bugs have been fixed (hopefully)
3460 :    
3461 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
3462 : george 1034 Name: Lal George
3463 :     Date: 2002/01/24
3464 :     Tag: george-20020124-risc-ra-interface
3465 :     Description:
3466 :    
3467 :     There is a dramatic simplification in the interface to the
3468 :     register allocator for RISC architectures as a result of making
3469 :     parallel copy instructions explicit.
3470 :    
3471 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
3472 : blume 1028 Name: Matthias Blume
3473 : blume 1032 Date: 2002/01/22
3474 :     Tag: blume-20020122-x86-ccalls
3475 :     Description:
3476 :    
3477 :     Bug fix for c-calls on x86 (having to do with how char- and
3478 :     short-arguments are being handled).
3479 :    
3480 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
3481 :     Name: Matthias Blume
3482 : blume 1031 Date: 2002/01/21
3483 :     Tag: blume-20020121-ff
3484 :     Description:
3485 :    
3486 :     Another day of fiddling with the FFI...
3487 :    
3488 :     1. Bug fix/workaround: CKIT does not complain about negative array
3489 :     dimensions, so ml-nlffigen has to guard itself against this possibility.
3490 :     (Otherwise a negative dimension would send it into an infinite loop.)
3491 :    
3492 :     2. Some of the abstract types (light objects, light pointers, most "base"
3493 :     types) in structure C are now eqtypes.
3494 :    
3495 :     3. Added constructors and test functions for NULL function pointers.
3496 :    
3497 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
3498 :     Name: Matthias Blume
3499 : blume 1028 Date: 2002/01/18
3500 : blume 1030 Tag: blume-20020118-ready-for-new-release
3501 :     Description:
3502 :    
3503 :     Made config/srcarchiveurl point to a new place. (Will provide boot
3504 :     files shortly.)
3505 :    
3506 :     Maybe we christen this to be 110.38?
3507 :    
3508 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
3509 :     Name: Matthias Blume
3510 :     Date: 2002/01/18
3511 : blume 1029 Tag: blume-20020118-more-ffifiddle
3512 :     Description:
3513 :    
3514 :     Today's FFI fiddling:
3515 :    
3516 :     - Provided a structure CGetSet with "convenient" versions of C.Get.* and
3517 :     C.Set.* that use concrete (MLRep.*) arguments and results instead
3518 :     of abstract ones.
3519 :    
3520 :     - Provided word-style bit operations etc. for "int" representation
3521 :     types in MLRep.S<Foo>Bitops where <Foo> ranges over Char, Int, Short,
3522 :     and Long.
3523 :    
3524 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
3525 :     Name: Matthias Blume
3526 :     Date: 2002/01/18
3527 : blume 1028 Tag: blume-20020118-use-x86-fp
3528 :     Description:
3529 :    
3530 :     Now that x86-fast-fp seems to be working, I turned it back on again
3531 :     by default. (Seems to work fine now, even with the FFI.)
3532 :    
3533 :     Other than that, I added some documentation about the FFI to
3534 :     src/ml-nlffigen/README and updated the FFI test examples in
3535 :     src/ml-nlffi-lib/Tests/*.
3536 :    
3537 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
3538 : leunga 1025 Name: Allen Leung
3539 :     Date: 2002/01/17
3540 :     Tag: leunga-20020117-x86-fast-fp-call
3541 :     Description:
3542 :    
3543 :     1. Fixed a problem with handling return fp values when x86's fast fp
3544 :     mode is turned on.
3545 :    
3546 :     2. Minor pretty printing fix for cellset. Print %st(0) as %st(0) instead
3547 :     of %f32.
3548 :    
3549 :     3. Added a constructor INT32lit to the ast of MLRISC tools.
3550 :    
3551 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
3552 : blume 1021 Name: Matthias Blume
3553 :     Date: 2002/01/16
3554 :     Tag: blume-20020116-ffifiddle
3555 :     Description:
3556 :    
3557 :     More fiddling with the FFI interface:
3558 :    
3559 :     - Make constness 'c instead of rw wherever possible. This eliminates
3560 :     the need for certain explicit coercions. (However, due to ML's
3561 :     value polymorphism, there will still be many cases where explicit
3562 :     coercions are necessary. Phantom types are not the whole answer
3563 :     to modeling a subtyping relationship in ML.)
3564 :    
3565 :     - ro/rw coersions for pointers added. (Avoids the detour through */&.)
3566 :    
3567 :     - "printf" test example added to src/ml-nlffi-lib/Tests. (Demonstrates
3568 :     clumsy workaround for varargs problem.)
