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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 1791 Name: Matthias Blume (blume (at) tti - c (dot) org)
17 : mblume 1794 Date: 2005/05/18 11:58:00 CDT
18 :     Tag: blume-20050518-installer
19 :     Description:
20 :    
21 :     Added support scripts for Mac OS X PackageMaker and modified
22 :     config/install.sh so that it supports re-dumping a heap image
23 :     after customization.
24 :    
25 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
26 :     Name: Matthias Blume (blume (at) tti - c (dot) org)
27 : mblume 1793 Date: 2005/05/18 10:55:00 CDT
28 :     Tag: blume-20050518-realdiv-noovld
29 :     Description:
30 :    
31 :     Un-overloaded / to work around bug in overloading resolution code.
32 :    
33 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
34 :     Name: Matthias Blume (blume (at) tti - c (dot) org)
35 : mblume 1792 Date: 2005/05/16 23:50:00 CDT
36 :     Tag: blume-20050516-redump-heap
37 :     Description:
38 :    
39 :     Added mechanism for re-creating a heap file for the interactive system
40 :     after configuration variables have been changed.
41 :    
42 :     CM.redump_heap : string -> unit
43 :    
44 :     This is much like SMLofNJ.exportML, but starting from the resulting
45 :     heap does not return to the caller of CM.redump_heap but
46 :     restarts the interactive system from scratch. The original call of
47 :     CM.redump_heap does not return but ends the interactive session.
48 :     Thus, CM.redump_heap is a lot like SMLofNJ.exportFn.
49 :    
50 :     Internally, redump_heap winds the dynamic execution context back to
51 :     the point where the original heap image was created and re-executes
52 :     the heap image generation code in the boot code.
53 :    
54 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
55 :     Name: Matthias Blume (blume (at) tti - c (dot) org)
56 : mblume 1791 Date: 2005/05/09 21:55:00 CDT
57 :     Tag: blume-20050509-word64
58 :     Description:
59 :    
60 :     Added a hack to the existing hack known as Word64 to make fromString
61 :     behave correctly. I am still not sure whether Word64.scan will work
62 :     as specified with respect to the interaction of radix and prefix.
63 :    
64 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
65 : allenleung 1785 Name: Allen Leung (leunga (at) reservoir (dot) com)
66 :     Date: 2005/05/04 11:50:00 EST
67 :     Tag: leunga-20050504-checkgc
68 :     Description:
69 :    
70 :     Added a gc protocol checking phase. This phase is enabled with
71 :     the flag "check-gc". "debug-check-gc" turns on the verbose mode.
72 :    
73 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
74 : mblume 1741 Name: Matthias Blume (blume (at) tti - c (dot) org)
75 : mblume 1784 Date: 2005/05/04 10:45:00 CDT
76 :     Tag: blume-20050504-intinf
77 :     Description:
78 :    
79 :     Fixed a bug in the implementation of div and mod for IntInf.
80 :     Thanks to Neophytos Michael for reporting the problem.
81 :    
82 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
83 :     Name: Matthias Blume (blume (at) tti - c (dot) org)
84 : mblume 1783 Date: 2005/05/04 10:35:00 CDT
85 :     Tag: blume-20050504-join
86 :     Description:
87 :    
88 :     Added a "join" combinator to the ParserComb module in smlnj-lib.cm.
89 :    
90 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
91 :     Name: Matthias Blume (blume (at) tti - c (dot) org)
92 : mblume 1770 Date: 2005/02/28 23:40:00 CST
93 :     Tag: blume-20050228-mVar
94 :     Description:
95 :    
96 :     Fixed serious bug (brown paper bag variety) in new implementation of
97 :     structure Atom in CML. (I had accidentally used a mailbox instead of
98 :     an mvar, leaving the door open for races.)
99 :    
100 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
101 :     Name: Matthias Blume (blume (at) tti - c (dot) org)
102 : mblume 1761 Date: 2005/02/25 15:00:00 CST
103 :     Tag: Release_110_53
104 :     Description:
105 :    
106 :     New working version (110.53). NEW BOOTFILES!
107 :    
108 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
109 :     Name: Matthias Blume (blume (at) tti - c (dot) org)
110 : mblume 1760 Date: 2005/02/25 14:50:00 CST
111 :     Tag: blume-20050225-susp
112 :     Description:
113 :    
114 :     Brought back SMLofNJ.Susp. The underlying suspension type is the one
115 :     implemented in Core -- which means that it is the same as the one used
116 :     by the lazy extension.
117 :    
118 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
119 :     Name: Matthias Blume (blume (at) tti - c (dot) org)
120 : mblume 1759 Date: 2005/02/24 16:50:00 CST
121 :     Tag: blume-20050224-cml-atom
122 :     Description:
123 :    
124 :     Simpler and at the same time more general implementation of structure
125 :     Atom in CML.
126 :    
127 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
128 :     Name: Matthias Blume (blume (at) tti - c (dot) org)
129 : mblume 1758 Date: 2005/02/15 17:35:00 CST
130 :     Tag: blume-20050215-tools
131 :     Description:
132 :    
133 :     Created new "tools" directory under "src" and moved "TraceDebugProf"
134 :     there.
135 :    
136 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
137 :     Name: Matthias Blume (blume (at) tti - c (dot) org)
138 : mblume 1755 Date: 2005/02/10 17:55:00 CST
139 :     Tag: blume-20050210-longlong
140 :     Description:
141 :    
142 :     Implemented "long long" arguments and results for NLFFI. (Only the
143 :     PPC/MacOS implementation is complete, the other backends still need to
144 :     be updated.)
145 :    
146 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
147 :     Name: Matthias Blume (blume (at) tti - c (dot) org)
148 : mblume 1751 Date: 2005/01/24 17:40:00 CST
149 :     Tag: blume-20050124-mlyacc
150 :     Description:
151 :    
152 :     Minor cleanup in ML-Yacc rule printing mechanism. This should fix a
153 :     problem with certain "as" patterns which previously got rendered
154 :     using incorrect syntax.
155 :    
156 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
157 :     Name: Matthias Blume (blume (at) tti - c (dot) org)
158 : mblume 1750 Date: 2005/01/18 12:00:00 CST
159 :     Tag: blume-20050118-profile
160 :     Description:
161 :    
162 :     Made time profiling code (interrupt handler) in runtime system aware
163 :     of new array representation.
164 :    
165 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
166 :     Name: Matthias Blume (blume (at) tti - c (dot) org)
167 : mblume 1747 Date: 2005/01/14 18:00:00 CST
168 :     Tag: blume-20050114-heap2exec
169 :     Description:
170 :    
171 :     Implemented new (but still experimental) heap2exec facility. This is
172 :     tested under Mac OS X and should work under Linux (will test shortly).
173 :     It will probably also work on the Sparc (will test some time later).
174 :    
175 :     - removed old "HACKED_STANDALONE" hack from runtime
176 :    
177 :     To be able to test this, uncomment the request for "heap2asm" in
178 :     config/targets prior to installation. (Notice that this is different
179 :     from "heap2exec" mentioned below. Not a typo.)
180 :    
181 :     To perform an actual test, run the command
182 :    
183 :     $ bin/heap2exec heapfile execfile
184 :    
185 :     (You can put heap2exec on your shell's path.)
186 :    
187 :     For example, run
188 :    
189 :     $ bin/heap2exec bin/.heap/ml-yacc.ppc-darwin mly
190 :    
191 :     This will create a standalone executable called "mly" which you can
192 :     then invoke directly as a command.
193 :    
194 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
195 :     Name: Matthias Blume (blume (at) tti - c (dot) org)
196 : mblume 1746 Date: 2005/01/07 11:44:00 CST
197 :     Tag: blume-20050107-mlstring
198 :     Description:
199 :    
200 :     fixed off-by-one error in ML_STRING macro (globals.c)
201 :    
202 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
203 :     Name: Matthias Blume (blume (at) tti - c (dot) org)
204 : mblume 1744 Date: 2004/12/23 18:00:00 CST
205 :     Tag: blume-20041223-santa
206 :     Description:
207 :    
208 :     Made ml-build script "smarter" (but only very little).
209 :    
210 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
211 :     Name: Matthias Blume (blume (at) tti - c (dot) org)
212 : mblume 1742 Date: 2004/12/21 15:05:00 CST
213 :     Tag: blume-20041221-longlong
214 :     Description:
215 :    
216 :     * Implemented access to signed and unsigned long long data in NLFFI.
217 :     (The parameter-passing part of the picture has not complete. But
218 :     data structure access seems to work.)
219 :    
220 :     * Fixed CM's incorrect assumption that the PPC is little-endian.
221 :     (On the Mac, it is big-endian. And that's currently our only
222 :     PPC platform.)
223 :    
224 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
225 :     Name: Matthias Blume (blume (at) tti - c (dot) org)
226 : mblume 1741 Date: 2004/12/21 12:50:00 CST
227 :     Tag: blume-20041221-memory
228 :     Description:
229 :    
230 :     Some cleanup in the $c/memory.cm library: separated some concerns by
231 :     moving allocation code and memory access code each into their own
232 :     files.
233 :    
234 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
235 : allenleung 1740 Name: Allen Leung (leunga (at) reservoir (dot) com)
236 :     Date: 2004/12/17 16:12:00 EST
237 :     Tag: leunga-20041217-cygwin-smlnj-home
238 :     Description:
239 :    
240 :     The Unix I/O library of SML/NJ on cygwin does not understand
241 :     Windows style pathname, so problems arise when SMLNJ_HOME is set
242 :     to a Windows style pathname. _run-sml now converts SMLNJ_HOME
243 :     to a POSIX pathname on cygwin.
244 :    
245 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
246 : mblume 1737 Name: Matthias Blume (blume (at) tti - c (dot) org)
247 : mblume 1736 Date: 2004/12/16 13:35:00 CST
248 :     Tag: Release_110_52
249 :     Description:
250 :    
251 :     Last-minute changes incorporated into 110.52. Release tag moved.
252 :    
253 :     The changes:
254 :     - HashString.hashString' -> HashString.hashSubstring
255 :     - bug fix in UnivariateStats
256 :    
257 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
258 : mblume 1702 Name: Matthias Blume (blume (at) tti - c (dot) org)
259 : mblume 1733 Date: 2004/12/15 23:40:00 CST
260 :     Tag: blume-20041215-hashSubstring
261 :     Description:
262 :    
263 :     - HashString.hashString' -> HashString.hashSubstring
264 :     - corresponding changes in atom.sml
265 :     - "de-compressed" (aka. un-obfuscated) code for UnivariateStats and
266 :     added some comments
267 :    
268 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
269 :     Name: Matthias Blume (blume (at) tti - c (dot) org)
270 : mblume 1728 Date: 2004/12/15 15:30:00 CST
271 : mblume 1736 Tag: (Release_110_52)
272 : mblume 1728 Description:
273 :    
274 :     New working version (110.52). NEW BOOTFILES!
275 :    
276 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
277 :     Name: Matthias Blume (blume (at) tti - c (dot) org)
278 : mblume 1727 Date: 2004/12/15 12:45:00 CST
279 :     Tag: blume-20041215-spaces
280 :     Description:
281 :    
282 :     More on the space problem (this time for Win32).
283 :    
284 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
285 :     Name: Matthias Blume (blume (at) tti - c (dot) org)
286 : mblume 1725 Date: 2004/12/14 17:30:00 CST
287 :     Tag: blume-20041214-spaces
288 :     Description:
289 :    
290 :     Hacked some of the scripts (in particular: the installer) to cope with
291 :     spaces in filenames a bit better. But beware: the current "solution"
292 :     is likely still full of bugs and inherently incomplete. (We need to
293 :     do away with those shell scripts for a comprehensive solution.)
294 :    
295 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
296 :     Name: Matthias Blume (blume (at) tti - c (dot) org)
297 : mblume 1724 Date: 2004/12/13 14:45:00 CST
298 :     Tag: blume-20041213-ml-makedepend
299 :     Description:
300 :    
301 :     Fixed bug in code for ml-makedepend.
302 :    
303 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
304 :     Name: Matthias Blume (blume (at) tti - c (dot) org)
305 : mblume 1720 Date: 2004/12/09 16:30:00 CST
306 :     Tag: blume-20041209-statistics
307 :     Description:
308 :    
309 :     Added two simple but potentially useful statistics modules to SML/NJ Library.
310 :     (See CHANGES file there.)
311 :    
312 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
313 :     Name: Matthias Blume (blume (at) tti - c (dot) org)
314 : mblume 1718 Date: 2004/12/01 16:50:00 CST
315 :     Tag: blume-20041201-atom
316 :     Description:
317 :    
318 :     smlnj-lib:
319 :    
320 :     Added function HashString.hashString' for substrings.
321 :     Hand-inlined CharVector.foldl into HashString (for speed).
322 :     Modified implementation of structure Atom to avoid extracting
323 :     strings from substrings unless necessary.
324 :     (Also see CHANGES file for smlnj-lib.)
325 :    
326 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
327 :     Name: Matthias Blume (blume (at) tti - c (dot) org)
328 : mblume 1717 Date: 2004/11/24 22:15:00 CST
329 :     Tag: blume-20041124-cml
330 :     Description:
331 :    
332 :     Made sure CML compiles when Position = Int64.
333 :    
334 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
335 :     Name: Matthias Blume (blume (at) tti - c (dot) org)
336 : mblume 1715 Date: 2004/11/24 14:30:00 CST
337 :     Tag: blume-20041124-position
338 :     Description:
339 :    
340 :     The compiler can now be compiled in a mode that makes structure Position
341 :     equal to Int64. The default, however, is unchanged (Position = Int31)
342 :     for the time being.
343 :    
344 :     To enable 64-bit positions, use the following procedure:
345 :    
346 :     1. Start sml
347 :     2. Autoload $smlnj/cmb.cm (if not already autoloaded)
348 :     3. Type
349 :     #set (CMB.symval "USE_64_BIT_POSITIONS") (SOME 1);
350 :     4. Run CMB.make() as usual.
351 :    
352 :     This is barely tested. The only test so far was a little SML program
353 :     counting the number of characters in an 8-gigabyte file by
354 :     reading it character-by-character. That test was successful.
355 :    
356 :     In support of 64-bit positions, a number of new functions have been
357 :     added to the runtime system.
358 :    
359 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
360 :     Name: Matthias Blume (blume (at) tti - c (dot) org)
361 : mblume 1716 Date: 2004/11/23 14:45:00 CST
362 :     Tag: blume-20041123-useFile
363 : mblume 1712 Description:
364 :    
365 :     Fixed a problem with unhelpful error messages related to problems with
366 :     .cm- or .sml files that appear as part of the sml command line.
367 :    
368 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
369 :     Name: Matthias Blume (blume (at) tti - c (dot) org)
370 : mblume 1703 Date: 2004/11/18 15:40:00 CST
371 :     Tag: Release_110_51
372 :     Description:
373 :    
374 :     New working version (110.51). NEW BOOTFILES!
375 :    
376 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
377 :     Name: Matthias Blume (blume (at) tti - c (dot) org)
378 : mblume 1702 Date: 2004/11/18 15:35:00 CST
379 :     Tag: <none>
380 :     Description:
381 :    
382 :     Enabled dlopen and friends for FreeBSD (as recommended by Johannes 5
383 :     Joemann).
384 :    
385 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
386 : allenleung 1701 Name: Allen Leung (leunga (at) reservoir (dot) com)
387 :     Date: 2004/11/17 16:05:21 EST 2004
388 :     Tag: leunga-20041117-mlrisc-live-kill
389 :     Description:
390 :    
391 :     Added support for MLTree constructs LIVE and KILL
392 :     to all the architectures.
393 :    
394 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
395 : mblume 1687 Name: Matthias Blume (blume (at) tti - c (dot) org)
396 : mblume 1689 Date: 2004/11/13 00:20:00 CST
397 :     Tag: blume-20041113-versiontool
398 :     Description:
399 :    
400 :     - Stripped down the versiontool: It now only handles the version number.
401 :     The date string is generated at bootstrap time (during makeml).
402 :    
403 :     - In a previous commit, fixed a minor issue with how polyequal is being
404 :     translated. In particular, the code now "looks through" abstractions.
405 :     This results in slightly fewer polyEqual warnings and hopefully slightly
406 :     more efficient code. Important examples for where this matters are
407 :     the new int64 and word64 types.
408 :    
409 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
410 :     Name: Matthias Blume (blume (at) tti - c (dot) org)
411 : mblume 1687 Date: 2004/11/12 00:30:00 CST
412 :     Tag: blume-20041112-int64
413 :     Description:
414 :    
415 :     Structure Int64 fully hooked in. (The implementation is not very
416 :     efficient, though.)
417 :    
418 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
419 :     Name: Matthias Blume (blume (at) tti - c (dot) org)
420 : mblume 1686 Date: 2004/11/11 17:30:00 CST
421 :     Tag: blume-20041111-more64
422 :     Description:
423 :    
424 :     All the pieces of Word64 are now there, with the exception of the
425 :     conversions from and to LargeWord. (Eventually these need to be identities,
426 :     but for the time being they don't even make sense because LargeWord is
427 :     32-bit wide.)
428 :    
429 :     Also started to add similar support for Int64, but major pieces of that
430 :     are still missing.
431 :    
432 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
433 : mblume 1668 Name: Matthias Blume (blume (at) tti - c (dot) org)
434 : mblume 1684 Date: 2004/11/11 00:15:00 CST
435 :     Tag: blume-20041111-word64
436 :     Description:
437 :    
438 :     Structure Word64 is now (almost) complete, word literals and patterns
439 :     seem to work. There are a few odd pieces missing. In particular,
440 :     I didn't do the {from,to}LargeWord parts because LargeWord is still Word32
441 :     at the moment.
442 :    
443 :     Making Word64 official would mean that LargeWord becomes Word64. But
444 :     this requires extreme care because most word-word conversions have to
445 :     go through LargeWord, so making a mistake means loss of efficiency or
446 :     worse. Eventually there will be a solution similar to (but actually
447 :     simpler than) what I did with IntInf.
448 :    
449 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
450 :     Name: Matthias Blume (blume (at) tti - c (dot) org)
451 : mblume 1683 Date: 2004/11/10 18:12:00 CST
452 :     Tag: blume-20041110-64bit
453 :     Description:
454 :    
455 :     More 64-bit hacking (but still not even half-way there yet).
456 :     Also, some assorted improvements to the handling of 8-bit words.
457 :    
458 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
459 :     Name: Matthias Blume (blume (at) tti - c (dot) org)
460 : mblume 1682 Date: 2004/11/09 17:50:00 CST
461 : mblume 1683 Tag: <none>
462 : mblume 1682 Description:
463 :    
464 :     Started adding some infrastructure for supporting 64-bit int- and
465 :     word-types. (Still in its very early stages.)
466 :    
467 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
468 :     Name: Matthias Blume (blume (at) tti - c (dot) org)
469 : mblume 1672 Date: 2004/10/28 10:45:00 CDT
470 :     Tag: Release_110_50
471 :     Description:
472 :    
473 :     New working version (110.50). NEW BOOTFILES!
474 :    
475 :     =====================
476 :    
477 :     Also:
478 :    
479 :     - Changend config/srcarchiveurl from a file just
480 :     containing the URL string into a file containing
481 :     shell script code. The code has access to the $VERSION variable.
482 :     - Made corresponding changes to config/install.sh and config/unpack.
483 :     - Default contents of config/srcarchiveurl uses $VERSION and
484 :     normally does not have to be edited to reflect a version change.
485 :    
486 :     (As a result, a version change can be done by just editing
487 :     config/version, the rest is now automatic.)
488 :    
489 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
490 :     Name: Matthias Blume (blume (at) tti - c (dot) org)
491 : mblume 1669 Date: 2004/10/27 17:50:00 CDT
492 :     Tag: blume-20041027-btrace-msg
493 :     Description:
494 :    
495 :     BackTrace.monitor now also reports the source of the exception that
496 :     triggered the trace.
497 :    
498 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
499 :     Name: Matthias Blume (blume (at) tti - c (dot) org)
500 : mblume 1668 Date: 2004/10/27 17:20:00 CDT
501 :     Tag: blume-20041027-x86-c-calls
502 :     Description:
503 :    
504 :     This is the HISTORY entry for two earlier commits, both concerning
505 :     the x86 c-calls code in MLRISC:
506 :    
507 :     - added a missing LOAD in the code that deals with struct arguments
508 :     - made sure the caller does not add the wrong number of bytes to the
509 :     stack pointer after a call of a function returning a struct
510 :     (the callee already pops the implicit argument which points to
511 :     the space reserved for the result)
512 :    
513 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
514 : allenleung 1662 Name: Allen Leung (leunga (at) reservoir (dot) com)
515 :     Date: 2004/10/24 14:00:00 EST
516 :     Tag: leunga-20041024-x86-gas-fucomip
517 :     Description:
518 :    
519 :     John discovered a bug in the syntax of fucomip.
520 :     The opcodes FU?COMIP? have been changed to
521 :    
522 :     fu?comip? %st(i), %st
523 :    
524 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
525 : mblume 1622 Name: Matthias Blume (blume (at) tti - c (dot) org)
526 : mblume 1656 Date: 2004/10/20 15:06:00 CDT
527 :     Tag: blume-20041020-standalone-backtrace
528 :     Description:
529 :    
530 :     Added a mechanism for getting back-trace information from standalone
531 :     programs. Here is how it works:
532 :    
533 :     1. The part of the program from which you want to get backtrace
534 :     information (usually the whole program) should be wrapped with
535 :     BackTrace.monitor. This is a (unit->'a)->'a function, and your
536 :     main program could be modified from something like
537 :    
538 :     fun main (pgm, args) = ...
539 :    
540 :     to
541 :    
542 :     fun main (pgm, args) = BackTrace.monitor (fn () => ...)
543 :    
544 :     2. To be able to access BackTrace.monitor, you have to add
545 :     library $smlnj-tdp/plugins.cm to the .cm file that contains your
546 :     main function.
547 :    
548 :     3. Remove all compiled code (i.e., all the .cm/ subdirectories that
549 :     CM might have created in the past for your project).
550 :    
551 :     4. Build the system using this command line:
552 :    
553 :     ml-build -Ctdp.instrument=true \$smlnj-tdp/back-trace.cm \
554 :     myprog.cm MyProg.main myprog
555 :    
556 :     instead of the usual
557 :    
558 :     ml-build myprog.cm MyProg.main myprog
559 :    
560 :     I changed a library name:
561 :    
562 :     $/trace-debug-profile.cm --> $smlnj-tdp/plugins.cm
563 :    
564 :     New libraries:
565 :    
566 :     $smlnj-tdp/back-trace.cm
567 :     -- when loaded causes the back-trace plugin to be installed
568 :     $smlnj-tdp/coverage.cm
569 :     -- when loaded causes the coverage plugin to be installed
570 :    
571 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
572 :     Name: Matthias Blume (blume (at) tti - c (dot) org)
573 : mblume 1655 Date: 2004/10/18 16:45:00 CDT
574 :     Tag: blume-20041018-groupowner
575 :     Description:
576 :    
577 :     Added an "obsolete" warning for the "group owner" syntax to CM's parser.
578 :    
579 :     Eliminated group owner specs from .cm files throughout the source tree.
580 :    
581 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
582 :     Name: Matthias Blume (blume (at) tti - c (dot) org)
583 : mblume 1653 Date: 2004/10/15 15:45:00 CDT
584 :     Tag: blume-20041015-coverage
585 :     Description:
586 :    
587 :     * Test coverage tool added!
588 :     * Further reorganization of tracing-, debugging-, and profiling support:
589 :    
590 :     - moved original BTImp -- now called BackTrace -- into a separate
591 :     library called $/trace-debug-profile.cm
592 :     - eliminated all mentions of BTrace from SMLofNJ.Internals
593 :     - only the instrumentation mechanism is now left in the compiler proper
594 :     - BackTrace module is a plugin which is NOT plugged in by default
595 :     - Coverage module is another such plugin
596 :    
597 :     To get the benefits of any of these plugin modules, the code in
598 :     question must be compiled with tdp instrumentation turned on. This
599 :     can be done by setting SMLofNJ.Internals.TDP.mode to true.
600 :     (The ref cell is also controlled via the -Ctdp.instrument=... switch.)
601 :    
602 :     Plugins are selected at link time. (Pre-compiled instrumented code
603 :     can be re-loaded with different plugins in effect.) When an
604 :     instrumented module is linked, whatever plugins are at that time
605 :     enabled will come into effect for that module.
606 :    
607 :     To enable the back-trace plugin, load library $/trace-debug-profile.cm
608 :     and invoke BackTrace.install() (e.g., from the interactive prompt).
609 :     To enable the coverage plugin, load the same library and invoke
610 :     Coverage.install().
611 :    
612 :     Back-traces are generated automatically on uncaught exceptions and
613 :     when the code in question explicitly invokes BackTrace.trigger().
614 :    
615 :     Coverage (and execution frequency-) information must be queried
616 :     explicitly by calling Coverage.not_covered and Coverage.hot_spots.
617 :    
618 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
619 :     Name: Matthias Blume (blume (at) tti - c (dot) org)
620 : mblume 1652 Date: 2004/10/14 17:40:00 CDT
621 :     Tag: blume-20041014-tdp-core
622 :     Description:
623 :    
624 :     Snapshot of a significant overhaul of how the trace/debug/profile support
625 :     is hooked into the system (specifically: Core and SMLofNJ.Internals).
626 :    
627 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
628 :     Name: Matthias Blume (blume (at) tti - c (dot) org)
629 : mblume 1650 Date: 2004/10/13 16:34:00 CDT
630 :     Tag: blume-20041013-tdp
631 :     Description:
632 :    
633 :     Some rationalization of names:
634 :    
635 :     structure BTrace -> structure TDPInstrument
636 :     etc.
637 :    
638 :     This is is preparation of using the original back-trace
639 :     instrumentation for other purposes. "TDP" stands for
640 :     Trace/Debug/Profile.
641 :    
642 :     The control flag controlling whether instrumentation is on or off is now
643 :     registered under a different name, so instead of running sml as
644 :    
645 :     sml -Cinstrument.btrace-mode=true
646 :    
647 :     one has to say
648 :    
649 :     sml -Ctdp.instrument=true
650 :    
651 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
652 :     Name: Matthias Blume (blume (at) tti - c (dot) org)
653 : mblume 1645 Date: 2004/10/11 16:37:00 CDT
654 :     Tag: blume-20041011-regions
655 :     Description:
656 :    
657 :     Made some minor modifications to elabcore.sml to have source regions
658 :     be propagated more tightly -- resulting in better (i.e., smaller)
659 :     regions being reported in error- and debug messages.
660 :    
661 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
662 :     Name: Matthias Blume (blume (at) tti - c (dot) org)
663 : mblume 1644 Date: 2004/10/08 22:50:00 CDT
664 :     Tag: blume-20041008-cmkw
665 :     Description:
666 :    
667 :     Fixed handling of keywords in .cm files: After seeing "is" the lexer
668 :     treats subsequent occurrences of "group", "library", "source", "is",
669 :     "*", and "-" as ordinary identifiers rather than keywords.
670 :    
671 :     Most seriously, this fixes a problem with CM's "shell" tool. The tool
672 :     is supposed to accept a tool argument called "source", but this did
673 :     not work because of the clash with the keyword.
674 :    
675 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
676 :     Name: Matthias Blume (blume (at) tti - c (dot) org)
677 : mblume 1642 Date: 2004/10/07 16:00:00 CDT
678 :     Tag: blume-20041007-cleanup
679 :     Description:
680 :    
681 :     Assorted cleanup work:
682 :    
683 :     - got rid of intstrmap in favor of using the library's
684 :     hash table implementation
685 :     - threw out most of the pathnames stuff, as it was not used anyway
686 :     - simplified tokentable implementation
687 :     - fixed some minor spelling errors
688 :    
689 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
690 :     Name: Matthias Blume (blume (at) tti - c (dot) org)
691 : mblume 1641 Date: 2004/10/06 15:15:15 CDT
692 :     Tag: blume-20041006-handler
693 :     Description:
694 :    
695 :     Cleaned up the absyn to reflect the invariant that HANDLE always
696 :     carries a FNexp as part of the type definition. This eliminates some
697 :     superfluous sanity checks at runtime down the road.
698 :    
699 :     Some minor cleanup of the btrace code.
700 :    
701 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
702 :     Name: Matthias Blume (blume (at) tti - c (dot) org)
703 : mblume 1640 Date: 2004/10/01 10:20:30 CDT
704 :     Tag: blume-20041001-slave
705 :     Description:
706 :    
707 :     Added hack to make slave mode work in the presence of the version
708 :     tool. (Still, since the master does two passes over the code for
709 :     CMB.make, the release number gets bumped twice when slaves are
710 :     attached. I don't know if this is worth fixing...)
711 :    
712 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
713 :     Name: Matthias Blume (blume (at) tti - c (dot) org)
714 : mblume 1639 Date: 2004/09/30 10:55:00 CDT
715 :     Tag: blume-20040930-version
716 :     Description:
717 :    
718 :     * Moved the "version" magic into its own little library under
719 : mblume 1672 src/system/smlnj/internal. This avoids expensive reconstruction of
720 :     a stable src/compiler/core.cm.
721 : mblume 1639
722 : mblume 1672 * At the same time, structure CompilerVersion is now known as
723 :     structure SMLNJVersion.
724 : mblume 1639
725 :     * Arranged for the version tool to NOT kick in when rebuilding the system
726 :     (makeml -rebuild, fixpt). Otherwise one would never reach a fixpoint.
727 :     Also, loading the versiontool does not work when rebuilding the system
728 :     because CM is not properly initialized at that time.
729 :    
730 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
731 :     Name: Matthias Blume (blume (at) tti - c (dot) org)
732 : mblume 1638 Date: 2004/09/29 14:00:00 CDT
733 :     Tag: blume-20040929-autoversion
734 :     Description:
735 :    
736 :     Implemented some CM magic to have
737 :     file src/compiler/TopLevel/main/version.sml
738 :     generated automagically.
739 :     The version is taken from two files: config/version and config/release.
740 :     The first is expected to contain a two-part version number such as 110.49.
741 :     The second should contain a single number, but it may be missing.
742 :    
743 :     If the environment variable VERSIONTOOL_BUMP_RELEASE is defined at the
744 :     time the version tool is loaded (which is the first time you say CMB.make),
745 :     then the tool will increment the value stored in config/release every
746 :     time CMB.make is invoked.
747 :    
748 :     The binfile format is now insensitive to anything beyond the first
749 :     two components of a version number, so bumping the release does not render
750 :     binfiles incompatible. Auto-bumping can be used to keep track of versions
751 :     during development without invalidating existing binfiles.
752 :    
753 :     In any case, every CMB.make updates the date information in version.sml.
754 :     (This is the date that is printed in the banner.)
755 :    
756 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
757 :     Name: Matthias Blume (blume (at) tti - c (dot) org)
758 : mblume 1634 Date: 2004/09/28 10:53:00 CDT
759 :     Tag: blume-20040928-controls
760 :     Description:
761 :    
762 :     Some cleanup of the controls code.
763 :    
764 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
765 :     Name: Matthias Blume (blume (at) tti - c (dot) org)
766 : mblume 1633 Date: 2004/09/27 22:08:00 CDT
767 :     Tag: blume-20040927-controls
768 :     Description:
769 :    
770 :     Added two pieces of functionality to the Controls interface:
771 :    
772 :     1. val save'restore: 'a control -> unit -> unit
773 :    
774 :     grabs the current value of the control in stage 1 and restores it
775 :     in stage 2.
776 :    
777 :     2. val set' : 'a control * 'a -> unit -> unit
778 :    
779 :     stores the given value into the control in stage 2 (i.e., delayed)
780 :     but does all error checking in stage 1.
781 :     (This is for string controls that need to do parse their argument --
782 :     something that might fail. In some cases, notably in CM, one
783 :     already knows the intended argument but wants to delay the actual
784 :     assignment until a time when error recovery would be more difficult.)
785 :    
786 :     Changed the handling of controls in tool arguments to classes "sml" and
787 :     "lazysml":
788 :     - use Controls.save'restore as a more robust way of restoring the
789 :     old value (in particular: without having to re-parse the string)
790 :     - use controls to handle the "overload" keyword in the init group
791 :     (I believe this change actually fixes a long-standing obscure bug.)
792 :    
793 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
794 :     Name: Matthias Blume (blume (at) tti - c (dot) org)
795 : mblume 1632 Date: 2004/09/27 17:00:00 CDT
796 :     Tag: blume-20040927-lazysml
797 :     Description:
798 :    
799 :     Added a new tool class called "lazysml" to CM's tool chest. The only
800 :     difference to "sml" is that compilation is done with Control.lazysml
801 :     set to true. A source of class "lazysml" is automatically recognized
802 :     by a file name suffix of ".lml".
803 :    
804 :     In addition to the above feature, the original class "sml" now also
805 :     supports a tool argument "lazy" which has the same effect. As a
806 :     result, the following three lines are equivalent:
807 :    
808 :     foo.sml : lazysml
809 :     foo.sml : sml (lazy)
810 :     foo.sml (lazy)
811 :    
812 :     The setting goes into effect both during parsing and during
813 :     compilation. The original setting is restored right after parsing and
814 :     after compilation, respectively.
815 :    
816 :     In addition to all the above, there is also a general mechanism to set
817 :     ANY of the "controls" that are available at the command line via
818 :     "-C..." on a per-sml-file basis. The same rules that apply for "lazy"
819 :     apply as well. (In fact, "lazy" is implemented as a special case of
820 :     the general mechanism.)
821 :    
822 :     The .cm file syntax uses a new keyword tool argument called "with".
823 :     There are several ways of indicating the desired settings:
824 :    
825 :     foo.sml (with:parser.quotations=true)
826 :     foo.sml (with:(name:parser.quotations value:true))
827 :     foo.sml (with:(name:name1 value:value1 name:name2 value:value2 ...))
828 :     foo.sml (with:(name1=value1 name2=value2 ...))
829 :     foo.sml (with:(name1=value1 name:name2 value:value2 name3=value3 ...))
830 :    
831 :     etc.
832 :    
833 :     Another possible abbreviation is to leave out the =v or value:v part
834 :     if the name refers to a boolean control (in which case the value is
835 :     taken to be true). Thus, one could get lazy sml also by saying:
836 :    
837 :     foo.sml (with:parser.lazy-keyword=true)
838 :     foo.sml (with:parser.lazy-keyword)
839 :     foo.sml (with:(name:parser.lazy-keyword value:true))
840 :     foo.sml (with:(name:parser.lazy-keyword))
841 :    
842 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
843 :     Name: Matthias Blume (blume (at) tti - c (dot) org)
844 : mblume 1631 Date: 2004/09/24 16:22:00 CDT
845 :     Tag: blume-20040924-ppc-long-branch
846 :     Description:
847 :    
848 :     Turned message about "emiting long form of branch" off by default.
849 :     Added a control flag to turn it back on when desired.
850 :    
851 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
852 :     Name: Matthias Blume (blume (at) tti - c (dot) org)
853 : mblume 1630 Date: 2004/09/24 16:05:00 CDT
854 :     Tag: blume-20040924-rounding
855 :     Description:
856 :    
857 :     Applied patch for setting rounding modes under Mac OS X. Thanks to
858 :     Melissa O'Neill for providing the code!
859 :    
860 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
861 :     Name: Matthias Blume (blume (at) tti - c (dot) org)
862 : mblume 1629 Date: 2004/09/23 17:30:00 CDT
863 :     Tag: blume-20040923-envvars
864 :     Description:
865 :    
866 :     1. Changed definition of type ControlRegistry.registry_tree to
867 :     include control_info (i.e., the name of the controlling environment
868 :     variable).
869 :    
870 :     2. Added command-line flags -e and -E to print the names of environment
871 :     variables that can be used to control internal settings.
872 :     (This uses the new API mentioned in 1.)
873 :    
874 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
875 :     Name: Matthias Blume (blume (at) tti - c (dot) org)
876 : mblume 1622 Date: 2004/09/13 16:50:00 CDT
877 :     Tag: Release_110_49
878 :     Description:
879 :    
880 :     New working version (110.49). NEW BOOTFILES!
881 :    
882 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
883 : mblume 1621 Name: Matthias Blume
884 :     Date: 2004/09/13 16:20:00 CDT
885 :     Tag: blume-20040913-config-mlrisc
886 :     Description:
887 :    
888 :     Put target "mlrisc" back into the default list.
889 :     (There is no harm in having it, and some users have expressed their
890 :     wish to have "mlrisc" included by default.)
891 :    
892 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
893 : jhr 1620 Name: John Reppy
894 :     Date: 2004/09/13
895 :     Tag: jhr-20040913-signals
896 :     Description:
897 :    
898 :     Fixed the signal masking code to properly nest mask/unmask operations
899 :     on a per-signal basis.
900 :    
901 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
902 : mblume 1619 Name: Matthias Blume (blume (at) tti - c (dot) org)
903 :     Date: 2004/09/08 13:20:00 CDT
904 :     Tag: blume-20040908-heap-magic
905 :     Description:
906 :    
907 :     Bumped the heap macig number to 0x09082004 to account for the changed
908 :     layout of the ML frame under MacOS X.
909 :    
910 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
911 : allenleung 1618 Name: Allen Leung (leunga (at) reservoir (dot) com)
912 :     Date: 2004/09/03 11:26:00 EST
913 :     Tag: leunga-20040903-cygwin-install
914 :     Description:
915 :    
916 :     Added a patch to _arch-n-opsys to enable the Cygwin runtime.
917 :     The Cygwin runtime is turned on by setting the environment
918 :     variable SMLNJ_CYGWIN_RUNTIME to 1.
919 :    
920 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
921 : mblume 1615 Name: Matthias Blume (blume (at) tti - c (dot) org)
922 : mblume 1617 Date: 2004/08/31 17:15:00 CDT
923 :     Tag: blume-20040831-core
924 :     Description:
925 :    
926 :     Added some exports to src/compiler/core.cm upon request by J. Joemann.
927 :    
928 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
929 :     Name: Matthias Blume (blume (at) tti - c (dot) org)
930 : mblume 1616 Date: 2004/08/30 17:55:00 CDT
931 :     Tag: blume-20040830-installer
932 :     Description:
933 :    
934 :     Upon request by Johannes Joemann:
935 :    
936 :     - improved ML code of installer to fall back to coping when renaming
937 :     fails (i.e., when source and target are on different file systems);
938 :     the code compiles but has yet to be tested in anger
939 :     - removed mlrisc from list of default targets (config/targets)
940 :    
941 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
942 :     Name: Matthias Blume (blume (at) tti - c (dot) org)
943 : mblume 1615 Date: 2004/08/27 17:20:00 CDT
944 :     Tag: blume-20040827-ptreql
945 :     Description:
946 :    
947 :     Added ptreql primop to structure InlineT (upon request from Larry
948 :     Paulson).
949 :    
950 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
951 : allenleung 1613 Name: Allen Leung (leunga (at) reservoir (dot) com)
952 : allenleung 1614 Date: 2004/08/15 21:21:00 EST
953 :     Tag: leunga-110_48-udgraph
954 :     Description:
955 :    
956 :     Another bug fix from Carl Hauser:
957 :    
958 :     diff /net/niflab/smlnj48/src/MLRISC/graphs/udgraph.sml udgraph.sml
959 :     > 48c48
960 :     > < | rmv((e as (k,_))::es,L) = rmv(es,if k = i then es else
961 :     > e::L)
962 :     > ---
963 :     > > | rmv((e as (k,_))::es,L) = rmv(es,if k = i then L else e::L)
964 :     > Without this, any deletion of an edge in an undirected graph does severe
965 :     > violence to the graph.
966 :    
967 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
968 :     Name: Allen Leung (leunga (at) reservoir (dot) com)
969 : allenleung 1613 Date: 2004/08/10 23:35:00 EST
970 :     Tag: leunga-110_48-ppc
971 :     Description:
972 :    
973 :     The IBM/MacOS syntax switch on PPC was incorrectly swapped.
974 :    
975 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
976 : mblume 1602 Name: Matthias Blume (blume (at) tti - c (dot) org)
977 : mblume 1615 Date: 2004/08/10 12:00:00 CDT
978 : mblume 1602 Tag: Release_110_48
979 :     Description:
980 :    
981 :     New working version (110.48). NEW BOOTFILES!
982 :    
983 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
984 : allenleung 1599 Name: Allen Leung (leunga (at) reservoir (dot) com)
985 :     Date: 2004/08/09 12:21:00 EST
986 :     Tag: leunga-110_47-dijsktra
987 :     Description:
988 :    
989 :     Bug fix from Carl Hauser:
990 :    
991 :     single_source_shortest_paths in dijkstra.sml was observed to get wrong
992 :     answers (by comparing to single_source_shortest_paths in bellman-ford.sml).
993 :    
994 :     The problem is that following the expression A.update(dist,s,Num.zero)
995 :     it is necessary to update the priority queue using Q.decreaseWeight(Q,s).