3569 :    
3570 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
3571 : george 1016 Name: Lal George
3572 :     Date: 2002/01/15
3573 :     Tag: <none>
3574 :     Description:
3575 :    
3576 :     1. Since COPY instructions are no longer native to the architecture,
3577 :     a generic functor can be used to implement the expandCopies function.
3578 :    
3579 :     2. Allowed EXPORT and IMPORT pseudo-op declarations to appear inside a
3580 :     TEXT segment.
3581 :    
3582 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
3583 : blume 1011 Name: Matthias Blume
3584 : blume 1015 Date: 2002/01/15
3585 :     Tag: blume-20020115-ffiupdates
3586 :     Description:
3587 :    
3588 :     1. Fix for bug resulting in single-precision float values being returned
3589 :     incorrectly from FFI calls.
3590 :    
3591 :     2. Small modifications to C FFI API:
3592 :    
3593 :     - memory-allocation routines return straight objects (no options)
3594 :     and raise an exception in out-of-memory situations
3595 :     - unsafe extensions to cast between function pointers and pointers
3596 :     from/to ints
3597 :     - added structure C_Debug as an alternative to structure C where
3598 :     pointer-dereferencing (|*| and |*!) always check for null-pointers
3599 :     - added open_lib' to DynLinkage; open_lib' works like open_lib
3600 :     but also takes a (possibly empty) list of existing library handles
3601 :     that the current library depends on
3602 :    
3603 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
3604 :     Name: Matthias Blume
3605 : blume 1011 Date: 2002/01/10
3606 :     Tag: blume-20020110-newffigen
3607 :     Description:
3608 :    
3609 :     1. Updates to portable graph code.
3610 :    
3611 :     2. Major update to ml-nlffigen and ml-nlffi-lib. Things are much
3612 :     more scalable now so that even huge interfaces such as the one
3613 :     for GTK compile in finite time and space. :-)
3614 :     See src/ml-nlffigen/README for details on what's new.
3615 :    
3616 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
3617 : george 1003 Name: Lal George
3618 : george 1009 Date: 2001/01/09 14:31:35 EST 2002
3619 :     Tag: george-20011206-rm-native-copy
3620 :     Description:
3621 :    
3622 :     Removed the native COPY and FCOPY instructions
3623 :     from all the architectures and replaced it with the
3624 :     explicit COPY instruction from the previous commit.
3625 :    
3626 :     It is now possible to simplify many of the optimizations
3627 :     modules that manipulate copies. This has not been
3628 :     done in this change.
3629 :    
3630 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
3631 :     Name: Lal George
3632 : george 1003 Date: 2001/12/06 16:50:13 EST 2001
3633 :     Tag: george-20011206-mlrisc-instruction
3634 :     Description:
3635 : george 824
3636 : george 1003 Changed the representation of instructions from being fully abstract
3637 :     to being partially concrete. That is to say:
3638 :    
3639 :     from
3640 :     type instruction
3641 :    
3642 :     to
3643 :     type instr (* machine instruction *)
3644 :    
3645 :     datatype instruction =
3646 :     LIVE of {regs: C.cellset, spilled: C.cellset}
3647 :     | KILL of {regs: C.cellset, spilled: C.cellset}
3648 :     | COPYXXX of {k: CB.cellkind, dst: CB.cell list, src: CB.cell list}
3649 :     | ANNOTATION of {i: instruction, a: Annotations.annotation}
3650 :     | INSTR of instr
3651 :    
3652 :     This makes the handling of certain special instructions that appear on
3653 :     all architectures easier and uniform.
3654 :    
3655 :     LIVE and KILL say that a list of registers are live or killed at the
3656 :     program point where they appear. No spill code is generated when an
3657 :     element of the 'regs' field is spilled, but the register is moved to
3658 :     the 'spilled' (which is present, more for debugging than anything else).
3659 :    
3660 :     LIVE replaces the (now deprecated) DEFFREG instruction on the alpha.
3661 :     We used to generate:
3662 :    
3663 :     DEFFREG f1
3664 :     f1 := f2 + f3
3665 :     trapb
3666 :    
3667 :     but now generate:
3668 :    
3669 :     f1 := f2 + f3
3670 :     trapb
3671 :     LIVE {regs=[f1,f2,f3], spilled=[]}
3672 :    
3673 :     Furthermore, the DEFFREG (hack) required that all floating point instruction
3674 :     use all registers mentioned in the instruction. Therefore f1 := f2 + f3,
3675 :     defines f1 and uses [f1,f2,f3]! This hack is no longer required resulting
3676 :     in a cleaner alpha implementation. (Hopefully, intel will not get rid of
3677 :     this architecture).