996 :    
997 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
998 : mblume 1595 Name: Matthias Blume (blume (at) tti - c (dot) org)
999 :     Date: 2004/08/06 18:10:00 CDT
1000 :     Tag: blume-20040806-cmdline
1001 :     Description:
1002 :    
1003 :     Fiddled with handling of command-line options:
1004 :    
1005 :     * sml now quits after processing the command line
1006 :     if -H, -S, -h<n>, or -s<n> appears as the last
1007 :     command-line argument
1008 :     * a new option -q terminates the session when encountered on
1009 :     the command line; subsequent arguments will be ignored
1010 :     * bug fixes: short (erroneous) arguments are no longer ignored
1011 :     completely
1012 :    
1013 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
1014 : allenleung 1593 Name: Allen Leung (leunga (at) reservoir (dot) com)
1015 :     Date: 2004/08/04 18:17:00 EST
1016 :     Tag: leunga-110_47-ppc-ibm-asm
1017 :     Description:
1018 :    
1019 :     - Added minimal IBM assembly syntax support for PowerPC.
1020 :    
1021 :     - Cygwin: manually changed the file cygwin.def. Some exported symbols have
1022 :     been altered in the runtime. We need an automatic way to keep the file
1023 :     in sync.
1024 :    
1025 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
1026 : mblume 1548 Name: Matthias Blume (blume (at) tti - c (dot) org)
1027 : mblume 1581 Date: 2004/08/04 14:00:00 CDT
1028 :     Tag: Release_110_47
1029 :     Description:
1030 :    
1031 :     New working version (110.47). NEW BOOTFILES!
1032 :    
1033 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
1034 :     Name: Matthias Blume (blume (at) tti - c (dot) org)
1035 : mblume 1580 Date: 2004/08/03 14:25:00 CDT
1036 :     Tag: blume-20040803-callingconv
1037 :     Description:
1038 :    
1039 :     Added low-level support for choosing C calling conventions by
1040 :     twiddling the type of rawccall. (See
1041 :     src/compiler/Semant/types/cproto.sml for details.)
1042 :    
1043 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
1044 :     Name: Matthias Blume (blume (at) tti - c (dot) org)
1045 : mblume 1579 Date: 2004/08/02 15:55:00 CDT
1046 :     Tag: blume-20040802-backout
1047 :     Description:
1048 :    
1049 :     Backed out of change to win32-filesys.c. The earlier patch to
1050 :     get_file_time caused CM to produce files with the wrong time stamp.
1051 :    
1052 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
1053 :     Name: Matthias Blume (blume (at) tti - c (dot) org)
1054 : mblume 1573 Date: 2004/08/02 14:45:00 CDT
1055 :     Tag: blume-20040802-nlffi-win32
1056 :     Description:
1057 :    
1058 :     Added NLFFI support for Win32, adapted from a patch provided by David
1059 :     Hansel. This is currently completely untested. Also, the issue
1060 :     concerning stdcall vs. ccall is still unresolved.
1061 :    
1062 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
1063 :     Name: Matthias Blume (blume (at) tti - c (dot) org)
1064 : mblume 1572 Date: 2004/07/30 17:55:00 CDT
1065 :     Tag: blume-20040730-various
1066 :     Description:
1067 :    
1068 :     Gearing up towards 110.47...
1069 :    
1070 :     - various minor bugfixes to ml-nlffigen
1071 :     - a beginning of a manual for nlffi
1072 :    
1073 :     - eliminated 'export name=value' in config/install.sh as this does
1074 :     not work with certain versions of /bin/sh
1075 :     (Thanks to David King at Motorola for catching this.)
1076 :    
1077 :     - several bugfixes provided or suggested by David Hansel at Reactive Systems:
1078 :     - added a test for tm==NULL to gmtime.c and localtime.c
1079 :     - applied patch for incorrect GetFileTime under win32
1080 :     - toSeconds -> toMilliseconds in Win32/win32-process.sml
1081 :    
1082 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
1083 :     Name: Matthias Blume (blume (at) tti - c (dot) org)
1084 : mblume 1557 Date: 2004/07/21 18:20:00 CDT
1085 :     Tag: blume-20040721-nlffigen
1086 :     Description:
1087 :    
1088 :     - Fixed minor issue in ml-nlffigen: Now generate structure T_foo
1089 :     for a typedef to an incomplete type, but leave out the "typ" member.
1090 :     (This is just for consistency.)
1091 :     - Started to produce what is supposed to become better (i.e., comprehensive)
1092 :     documentation of what ml-nlffigen does and produces.
1093 :    
1094 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
1095 :     Name: Matthias Blume (blume (at) tti - c (dot) org)
1096 : mblume 1548 Date: 2004/07/14 16:25:00 CDT
1097 :     Tag: blume-20040714-union
1098 :     Description:
1099 :    
1100 :     Added C_UNION to c-calls/c-types.sml and updated the machinery
1101 :     (ml-nlffigen, cproto.sml) that conveys C function interface
1102 :     information to the code generator.
1103 :    
1104 :     However, the actual architecture-specific implementation of function
1105 :     arguments and results that are C unions is still not implemented.
1106 :    
1107 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
1108 : allenleung 1539 Name: Allen Leung (leunga (at) reservoir (dot) com)
1109 : allenleung 1546 Date: 2004/07/14 14:38:00 EST
1110 :     Tag: leunga-110_46_1-ppc-lwzu
1111 :     Description:
1112 :    
1113 :     Added these instructions to the PowerPC architecture:
1114 :     LBZU(X), LHZU(X), LWZU(X),
1115 :     STWU(X), STFDU, STFSU
1116 :    
1117 :     etc...
1118 :    
1119 :     Note: I haven't added their instruction encoding into the description.
1120 :    
1121 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
1122 :     Name: Allen Leung (leunga (at) reservoir (dot) com)
1123 : allenleung 1539 Date: 2004/07/13 15:04:00 EST
1124 :     Tag: leunga-110_46_1-ppc-lwarx
1125 :     Description:
1126 :    
1127 :     Added the two instructions LWARX and STWCX to the PowerPC
1128 :     instruction set.
1129 :    
1130 :     A (untested) rewrite of loop-structure.sml. The old version
1131 :     is completely broken.
1132 :    
1133 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
1134 : mblume 1479 Name: Matthias Blume (blume (at) tti - c (dot) org)
1135 : mblume 1537 Date: 2004/07/13 13:50:00 CDT
1136 :     Tag: blume-20040713-nlffi
1137 :     Description:
1138 :    
1139 :     - use paramAlloc to report c-calls with too many arguments
1140 :     (for PPC version where parameter area is pre-allocated)
1141 :     - added ccall_maxargspace to machspec (to implement the above)
1142 :     - made "make" commend in CM's "make" tool configurable
1143 :     - added option (default: on) for passing the name of the SML/NJ's "bin"
1144 :     directory to "make"; the call looks like this:
1145 :    
1146 :     make <options> SMLNJ_BINDIR=<dir> <target>
1147 :    
1148 :     This can be used by the Makefile to, e.g., pick the "right" version
1149 :     of ml-nlffigen.
1150 :     - minor code tweaks
1151 :    
1152 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
1153 :     Name: Matthias Blume (blume (at) tti - c (dot) org)
1154 : mblume 1532 Date: 2004/07/12 22:50:00 CDT
1155 :     Tag: blume-110_46_1-macosx-nlffi
1156 :     Description:
1157 :    
1158 :     NLFFI under Mac OS X now working (sort of). This is largely untested,
1159 :     though.
1160 :    
1161 :     Note: 1. You have to make a new, clean build of the runtime system.
1162 :     2. There are new BOOTFILES, you have to use them!
1163 :     (Doing the bootstrap process yourself would be *very* painful!
1164 :     If you absolutely have to do it, build the system under
1165 :     a different architecture and then cross-compile.)
1166 :    
1167 :     Version bumped to 110.46.1 to account for runtime data format changes.
1168 :    
1169 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
1170 :     Name: Matthias Blume (blume (at) tti - c (dot) org)
1171 : mblume 1515 Date: 2004/06/18 14:30:00 CDT
1172 :     Tag: blume-20040618-unix
1173 :     Description:
1174 :    
1175 :     Changed the implementation of structure Unix so that the same stream
1176 :     is returned every time one of the {text,bin}{In,Out}streamOf functions
1177 :     is invoked on the same proc. This is not what the spec currently
1178 :     says -- although IMO it arguably should. (See discussion below.)
1179 :    
1180 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
1181 :     Name: Matthias Blume (blume (at) tti - c (dot) org)
1182 : mblume 1507 Date: 2004/06/17 18:15:00 CDT
1183 :     Tag: Release_110_46
1184 :     Description:
1185 :    
1186 :     New working version (110.46). NEW BOOTFILES!
1187 :    
1188 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
1189 :     Name: Matthias Blume (blume (at) tti - c (dot) org)
1190 : mblume 1506 Date: 2004/06/17 17:20:00 CDT
1191 :     Tag: blume-20040617-timer-unix
1192 :     Description:
1193 :    
1194 :     Changed the interface of structures Timer and Unix to match the most
1195 :     recent Basis spec.
1196 :    
1197 :     In the case of Unix there still seems to be an open/weird issue:
1198 :    
1199 :     The {text,bin}{In,Out}streamOf functions are supposed to create
1200 :     fresh streams whenever they are called -- as opposed to have them
1201 :     return the same stream every time. This design is supposed to
1202 :     prevent space leaks caused by proc values hanging on to streams.
1203 :    
1204 :     The reap function, on the other hand, is supposed to close the
1205 :     streams. This cannot be done without having a handle on the
1206 :     stream in proc after all...
1207 :    
1208 :     I took the liberty to implement the following stopgap solution:
1209 :    
1210 :     The proc value hangs on to the most recently created stream(s).
1211 :     Reap closes those. If either or both of the two streams hadn't
1212 :     been created at all yet, then reap will close the corresponding
1213 :     file descriptors directly.
1214 :    
1215 :     PS: I don't understand the original space leak argument anymore. If
1216 :     a proc hangs on to the imperative stream, then I/O operations on those
1217 :     will advance the state of the cached stream and avoid the space leak.
1218 :    
1219 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
1220 :     Name: Matthias Blume (blume (at) tti - c (dot) org)
1221 : mblume 1500 Date: 2004/05/28 16:45:00 CDT
1222 :     Tag: blume-20040528-basis
1223 :     Description:
1224 :    
1225 :     Added signature PACK_REAL and exported functor PrimIO.
1226 :    
1227 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
1228 :     Name: Matthias Blume (blume (at) tti - c (dot) org)
1229 : mblume 1498 Date: 2004/05/25 16:00:00 CDT
1230 :     Tag: blume-20040525-group-owner
1231 :     Description:
1232 :    
1233 :     CM now ignores (but still accepts) the "owner" information in group
1234 :     descriptions. The owner of a group is its next enclosing
1235 :     library. Each group must have a unique owner. (There is a virtual
1236 : mblume 1505 "toplevel" library that owns groups which are not nested within a real
1237 : mblume 1498 library.) Previously, each group had to explicitly declare its owner,
1238 :     and CM would check that such a declaration is correct. The new scheme
1239 :     is to have CM check that for each group there is precisely one owning
1240 :     library.
1241 :    
1242 :     The advantage of the new scheme is that the programmer no longer needs
1243 :     to maintain the somewhat annoying owner information. The downside is
1244 :     that CM cannot enforce the ownership rule across multiple runs of
1245 :     CM.make. Fortunately, enclosing the same group in two different
1246 :     libraries A and B which are not part of the same program does not
1247 :     cause real problems.
1248 :    
1249 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
1250 :     Name: Matthias Blume (blume (at) tti - c (dot) org)
1251 : mblume 1496 Date: 2004/05/20 16:00:00 CDT
1252 :     Tag: blume-20040520-win32
1253 :     Description:
1254 :    
1255 :     Made the win32 version work again. (Strangely, a misplaced comma had
1256 :     slipped into win32-process.c which prevented the runtime from being
1257 :     compiled correctly.)
1258 :    
1259 :     Also, included a minor addition to ml-build.bat analogous to what was
1260 :     done in blume-20040519-ml-build.
1261 :    
1262 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
1263 :     Name: Matthias Blume (blume (at) tti - c (dot) org)
1264 : mblume 1494 Date: 2004/05/19 22:10:00 CDT
1265 :     Tag: blume-20040519-ml-build
1266 :     Description:
1267 :    
1268 :     Arranged for ml-build to clean up after itself a little bit better.
1269 :     The script generates a temporary SML source file and compiles it using
1270 :     CM, so CM generates metadata (GUID, SKEL, objectfile) for it. It now
1271 :     gets rid of those at the end, so they don't accumulate under .cm.
1272 :    
1273 :     This required a minor change to install.sh because the name of the
1274 :     metadata directory (default: .cm) is actually configurable at
1275 :     installation time.
1276 :    
1277 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
1278 :     Name: Matthias Blume (blume (at) tti - c (dot) org)
1279 : mblume 1491 Date: 2004/05/18 15:50:00 CDT
1280 :     Tag: blume-20040518-mkreader
1281 :     Description:
1282 :    
1283 :     Added Posix.IO.mk{Bin,Text}{Reader,Writer} by lifting their respective
1284 :     implementations from internal modules PosixBinPrimIO and PosixTextPrimIO.
1285 :    
1286 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
1287 :     Name: Matthias Blume (blume (at) tti - c (dot) org)
1288 : mblume 1489 Date: 2004/05/11 14:35:00 CDT
1289 :     Tag: blume-20040511-win32sock
1290 :     Description:
1291 :    
1292 :     Added previously missing support for many socket-related functions
1293 :     under win32. Thanks to David Hansel <hansel@reactive-systems.com>
1294 :     for the voluminous patch!
1295 :    
1296 :     (I have not tested this patch under win32 yet.)
1297 :    
1298 : mblume 1490 Here is David's e-mail:
1299 :    
1300 :     Hi,
1301 :    
1302 :     Attached to this email you find a diff against sml/nj 110.45
1303 :     that will enable socket support under Windows.
1304 :    
1305 :     To apply the patch (using unix or cygwin)
1306 :     1) gunzip runtime.diff.gz
1307 :     2) "cd" into "src/runtime" in the source tree of a fresh
1308 :     110.45 installation.
1309 :     3) patch -p 1 < [your/path/to]runtime.diff
1310 :    
1311 :     The code compiles fine but has NOT yet been extensively tested.
1312 :     I only ran a few tests for basic socket client functionality
1313 :     (which worked fine). Especially the functions that use ioctl
1314 :     are not tested at all and might not work (see below).
1315 :    
1316 :     I implemented this since we want to move to a newer version of sml/nj
1317 :     but need socket support in order to use it. This is the first time I
1318 :     even had a look at the sml/nj source, so please review my changes
1319 :     before making this part of the distribution! Here are a few issues
1320 :     that I think might be better for someone to solve who is more
1321 :     familiar with the sml/nj source (and socket programming):
1322 :    
1323 :     - getnetbyaddr.c and getnetbyname.c will raise a "not implemented"
1324 :     exception since I could not figure out what the windows equivalent
1325 :     of these functions is
1326 :    
1327 :     - In sockets-osdep.h there are a some #include statements that are
1328 :     only used in a few files that include sockets-osdep.h
1329 :    
1330 :     - In smlnj-sock-lib.c, function init_fn() calls WSAStartup() but
1331 :     does not process its return value since I don't know how to
1332 :     report an error upwards.
1333 :    
1334 :     - It would probably be good to have a call to WSACleanup() when
1335 :     the library is unloaded (if there is such a possibility).
1336 :     Otherwise I think Windows will take care of this automatically
1337 :     when the process finishes.
1338 :    
1339 :     - I used ioctlsocket() as a replacement for ioctl() but I have
1340 :     no idea if that is actually the proper replacement on Windows.
1341 :    
1342 :     - All these issues are marked in the code by "FIXME" comments.
1343 :    
1344 :     We use sml/nj extensively in our products and are quite happy
1345 :     with it. I hope this contribution will help you.
1346 :    
1347 :     Keep up the good work!
1348 :    
1349 :     David
1350 :    
1351 : mblume 1489 ----------------------------------------------------------------------
1352 :     Name: Matthias Blume (blume (at) tti - c (dot) org)
1353 : mblume 1488 Date: 2004/05/11 14:20:00 CDT
1354 :     Tag: blume-20040511-installml
1355 :     Description:
1356 :    
1357 :     Fixed two bugs in installml script. (Thanks to Vesa A. Norrman for
1358 :     the patch.)
1359 :    
1360 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
1361 :     Name: Matthias Blume (blume (at) tti - c (dot) org)
1362 : mblume 1487 Date: 2004/05/11 14:05:00 CDT
1363 :     Tag: blume-20040511-nlffi-netbsd
1364 :     Description:
1365 :    
1366 :     Added support for nlffi under netbsd. (Thanks to Vesa A. Norrman for
1367 :     the patch.)
1368 :    
1369 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
1370 :     Name: Matthias Blume (blume (at) tti - c (dot) org)
1371 : mblume 1486 Date: 2004/05/11 12:05:00 CDT
1372 :     Tag: blume-20040511-exports
1373 :     Description:
1374 :    
1375 :     As per request by Adam Chlipala <adam@hcoop.net>, extended various
1376 :     export lists in compiler-related .cm-files.
1377 :    
1378 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
1379 :     Name: Matthias Blume (blume (at) tti - c (dot) org)
1380 : mblume 1485 Date: 2004/05/11 11:35:00 CDT
1381 :     Tag: blume-20040511-allsource
1382 :     Description:
1383 :    
1384 :     The installer now honors the "src-smlnj" target again, although its meaning
1385 :     has changed from "all sources required for the compiler" to "all sources
1386 :     the installer knows about". In other words, if you enable "src-smlnj"
1387 :     in the "targets" file, then the installer will pull in sources for
1388 :     everything. (Notice that this refers to source code only. Compiled
1389 :     code is still only installed for modules that were requested explicitly
1390 :     or which are required for other modules that were requested explicitly.)
1391 :    
1392 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
1393 :     Name: Matthias Blume (blume (at) tti - c (dot) org)
1394 : mblume 1482 Date: 2004/04/23 17:40:00 CDT
1395 :     Tag: blume-20040423-ieee-scan
1396 :     Description:
1397 :    
1398 :     Fixed IEEEReal.scan (and .fromString) so that if there is an overflow
1399 :     in the exponent calculation we get INF or ZERO (depending on the mantissa
1400 :     and the sign of the exponent).
1401 :    
1402 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
1403 :     Name: Matthias Blume (blume (at) tti - c (dot) org)
1404 : mblume 1480 Date: 2004/04/23 10:40:00 CDT
1405 :     Tag: blume-20040423-ml-build
1406 :     Description:
1407 :    
1408 :     The ml-build script now terminates with a non-0 status when something
1409 :     goes wrong.
1410 :    
1411 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
1412 :     Name: Matthias Blume (blume (at) tti - c (dot) org)
1413 : mblume 1479 Date: 2004/04/22 16:35:00 CDT
1414 :     Tag: blume-20040422-Option
1415 :     Description:
1416 :    
1417 :     Made exception Option to be the same as exception Option.Option
1418 :     (as it should be).
1419 :    
1420 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
1421 : allenleung 1468 Name: Allen Leung (leunga (at) reservoir (dot) com)
1422 :     Date: 2004/03/19 14:40:00 EST
1423 :     Tag: leunga-20040319-cygwin-nlffi
1424 :     Description:
1425 :    
1426 :     Fixed the runtime so that ml-nlffi-lib runs on the cygwin version
1427 :     of SML/NJ. The problem is that
1428 :    
1429 :     lib = dlopen(NULL, ...)
1430 :     f = dlsym(lib, "malloc");
1431 :    
1432 :     does not work on Windows unless we explicitly export symbols
1433 :     such as 'malloc' during linking. We fixed this by explicitly
1434 :     exporting the required symbols with the magic gcc incantation:
1435 :    
1436 :     -Wl,--export-all cygwin.def
1437 :    
1438 :     where cygwin.def is a file containing all the symbols that
1439 :     we wish to export.
1440 :    
1441 :     I suspect this is a Windows problem and we'll have to
1442 :     do the same (somehow with windows compilers) when
1443 :     we build the native win32 version with the system
1444 :     calls LoadLibrary/GetProcAddress.
1445 :    
1446 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
1447 : mblume 1384 Name: Matthias Blume (blume (at) tti - c (dot) org)
1448 : mblume 1465 Date: 2004/03/04 16:35:00 CST
1449 :     Tag: blume-20040304-intinf-fmt
1450 :     Description:
1451 :    
1452 :     Fixed problem with IntInf.fmt (sign would show up on the right instead
1453 :     of on the left for BIN, OCT, and HEX).
1454 :    
1455 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
1456 :     Name: Matthias Blume (blume (at) tti - c (dot) org)
1457 : mblume 1464 Date: 2004/03/04 11:25:00 CST
1458 :     Tag: blume-20040304-symlinks
1459 :     Description:
1460 :    
1461 :     Fixed problem with installer script (unix only) where bin/ml-yacc and
1462 :     friends pointed (via symlinks) to absolute locations instead of just
1463 :     .run-sml. This was reported by Vesa A Norrman.
1464 :    
1465 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
1466 :     Name: Matthias Blume (blume (at) tti - c (dot) org)
1467 : mblume 1455 Date: 2004/02/13 14:50:00 CST
1468 :     Tag: Release_110_45
1469 :     Description:
1470 :    
1471 :     New working version (110.45). New bootfiles.
1472 :    
1473 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
1474 :     Name: Matthias Blume (blume (at) tti - c (dot) org)
1475 : mblume 1448 Date: 2004/01/26 15:15:15 CST
1476 :     Tag: blume-20040126-toplevel
1477 :     Description:
1478 :    
1479 :     Improved handling of exceptions at the interactive toplevel.
1480 :    
1481 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
1482 :     Name: Matthias Blume (blume (at) tti - c (dot) org)
1483 :     Date: 2004/01/26 11:25:00
1484 : mblume 1446 Tag: blume-20040126-app
1485 :     Description:
1486 :    
1487 :     Type of top-level "app" corrected.
1488 : mblume 1447 Added code for setting vp_limitPtrMask to Win32-specific runtime.
1489 : mblume 1446
1490 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
1491 :     Name: Matthias Blume (blume (at) tti - c (dot) org)
1492 : mblume 1427 Date: 2003/11/18 17:10 CST
1493 :     Tag: blume-20031118-basis-fiddle
1494 :     Description:
1495 :    
1496 :     - changed Timer interface to what might become the spec
1497 :     - POSIX_FLAGS -> BIT_FLAGS according to spec
1498 :     - some other minor discrepancies wrt. spec eliminated
1499 :    
1500 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
1501 :     Name: Matthias Blume (blume (at) tti - c (dot) org)
1502 : mblume 1414 Date: 2003/11/06 12:00:00 CST
1503 :     Tag: Release_110_44
1504 :     Description:
1505 :    
1506 :     New working version (110.44). New bootfiles.
1507 :    
1508 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
1509 :     Name: Matthias Blume (blume (at) tti - c (dot) org)
1510 : mblume 1411 Date: 2003/11/04 11:50:00 CST
1511 :     Tag: blume-20031104-move-libraries
1512 :     Description:
1513 :    
1514 :     Eliminated the "dont_move_libraries" directive in config/targets.
1515 :     (The mechanism was broken and could not be fixed easily. Moreover,
1516 :     there does not seem to be any reason not to move all libraries into
1517 :     lib during installation. I originally implemented this directive as a
1518 :     backward-compatibility feature when I first introduced the new CM.
1519 :     Now that things have been stable for a long time and going back to the
1520 :     old CM is not an option, there is no reason to keep it around.)
1521 :    
1522 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
1523 :     Name: Matthias Blume (blume (at) tti - c (dot) org)
1524 : mblume 1409 Date: 2003/11/03 16:00:00 CST
1525 :     Tag: blume-20031103-installdir
1526 :     Description:
1527 :    
1528 :     Made installer honor INSTALLDIR variable again. (Thanks to Chris
1529 :     Richards for pointing out the problem and providing the solution.)
1530 :    
1531 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
1532 :     Name: Matthias Blume (blume (at) tti - c (dot) org)
1533 : mblume 1400 Date: 2003/10/01 17:05:00 CDT
1534 :     Tag: blume-20031001-lal-mlrisc
1535 :     Description:
1536 :    
1537 :     MLRISC bug fix from Lal.
1538 :    
1539 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
1540 :     Name: Matthias Blume (blume (at) tti - c (dot) org)
1541 : mblume 1399 Date: 2003/09/30 16:10:00 CDT
1542 :     Tag: blume-20030930-primio-bat
1543 : mblume 1398 Description:
1544 :    
1545 :     1. Added openVector, nullRd, and nullWr to PRIM_IO.
1546 :     2. Improved .bat files (for Win32 port) to make things work under Win95.
1547 :     (thanks to Aaron S. Hawley for this one)
1548 :    
1549 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
1550 :     Name: Matthias Blume (blume (at) tti - c (dot) org)
1551 : mblume 1395 Date: 2003/09/26 16:05:00 CDT
1552 :     Tag: blume-20030926-wrappriv
1553 :     Description:
1554 :    
1555 :     Added missing wrapper for privilege "primitive" in $smlnj/viscomp/core.cm.
1556 :    
1557 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
1558 :     Name: Matthias Blume (blume (at) tti - c (dot) org)
1559 : mblume 1394 Date: 2003/09/26 15:00:00 CDT
1560 :     Tag: blume-20030926-110_43_3
1561 :     Description:
1562 :    
1563 :     - additional cleanup
1564 :     - version number bump, NEW BOOTFILES
1565 :    
1566 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
1567 :     Name: Matthias Blume (blume (at) tti - c (dot) org)
1568 : mblume 1393 Date: 2003/09/26 12:00:00 CDT
1569 :     Tag: blume-20030926-ppautoload
1570 :     Description:
1571 :    
1572 :     I modified the read-eval-print loop so that the autoloader gets
1573 :     invoked whenever the prettyprinter tries to look up a symbol that
1574 :     is not currently defined in the toplevel environment but which
1575 :     appears in CM's autoload registry. As a result, we see far fewer of
1576 :     those ?.Foo.Bar.xxx names in the prettyprinter's output.
1577 :    
1578 :     In addition to this I tried to clean up some pieces of the Basis
1579 :     implementation (e.g., Socket, Word8Array) in order to prevent other
1580 :     instances of these ?.Foo.Bar.xxx names from being printed.
1581 :    
1582 :     The mechanism that picks names for types still needs some work, though.
1583 :     (Right now it seems that if there is a type A.t which is defined to
1584 : mblume 1394 be B.u, but B is unavailable at toplevel, then A.t gets printed as
1585 :     "?.B.u" although the perhaps more sensible solution would be to use
1586 : mblume 1393 "A.t" in this case. In other words, the prettyprinter should follow
1587 :     a chain of DEFtycs not farther than there are corresponding toplevel
1588 :     names in the current environment.)
1589 :    
1590 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
1591 :     Name: Matthias Blume (blume (at) tti - c (dot) org)
1592 : mblume 1391 Date: 2003/09/24 16:31:00 CDT
1593 :     Tag: blume-20030924-installer
1594 :     Description:
1595 :    
1596 :     Another installer tweak: All the ML code for the installer is now
1597 :     compiled during CMB.make and put into a little library called
1598 :     $smlnj/installer.cm. The installation then simply invokes
1599 :    
1600 :     sml -m $smlnj/installer.cm
1601 :    
1602 :     and everything happens automagically.
1603 :    
1604 :     Win32: ML code senses value of environment variable SMLNJ_HOME.
1605 :     Unix: ML code senses values of environment variables ROOT, CONFIGDIR,
1606 :     and BINDIR.
1607 :    
1608 :     The new scheme guarantees that the ML code responsible for the installation
1609 :     is in sync with the APIs of the main system. Also, the installer is
1610 :     somewhat faster because the installer script is precompiled.
1611 :    
1612 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
1613 :     Name: Matthias Blume (blume (at) tti - c (dot) org)
1614 : mblume 1390 Date: 2003/09/24 15:35:00 CDT
1615 :     Tag: blume-20030924-synsock
1616 :     Description:
1617 :    
1618 :     Added a signature SYNCHRONOUS_SOCKET to basis.cm. This is like SOCKET
1619 :     but excludes all non-blocking operations. Defined SOCKET (in Basis)
1620 :     and CML_SOCKET in terms of SYNCHRONOUS_SOCKET. Removed superfluous
1621 :     implementations of non-blocking operations from CML's Socket
1622 :     structure.
1623 :    
1624 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
1625 :     Name: Matthias Blume (blume (at) tti - c (dot) org)
1626 : mblume 1389 Date: 2003/09/24 15:10:05 CDT
1627 :     Tag: blume-20030924-sockets
1628 :     Description:
1629 :    
1630 :     1. Fixed SOCKET API and implementation to match Basis spec.
1631 :     This required changing the internal representation of sockets to one
1632 :     that remembers (for each socket file descriptor) whether it is currently
1633 :     blocking or non-blocking. This state is maintained lazily (i.e., a system
1634 :     call is made only if the state actually needs to change).
1635 :    
1636 :     2. OS-specific details of sockets were moved into separate files, thus
1637 :     making it possible to unify the bulk of the socket implementations
1638 :     between Unix and Win32.
1639 :    
1640 :     3. CML's socket API changed accordingly.
1641 :     (Note that we need to remove non-blocking functions from this API
1642 :     since they are redundant in the case of CML!)
1643 :    
1644 :     4. CML's socket implementation now makes use of non-blocking functions
1645 :     provided by Basis, thus removing all OS-dependent code from this part
1646 :     of CML.
1647 :    
1648 :     5. Changed Real64.precision from 52 to 53. Minor cleanup in Real64 code.
1649 :    
1650 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
1651 :     Name: Matthias Blume (blume (at) tti - c (dot) org)
1652 : mblume 1387 Date: 2003/09/22 12:10:00 CDT
1653 : mblume 1388 Tag: blume-20030922-110_43_2
1654 : mblume 1387 Description:
1655 :    
1656 :     Made a new interim version and bootfiles for developer's bootstrapping
1657 :     convenience.
1658 :    
1659 :     110.43.2 -- NEW BOOTFILES
1660 :    
1661 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
1662 :     Name: Matthias Blume (blume (at) tti - c (dot) org)
1663 : mblume 1385 Date: 2003/09/19 15:55:00 CDT
1664 :     Tag: blume-20030919-cmdir
1665 :     Description:
1666 :    
1667 :     1. new-install.sh -> install.sh
1668 :     2. changed default CM "metadata" directory name to ".cm" (instead of "CM")
1669 :     3. tweaked installer so that another name instead of .cm can be chosen
1670 :     at install time (by setting the CM_DIR_ARC environment variable
1671 :     during installation); once installation is complete, the name is
1672 :     fixed
1673 :    
1674 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
1675 :     Name: Matthias Blume (blume (at) tti - c (dot) org)
1676 : mblume 1384 Date: 2003/09/18 16:00:00 CDT
1677 :     Tag: blume-20030918-110_43_1
1678 :     Description:
1679 :    
1680 :     Made a new interim version and bootfiles for developer's bootstrapping
1681 :     convenience.
1682 :    
1683 :     110.43.1 -- NEW BOOTFILES
1684 :    
1685 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
1686 :     Name: Matthias Blume (blume (at) tti - c (dot) org)
1687 : mblume 1383 Date: 2003/09/18 15:20:00 CDT
1688 :     Tag: blume-20030918-misc
1689 :     Description:
1690 :    
1691 :     1. Exported fractionsPerSecond etc. from TimeImp (but not from Time as
1692 :     this seems to be controversial at the moment) and used those in
1693 :     Posix.ProcEnv.times.
1694 :    
1695 :     2. Added Time.{from,to}Nanoseconds to Time.
1696 :    
1697 :     3. Improved Real.{from,to}LargeInt by avoiding needless calculations.
1698 :     For example, fromLargeInt never needs to look at more than 3 "big
1699 :     digits" to get its 53 bits of precision.
1700 :    
1701 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
1702 : mblume 1384 Name: Matthias Blume (blume (at) tti - c (dot) org)
1703 : mblume 1381 Date: 2003/09/17 16:30:00 CDT
1704 :     Tag: blume-20030917-real32-slices
1705 :     Description:
1706 :    
1707 :     Added an entry to the primitive environment
1708 :     (compiler/Semant/statenv/prim.sml) for int32->real64 conversion and
1709 :     added code to compiler/CodeGen/main/mlriscGen.sml to implement it.
1710 :    
1711 :     Removed some of the "magic" constants in real64.sml and replaced them
1712 :     with code that generates these values from their corresponding
1713 :     integer counterparts.
1714 :    
1715 :     Made all(?) the slice-related changes to the Basis and made everything
1716 :     compile again...
1717 :    
1718 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
1719 : mblume 1368 Name: Matthias Blume (blume (at) tti - c (dot) org)
1720 : mblume 1375 Date: 2003/09/15 17:45:00 CDT
1721 :     Tag: blume-20030915-rbase
1722 :     Description:
1723 :    
1724 :     Fixed bug in Real.fromLargeInt.
1725 :    
1726 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
1727 :     Name: Matthias Blume (blume (at) tti - c (dot) org)
1728 : mblume 1369 Date: 2003/09/13 18:11:00 CDT
1729 :     Tag: blume-20030913-libinstall
1730 :     Description:
1731 :    
1732 :     Minor bugfix in config/libinstall (set anchor with path to
1733 :     standalone tool after installing it, otherwise libraries that
1734 :     need ml-lex or ml-yacc won't compile the first time the installer
1735 :     runs).
1736 :    
1737 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
1738 :     Name: Matthias Blume (blume (at) tti - c (dot) org)
1739 : mblume 1368 Date: 2003/09/12 11:45:00 CDT
1740 :     Tag: blume-20030912-various
1741 :     Description:
1742 :    
1743 :     - fixed bug in Real.toLargeInt
1744 :     - fixed bug in Posix.ProcEnv.times
1745 :     - changed inputLine functions to return an option
1746 :     - minor installer improvements / bugfixes
1747 :     - changed default @SMLalloc parameter for x86/celeron to 64k
1748 :    
1749 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
1750 :     Name: Matthias Blume (blume (at) tti - c (dot) org)
1751 : mblume 1356 Date: 2003/09/09 22:00:00 CDT
1752 :     Tag: Release_110_43
1753 :     Description:
1754 :    
1755 :     New working release 110.43. New bootfiles.
1756 :    
1757 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
1758 : mblume 1368 Name: Matthias Blume (blume (at) tti - c (dot) org)
1759 : mblume 1354 Date: 2003/09/09 19:20:00 CDT
1760 :     Tag: blume-20030909-installer
1761 :     Description:
1762 :    
1763 :     Rewrote large parts of config/install.sh in SML (config/libinstall.sml).
1764 :     Modified config/install.bat to take advantage of it. Also modified
1765 :     config/install.sh (and called it config/new-install.sh) to take advantage
1766 :     of it on Unix systems. (The SML code is (supposed to be) platform-
1767 :     independent.)
1768 :    
1769 :     The installer can now install everything under Win32
1770 :     as well as under *nix as long as it compiles.
1771 :    
1772 :     Other changes:
1773 :    
1774 :     - made CML compile again under Win32
1775 :     - made eXene compile under Win32 (by providing a fake structure UnixSock
1776 :     and by using OS.Process.getEnv instead of Posix.ProcEnv.getenv)
1777 :     - fixed a bug in nowhere: it assumed that type OS.Process.status is the
1778 :     same as type int; under Win32 it isn't
1779 :     - fixed some slice-related problems in the win32-specific parts of CML
1780 :     - added a functor argument "sameVol" to os-path-fn.sml in the Basis
1781 :     (under Win32, the volume name is case-insensitive, and the
1782 :     OS.Path code compares volume names for equality)
1783 :    
1784 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
1785 : mblume 1368 Name: Matthias Blume (blume (at) tti - c (dot) org)
1786 : mblume 1353 Date: 2003/09/08 11:55:00 CDT
1787 :     Tag: blume-20030908-fullpath
1788 :     Description:
1789 :    
1790 :     Made Win32 version of OS.FileSys.fullPath return current directory
1791 :     when given an empty string. This is what the spec says, and incidentally,
1792 :     CM depends on it. (CM otherwise goes into an infinite loop in certain
1793 :     cases when presented with the name of a non-existing .cm file.)
1794 :    
1795 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
1796 : mblume 1368 Name: Matthias Blume (blume (at) tti - c (dot) org)
1797 : mblume 1350 Date: 2003/09/04 16:30:00 CDT
1798 : mblume 1352 Tag: blume-20030905-slices-etc
1799 : mblume 1350 Description:
1800 :    
1801 :     1. Changed interface to vectors and arrays in Basis to match
1802 :     (draft) Basis spec.
1803 :     2. Added signatures and implementations of slices according to
1804 :     Basis spec.
1805 :     3. Edited source code throughout the system to make it compile again
1806 :     under 1. and 2. (In some cases code had to be added to have it
1807 :     match the new signatures.)
1808 :     4. MLRISC should be backward-compatible: the copies of the originals
1809 :     of files that needed to change under 3. were retained, the .cm files
1810 :     check the compiler version number and use old versions when
1811 :     appropriate.
1812 :     5. Changed type of OS.FileSys.readDir and Posix.FileSys.readdir to
1813 :     dirstream -> string option (in accordance with Basis spec).
1814 :     6. When generating code that counts lines, ml-lex used function
1815 :     CharVector.foldli, taking advantage of its old interface.
1816 :     This has been replaced with the corresponding code from
1817 :     CharVectorSlice. (html-lex must be re-lexed!)
1818 :     7. BitArray in smlnj-lib/Util has been extended/modified to match the
1819 :     new MONO_ARRAY signature. (Do we need BitArraySlice?)
1820 :     8. Removed temporary additions (fromInternal, toInternal) from the
1821 :     (now obsolete) IntInf in smlnj-lib/Util.
1822 :     9. Cleaned up structure Byte.
1823 :     10. Added localOffset, scan, and fromString to Date (according to spec).
1824 :     Cleaned/corrected implementation of Date.
1825 :     (Still need to check for correctness; implement better canonicalizeDate.)
1826 :     11. Added "scan" to signature IEEE_REAL.
1827 :     12. Some improvements to IntInf [in particular: efficiency-hack for
1828 :     mod and rem when second operand is 2 (for parity checks).]
1829 :     13. Changed representation of type Time.time, using a single IntInf.int
1830 :     value counting microseconds. This considerably simplified the
1831 :     implementation of structure Time. We now support negative time
1832 :     values; scan and fromString handle signs.
1833 :     14. Functor PrimIO now takes two additional arguments (VectorSlice and
1834 :     ArraySlice).
1835 :    
1836 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
1837 : mblume 1368 Name: Matthias Blume (blume (at) tti - c (dot) org)
1838 : mblume 1347 Date: 2003/08/28 17:00:00 CDT
1839 :     Tag: blume-20030828-intinf
1840 :     Description:
1841 :    
1842 :     This is a major update which comes with a version number bump
1843 :     (110.42.99 -- yes, we are really close to 110.43 :-), NEW BOOTFILES,
1844 :     and an implementation of IntInf in the Basis.
1845 :    
1846 :     There are a fairly large number of related changes and updates throughout
1847 :     the system:
1848 :    
1849 :     Basis:
1850 :     - Implemented IntInf.
1851 :     - Made LargeInt a projection of IntInf (by filtering through INTEGER).
1852 : mblume 1348 - Added some missing Real64 operations, most notably Real.toLargeInt.
1853 : mblume 1347 - Added FixedInt as a synonym for Int32.
1854 :    
1855 :     compiler:
1856 :     * Added support for a built-in intinf type.
1857 :     - literals
1858 :     - pattern matching
1859 :     - conversion shortcuts (Int32.fromLarge o Int.toLarge etc.)
1860 :     - overloading on literals and operations
1861 :    
1862 :     This required adding a primitive type intinf, some additional
1863 :     primops, and implementations for several non-trivial intinf
1864 :     operations in Core. (The intinf type is completely abstract
1865 :     to the compiler; all operations get delegated back to the Core.)
1866 :    
1867 :     * Intinf equality is handled by polyequal. However, the compiler
1868 :     does not print its usual warning in this case (since polyequal
1869 :     is the right thing to do there).
1870 :    
1871 :     * Improved the organization of structure InlineT.
1872 :    
1873 :     * A word about conversion primops:
1874 :     If conversions involving intinf do not cancel out during
1875 : mblume 1348 CPS contract, then the compiler must insert calls to Core functions.
1876 : mblume 1347 Since all core access must be resolved already during the FLINT
1877 :     translate phase, it would be too late a the time of CPS contract
1878 : mblume 1348 to add new Core calls. For this reason, conversion primops
1879 : mblume 1347 for intinf carry two arguments: 1. the numeric argument that
1880 :     they are supposed to convert, and 2. the Core function that
1881 :     can help with this conversion if necessary. If CPS contract
1882 : mblume 1348 eliminates a primop, then the associated Core function becomes
1883 :     dead and goes away. Intinf conversion primops that do not get
1884 :     eliminated by CPS contract get rewritten into calls of their
1885 :     core functions by a separate, new phase.
1886 : mblume 1347
1887 :     interactive system:
1888 :     - Control.Print.intinfDepth controls max length of intinf constants
1889 :     being printed. (Analogous to Control.Print.stringDepth.)