3678 :    
3679 :     COPYXXX is intended to replace the parallel COPY and FCOPY available on
3680 :     all the architectures. This will result in further simplification of the
3681 :     register allocator that must be aware of them for coalescing purposes, and
3682 :     will also simplify certain aspects of the machine description that provides
3683 :     callbacks related to parallel copies.
3684 :    
3685 :     ANNOTATION should be obvious, and now INSTR represents the honest to God
3686 :     machine instruction set!
3687 :    
3688 :     The <arch>/instructions/<arch>Instr.sml files define certain utility
3689 :     functions for making porting easier -- essentially converting upper case
3690 :     to lower case. All machine instructions (of type instr) are in upper case,
3691 :     and the lower case form generates an MLRISC instruction. For example on
3692 :     the alpha we have:
3693 :    
3694 :     datatype instr =
3695 :     LDA of {r:cell, b:cell, d:operand}
3696 :     | ...
3697 :    
3698 :     val lda : {r:cell, b:cell, d:operand} -> instruction
3699 :     ...
3700 :    
3701 :     where lda is just (INSTR o LDA), etc.
3702 :    
3703 : leunga 815 ----------------------------------------------------------------------
3704 : blume 986 Name: Matthias Blume
3705 : blume 993 Date: 2001/11/22 21:40:00 EST
3706 :     Tag: Release_110_37
3707 :     Description:
3708 :    
3709 :     Release 110.37. This time for real.
3710 :    
3711 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
3712 :     Name: Matthias Blume
3713 : blume 988 Date: 2001/11/21 16:35:00 EST
3714 :     Tag: blume-20011121-foot-in-mouth
3715 :     Description:
3716 :    
3717 :     Removed the "Release_110_37" tag because of a serious bug.
3718 :     This will be re-tagged once the bug is fixed.
3719 :    
3720 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
3721 :     Name: Matthias Blume
3722 : blume 987 Date: 2001/11/21 16:14:00 EST
3723 :     Tag: blume-20011121-forgottenfile
3724 :     Description:
3725 :    
3726 :     Forgot to add a file. (Just a .tex-file -- part of
3727 :     the CM manual source.)
3728 :    
3729 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
3730 :     Name: Matthias Blume
3731 : blume 986 Date: 2001/11/21 16:10:00 EST
3732 : blume 988 Tag: blume-20011121-invalid_110_37
3733 : blume 986 Description:
3734 :    
3735 : blume 988 Note: I removed the original tag "Release_110_37" from this commit
3736 :     because we found a serious bug in all non-x86 backends.
3737 :     - Matthias
3738 :    
3739 : blume 986 1. Modifications to the SML/NJ code generator and to the runtime system
3740 :     so that code object name strings are directly inserted into code
3741 :     objects at code generation time. The only business the runtime system
3742 :     has with this is now to read the name strings on occasions.
3743 :     (The encoding of the name string has also changed somewhat.)
3744 :    
3745 :     2. CM now implements a simple "set calculus" for specifying export lists.
3746 :     In particular, it is now possible to refer to the export lists of
3747 :     other libraries/groups/sources and form unions as well as differences.
3748 :     See the latest CM manual for details.
3749 :    
3750 :     3. An separate notion of "proxy" libraries has again be eliminated from
3751 :     CM's model. (Proxy libraries are now simply a special case of using
3752 :     the export list calculus.)
3753 :    
3754 :     4. Some of the existing libraries now take advantage of the new set
3755 :     calculus.
3756 :     (Notice that not all libraries have been converted because some
3757 :     of the existing .cm-files are supposed to be backward compatible
3758 :     with 110.0.x.)
3759 :    
3760 :     5. Some cleanup in stand-alone programs. (Don't use "exnMessage" -- use
3761 :     "General.exnMessage"! The former relies on a certain hook to be
3762 :     initialized, and that often does not happen in the stand-alone case.)
3763 :    
3764 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
3765 : george 984 Name: Lal George
3766 :     Date: 2001/11/21 13:56:18 EST
3767 :     Tag: george-2001121-pseudo-ops
3768 :     Description:
3769 :    
3770 :     Implemented a complete redesign of MLRISC pseudo-ops. Now there
3771 :     ought to never be any question of incompatabilities with
3772 :     pseudo-op syntax expected by host assemblers.
3773 :    
3774 :     For now, only modules supporting GAS syntax are implemented
3775 :     but more should follow, such as MASM, and vendor assembler
3776 :     syntax, e.g. IBM as, Sun as, etc.
3777 :    
3778 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
3779 : blume 977 Name: Matthias Blume
3780 :     Date: 2001/11/14 11:52:00 EST
3781 :     Tag: blume-20011114-srcname
3782 :     Description:
3783 :    
3784 :     1. Routed the name of the current source file to mlriscgen where it
3785 :     should be directly emitted into the code object. (This last part
3786 :     is yet to be done.)
3787 :    
3788 :     2. Some cleanup of the pgraph code to make it match the proposal that
3789 :     I put out the other day. (The proposal notwithstanding, things are
3790 :     still in flux here.)
3791 :    
3792 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
3793 : george 976 Name: Lal George
3794 :     Date: 2001/11/14 09:44:04 EST
3795 :     Tag:
3796 :     Description:
3797 :    
3798 :     Fix for a backpatching bug reported by Allen.
3799 :    
3800 :     Because the boundary between short and long span-dependent
3801 :     instructions is +/- 128, there are an astounding number of
3802 :     span-dependent instructions whose size is over estimated.
3803 :    
3804 :     Allen came up with the idea of letting the size of span
3805 :     dependent instructions be non-monotonic, for a maxIter
3806 :     number of times, after which the size must be monotonically
3807 :     increasing.
3808 :    
3809 :     This table shows the number of span-dependent instructions
3810 :     whose size was over-estimated as a function of maxIter, for the
3811 :     file Parse/parse/ml.grm.sml:
3812 :    
3813 :     maxIter # of instructions:
3814 :     10 687
3815 :     20 438
3816 :     30 198
3817 :     40 0
3818 :    
3819 :     In compiling the compiler, there is no significant difference in
3820 :     compilation speed between maxIter=10 and maxIter=40. Actually,
3821 :     my measurements showed that maxIter=40 was a tad faster than
3822 :     maxIter=10! Also 96% of the files in the compiler reach a fix
3823 :     point within 13 iterations, so fixing maxIter at 40, while high,
3824 :     is okay.
3825 :    
3826 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
3827 : blume 975 Name: Matthias Blume
3828 :     Date: 2001/10/31 15:25:00 EST
3829 :     Tag: blume-20011031-pgraph
3830 :     Description:
3831 :    
3832 :     CKIT:
3833 :     * Changed the "Function" constructor of type Ast.ctype to carry optional
3834 :     argument identifiers.
3835 :     * Changed the return type of TypeUtil.getFunction accordingly.
3836 :     * Type equality ignores the argument names.
3837 :     * TypeUtil.composite tries to preserve argument names but gives up quickly
3838 :     if there is a mismatch.
3839 :    
3840 :     installation script:
3841 :     * attempts to use "curl" if available (unless "wget" is available as well)
3842 :    
3843 :     CM:
3844 :     * has an experimental implementation of "portable graphs" which I will
3845 :     soon propose as an implementation-independent library format
3846 :     * there are also new libraries $/pgraph.cm and $/pgraph-util.cm
3847 :    
3848 :     NLFFI-LIB:
3849 :     * some cleanup (all cosmetic)
3850 :    
3851 :     NLFFIGEN:
3852 :     * temporarily disabled the mechanism that suppresses ML output for
3853 :     C definitions whose identifiers start with an underscore character
3854 :     * generate val bindings for enum constants
3855 :     * user can request that only one style (light or heavy) is being used;
3856 :     default is to use both (command-line arguments: -heavy and -light)
3857 :     * fixed bug in handling of function types involving incomplete pointers
3858 :     * generate ML entry points that take record arguments (i.e., using
3859 :     named arguments) for C functions that have a prototype with named
3860 :     arguments
3861 :     (see changes to CKIT)
3862 :    
3863 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
3864 : leunga 972 Name: Allen Leung
3865 :     Date: 2001/10/27 20:34:00 EDT
3866 :     Tag: leunga-20011027-x86-fast-fp-call
3867 :     Description:
3868 :    
3869 :     Fixed the bug described in blume-20010920-slowfp.
3870 :    
3871 :     The fix involves
3872 :     1. generating FCOPYs in FSTP in ia32-svid
3873 :     2. marking a CALL with the appropriate annotation
3874 :    
3875 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
3876 : blume 961 Name: Matthias Blume
3877 :     Date: 2001/10/16 11:32:00 EDT
3878 :     Tag: blume-20011016-netbsd
3879 :     Description:
3880 :    
3881 :     Underscore patch from Chris Richards (fixing problem with compiling
3882 :     runtime system under recent NetBSD).