1890 :     - Cleanup in printutil and pputil: got rid of unused stuff and
1891 :     duplicates; replaced some of the code with code that makes better
1892 :     use of library functionality.
1893 :    
1894 :     CM:
1895 :     Bugfix: parse-errors in init group (system/smlnj/init/init.cmi)
1896 :     are no longer silent.
1897 :    
1898 :     CKIT:
1899 :     Fixed mismatched uses of Int32 and LargeInt. I always decided
1900 :     in favor of LargeInt -- which is now the same as IntInf.
1901 :     CKIT-knowledgable people should check whether this is what's
1902 :     intended and otherwise change things back to using Int32 or
1903 :     FixedInt.
1904 :    
1905 :     Throughout the code:
1906 : mblume 1348 Started using IntInf.int literals and built-in operations
1907 : mblume 1347 (e.g., comparison with 0) where this seems appropriate.
1908 :    
1909 :    
1910 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
1911 : macqueen 1343 Name: Dave MacQueen (dbm@cs.uchicago.edu)
1912 :     Date: 2003/08/13 11:36:00 CDT
1913 :     Tag: dbm-20030813-mcz-merge1
1914 :     Description:
1915 :    
1916 :     Merging changes from the mcz-branch development branch into trunk.
1917 :     These changes involve replacement of the emulated old prettyprinter
1918 :     interface with direct use of the SML/NJ Lib PP library, and fixing
1919 :     of a couple of bugs (895, 1186) relating to error messages. A new
1920 :     prettyprinter for ast datatypes (Elaborator/print/ppast.{sig,sml})
1921 :     has been added.
1922 :    
1923 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
1924 : mblume 1368 Name: Matthias Blume (blume (at) tti - c (dot) org)
1925 : mblume 1342 Date: 2003/08/11 15:45:00 CDT
1926 :     Tag: blume-20030811-windows
1927 :     Description:
1928 :    
1929 :     Version number bumped to 110.42.9. NEW BOOTFILES!!!
1930 :    
1931 :     http://smlnj.cs.uchicago.edu/dist/working/110.42.9/
1932 :    
1933 :     This patch restores SML/NJ's ability to run under win32. There are a
1934 :     number of changes, including fixes for several bugs that had gone
1935 :     unnoticed until now:
1936 :    
1937 :     - uname "CYGWIN_NT*" is recognized as win32 (This is relevant only when
1938 :     trying to run the win32 version from within cygwin.)
1939 :    
1940 :     - There are a number of simple .bat scripts that substitute for their
1941 :     corresponding Unix shell-scripts. (See below.)
1942 :    
1943 :     - The internals of ml-build have been modified slightly. The main
1944 :     difference is that instead of calling ".link-sml" (or link-sml.bat)
1945 :     using OS.Process.system, the ML process delegates this task back
1946 :     to the script. Otherwise problems arise in mixed environments such
1947 :     as Cygwin where scripts look and work like Unix scripts, but
1948 :     where OS.Process.system cannot run them.
1949 :    
1950 :     - In CM, the srcpath pickler used native pathname syntax -- which
1951 :     is incorrect in the case of cross-compilation. The new pickle format
1952 :     is independent of platform-specific naming conventions.
1953 :    
1954 :     - Path configuration files (such as lib/pathconfig) can now choose
1955 :     between native and standard syntax. Placing a line of the form
1956 :    
1957 :     standard!
1958 :    
1959 :     into the file causes all subsequent paths to be interpreted using
1960 :     CM standard pathname syntax (= Unix conventions); a line
1961 :    
1962 :     native!
1963 :    
1964 :     switches back to native style. This was needed so that
1965 :     path config files can be written portably, see src/system/pathconfig.
1966 :    
1967 :     - Runtime system:
1968 :    
1969 :     - win32-filesys.c: get_file_time and set_file_time now
1970 :     access modification time, not creation time.
1971 :    
1972 :     - I/O code made aware of new array representation.
1973 :    
1974 :     - Bug fixes in X86.prim.masm.
1975 :    
1976 :     - src/system/makeml made aware of win32. (For use under cygwin
1977 :     and other Unix-environments for windows.)
1978 :    
1979 :     - In Basis, fixed off-by-one error in win32-io.sml (function vecF)
1980 :     which caused BinIO.inputAll to fail consistently.
1981 :    
1982 :     .bat scripts:
1983 :    
1984 :     Windows .bat scripts assume that SMLNJ_HOME is defined.
1985 :    
1986 :     - sml.bat, ml-yacc.bat, ml-lex.bat: Driver scripts for standalone
1987 :     applications (sml, ml-yacc, ml-lex).
1988 :     - ml-build.bat: analogous to ml-build.
1989 :     - config\install.bat: Analogous to config/install.sh. This requires
1990 :     that SMLNJ_HOME is set and that Microsoft Visual C is ready to use.
1991 :     (nmake etc. must be on the path, and vcvars32 must have been run.)
1992 :     Moreover, sources for ml-lex and ml-yacc need to exist under src,
1993 :     and the bootfile hierarchy must have been unpacked under
1994 :     sml.boot.x86-win32.
1995 :     The script is very primitive and does a poor job at error checking.
1996 :     It only installs the base system, ml-lex, and ml-yacc. No other
1997 :     libraries are being installed (i.e., you get only those that
1998 :     are part of the compiler.)
1999 :     - link-sml.bat: analogous to .link-sml, but not currently used
2000 :    
2001 :     Unrelated bug fixes:
2002 :    
2003 :     - ml-nlffigen now exports structures ST_* corresponding to incomplete
2004 :     types.
2005 :     - Added getDevice to PP/src/pp-debug-fn.sml. (Would not compile
2006 :     otherwise.)
2007 :    
2008 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
2009 : macqueen 1337 Name: Dave MacQueen (macqueen@cs.uchicago.edu)
2010 :     Date: 2003/06/17
2011 :     Tag: macqueen-20030617-bug895
2012 :     Description:
2013 :    
2014 :     Modified compiler/Elaborator/print/pptype.sml to fix bug 895.
2015 :     Tag will be used for new development branch (mcz-branch) for
2016 :     use by MacQueen, (Lucasz) Zairek, and (George) Cao at uchicago.
2017 :    
2018 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
2019 : mblume 1368 Name: Matthias Blume (blume (at) tti - c (dot) org)
2020 : mblume 1335 Date: 2003/05/27 16:55:00 CDT
2021 :     Tag: blume-20030527-polyeq
2022 :     Description:
2023 :    
2024 :     Tried to eliminated most cases of polymorphic equality.
2025 :    
2026 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
2027 : mblume 1368 Name: Matthias Blume (blume (at) tti - c (dot) org)
2028 : mblume 1334 Date: 2003/05/21 17:45:00 CDT
2029 :     Tag: blume-20030517-complete
2030 :     Description:
2031 :    
2032 :     Two changes:
2033 :    
2034 :     1. Added a flag for controlling whether non-exhaustive bindings will
2035 :     be treated as errors (default is false).
2036 :     2. Cleaned up the *entire* source tree so that CMB.make goes through
2037 :     without a single non-exhaustive match- or bind warning.
2038 :    
2039 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
2040 : mblume 1368 Name: Matthias Blume (blume (at) tti - c (dot) org)
2041 : mblume 1332 Date: 2003/05/17 10:20:00 CDT
2042 :     Tag: blume-20030517-absyn
2043 :     Description:
2044 :    
2045 :     1. Added cases for IF, WHILE, ANDALSO, and ORELSE to Absyn.
2046 :    
2047 :     This mainly affects the quality of error messages. However, some
2048 :     of the code is now more straightforward than before. (Treatment of
2049 :     the above four constructs in translate.sml is much simpler than
2050 :     the "macro-expansion" that was going on before. Plus, the mach-
2051 :     compiler no longer gets invoked just to be able to compile an
2052 :     if-expression.)
2053 :    
2054 :     2. The ErrorMsg.Error exception is now caught and absorbed by the
2055 :     interactive loop.
2056 :    
2057 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
2058 : allenleung 1327 Name: Allen Leung
2059 :     Date: 2003/05/16 13:05:00 CDT
2060 :     Tag: leunga-20030516-cygwin-runtime
2061 :     Description:
2062 :    
2063 :     Ported the runtime system to cygwin, which uses the unix
2064 :     x86-unix bin files. Missing/buggy features:
2065 :    
2066 :     o getnetbyname, getnetbyaddr: these functions seem to be missing in
2067 :     the Cygwin library.
2068 :     o Ctrl-C handling may be flaky.
2069 :     o Windows system calls and Windows I/O are not supported.
2070 :    
2071 :     A new set of binfiles is located at:
2072 :    
2073 :     http://www.dorsai.org/~leunga/boot.x86-unix.tgz
2074 :    
2075 :     This is only needed for bootstrapping the cygwin version of smlnj.
2076 :     Other x86 versions can use the existing binfiles.
2077 :    
2078 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
2079 : mblume 1317 Name: Matthias Blume
2080 :     Date: 2003/04/08 15:42:00 CDT
2081 :     Tag: blume-20030408-listpair
2082 :     Description:
2083 :    
2084 :     1. Added a target 'mlrisc' to installer.
2085 :    
2086 :     2. Added missing elements to structure ListPair.
2087 :    
2088 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
2089 : leunga 1296 Name: Allen Leung
2090 :     Date: 2003/01/07 10:40:00 EST
2091 :     Tag: leunga-20030107-int-rem
2092 :     Description:
2093 :    
2094 :     Fixed a bug in Int.rem(x,y) where y is a power of 2 on x86.
2095 :     The arguments to the SUBL instruction were swapped.
2096 :    
2097 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
2098 : blume 1229 Name: Matthias Blume
2099 : blume 1294 Date: 2002/12/12 16:25:00 EST
2100 :     Tag: blume-20021212-risc-ra
2101 :     Description:
2102 :    
2103 :     Fixed a serious bug in the rewrite code for FP spilling/reloading that
2104 :     sent the RA into an infinite loop when floating point registers get
2105 :     spilled. (Because of this bug, e.g., nucleic stopped compiling between
2106 :     110.37 and 110.38.)
2107 :     There was another set of potential problems related to the handling of
2108 :     MLRISC annotations (but those did not yet cause real problems, apparently).
2109 :    
2110 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
2111 :     Name: Matthias Blume
2112 : blume 1291 Date: 2002/12/06 22:40:00 EST
2113 :     Tag: blume-20021206-cm-fileid
2114 :     Description:
2115 :    
2116 :     Added a call of SrcPath.sync at the beginning of Parse.parse (in CM).
2117 :     This fixes the problem of CM getting confused by files that suddenly
2118 :     change their identity (e.g., by getting unlinked and recreated by some
2119 :     text editor such as vi). There might be a better/cheaper/cleaner way
2120 :     of doing this, but for now this will have to do.
2121 :    
2122 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
2123 :     Name: Matthias Blume
2124 : blume 1288 Date: 2002/10/28 09:50:00 EST
2125 :     Tag: blume-20021028-typecheck
2126 :     Description:
2127 :    
2128 :     Exported structure Typecheck from $smlnj/viscomp/core.cm.
2129 :    
2130 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
2131 :     Name: Matthias Blume
2132 : blume 1282 Date: 2002/10/17 09:10:00 EDT
2133 : blume 1279 Tag: Release_110_42
2134 :     Description:
2135 :    
2136 : blume 1282 In good old tradition, there has been a slight hiccup so that we have
2137 :     to patch 110.42 after the fact. The old release tag has been replaced
2138 :     (see below).
2139 :    
2140 :     The change solves a problem with two competing approaches the
2141 :     configuration problem regarding MacOS 10.1 vs. MacOS 10.2 which got in
2142 :     each other's way.
2143 :    
2144 :     This change only affects the runtime system code and the installer script.
2145 :     (No new bootfiles.)
2146 :    
2147 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
2148 :     Name: Matthias Blume
2149 :     Date: 2002/10/16 12:00:00 EDT
2150 :     Tag: Release_110_42_removed
2151 :     Description:
2152 :    
2153 : blume 1279 New working release. New bootfiles.
2154 :    
2155 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
2156 :     Name: Matthias Blume
2157 : blume 1273 Date: 2002/10/10 13:10:00 EDT
2158 :     Tag: blume-20021010-ppc-divs
2159 :     Description:
2160 :    
2161 :     The mltree operator DIVS must be implemented with an overflow check on
2162 :     the PPC because the hardware indicates divide-by-zero using "overflow" as
2163 :     well.
2164 :    
2165 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
2166 :     Name: Matthias Blume
2167 : blume 1261 Date: 2002/07/23 11:45:00
2168 :     Tag: blume-20020723-smlnj-home
2169 :     Description:
2170 :    
2171 :     Sml now senses the SMLNJ_HOME environment variable. If this is set,
2172 :     then the bin dir is assumed to be in $SMLNJ_HOME/bin and (unless
2173 :     CM_PATHCONFIG is also set), the path configuration file is assumed
2174 :     to be in $SMLNJ_HOME/lib/pathconfig. This way one can easily move
2175 :     the entire tree to some other place and everything will "just work".
2176 :    
2177 :     (Companion commands such as ml-build and ml-makedepend also sense this
2178 :     variable.)
2179 :    
2180 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
2181 :     Name: Matthias Blume
2182 : blume 1259 Date: 2002/07/12 21:19:00 EDT
2183 :     Tag: blume-20020712-liveness
2184 :     Description:
2185 :    
2186 :     Exported two useful "step" functions from liveness module (MLRISC).
2187 :    
2188 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
2189 :     Name: Matthias Blume
2190 : blume 1253 Date: 2002/07/05 16:00 EDT
2191 :     Tag: Release_110_41
2192 :     Description:
2193 :    
2194 :     New working release. New bootfiles.
2195 :    
2196 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
2197 :     Name: Matthias Blume
2198 : blume 1250 Date: 2002/07/05 10:25:00 EDT
2199 :     Tag: blume-20020705-btimp
2200 :     Description:
2201 :    
2202 :     Exported structure BTImp from $smlnj/viscomp/debugprof.cm so that
2203 :     other clients can set up backtracing support.
2204 :    
2205 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
2206 :     Name: Matthias Blume
2207 : blume 1249 Date: 2002/06/25 17:23:00 EDT
2208 :     Tag: blume-20020625-fpmax
2209 :     Description:
2210 :    
2211 :     Fixed a bug in translation of INLMAX (and INLMIN) for the floating-point
2212 :     case. (The sense of the isNaN test was reversed -- which made min and
2213 :     max always return their first argument.)
2214 :    
2215 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
2216 :     Name: Matthias Blume
2217 : blume 1240 Date: 2002/06/11
2218 :     Tag: blume-20020611-unixpath
2219 :     Description:
2220 :    
2221 :     Back-ported OS.Path.{from,to}UnixPath from idlbasis-devel branch.
2222 :    
2223 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
2224 :     Name: Matthias Blume
2225 : blume 1238 Date: 2002/06/10 16:35:00 EDT
2226 :     Tag: blume-20020610-ieeereal
2227 :     Description:
2228 :    
2229 :     I back-ported my implementation of IEEEReal.fromString from the
2230 :     idlbasis-devel branch so that we can test it.
2231 :    
2232 :     Another small change is that ppDec tries to give more information
2233 :     than just "<sig>" in the case of functors. However, this code is
2234 :     broken in some mysterious way if the functor's body's signature
2235 :     has not been declared by ascription but gets inferred from the
2236 :     implementation. This needs fixing...
2237 :    
2238 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
2239 :     Name: Matthias Blume
2240 : blume 1229 Date: 2002/05/31
2241 :     Tag: blume-20020531-btrace-mode
2242 :     Description:
2243 :    
2244 :     Resurrected SMLofNJ.Internals.BTrace.mode. (It accidentally fell by
2245 :     the wayside when I switched over to using Controls everywhere.)
2246 :    
2247 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
2248 : george 1222 Name: Lal George
2249 :     Date: 2002/05/23 12:21:40 EDT
2250 :     Tag: george-20020523-visual-labels
2251 :     Description:
2252 :    
2253 :     Labels are now displayed in the graphical output to make
2254 :     the fall-through and target blocks obvious.
2255 :    
2256 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
2257 : blume 1204 Name: Matthias Blume
2258 : blume 1220 Date: 2002/05/22 11:03:00 EDT
2259 :     Tag: blume-20020522-shrink
2260 :     Description:
2261 :    
2262 :     John tweaked yesterday's fix for 1131 to handle an out-of-memory
2263 :     situation that comes up when allocating huge arrays.
2264 :    
2265 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
2266 :     Name: Matthias Blume
2267 : blume 1215 Date: 2002/05/21 16:00:00 EDT
2268 :     Tag: Release_110_40
2269 :     Description:
2270 :    
2271 :     New working release (110.40). New bootfiles.
2272 :    
2273 :     [Also: John Reppy fixed GC bug 1131.]
2274 :    
2275 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
2276 :     Name: Matthias Blume
2277 : blume 1212 Date: 2002/05/21 12:35:00 EDT
2278 :     Tag: blume-20020521-cmdoc
2279 :     Description:
2280 :    
2281 :     CM documentation update.
2282 :    
2283 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
2284 :     Name: Matthias Blume
2285 : blume 1211 Date: 2002/05/21 10:55:00 EDT
2286 :     Tag: blume-20020521-misc
2287 :     Description:
2288 :    
2289 :     - John tweaked runtime to be silent on heap export (except when
2290 :     GC messages are on).
2291 :     - I added a few more things (cross-compiling versions of CMB) to
2292 :     config/preloads (as suggestions).
2293 :    
2294 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
2295 :     Name: Matthias Blume
2296 : blume 1208 Date: 2002/05/20 22:25:00 EDT
2297 :     Tag: blume-20020520-controls
2298 :     Description:
2299 :    
2300 :     - Added ControlUtil structure to control-lib.cm.
2301 :     - Use it throughout.
2302 :     - Used Controls facility to define MLRISC controls (as opposed to
2303 :     registering MLRISC control ref cells with Controls after the fact)
2304 :     - Fixed messed-up controls priorities.
2305 :    
2306 :     * Removed again all the stuff from config/preloads that one wouldn't
2307 :     be able to preload at the time the initial heap image is built.
2308 :     (Many libraries, e.g., CML, do not exist yet at this time. The
2309 :     only libraries that can be preloaded via config/preloads are those
2310 :     that come bundled with the bootfiles.)
2311 :    
2312 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
2313 :     Name: Matthias Blume
2314 : blume 1204 Date: 2002/05/20 10:59:00 EDT
2315 :     Tag: blume-20020520-preloads
2316 :     Description:
2317 :    
2318 :     Added a lot of commented-out suggestions for things to be included
2319 :     in config/preloads.
2320 :    
2321 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
2322 : leunga 1203 Name: Allen Leung
2323 :     Date: 2002/05/18 14:20:00 EDT
2324 :     Tag: leunga-20020518-mdl
2325 :     Description:
2326 :    
2327 :     o Made the mdl tool stuff compile and run again.
2328 :     o I've disabled all the stuff that depends on RTL specifications; they
2329 :     are all badly broken anyway.
2330 :    
2331 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
2332 : blume 1201 Name: Matthias Blume
2333 :     Date: 2002/05/17 16:49:00 EDT
2334 :     Tag: blume-20020517-controls
2335 :     Description:
2336 :    
2337 :     0. John Reppy made several modifications to the SML/NJ library.
2338 :     In particular, there is a shiny new controls-lib.cm.
2339 :    
2340 :     1. Pushed new controls interface through compiler so that everything
2341 :     compiles again.
2342 :    
2343 :     2. Added FormatComb and FORMAT_COMB to the CML version of the
2344 :     SML/NJ library (so that CML compiles again).
2345 :    
2346 :     3. Modified init scripts because XXX_DEFAULT environment variables
2347 :     are no longer with us. (Boot-time initialization is now done
2348 :     using the same environment variables that are also used for
2349 :     startup-time initialization of controls.)
2350 :    
2351 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
2352 : george 1192 Name: Lal George
2353 :     Date: 2002/05/15 09:20:10 EDT
2354 :     Tag: george-20020515-pseudo-op-decls
2355 :     Description:
2356 :    
2357 :     All pseudo-ops emitted before the first segment declaration
2358 :     such as TEXT, DATA, and BSS directives are assumed to be global
2359 :     declarations and are emitted first in the assembly file. This is
2360 :     useful in a number of situations where one has pseudo-ops that are not
2361 :     specific to any segment, and also works around the constraint that one
2362 :     cannot have client pseudo-ops in the TEXT segment.
2363 :    
2364 :     Because no segment is associated with these declarations it is
2365 :     an error to allocate any space or objects before the first segment
2366 :     directive and an exception will be raised. However, we cannot make
2367 :     this check for client pseudo-ops.
2368 :    
2369 :     These top level declarations are a field in the CFG graph_info.
2370 :     In theory you can continue to add to this field after the CFG has been
2371 :     built -- provided you know what you are doing;-)
2372 :    
2373 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
2374 : blume 1175 Name: Matthias Blume
2375 : blume 1190 Date: 2002/05/13 16:40:00 EDT
2376 :     Tag: blume-20020513-pp-etc
2377 :     Description:
2378 :    
2379 :     A few minor bugfixes:
2380 :    
2381 :     - Stopgap measure for bug recently reported by Elsa Gunter (ppDec).
2382 :     (Bogus printouts for redefined bindings still occur. Compiler
2383 :     bug should no longer occur now. We need to redo the prettyprinter
2384 :     from scratch.)
2385 :    
2386 :     - CM pathname printer now also adds escape sequences for ( and )
2387 :    
2388 :     - commend and docu fixes for ml-nlffi
2389 :    
2390 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
2391 :     Name: Matthias Blume
2392 : blume 1189 Date: 2002/05/10 16:40:00 EDT
2393 :     Tag: blume-20020510-erg-textio
2394 :     Description:
2395 :    
2396 :     Applied the following bugfix provided by Emden Gansner:
2397 :    
2398 :     Output is corrupted when outputSubstr is used rather than output.
2399 :    
2400 :     The problem occurs when a substring
2401 :    
2402 :     ss = (s, dataStart, dataLen)
2403 :    
2404 :     where dataStart > 0, fills a stream buffer with avail bytes left.
2405 :     avail bytes of s, starting at index dataStart, are copied into the
2406 :     buffer, the buffer is flushed, and then the remaining dataLen-avail
2407 :     bytes of ss are copied into the beginning of the buffer. Instead of
2408 :     starting this copy at index dataStart+avail in s, the current code
2409 :     starts the copy at index avail.
2410 :    
2411 :     Fix:
2412 :     In text-io-fn.sml, change line 695 from
2413 :     val needsFlush = copyVec(v, avail, dataLen-avail, buf, 0)
2414 :     to
2415 :     val needsFlush = copyVec(v, dataStart+avail, dataLen-avail, buf, 0)
2416 :    
2417 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
2418 :     Name: Matthias Blume
2419 : blume 1186 Date: 2002/04/12 13:55:00 EDT
2420 :     Tag: blume-20020412-assyntax
2421 :     Description:
2422 :    
2423 :     1. Grabbed newer assyntax.h from the XFree86 project.
2424 :     2. Fiddled with how to compile X86.prim.asm without warnings.
2425 :     3. (Very) Minor cleanup in CM.
2426 :    
2427 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
2428 :     Name: Matthias Blume
2429 : blume 1185 Date: 2002/04/01 (no joke!) 17:07:00 EST
2430 :     Tag: blume-20020401-x86div
2431 :     Description:
2432 :    
2433 :     Added full support for div/mod/rem/quot on the x86, using the machine
2434 :     instruction's two results (without clumsily recomputing the remainder)
2435 :     directly where appropriate.
2436 :    
2437 :     Some more extensive power-of-two support was added to the x86 instruction
2438 :     selector (avoiding expensive divs, mods, and muls where they can be
2439 :     replaced with cheaper shifts and masks). However, this sort of thing
2440 :     ought to be done earlier, e.g., within the CPS optimizer so that
2441 :     all architectures benefit from it.
2442 :    
2443 :     The compiler compiles to a fixed point, but changes might be somewhat
2444 :     fragile nevertheless. Please, report any strange things that you might
2445 :     see wrt. div/mod/quot/rem...
2446 :    
2447 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
2448 :     Name: Matthias Blume
2449 : blume 1184 Date: 2002/03/29 17:22:00
2450 :     Tag: blume-20020329-div
2451 :     Description:
2452 :    
2453 :     Fixed my broken div/mod logic. Unfortunately, this means that the
2454 :     inline code for div/mod now has one more comparison than before.
2455 :     Fast paths (quotient > 0 or remainder = 0) are not affected, though.
2456 :     The problem was with quotient = 0, because that alone does not tell
2457 :     us which way the rounding went. One then has to look at whether
2458 :     remainder and divisor have the same sign... :(
2459 :    
2460 :     Anyway, I replaced the bootfiles with fresh ones...
2461 :    
2462 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
2463 :     Name: Matthias Blume
2464 : blume 1183 Date: 2002/03/29 14:10:00 EST
2465 :     Tag: blume-20020329-inlprims
2466 :     Description:
2467 :    
2468 :     NEW BOOTFILES!!! Version number bumped to 110.39.3.
2469 :    
2470 :     Primops have changed. This means that the bin/boot-file formats have
2471 :     changed as well.
2472 :    
2473 :     To make sure that there is no confusion, I made a new version.
2474 :    
2475 :    
2476 :     CHANGES:
2477 :    
2478 :     * removed REMT from mltree (remainder should never overflow).
2479 :    
2480 :     * added primops to deal with divisions of all flavors to the frontend
2481 :    
2482 :     * handled these primops all the way through so they map to their respective
2483 :     MLRISC support
2484 :    
2485 :     * used these primops in the implementation of Int, Int32, Word, Word32
2486 :    
2487 :     * removed INLDIV, INLMOD, and INLREM as they are no longer necessary
2488 :    
2489 :     * parameterized INLMIN, INLMAX, and INLABS by a numkind
2490 :    
2491 :     * translate.sml now deals with all flavors of INL{MIN,MAX,ABS}, including
2492 :     floating point
2493 :    
2494 :     * used INL{MIN,MAX,ABS} in the implementation of Int, Int32, Word, Word32,
2495 :     and Real (but Real.abs maps to a separate floating-point-only primop)
2496 :    
2497 :    
2498 :     TODO items:
2499 :    
2500 :     * Hacked Alpha32 instruction selection, disabling the selection of REMx
2501 :     instructions because the machine instruction encoder cannot handle
2502 :     them. (Hppa, PPC, and Sparc instruction selection did not handle
2503 :     REM in the first place, and REM is supported by the x86 machine coder.)
2504 :    
2505 :     * Handle DIV and MOD with DIV_TO_NEGINF directly in the x86 instruction
2506 :     selection phase. (The two can be streamlined because the hardware
2507 :     delivers both quotient and remainder at the same time anyway.)
2508 :    
2509 :     * Think about what to do with "valOf(Int32.minInt) div ~1" and friends.
2510 :     (Currently the behavior is inconsistent both across architectures and
2511 :     wrt. the draft Basis spec.)
2512 :    
2513 :     * Word8 should eventually be handled natively, too.
2514 :    
2515 :     * There seems to be one serious bug in mltree-gen.sml. It appears, though,
2516 :     as if there currently is no execution path that could trigger it in
2517 :     SML/NJ. (The assumptions underlying functions arith and promotable do not
2518 :     hold for things like multiplication and division.)
2519 :    
2520 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
2521 :     Name: Matthias Blume
2522 : blume 1181 Date: 2002/03/27 16:27:00 EST
2523 :     Tag: blume-20020327-mlrisc-divisions
2524 :     Description:
2525 :    
2526 :     Added support for all four division operations (ML's div, mod, quot,
2527 :     and rem) to MLRISC. In the course of doing so, I also rationalized
2528 :     the naming (no more annoying switch-around of DIV and QUOT), by
2529 :     parameterizing the operation by div_rounding_mode (which can be either
2530 :     DIV_TO_ZERO or DIV_TO_NEGINF).
2531 :    
2532 :     The generic MLTreeGen functor takes care of compiling all four
2533 :     operations down to only round-to-zero div.
2534 :    
2535 :     Missing pieces:
2536 :    
2537 :     * Doing something smarter than relying on MLTreeGen on architectures
2538 :     like, e.g., the x86 where hardware division delivers both quotient and
2539 :     remainder at the same time. With this, the implementation of the
2540 :     round-to-neginf operations could be further streamlined.
2541 :    
2542 :     * Remove inlining support for div/mod/rem from the frontend and replace it
2543 :     with primops that get carried through to the backend. Do this for all
2544 :     int and word types.
2545 :    
2546 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
2547 :     Name: Matthias Blume
2548 : blume 1180 Date: 2002/03/25 17:25:00 EST
2549 :     Tag: blume-20020325-divmod
2550 :     Description:
2551 :    
2552 :     I improved (hopefully without breaking them) the implementation of Int.div,
2553 :     Int.mod, and Int.rem. For this, the code in translate.sml now takes
2554 :     advantage of the following observations:
2555 :    
2556 :     Let q = x quot y r = x rem y
2557 :     d = x div y m = x mod y
2558 :    
2559 :     where "quot" is the round-to-zero version of integer division that
2560 :     hardware usually provides. Then we have:
2561 :    
2562 :     r = x - q * y where neither the * nor the - will overflow
2563 :     d = if q >= 0 orelse x = q * y then q else q - 1
2564 :     where neither the * nor the - will overflow
2565 :     m = if q >= 0 orelse r = 0 then r else r + y
2566 :     where the + will not overflow
2567 :    
2568 :     This results in substantial simplification of the generated code.
2569 :     The following table shows the number of CFG nodes and edges generated
2570 :     for
2571 :     fun f (x, y) = x OPER y
2572 :     (* with OPER \in div, mod, quot, rem *)
2573 :    
2574 :    
2575 :     OPER | nodes(old) | edges(old) | nodes(new) | edges(new)
2576 :     --------------------------------------------------------
2577 :     div | 24 | 39 | 12 | 16
2578 :     mod | 41 | 71 | 12 | 16
2579 :     quot | 8 | 10 | 8 | 10
2580 :     rem | 10 | 14 | 8 | 10
2581 :    
2582 :    
2583 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
2584 :     Name: Matthias Blume
2585 : blume 1179 Date: 2002/03/25 22:06:00 EST
2586 :     Tag: blume-20020325-cprotobug
2587 :     Description:
2588 :    
2589 :     Fixed a bug in cproto (c prototype decoder).
2590 :    
2591 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
2592 :     Name: Matthias Blume
2593 : blume 1178 Date: 2002/03/25 16:00:00 EST
2594 :     Tag: blume-20020325-raw-primops
2595 :     Description:
2596 :    
2597 :     I did some cleanup to Allen's new primop code and
2598 :     replaced yesterday's bootfiles with new ones.
2599 :     (But they are stored in the same place.)
2600 :    
2601 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
2602 :     Name: Matthias Blume
2603 : blume 1175 Date: 2002/03/24 22:40:00 EST
2604 :     Tag: blume-20020324-bootfiles
2605 :     Description:
2606 :    
2607 :     Made the bootfiles that Allen asked for.
2608 :    
2609 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
2610 : leunga 1174 Name: Allen Leung
2611 :     Date: 2002/03/23 15:50:00 EST
2612 :     Tag: leunga-20020323-flint-cps-rcc-primops
2613 :     Description:
2614 :    
2615 :     1. Changes to FLINT primops:
2616 :    
2617 :     (* make a call to a C-function;
2618 :     * The primop carries C function prototype information and specifies
2619 :     * which of its (ML-) arguments are floating point. C prototype
2620 :     * information is for use by the backend, ML information is for
2621 :     * use by the CPS converter. *)
2622 :     | RAW_CCALL of { c_proto: CTypes.c_proto,
2623 :     ml_args: ccall_type list,
2624 :     ml_res_opt: ccall_type option,
2625 :     reentrant : bool
2626 :     } option
2627 :     (* Allocate uninitialized storage on the heap.
2628 :     * The record is meant to hold short-lived C objects, i.e., they
2629 :     * are not ML pointers. With the tag, the representation is
2630 :     * the same as RECORD with tag tag_raw32 (sz=4), or tag_fblock (sz=8)
2631 :     *)
2632 :     | RAW_RECORD of {tag:bool,sz:int}
2633 :     and ccall_type = CCALL_INT32 | CCALL_REAL64 | CCALL_ML_PTR
2634 :    
2635 :     2. These CPS primops are now overloaded:
2636 :    
2637 :     rawload of {kind:numkind}
2638 :     rawstore of {kind:numkind}
2639 :    
2640 :     The one argument form is:
2641 :    
2642 :     rawload {kind} address
2643 :    
2644 :     The two argument form is:
2645 :    
2646 :     rawload {kind} [ml object, byte-offset]
2647 :    
2648 :     3. RAW_CCALL/RCC now takes two extra arguments:
2649 :    
2650 :     a. The first is whether the C call is reentrant, i.e., whether
2651 :     ML state should be saved and restored.
2652 :     b. The second argument is a string argument specifying the name of
2653 :     library and the C function.
2654 :    
2655 :     These things are currently not handled in the code generator, yet.
2656 :    
2657 :     4. In CProto,
2658 :    
2659 :     An encoding type of "bool" means "ml object" and is mapped into
2660 :     C prototype of PTR. Note that "bool" is different than "string",
2661 :     even though "string" is also mapped into PTR, because "bool"
2662 :     is assigned an CPS type of BOGt, while "string" is assigned INT32t.
2663 :    
2664 :     5. Pickler/unpicker
2665 :    
2666 :     Changed to handle RAW_RECORD and newest RAW_CCALL
2667 :    
2668 :     6. MLRiscGen,
2669 :    
2670 :     1. Changed to handle the new rawload/rawstore/rawrecord operators.
2671 :     2. Code for handling C Calls has been moved to a new module CPSCCalls,
2672 :     in the file CodeGen/cpscompile/cps-c-calls.sml
2673 :    
2674 :     7. Added the conditional move operator
2675 :    
2676 :     condmove of branch
2677 :    
2678 :     to cps. Generation of this is still buggy so it is currently
2679 :     disabled.
2680 :    
2681 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
2682 : george 1168 Name: Lal George
2683 :     Date: 2002/03/22 14:18:25 EST
2684 : george 1171 Tag: george-20020322-cps-branch-prob
2685 : george 1168 Description:
2686 :    
2687 : george 1171 Implemented the Ball-Larus branch prediction-heuristics, and
2688 : george 1168 incorporated graphical viewers for control flow graphs.
2689 :    
2690 : george 1171 Ball-Larus Heuristics:
2691 : george 1168 ---------------------
2692 :     See the file compiler/CodeGen/cpscompile/cpsBranchProb.sml.
2693 :    
2694 :     By design it uses the Dempster-Shafer theory for combining
2695 :     probabilities. For example, in the function:
2696 :    
2697 :     fun f(n,acc) = if n = 0 then acc else f(n-1, n*acc)
2698 :    
2699 :     the ball-larus heuristics predicts that the n=0 is unlikely
2700 :     (OH-heuristic), and the 'then' branch is unlikely because of the
2701 :     RH-heuristic -- giving the 'then' branch an even lower combined
2702 : george 1171 probability using the Dempster-Shafer theory.
2703 : george 1168
2704 :     Finally, John Reppy's loop analysis in MLRISC, further lowers the
2705 :     probability of the 'then' branch because of the loop in the else
2706 :     branch.
2707 :    
2708 :    
2709 :     Graphical Viewing:
2710 :     ------------------
2711 :     I merely plugged in Allen's graphical viewers into the compiler. The
2712 :     additional code is not much. At the top level, saying:
2713 :    
2714 :     Control.MLRISC.getFlag "cfg-graphical-view" := true;
2715 :    
2716 :     will display the graphical view of the control flow graph just before
2717 :     back-patching. daVinci must be in your path for this to work. If
2718 :     daVinci is not available, then the default viewer can be changed
2719 :     using:
2720 :    
2721 :     Control.MLRISC.getString "viewer"
2722 :    
2723 :     which can be set to "dot" or "vcg" for the corresponding viewers. Of
2724 :     course, these viewers must be in your path.
2725 :    
2726 :     The above will display the compilation unit at the level of clusters,
2727 :     many of which are small, boring, and un-interesting. Also setting:
2728 :    
2729 :     Control.MLRISC.getInt "cfg-graphical-view_size"
2730 :    
2731 :     will display clusters that are larger than the value set by the above.
2732 :    
2733 :    
2734 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
2735 : blume 1159 Name: Matthias Blume
2736 :     Date: 2002/03/21 22:20:00 EST
2737 :     Tag: blume-20020321-kmp-bugfix
2738 :     Description:
2739 :    
2740 :     Changed the interface to the KMP routine in PreString and fixed
2741 :     a minor bug in one place where it was used.
2742 :    
2743 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
2744 : leunga 1156 Name: Allen Leung
2745 : leunga 1158 Date: 2002/03/21 20:30:00 EST
2746 :     Tag: leunga-20020321-cfg
2747 :     Description:
2748 :    
2749 :     Fixed a potential problem in cfg edge splitting.
2750 :    
2751 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
2752 :     Name: Allen Leung
2753 : leunga 1156 Date: 2002/03/21 17:15:00 EST
2754 :     Tag: leunga-20020321-x86-fp-cfg
2755 :     Description:
2756 :    
2757 :     1. Recoded the buggy parts of x86-fp.
2758 :    
2759 :     a. All the block reordering code has been removed.
2760 :     We now depend on the block placement phases to do this work.
2761 :    
2762 :     b. Critical edge splitting code has been simplified and moved into the
2763 :     CFG modules, as where they belong.
2764 :    
2765 :     Both of these were quite buggy and complex. The code is now much, much
2766 :     simpler.
2767 :    
2768 :     2. X86 backend.
2769 :    
2770 :     a. Added instructions for 64-bit support. Instruction selection for
2771 :     64-bit has not been committed, however, since that
2772 :     requires changes to MLTREE which haven't been approved by
2773 :     Lal and John.
2774 :    
2775 :     b. Added support for FUCOMI and FUCOMIP when generating code for
2776 :     PentiumPro and above. We only generate these instructions in
2777 :     the fast-fp mode.
2778 :    
2779 :     c. Added cases for JP and JNP in X86FreqProps.
2780 :    
2781 :     3. CFG
2782 :    
2783 :     CFG now has a bunch of methods for edge splitting and merging.
2784 :    
2785 :     4. Machine description.
2786 :    
2787 :     John's simplification of MLTREE_BASIS.fcond broke a few machine
2788 :     description things:
2789 :    
2790 :     rtl-build.{sig,sml} and hppa.mdl fixed.
2791 :    
2792 :     NOTE: the machine description stuff in the repository is still broken.
2793 :     Again, I can't put my fixes in because that involves
2794 :     changes to MLTREE.
2795 :    
2796 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
2797 : blume 1145 Name: Matthias Blume
2798 : blume 1155 Date: 2002/03/20 15:55:00 EST
2799 :     Tag: blume-20020320-kmp
2800 :     Description:
2801 :    
2802 :     Implemented Knuth-Morris-Pratt string matching in PreString and used
2803 :     it for String.isSubstring, Substring.isSubstring, and
2804 :     Substring.position.
2805 :    
2806 :     (Might need some stress-testing. Simple examples worked fine.)
2807 :    
2808 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
2809 :     Name: Matthias Blume
2810 : blume 1152 Date: 2002/03/19 16:37:00 EST
2811 :     Tag: blume-20020319-witnesses
2812 :     Description:
2813 :    
2814 :     Added a structure C.W and functions convert/Ptr.convert to ml-nlffi-lib.
2815 :    
2816 :     This implements a generic mechanism for changing constness qualifiers
2817 :     anywhere within big C types without resorting to outright "casts".
2818 :     (So far, functions such as C.rw/C.ro or C.Ptr.rw/C.Ptr.ro only let you
2819 :     modify the constness at the outermost level.)
2820 :     The implementation of "convert" is based on the idea of "witness"
2821 :     values -- values that are not used by the operation but whose types
2822 :     "testify" to their applicability. On the implementation side, "convert"
2823 :     is simply a projection (returning its second curried argument). With
2824 :     cross-module inlining, it should not result in any machine code being
2825 :     generated.
2826 :    
2827 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
2828 :     Name: Matthias Blume
2829 : blume 1148 Date: 2002/03/15 16:40:00 EST
2830 :     Tag: blume-20020315-basis
2831 :     Description:
2832 :    
2833 :     Provided (preliminary?) implementations for
2834 :    
2835 :     {String,Substring}.{concatWith,isSuffix,isSubstring}
2836 :    
2837 :     and
2838 :    
2839 :     Substring.full
2840 :    
2841 :     Those are in the Basis spec but they were missing in SML/NJ.
2842 :    
2843 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
2844 :     Name: Matthias Blume
2845 : blume 1145 Date: 2002/03/14 21:30:00 EST
2846 :     Tag: blume-20020314-controls
2847 :     Description:
2848 :    
2849 :     Controls:
2850 :     ---------
2851 :    
2852 :     1. Factored out the recently-added Controls : CONTROLS stuff and put
2853 :     it into its own library $/controls-lib.cm. The source tree for
2854 :     this is under src/smlnj-lib/Controls.