3883 :    
3884 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
3885 : george 959 Name: Allen Leung
3886 :     Date: 2001/10/12 17:18:32 EDT 2001
3887 :     Tag: leung-20011012-x86-printflowgraph
3888 :     Description:
3889 :    
3890 :     X86RA now uses a valid (instead of dummy) PrintFlowgraph module.
3891 :    
3892 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
3893 : george 952 Name: Lal George
3894 : george 958 Date: 2001/10/11 23:51:34 EDT
3895 :     Tag: george-20011011-too-many-instrs
3896 :     Description:
3897 :    
3898 :     The representation of a program point never expected to see more
3899 :     than 65536 instructions in a basic block!
3900 :    
3901 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
3902 :     Name: Lal George
3903 : george 952 Date: 2001/10/09 09:41:37 EDT
3904 :     Tag: george-20011008-mlrisc-labels
3905 :     Description:
3906 :    
3907 :     Changed the machine description files to support printing of
3908 :     local and global labels in assembly code, based on host assembler
3909 :     conventions.
3910 :    
3911 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
3912 : blume 916 Name: Matthias Blume
3913 : blume 939 Date: 2001/09/25 15:25:00 EDT
3914 :     Tag: blume-20010925-exninfo
3915 :     Description:
3916 :    
3917 :     I provided a non-hook implementation of exnName (at the toplevel) and
3918 :     made the "dummy" implementation of exnMessage (at the toplevel) more
3919 :     useful: if nothing gets "hooked in", then at least you are going to
3920 :     see the exception name and a message indicating why you don't see more.
3921 :    
3922 :     [For the time being, programs that need exnMessage and want to use
3923 :     ml-build should either use General.exnMessage (strongly recommended) or
3924 :     refer to structure General at some other point so that CM sees a
3925 :     static dependency.]
3926 :    
3927 :     [Similar remarks go for "print" and "use": If you want to use their
3928 :     functionality in stand-alone programs generated by ml-build, then use
3929 :     TextIO.output and Backend.Interact.useFile (from $smlnj/compiler.cm).]
3930 :    
3931 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
3932 :     Name: Matthias Blume
3933 : blume 938 Date: 2001/09/20 17:28:00 EDT
3934 :     Tag: blume-20010920-slowfp
3935 :     Description:
3936 :    
3937 :     Allen says that x86-fast-fp is not safe yet, so I turned it off again...
3938 :    
3939 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
3940 :     Name: Matthias Blume
3941 : blume 937 Date: 2001/09/20 17:20:00 EDT
3942 :     Tag: blume-20010920-canonicalpaths
3943 :     Description:
3944 :    
3945 :     0. Updated the BOOT file (something that I forgot to do earlier).
3946 :    
3947 :     1. Small internal change to CM so that it avoids "/../" in filenames
3948 :     as much as possible (but only where it is safe).
3949 :    
3950 :     2. Changed config/_run-sml (resulting in a changed bin/.run-sml) so
3951 :     that arguments that contain delimiters are passed through correctly.
3952 :     This change also means that all "special" arguments of the form
3953 :     @SMLxxx... must come first.
3954 :    
3955 :     3. Changed install script to put relative anchor names for tool commands
3956 :     into pathconfig.
3957 :    
3958 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
3959 :     Name: Matthias Blume
3960 : blume 932 Date: 2001/09/18 15:35:00 EDT
3961 :     Tag: blume-20010918-readme11036
3962 :     Description:
3963 :    
3964 :     Added README files.
3965 :    
3966 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
3967 :     Name: Matthias Blume
3968 : blume 929 Date: 2001/09/18 11:45:00 EDT
3969 :     Tag: Release_110_36 (retag)
3970 :     Description:
3971 :    
3972 :     Fixed mistake in config/preloads. Retagged as 110.36.
3973 :    
3974 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
3975 :     Name: Matthias Blume
3976 : blume 928 Date: 2001/09/18 09:40:00 EDT
3977 : blume 929 Tag: Release_110_36_orig (tag changed)
3978 : blume 928 Description:
3979 :    
3980 :     New version (110.36). New bootfiles.
3981 :    
3982 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
3983 :     Name: Matthias Blume
3984 : blume 927 Date: 2001/09/14 16:15:00 EDT
3985 :     Tag: blume-20010914-x86fastfp
3986 :     Description:
3987 :    
3988 :     John committed some changes that Allen made, in particular a (hopefully)
3989 :     correctly working version of the x86-fp module.