2855 :    
2856 :     2. Changed the names of types and functions in this interface, so they
2857 :     make a bit more "sense":
2858 :    
2859 :     module -> registry
2860 :     'a registry -> 'a group
2861 :    
2862 :     3. The interface now deals in ref cells only. The getter/setter interface
2863 :     is (mostly) gone.
2864 :    
2865 :     4. Added a function that lets one register an already-existing ref cell.
2866 :    
2867 :     5. Made the corresponding modifications to the rest of the code so that
2868 :     everything compiles again.
2869 :    
2870 :     6. Changed the implementation of Controls.MLRISC back to something closer
2871 :     to the original. In particular, this module (and therefore MLRISC)
2872 :     does not depend on Controls. There now is some link-time code in
2873 :     int-sys.sml that registers the MLRISC controls with the Controls
2874 :     module.
2875 :    
2876 :     CM:
2877 :     ---
2878 :    
2879 :     * One can now specify the lambda-split aggressiveness in init.cmi.
2880 :    
2881 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
2882 : leunga 1142 Name: Allen Leung
2883 :     Date: 2002/03/13 17:30:00 EST
2884 :     Tag: leunga-20020313-x86-fp-unary
2885 :     Description:
2886 :    
2887 :     Bug fix for:
2888 :    
2889 :     > leunga@weaselbane:~/Yale/tmp/sml-dist{21} bin/sml
2890 :     > Standard ML of New Jersey v110.39.1 [FLINT v1.5], March 08, 2002
2891 :     > - fun f(x,(y,z)) = Real.~ y;
2892 :     > [autoloading]
2893 :     > [autoloading done]
2894 :     > fchsl (%eax), 184(%esp)
2895 :     > Error: MLRisc bug: X86MCEmitter.emitInstr
2896 :     >
2897 :     > uncaught exception Error
2898 :     > raised at: ../MLRISC/control/mlriscErrormsg.sml:16.14-16.19
2899 :    
2900 :     The problem was that the code generator did not generate any fp registers
2901 :     in this case, and the ra didn't know that it needed to run the X86FP phase to
2902 :     translate the pseudo fp instruction. This only happened with unary fp
2903 :     operators in certain situations.
2904 :    
2905 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
2906 : blume 1137 Name: Matthias Blume
2907 : blume 1140 Date: 2002/03/13 14:00:00 EST
2908 :     Tag: blume-20020313-overload-etc
2909 :     Description:
2910 :    
2911 :     1. Added _overload as a synonym for overload for backward compatibility.
2912 :     (Control.overloadKW must be true for either version to be accepted.)
2913 :    
2914 :     2. Fixed bug in install script that caused more things to be installed
2915 :     than what was requested in config/targets.
2916 :    
2917 :     3. Made CM aware of the (_)overload construct so that autoloading
2918 :     works.
2919 :    
2920 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
2921 :     Name: Matthias Blume
2922 : blume 1138 Date: 2002/03/12 22:03:00 EST
2923 :     Tag: blume-20020312-url
2924 :     Description:
2925 :    
2926 :     Forgot to update BOOT and srcarchiveurl.
2927 :    
2928 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
2929 :     Name: Matthias Blume
2930 : blume 1137 Date: 2002/03/12 17:30:00 EST
2931 :     Tag: blume-20020312-version110392
2932 :     Description:
2933 :    
2934 :     Yet another version number bump (because of small changes to the
2935 :     binfile format). Version number is now 110.39.2. NEW BOOTFILES!
2936 :    
2937 :     Changes:
2938 :    
2939 :     The new pid generation scheme described a few weeks ago was overly
2940 :     complicated. I implemented a new mechanism that is simpler and
2941 :     provides a bit more "stability": Once CM has seen a compilation
2942 :     unit, it keeps its identity constant (as long as you do not delete
2943 :     those crucial CM/GUID/* files). This means that when you change
2944 : blume 1145 an interface, compile, then go back to the old interface, and
2945 : blume 1137 compile again, you arrive at the original pid.
2946 :    
2947 :     There now also is a mechanism that instructs CM to use the plain
2948 :     environment hash as a module's pid (effectively making its GUID
2949 :     the empty string). For this, "noguid" must be specified as an
2950 :     option to the .sml file in question within its .cm file.
2951 :     This is most useful for code that is being generated by tools such
2952 :     as ml-nlffigen (because during development programmers tend to
2953 :     erase the tool's entire output directory tree including CM's cached
2954 :     GUIDs). "noguid" is somewhat dangerous (since it can be used to locally
2955 :     revert to the old, broken behavior of SML/NJ, but in specific cases
2956 :     where there is no danger of interface confusion, its use is ok
2957 :     (I think).
2958 :    
2959 :     ml-nlffigen by default generates "noguid" annotations. They can be
2960 :     turned off by specifying -guid in its command line.
2961 :    
2962 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
2963 : george 1136 Name: Lal George
2964 :     Date: 2002/03/12 12 14:42:36 EST
2965 :     Tag: george-20020312-frequency-computation
2966 :     Description:
2967 :    
2968 :     Integrated jump chaining and static block frequency into the
2969 :     compiler. More details and numbers later.
2970 : leunga 1025
2971 : george 1003 ----------------------------------------------------------------------
2972 : george 1133 Name: Lal George
2973 :     Date: 2002/03/11 11 22:38:53 EST
2974 :     Tag: george-20020311-jump-chain-elim
2975 :     Description:
2976 :    
2977 :     Tested the jump chain elimination on all architectures (except the
2978 :     hppa). This is on by default right now and is profitable for the
2979 :     alpha and x86, however, it may not be profitable for the sparc and ppc
2980 :     when compiling the compiler.
2981 :    
2982 :     The gc test will typically jump to a label at the end of the cluster,
2983 :     where there is another jump to an external cluster containing the actual
2984 :     code to invoke gc. This is to allow factoring of common gc invocation
2985 :     sequences. That is to say, we generate:
2986 :    
2987 :     f:
2988 :     testgc
2989 :     ja L1 % jump if above to L1
2990 :    
2991 :     L1:
2992 :     jmp L2
2993 :    
2994 :    
2995 :     After jump chain elimination the 'ja L1' instructions is converted to
2996 :     'ja L2'. On the sparc and ppc, many of the 'ja L2' instructions may end
2997 :     up being implemented in their long form (if L2 is far away) using:
2998 :    
2999 :     jbe L3 % jump if below or equal to L3
3000 :     jmp L2
3001 :     L3:
3002 :     ...
3003 :    
3004 :    
3005 :     For large compilation units L2 may be far away.
3006 :    
3007 :    
3008 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
3009 : blume 1132 Name: Matthias Blume
3010 :     Date: 2002/03/11 13:30:00 EST
3011 :     Tag: blume-20020311-mltreeeval
3012 :     Description:
3013 :    
3014 :     A functor parameter was missing.
3015 :    
3016 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
3017 : leunga 1130 Name: Allen Leung
3018 : leunga 1131 Date: 2002/03/11 10:30:00 EST
3019 : leunga 1142 Tag: leunga-20020311-runtime-string0
3020 : leunga 1131 Description:
3021 :    
3022 :     The representation of the empty string now points to a
3023 :     legal null terminated C string instead of unit. It is now possible
3024 :     to convert an ML string into C string with InlineT.CharVector.getData.
3025 :     This compiles into one single machine instruction.
3026 :    
3027 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
3028 :     Name: Allen Leung
3029 : leunga 1130 Date: 2002/03/10 23:55:00 EST
3030 :     Tag: leunga-20020310-x86-call
3031 :     Description:
3032 :    
3033 :     Added machine generation for CALL instruction (relative displacement mode)
3034 :    
3035 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
3036 : blume 1128 Name: Matthias Blume
3037 :     Date: 2002/03/08 16:05:00
3038 :     Tag: blume-20020308-entrypoints
3039 :     Description:
3040 :    
3041 :     Version number bumped to 110.39.1. NEW BOOTFILES!
3042 :    
3043 :     Entrypoints: non-zero offset into a code object where execution should begin.
3044 :    
3045 :     - Added the notion of an entrypoint to CodeObj.
3046 :     - Added reading/writing of entrypoint info to Binfile.
3047 :     - Made runtime system bootloader aware of entrypoints.
3048 :     - Use the address of the label of the first function given to mlriscGen
3049 :     as the entrypoint. This address is currently always 0, but it will
3050 :     not be 0 once we turn on block placement.
3051 :     - Removed the linkage cluster code (which was The Other Way(tm) of dealing
3052 :     with entry points) from mlriscGen.
3053 :    
3054 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
3055 : leunga 1127 Name: Allen Leung
3056 :     Date: 2002/03/07 20:45:00 EST
3057 :     Tag: leunga-20020307-x86-cmov
3058 :     Description:
3059 :    
3060 :     Bug fixes for CMOVcc on x86.
3061 :    
3062 :     1. Added machine code generation for CMOVcc
3063 :     2. CMOVcc is now generated in preference over SETcc on PentiumPro or above.
3064 :     3. CMOVcc cannot have an immediate operand as argument.
3065 :    
3066 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
3067 : blume 1126 Name: Matthias Blume
3068 :     Date: 2002/03/07 16:15:00 EST
3069 :     Tag: blume-20020307-controls
3070 :     Description:
3071 :    
3072 :     This is a very large but mostly boring patch which makes (almost)
3073 :     every tuneable compiler knob (i.e., pretty much everything under
3074 :     Control.* plus a few other things) configurable via both the command
3075 :     line and environment variables in the style CM did its configuration
3076 :     until now.
3077 :    
3078 :     Try starting sml with '-h' (or, if you are brave, '-H')
3079 :    
3080 :     To this end, I added a structure Controls : CONTROLS to smlnj-lib.cm which
3081 :     implements the underlying generic mechanism.
3082 :    
3083 :     The interface to some of the existing such facilities has changed somewhat.
3084 :     For example, the MLRiscControl module now provides mkFoo instead of getFoo.
3085 :     (The getFoo interface is still there for backward-compatibility, but its
3086 :     use is deprecated.)
3087 :    
3088 :     The ml-build script passes -Cxxx=yyy command-line arguments through so
3089 :     that one can now twiddle the compiler settings when using this "batch"
3090 :     compiler.
3091 :    
3092 :     TODO items:
3093 :    
3094 :     We should go through and throw out all controls that are no longer
3095 :     connected to anything. Moreover, we should go through and provide
3096 :     meaningful (and correct!) documentation strings for those controls
3097 :     that still are connected.
3098 :    
3099 :     Currently, multiple calls to Controls.new are accepted (only the first
3100 :     has any effect). Eventually we should make sure that every control
3101 :     is being made (via Controls.new) exactly once. Future access can then
3102 :     be done using Controls.acc.
3103 :    
3104 :     Finally, it would probably be a good idea to use the getter-setter
3105 :     interface to controls rather than ref cells. For the time being, both
3106 :     styles are provided by the Controls module, but getter-setter pairs are
3107 :     better if thread-safety is of any concern because they can be wrapped.
3108 :    
3109 :     *****************************************
3110 :    
3111 :     One bug fix: The function blockPlacement in three of the MLRISC
3112 :     backpatch files used to be hard-wired to one of two possibilities at
3113 :     link time (according to the value of the placementFlag). But (I
3114 :     think) it should rather sense the flag every time.
3115 :    
3116 :     *****************************************
3117 :    
3118 :     Other assorted changes (by other people who did not supply a HISTORY entry):
3119 :    
3120 :     1. the cross-module inliner now works much better (Monnier)
3121 :     2. representation of weights, frequencies, and probabilities in MLRISC
3122 :     changed in preparation of using those for weighted block placement
3123 :     (Reppy, George)
3124 :    
3125 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
3126 : george 1116 Name: Lal George
3127 : george 1124 Date: 2002/03/07 14:44:24 EST 2002
3128 :     Tag: george-20020307-weighted-block-placement
3129 :    
3130 :     Tested the weighted block placement optimization on all architectures
3131 :     (except the hppa) using AMPL to generate the block and edge frequencies.
3132 :     Changes were required in the machine properties to correctly
3133 :     categorize trap instructions. There is an MLRISC flag
3134 :     "weighted-block-placement" that can be used to enable weighted block
3135 :     placement, but this will be ineffective without block/edge
3136 :     frequencies (coming soon).
3137 :    
3138 :    
3139 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
3140 :     Name: Lal George
3141 : george 1116 Date: 2002/03/05 17:24:48 EST
3142 :     Tag: george-20020305-linkage-cluster
3143 :    
3144 : george 1124 In order to support the block placement optimization, a new cluster
3145 :     is generated as the very first cluster (called the linkage cluster).
3146 :     It contains a single jump to the 'real' entry point for the compilation
3147 :     unit. Block placement has no effect on the linkage cluster itself, but
3148 :     all the other clusters have full freedom in the manner in which they
3149 :     reorder blocks or functions.
3150 : george 1116
3151 :     On the x86 the typical linkage code that is generated is:
3152 :     ----------------------
3153 :     .align 2
3154 :     L0:
3155 :     addl $L1-L0, 72(%esp)
3156 : george 1124 jmp L1
3157 : george 1116
3158 :    
3159 :     .align 2
3160 :     L1:
3161 :     ----------------------
3162 :    
3163 :     72(%esp) is the memory location for the stdlink register. This
3164 :     must contain the address of the CPS function being called. In the
3165 : george 1124 above example, it contains the address of L0; before
3166 : george 1116 calling L1 (the real entry point for the compilation unit), it
3167 :     must contain the address for L1, and hence
3168 :    
3169 :     addl $L1-L0, 72(%esp)
3170 :    
3171 : george 1124 I have tested this on all architectures except the hppa.The increase
3172 :     in code size is of course negligible
3173 : george 1116
3174 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
3175 : leunga 1115 Name: Allen Leung
3176 :     Date: 2002/03/03 13:20:00 EST
3177 :     Tag: leunga-20020303-mlrisc-tools
3178 :    
3179 :     Added #[ ... ] expressions to mlrisc tools
3180 :    
3181 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
3182 : blume 1096 Name: Matthias Blume
3183 : blume 1098 Date: 2002/02/27 12:29:00 EST
3184 :     Tag: blume-20020227-cdebug
3185 :     Description:
3186 :    
3187 :     - made types in structure C and C_Debug to be equal
3188 :     - got rid of code duplication (c-int.sml vs. c-int-debug.sml)
3189 :     - there no longer is a C_Int_Debug (C_Debug is directly derived from C)
3190 :    
3191 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
3192 :     Name: Matthias Blume
3193 : blume 1096 Date: 2002/02/26 12:00:00 EST
3194 :     Tag: blume-20020226-ffi
3195 :     Description:
3196 :    
3197 :     1. Fixed a minor bug in CM's "noweb" tool:
3198 :     If numbering is turned off, then truly don't number (i.e., do not
3199 :     supply the -L option to noweb). The previous behavior was to supply
3200 :     -L'' -- which caused noweb to use the "default" line numbering scheme.
3201 :     Thanks to Chris Richards for pointing this out (and supplying the fix).
3202 :    
3203 :     2. Once again, I reworked some aspects of the FFI:
3204 :    
3205 :     A. The incomplete/complete type business:
3206 :    
3207 :     - Signatures POINTER_TO_INCOMPLETE_TYPE and accompanying functors are
3208 :     gone!
3209 :     - ML types representing an incomplete type are now *equal* to
3210 :     ML types representing their corresponding complete types (just like
3211 :     in C). This is still safe because ml-nlffigen will not generate
3212 :     RTTI for incomplete types, nor will it generate functions that
3213 :     require access to such RTTI. But when ML code generated from both
3214 :     incomplete and complete versions of the C type meet, the ML types
3215 :     are trivially interoperable.
3216 :    
3217 :     NOTE: These changes restore the full generality of the translation
3218 :     (which was previously lost when I eliminated functorization)!
3219 :    
3220 :     B. Enum types:
3221 :    
3222 :     - Structure C now has a type constructor "enum" that is similar to
3223 :     how the "su" constructor works. However, "enum" is not a phantom
3224 :     type because each "T enum" has values (and is isomorphic to
3225 :     MLRep.Signed.int).
3226 :     - There are generic access operations for enum objects (using
3227 :     MLRep.Signed.int).
3228 :     - ml-nlffigen will generate a structure E_foo for each "enum foo".
3229 :     * The structure contains the definition of type "mlrep" (the ML-side
3230 :     representation type of the enum). Normally, mlrep is the same
3231 :     as "MLRep.Signed.int", but if ml-nlffigen was invoked with "-ec",
3232 :     then mlrep will be defined as a datatype -- thus facilitating
3233 :     pattern matching on mlrep values.
3234 :     ("-ec" will be suppressed if there are duplicate values in an
3235 :     enumeration.)
3236 :     * Constructors ("-ec") or values (no "-ec") e_xxx of type mlrep
3237 :     will be generated for each C enum constant xxx.
3238 :     * Conversion functions m2i and i2m convert between mlrep and
3239 :     MLRep.Signed.int. (Without "-ec", these functions are identities.)
3240 :     * Coversion functions c and ml convert between mlrep and "tag enum".
3241 :     * Access functions (get/set) fetch and store mlrep values.
3242 :     - By default (unless ml-nlffigen was invoked with "-nocollect"), unnamed
3243 :     enumerations are merged into one single enumeration represented by
3244 :     structure E_'.
3245 :    
3246 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
3247 : leunga 1080 Name: Allen Leung
3248 : leunga 1094 Date: 2002/02/25 04:45:00 EST
3249 :     Tag: leunga-20020225-cps-spill
3250 :    
3251 :     This is a new implementation of the CPS spill phase.
3252 :     The new phase is in the new file compiler/CodeGen/cpscompile/spill-new.sml
3253 :     In case of problems, replace it with the old file spill.sml
3254 :    
3255 :     The current compiler runs into some serious performance problems when
3256 :     constructing a large record. This can happen when we try to compile a
3257 :     structure with many items. Even a very simple structure like the following
3258 :     makes the compiler slow down.
3259 :    
3260 :     structure Foo = struct
3261 :     val x_1 = 0w1 : Word32.int
3262 :     val x_2 = 0w2 : Word32.int
3263 :     val x_3 = 0w3 : Word32.int
3264 :     ...
3265 :     val x_N = 0wN : Word32.int
3266 :     end
3267 :    
3268 :     The following table shows the compile time, from N=1000 to N=4000,
3269 :     with the old compiler:
3270 :    
3271 :     N
3272 :     1000 CPS 100 spill 0.04u 0.00s 0.00g
3273 :     MLRISC ra 0.06u 0.00s 0.05g
3274 :     (spills = 0 reloads = 0)
3275 :     TOTAL 0.63u 0.07s 0.21g
3276 :    
3277 :     1100 CPS 100 spill 8.25u 0.32s 0.64g
3278 :     MLRISC ra 5.68u 0.59s 3.93g
3279 :     (spills = 0 reloads = 0)
3280 :     TOTAL 14.71u 0.99s 4.81g
3281 :    
3282 :     1500 CPS 100 spill 58.55u 2.34s 1.74g
3283 :     MLRISC ra 5.54u 0.65s 3.91g
3284 :     (spills = 543 reloads = 1082)
3285 :     TOTAL 65.40u 3.13s 6.00g
3286 :    
3287 :     2000 CPS 100 spill 126.69u 4.84s 3.08g
3288 :     MLRISC ra 0.80u 0.10s 0.55g
3289 :     (spills = 42 reloads = 84)
3290 :     TOTAL 129.42u 5.10s 4.13g
3291 :    
3292 :     3000 CPS 100 spill 675.59u 19.03s 11.64g
3293 :     MLRISC ra 2.69u 0.27s 1.38g
3294 :     (spills = 62 reloads = 124)
3295 :     TOTAL 682.48u 19.61s 13.99g
3296 :    
3297 :     4000 CPS 100 spill 2362.82u 56.28s 43.60g
3298 :     MLRISC ra 4.96u 0.27s 2.72g
3299 :     (spills = 85 reloads = 170)
3300 :     TOTAL 2375.26u 57.21s 48.00g
3301 :    
3302 :     As you can see the old cps spill module suffers from some serious
3303 : leunga 1115 performance problem. But since I cannot decipher the old code fully,
3304 :     instead of patching the problems up, I'm reimplementing it
3305 : leunga 1094 with a different algorithm. The new code is more modular,
3306 :     smaller when compiled, and substantially faster
3307 :     (O(n log n) time and O(n) space). Timing of the new spill module:
3308 :    
3309 :     4000 CPS 100 spill 0.02u 0.00s 0.00g
3310 :     MLRISC ra 0.25u 0.02s 0.15g
3311 :     (spills=1 reloads=3)
3312 :     TOTAL 7.74u 0.34s 1.62g
3313 :    
3314 :     Implementation details:
3315 :    
3316 :     As far as I can tell, the purpose of the CPS spill module is to make sure the
3317 :     number of live variables at any program point (the bandwidth)
3318 :     does not exceed a certain limit, which is determined by the
3319 :     size of the spill area.