3990 :    
3991 :     I changed the default setting of the Control.MLRISC.getFlag "x86-fast-fp"
3992 :     flag to "true". Everything seems to compile to a fixpoint ok, and
3993 :     "mandelbrot" speeds up by about 15%.
3994 :    
3995 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
3996 :     Name: Matthias Blume
3997 : blume 923 Date: 2001/09/13 11:20:00 EDT
3998 :     Tag: blume-20010913-minimal
3999 :     Description:
4000 :    
4001 :     1. Stefan Monnier's patch to fix a miscompilation problem that
4002 :     was brought to light by John Reppy's work on Moby.
4003 :    
4004 :     2. Implemented a minimal "structure Compiler" that contains just
4005 :     "version" and "architecture". The minimal version will be
4006 :     available when the full version is not. This is for backward-
4007 :     compatibility with code that wants to test Compiler.version.
4008 :    
4009 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
4010 :     Name: Matthias Blume
4011 : blume 920 Date: 2001/08/28 14:03:00 EDT
4012 :     Tag: blume-20010828-ml-lex
4013 :     Description:
4014 :    
4015 :     Fix for bug 1581, received from Neophytos Michael.
4016 :    
4017 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
4018 :     Name: Matthias Blume
4019 : blume 918 Date: 2001/08/27 11:20:00 EDT
4020 :     Tag: blume-20010827-readme11035
4021 :     Description:
4022 :    
4023 :     Fleshed out the README file for 110.35.
4024 :    
4025 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
4026 :     Name: Matthias Blume
4027 : blume 916 Date: 2001/08/24 17:10:00 EDT
4028 :     Tag: Release_110_35
4029 :     Description:
4030 :    
4031 :     New version number (110.35). New bootfiles.
4032 :    
4033 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
4034 : george 915 Name: Lal George
4035 : george 909 Date: 2001/08/24 13:47:18 EDT 2001
4036 :     Tag: george-20010824-MLRISC-graphs
4037 :     Description:
4038 :    
4039 :     removed clusters from MLRISC completely and replaced with graphs.
4040 :    
4041 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
4042 :     Name: Matthias Blume
4043 : blume 905 Date: 2001/08/23 17:50:00 EDT
4044 :     Tag: blume-20010823-toplevel
4045 :     Description:
4046 :    
4047 :     - some reorganization of the code that implements various kinds of
4048 :     environments in the compiler (static, dynamic, symbolic, combined)
4049 :     - re-implemented the EnvRef module so that evalStream works properly
4050 :     (if the stream contains references to "use", "CM.make", etc.)
4051 :     - cleaned up evalloop.sml and interact.sml (but they need more cleaning)
4052 :    
4053 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
4054 :     Name: Matthias Blume
4055 : blume 904 Date: 2001/08/20 15:50 EDT
4056 :     Tag: blume20010820-slipup
4057 :     Description:
4058 :    
4059 :     I forgot to commit a few files. Here they are...
4060 :    
4061 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
4062 :     Name: Matthias Blume
4063 : blume 903 Date: 2001/08/20 15:35:00 EDT
4064 :     Tag: blume-20010820-debugprof
4065 :     Description:
4066 :    
4067 :     !!!! NEW BOOTFILES !!!!
4068 :    
4069 :     This is another round of reorganizing the compiler sources. This
4070 :     time the main goal was to factor out all the "instrumentation"
4071 :     passes (for profiling and backtracing) into their own library.
4072 :     The difficulty was to do it in such a way that it does not depend
4073 :     on elaborate.cm but only on elabdata.cm.
4074 :    
4075 :     Therefore there have been further changes to both elaborate.cm and
4076 :     elabdata.cm -- more "generic" things have been moved from the former
4077 :     to the latter. As a result, I was forced to split the assignment
4078 :     of numbers indicating "primtyc"s into two portions: SML-generic and
4079 :     SML/NJ-specific. Since it would have been awkward to maintain,
4080 :     I bit the bullet and actually _changed_ the mapping between these
4081 :     numbers and primtycs. The bottom line of this is that you need
4082 :     a new set of bin- and bootfiles.
4083 :    
4084 :     I have built new bootfiles for all architectures, so doing a fresh
4085 :     checkout and config/install.sh should be all you need.
4086 :    
4087 :     The newly created library's name is
4088 :    
4089 :     $smlnj/viscomp/debugprof.cm
4090 :    
4091 :     and its sources live under
4092 :    
4093 :     src/compiler/DebugProf
4094 :    
4095 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
4096 :     Name: Matthias Blume
4097 : blume 902 Date: 2001/08/15 17:15:00 EDT
4098 :     Tag: blume-20010815-compreorg
4099 :     Description:
4100 :    
4101 :     This is a first cut at reorganizing the CM libraries that make up the
4102 :     core of the compiler. The idea is to separate out pieces that could
4103 :     be used independently by tools, e.g., the parser, the typechecker, etc.
4104 :    
4105 :     The current status is a step in this direction, but it is not quite
4106 :     satisfactory yet. Expect more changes in the future.
4107 :    
4108 :     Here is the current (new) organization...
4109 :    
4110 :     What used to be $smlnj/viscomp/core.cm is now divided into
4111 :     six CM libraries:
4112 :    
4113 :     $smlnj/viscomp/basics.cm
4114 :     /parser.cm
4115 :     /elabdata.cm
4116 :     /elaborate.cm
4117 :     /execute.cm
4118 :     /core.cm
4119 :    
4120 :     The CM files for these libraries live under src/system/smlnj/viscomp.
4121 :     All these libraries are proxy libraries that contain precisely
4122 :     one CM library component. Here are the locations of the components
4123 :     (all within the src/compiler tree):
4124 :    
4125 :     Basics/basics.cm
4126 :     Parse/parser.cm
4127 :     ElabData/elabdata.cm
4128 :     Elaborator/elaborate.cm
4129 :     Execution/execute.cm
4130 :     core.cm
4131 :    
4132 :     [This organization is the same that has been used already
4133 :     for a while for the architecture-specific parts of the visible
4134 :     compiler and for the old version of core.cm.]
4135 :    
4136 :     As you will notice, many source files have been moved from their
4137 :     respective original locations to a new home in one of the above
4138 :     subtrees.
4139 :    
4140 :     The division of labor between the new libraries is the following:
4141 :    
4142 :     basics.cm:
4143 :     - Simple, basic definitions that pertain to many (or all) of
4144 :     the other libraries.
4145 :     parser.cm:
4146 :     - The SML parser, producing output of type Ast.dec.
4147 :     - The type family for Ast is also defined and exported here.
4148 :     elabdata.cm:
4149 :     - The datatypes that describe input and output of the elaborator.
4150 :     This includes types, absyn, and static environments.
4151 :     elaborator.cm:
4152 :     - The SML/NJ type checker and elaborator.
4153 :     This maps an Ast.dec (with a given static environment) to
4154 :     an Absyn.dec (with a new static environment).
4155 :     - This libraries implements certain modules that used to be
4156 :     structures as functors (to remove dependencies on FLINT).
4157 :     execute.cm:
4158 :     - Everything having to do with executing binary code objects.
4159 :     - Dynamic environments.
4160 :     core.cm:
4161 :     - SML/NJ-specific instantiations of the elaborator and MLRISC.
4162 :     - Top-level modules.
4163 :     - FLINT (this should eventually become its own library)
4164 :    
4165 :     Notes:
4166 :    
4167 :     I am not 100% happy with the way I separated the elaborator (and its
4168 :     data structures) from FLINT. Two instances of the same problem:
4169 :    
4170 :     1. Data structures contain certain fields that carry FLINT-specific
4171 :     information. I hacked around this using exn and the property list
4172 :     module from smlnj-lib. But the fact that there are middle-end
4173 :     specific fields around at all is a bit annoying.
4174 :    
4175 :     2. The elaborator calculates certain FLINT-related information. I tried
4176 :     to make this as abstract as I could using functorization, but, again,
4177 :     the fact that the elaborator has to perform calculations on behalf
4178 :     of the middle-end at all is not nice.
4179 :    
4180 :     3. Having to used exn and property lists is unfortunate because it
4181 :     weakens type checking. The other alternative (parameterizing
4182 :     nearly *everything*) is not appealing, though.
4183 :    
4184 :     I removed the "rebinding =" warning hack because due to the new organization
4185 :     it was awkward to maintain it. As a result, the compiler now issues some of
4186 :     these warnings when compiling init.cmi during bootstrap compilation. On
4187 :     the plus side, you also get a warning when you do, for example:
4188 :     val op = = Int32.+
4189 :     which was not the case up to now.
4190 :    
4191 :     I placed "assign" and "deref" into the _Core structure so that the
4192 :     code that deals with the "lazy" keyword can find them there. This
4193 :     removes the need for having access to the primitive environment
4194 :     during elaboration.
4195 :    
4196 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
4197 :     Name: Matthias Blume
4198 : blume 898 Date: 2001/08/13
4199 :     Tag: blume-20010813-closures
4200 :     Description:
4201 :    
4202 :     This fix was sent to us by Zhong Shao. It is supposed to improve the
4203 :     performance of certain loops by avoiding needless closure allocation.
4204 :    
4205 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
4206 : george 890 Name: Lal George
4207 : george 896 Date: 2001/07/31 10:03:23 EDT 2001
4208 :     Tag: george-20010731-x86-fmalloc
4209 :     Description: Fixed bug in x86 calls
4210 :    
4211 :     There was a bug where call instructions would mysteriously
4212 :     vanish. The call instruction had to be one that returned
4213 :     a floating point value.
4214 :    
4215 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
4216 :     Name: Lal George
4217 : george 890 Date: 2001/07/19 16:36:29 EDT 2001
4218 :     Tag: george-20010719-simple-cells
4219 :     Description:
4220 :    
4221 :     I have dramatically simplified the interface for CELLS in MLRISC.
4222 :    
4223 :     In summary, the cells interface is broken up into three parts:
4224 :    
4225 :     1. CellsBasis : CELLS_BASIS
4226 :    
4227 :     CellsBasis is a top level structure and common for all
4228 :     architectures. it contains the definitions of basic datatypes
4229 :     and utility functions over these types.
4230 :    
4231 :     2. functor Cells() : CELLS
4232 :    
4233 :     Cells generates an interface for CELLS that incorporates the
4234 :     specific resources on the target architecture, such as the
4235 :     presence of special register classes, their number and size,
4236 :     and various useful substructures.
4237 :    
4238 :     3. <ARCH>CELLS
4239 :    
4240 :     e.g. SparcCells: SPARCCELLS
4241 :    
4242 :     <ARCH>CELLS usually contains additional bindings for special
4243 :     registers on the architecture, such as:
4244 :    
4245 :     val r0 : cell (* register zero *)
4246 :     val y : cell (* Y register *)
4247 :     val psr : cell (* processor status register *)
4248 :     ...
4249 :    
4250 :     The structure returned by applying the Cells functor is opened
4251 :     in this interface.
4252 :    
4253 :     The main implication of all this is that the datatypes for cells is
4254 :     split between CellsBasis and CELLS -- a fairly simple change for user
4255 :     code.
4256 :    
4257 :     In the old scheme the CELLS interface had a definitional binding of
4258 :     the form:
4259 :    
4260 :     signature CELLS = sig
4261 :    
4262 :     structure CellsBasis = CellsBasis
4263 :    
4264 :     ...
4265 :    
4266 :     end
4267 :    
4268 :     With all the sharing constraints that goes on in MLRISC, this old
4269 :     design quickly leads to errors such as:
4270 :    
4271 :     "structure definition spec inside of sharing ... "
4272 :    
4273 :    
4274 :     and appears to require an unacceptable amount of sharing and where
4275 :     constraint hackery.
4276 :    
4277 :     I think this error message (the interaction of definitional specs and
4278 :     sharing) requires more explanation on our web page.
4279 :    
4280 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
4281 : blume 826 Name: Matthias Blume
4282 : blume 879 Date: 2001/07/19 15:00:00 EDT
4283 :     Tag: blume-20010719-libreorg
4284 :     Description:
4285 :    
4286 :     This update puts together a fairly extensive but straightforward change
4287 :     to the way the libraries that implement the interactive system are
4288 :     organized:
4289 :    
4290 :     The biggest change is the elimination of structure Compiler. As a
4291 :     replacement for this structure, there is now a CM library
4292 :     (known as $smlnj/compiler.cm or $smlnj/compiler/current.cm)
4293 :     that exports all the substructures of the original structure Compiler
4294 :     directly. So instead of saying Compiler.Foo.bar one now simply
4295 :     says Foo.bar. (The CM libraries actually export a collection of
4296 :     structures that is richer than the collection of substructures of
4297 :     structure Compiler.)
4298 :    
4299 :     To make the transition smooth, there is a separate library called
4300 :     $smlnj/compiler/compiler.cm which puts together and exports the
4301 :     original structure Compiler (or at least something very close to it).
4302 :    
4303 :     There are five members of the original structure Compiler
4304 :     that are not exported directly but which instead became members
4305 :     of a new structure Backend (described by signature BACKEND). These are:
4306 :     structure Profile (: PROFILE), structure Compile (: COMPILE), structure
4307 :