3320 :    
3321 :     When the bandwidth is too large, we decrease the register pressure by
3322 :     packing live variables into spill records. How we achieve this is
3323 :     completely different than what we did in the old code.
3324 :    
3325 :     First, there is something about the MLRiscGen code generator
3326 :     that we should be aware of:
3327 :    
3328 :     o MLRiscGen performs code motion!
3329 :    
3330 :     In particular, it will move floating point computations and
3331 :     address computations involving only the heap pointer to
3332 :     their use sites (if there is only a single use).
3333 :     What this means is that if we have a CPS record construction
3334 :     statement
3335 :    
3336 :     RECORD(k,vl,w,e)
3337 :    
3338 :     we should never count the new record address w as live if w
3339 :     has only one use (which is often the case).
3340 :    
3341 :     We should do something similar to floating point, but the transformation
3342 :     there is much more complex, so I won't deal with that.
3343 :    
3344 :     Secondly, there are now two new cps primops at our disposal:
3345 :    
3346 :     1. rawrecord of record_kind option
3347 :     This pure operator allocates some uninitialized storage from the heap.
3348 :     There are two forms:
3349 :    
3350 :     rawrecord NONE [INT n] allocates a tagless record of length n
3351 :     rawrecord (SOME rk) [INT n] allocates a tagged record of length n
3352 :     and initializes the tag.
3353 :    
3354 :     2. rawupdate of cty
3355 :     rawupdate cty (v,i,x)
3356 :     Assigns to x to the ith component of record v.
3357 :     The storelist is not updated.
3358 :    
3359 :     We use these new primops for both spilling and increment record construction.
3360 :    
3361 :     1. Spilling.
3362 :    
3363 :     This is implemented with a linear scan algorithm (but generalized
3364 :     to trees). The algorithm will create a single spill record at the
3365 :     beginning of the cps function and use rawupdate to spill to it,
3366 :     and SELECT or SELp to reload from it. So both spills and reloads
3367 :     are fine-grain operations. In contrast, in the old algorithm
3368 :     "spills" have to be bundled together in records.
3369 :    
3370 :     Ideally, we should sink the spill record construction to where
3371 :     it is needed. We can even split the spill record into multiple ones
3372 :     at the places where they are needed. But CPS is not a good
3373 :     representation for global code motion, so I'll keep it simple and
3374 :     am not attempting this.
3375 :    
3376 :     2. Incremental record construction (aka record splitting).
3377 :    
3378 :     Long records with many component values which are simulatenously live
3379 :     (recall that single use record addresses are not considered to
3380 :     be live) are constructed with rawrecord and rawupdate.
3381 :     We allocate space on the heap with rawrecord first, then gradually
3382 :     fill it in with rawupdate. This is the technique suggested to me
3383 :     by Matthias.
3384 :    
3385 :     Some restrictions on when this is applicable:
3386 :     1. It is not a VECTOR record. The code generator currently does not handle
3387 :     this case. VECTOR record uses double indirection like arrays.
3388 :     2. All the record component values are defined in the same "basic block"
3389 :     as the record constructor. This is to prevent speculative
3390 :     record construction.
3391 :    
3392 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
3393 :     Name: Allen Leung
3394 : leunga 1086 Date: 2002/02/22 01:02:00 EST
3395 :     Tag: leunga-20020222-mlrisc-tools
3396 :    
3397 :     Minor bug fixes in the parser and rewriter
3398 :    
3399 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
3400 :     Name: Allen Leung
3401 : leunga 1085 Date: 2002/02/21 20:20:00 EST
3402 :     Tag: leunga-20020221-peephole
3403 :    
3404 :     Regenerated the peephole files. Some contained typos in the specification
3405 :     and some didn't compile because of pretty printing bugs in the old version
3406 :     of 'nowhere'.
3407 :    
3408 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
3409 :     Name: Allen Leung
3410 : leunga 1079 Date: 2002/02/19 20:20:00 EST
3411 :     Tag: leunga-20020219-mlrisc-tools
3412 :     Description:
3413 :    
3414 :     Minor bug fixes to the mlrisc-tools library:
3415 :    
3416 :     1. Fixed up parsing colon suffixed keywords
3417 :     2. Added the ability to shut the error messages up
3418 :     3. Reimplemented the pretty printer and fixed up/improved
3419 :     the pretty printing of handle and -> types.
3420 :     4. Fixed up generation of literal symbols in the nowhere tool.
3421 :     5. Added some SML keywords to to sml.sty
3422 :    
3423 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
3424 :     Name: Matthias Blume
3425 : blume 1078 Date: 2002/02/19 16:20:00 EST
3426 :     Tag: blume-20020219-cmffi
3427 :     Description:
3428 :    
3429 :     A wild mix of changes, some minor, some major:
3430 :    
3431 :     * All C FFI-related libraries are now anchored under $c:
3432 :     $/c.cm --> $c/c.cm
3433 :     $/c-int.cm --> $c/internals/c-int.cm
3434 :     $/memory.cm --> $c/memory/memory.cm
3435 :    
3436 :     * "make" tool (in CM) now treats its argument pathname slightly
3437 :     differently:
3438 :     1. If the native expansion is an absolute name, then before invoking
3439 :     the "make" command on it, CM will apply OS.Path.mkRelative
3440 :     (with relativeTo = OS.FileSys.getDir()) to it.
3441 :     2. The argument will be passed through to subsequent phases of CM
3442 :     processing without "going native". In particular, if the argument
3443 :     was an anchored path, then "make" will not lose track of that anchor.
3444 :    
3445 :     * Compiler backends now "know" their respective C calling conventions
3446 :     instead of having to be told about it by ml-nlffigen. This relieves
3447 :     ml-nlffigen from one of its burdens.
3448 :    
3449 :     * The X86Backend has been split into X86CCallBackend and X86StdCallBackend.
3450 :    
3451 :     * Export C_DEBUG and C_Debug from $c/c.cm.
3452 :    
3453 :     * C type encoding in ml-nlffi-lib has been improved to model the conceptual
3454 :     subtyping relationship between incomplete pointers and their complete
3455 :     counterparts. For this, ('t, 'c) ptr has been changed to 'o ptr --
3456 :     with the convention of instantiating 'o with ('t, 'c) obj whenever
3457 :     the pointer target type is complete. In the incomplete case, 'o
3458 :     will be instantiated with some "'c iobj" -- a type obtained by
3459 :     using one of the functors PointerToIncompleteType or PointerToCompleteType.
3460 :    
3461 :     Operations that work on both incomplete and complete pointer types are
3462 :     typed as taking an 'o ptr while operations that require the target to
3463 :     be known are typed as taking some ('t, 'c) obj ptr.
3464 :    
3465 :     voidptr is now a bit "more concrete", namely "type voidptr = void ptr'"
3466 :     where void is an eqtype without any values. This makes it possible
3467 :     to work on voidptr values using functions meant to operate on light
3468 :     incomplete pointers.
3469 :    
3470 :     * As a result of the above, signature POINTER_TO_INCOMPLETE_TYPE has
3471 :     been vastly simplified.
3472 :    
3473 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
3474 :     Name: Matthias Blume
3475 : blume 1076 Date: 2002/02/19 10:48:00 EST
3476 :     Tag: blume-20020219-pqfix
3477 :     Description:
3478 :    
3479 :     Applied Chris Okasaki's bug fix for priority queues.
3480 :    
3481 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
3482 :     Name: Matthias Blume
3483 : blume 1073 Date: 2002/02/15 17:05:00
3484 : blume 1069 Tag: Release_110_39
3485 :     Description:
3486 :    
3487 : blume 1073 Last-minute retagging is becoming a tradition... :-(
3488 :    
3489 :     This is the working release 110.39.
3490 :    
3491 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
3492 :     Name: Matthias Blume
3493 :     Date: 2002/02/15 16:00:00 EST
3494 :     Tag: Release_110_39-orig
3495 :     Description:
3496 :    
3497 : blume 1069 Working release 110.39. New bootfiles.
3498 :    
3499 : blume 1073 (Update: There was a small bug in the installer so it wouldn't work
3500 :     with all shells. So I retagged. -Matthias)
3501 :    
3502 : blume 1069 ----------------------------------------------------------------------
3503 :     Name: Matthias Blume
3504 : blume 1068 Date: 2002/02/15 14:17:00 EST
3505 :     Tag: blume-20020215-showbindings
3506 :     Description:
3507 :    
3508 :     Added EnvRef.listBoundSymbols and CM.State.showBindings. Especially
3509 :     the latter can be useful for exploring what bindings are available at
3510 :     the interactive prompt. (The first function returns only the list
3511 :     of symbols that are really bound, the second prints those but also the
3512 :     ones that CM's autoloading mechanism knows about.)
3513 :    
3514 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
3515 :     Name: Matthias Blume
3516 : blume 1067 Date: 2002/02/15 12:08:00 EST
3517 :     Tag: blume-20020215-iptrs
3518 :     Description:
3519 :    
3520 :     Two improvements to ml-nlffigen:
3521 :    
3522 :     1. Write files only if they do not exist or if their current contents
3523 :     do not coincide with what's being written. (That is, avoid messing
3524 :     with the time stamps unless absolutely necessary.)
3525 :    
3526 :     2. Implement a "repository" mechanism for generated files related
3527 :     to "incomplete pointer types". See the README file for details.
3528 :    
3529 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
3530 :     Name: Matthias Blume
3531 : blume 1066 Date: 2002/02/14 11:50:00 EST
3532 :     Tag: blume-20020214-quote
3533 :     Description:
3534 :    
3535 :     Added a type 't t_' to tag.sml (in ml-nlffi-lib.cm). This is required
3536 :     because of the new and improved tag generation scheme. (Thanks to Allen
3537 :     Leung for pointing it out.)
3538 :    
3539 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
3540 : george 1065 Name: Lal George
3541 :     Date: 2002/02/14 09:55:27 EST 2002
3542 :     Tag: george-20020214-isabelle-bug
3543 :     Description:
3544 :    
3545 :     Fixed the MLRISC bug sent by Markus Wenzel regarding the compilation
3546 :     of Isabelle on the x86.
3547 :    
3548 :     From Allen:
3549 :     -----------
3550 :     I've found the problem:
3551 :    
3552 :     in ra-core.sml, I use the counter "blocked" to keep track of the
3553 :     true number of elements in the freeze queue. When the counter goes
3554 :     to zero, I skip examining the queue. But I've messed up the
3555 :     bookkeeping in combine():
3556 :    
3557 :     else ();
3558 :     case !ucol of
3559 :     PSEUDO => (if !cntv > 0 then
3560 :     (if !cntu > 0 then blocked := !blocked - 1 else ();
3561 :     ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
3562 :     moveu := mergeMoveList(!movev, !moveu)
3563 :     )
3564 :     else ();
3565 :    
3566 :     combine() is called to coalesce two nodes u and v.
3567 :     I think I was thinking that if the move counts of u and v are both
3568 :     greater than zero then after they are coalesced then one node is
3569 :     removed from the freeze queue. Apparently I was thinking that
3570 :     both u and v are of low degree, but that's clearly not necessarily true.
3571 :    
3572 :    
3573 :     02/12/2002:
3574 :     Here's the patch. HOL now compiles.
3575 :    
3576 :     I don't know how this impact on performance (compile
3577 :     time or runtime). This bug caused the RA (especially on the x86)
3578 :     to go thru the potential spill phase when there are still nodes on the
3579 :     freeze queue.
3580 :    
3581 :    
3582 :    
3583 :    
3584 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
3585 : blume 1058 Name: Matthias Blume
3586 : blume 1064 Date: 2002/02/13 22:40:00 EST
3587 :     Tag: blume-20020213-fptr-rtti
3588 :     Description:
3589 :    
3590 :     Fixed a bug in ml-nlffigen that was introduced with one of the previous
3591 :     updates.
3592 :    
3593 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
3594 :     Name: Matthias Blume
3595 : blume 1063 Date: 2002/02/13 16:41:00 EST
3596 :     Tag: blume-20020213-cmlpq
3597 :     Description:
3598 :    
3599 :     Added new priority queue export symbols (which have just been added to
3600 :     smlnj-lib.cm) to CML's version of smlnj-lib.cm. (Otherwise CML would
3601 :     not compile and the installer would choke.)
3602 :    
3603 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
3604 :     Name: Matthias Blume
3605 : blume 1062 Date: 2002/02/13 16:15:00 EST
3606 :     Tag: blume-20020213-various
3607 :     Description:
3608 :    
3609 :     1. More tweaks to ml-nlffigen:
3610 :    
3611 :     - better internal datastructures (resulting in slight speedup)
3612 :     - "-match" option requires exact match
3613 :     - "localized" gensym counters (untagged structs/unions nested within
3614 :     other structs/unions or within typedefs get a fresh counter; their
3615 :     tag will be prefixed by a concatenation of their parents' tags)
3616 :     - bug fixes (related to calculation of transitive closure of types
3617 :     to be included in the output)
3618 :    
3619 :     2. Minor Basis updates:
3620 :    
3621 :     - added implementations for List.collate and Option.app
3622 :    
3623 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
3624 :     Name: Matthias Blume
3625 : blume 1060 Date: 2002/02/11 15:55:00 EST
3626 :     Tag: blume-20020211-gensym
3627 :     Description:
3628 :    
3629 :     Added a "-gensym" option to command line of ml-nlffigen. This can be
3630 :     used to specify a "stem" -- a string that is inserted in all "gensym'd"
3631 :     names (ML structure names that correspond to unnamed C structs, unions,
3632 :     and enums), so that separate runs of ml-nlffigen do not clash.
3633 :    
3634 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
3635 :     Name: Matthias Blume
3636 : blume 1059 Date: 2002/02/11 12:05:00 EST
3637 :     Tag: blume-20020211-gensml
3638 :     Description:
3639 :    
3640 :     A quick fix for a problem with GenSML (in the pgraph-util library):
3641 :     Make generation of toplevel "local" optional. (Strictly speaking,
3642 :     signature definitions within "local" are not legal SML.)
3643 :    
3644 :     Other than that: updates to INSTALL and cm/TODO.
3645 :    
3646 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
3647 :     Name: Matthias Blume
3648 : blume 1058 Date: 2002/02/08 15:00:00 EST
3649 :     Tag: blume-20020208-uniquepid
3650 :     Description:
3651 :    
3652 :     0. Version number has been bumped to 110.38.1. NEW BOOTFILES!!!
3653 :    
3654 :     1. The installer (config/install.sh) has gotten smarter:
3655 :    
3656 :     - Configuration options are a bit easier to specify now
3657 :     (in config/targets).
3658 :     - Bug in recognizing .tar.bz2 files fixed.
3659 :     - Installer automatically resolves dependencies between
3660 :     configuration options (e.g., if you ask for eXene, you will
3661 :     also get cml -- regardless whether you asked for it or not).
3662 :     - Installer can run in "quieter mode" by setting the environment
3663 :     variable INSTALL_QUIETLY to "true". "Quieter" does not mean
3664 :     "completely silent", though.
3665 :     - Build HashCons library as part of smlnj-lib.
3666 :    
3667 :     2. A new scheme for assigning persistent identifiers to compilation
3668 :     units (and, by extension, to types etc.) has been put into place.
3669 :     This fixes a long-standing bug where types and even dynamic values
3670 :     can get internally confused, thereby compromising type safety
3671 :     (abstraction) and dynamic correctness. See
3672 :    
3673 :     http://cm.bell-labs.com/cm/cs/who/blume/pid-confusion.tgz
3674 :    
3675 :     for an example of how things could go wrong until now.
3676 :    
3677 :     The downside of the new scheme is that pids are not quite as
3678 :     persistent as they used to be: CM will generate a fresh pid
3679 :     for every compilation unit that it thinks it sees for the first
3680 :     time. That means that if you compile starting from a clean, fresh
3681 :     source tree at two different times, you end up with different
3682 :     binaries.
3683 :    
3684 :     Cutoff recompilation, however, has not been compromised because
3685 :     CM keeps pid information in special caches between runs.
3686 :    
3687 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
3688 : george 1053 Name: Lal George
3689 : george 1055 Date: 2002/02/07 15:34:13 EST 2002
3690 :     Tag: <none>
3691 :     Description:
3692 :    
3693 :     Compilers that generate assembly code may produce global labels
3694 :     whose value is resolved at link time. The various peephole optimization
3695 :     modules did not take this in account.
3696 :    
3697 :     TODO. The Labels.addrOf function should really return an option
3698 :     type so that clients are forced to deal with this issue, rather
3699 :     than an exception being raised.
3700 :    
3701 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
3702 :     Name: Lal George
3703 : george 1053 Date: 2002/02/06 13:55:02 EST
3704 :     Tag: george-20020206-ra-breakup
3705 :     Description:
3706 :    
3707 :     1. A bug fix from Allen.
3708 :    
3709 :     A typo causes extra fstp %st(0)'s to be generated at compensation
3710 :     edges, which might cause stack underflow traps at runtime. This
3711 :     occurs in fft where there are extraneous fstps right before the 'into'
3712 :     trap instruction (in this case they are harmless since none of the
3713 :     integers overflow.)
3714 :    
3715 : george 1054 2. Pulled out various utility modules that were embedded in the modules
3716 : george 1053 of the register allocator. I need these modules for other purposes, but
3717 : george 1054 they are not complete enough to put into a library (just yet).
3718 : george 1053 ----------------------------------------------------------------------
3719 : blume 1049 Name: Matthias Blume
3720 :     Date: 2002/01/31 16:05:00 EST
3721 :     Tag: blume-20020131-sparc-ccalls
3722 :     Description:
3723 :    
3724 :     1. C-calls on Sparc needlessly allocated a huge chunk (96 bytes)
3725 :     of extra stack space by mistake. Fixed.
3726 :    
3727 :     2. Bug in logic of handling of command-line options in ml-nlffigen fixed.
3728 :    
3729 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
3730 : leunga 1048 Name: Allen Leung
3731 :     Date: 2002/01/30
3732 :     Tag: leunga-20020130-nowhere-bug-fix
3733 :     Description:
3734 :    
3735 :     MLRISC bug fixes:
3736 :     1. Fixed a bindings computation bug in the 'nowhere' program generator tool.
3737 :     2. MachineInt.fromString was negating its value.
3738 :    
3739 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
3740 : blume 1039 Name: Matthias Blume
3741 : blume 1047 Date: 2002/01/29
3742 :     Tag: blume-20020129-INSTALL
3743 :     Description:
3744 :    
3745 :     - Added somewhat detailed installation instructions (file INSTALL).
3746 :     - Fixed curl-detection bug in config/install.sh.
3747 :     - It is now possible to select the URL getter using the URLGETTER
3748 :     environment variable:
3749 :    
3750 :     not set / "unknown" --> automatic detection (script tries wget,
3751 :     curl, and lynx)
3752 :     "wget" / "curl" / "lynx" --> use the specified program (script "knows"
3753 :     how to properly invoke them)
3754 :     other --> use $URLGETTER directly, it must take
3755 :     precisely two command-line arguments
3756 :     (source URL and destination file name)
3757 :    
3758 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
3759 :     Name: Matthias Blume
3760 : blume 1044 Date: 2002/01/28
3761 : blume 1045 Tag: blume-20020128-sparc-ccalls
3762 :     Description:
3763 :    
3764 :     - Fixed problem with calculation of "used" registers in sparc-c-calls.
3765 :     - Make use of the allocParam argument in sparc-c-calls.
3766 :    
3767 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
3768 :     Name: Matthias Blume
3769 :     Date: 2002/01/28
3770 : blume 1044 Tag: blume-20020128-allocParam
3771 :     Description:
3772 :    
3773 :     John Reppy: Changes c-calls API to accept client-callback for
3774 :     allocating extra stack space.
3775 :     me: Corresponding changes to mlriscGen (using a dummy argument that
3776 :     does not change the current behavior).
3777 :    
3778 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
3779 :     Name: Matthias Blume
3780 : blume 1040 Date: 2002/01/28 12:00:00
3781 :     Tag: Release_110_38
3782 :     Description:
3783 :    
3784 :     This time for real!!!
3785 :    
3786 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
3787 :     Name: Matthias Blume
3788 : blume 1039 Date: 2002/01/28 10:56:00 EST
3789 :     Tag: blume-20020128-retraction
3790 :     Description:
3791 :    
3792 :     0. Retracted earlier 110.38. (The Release_110_38 tag has been replaced
3793 :     with blume-Release_110_38-retracted.)
3794 :    
3795 :     1. Fixed a problem with incorrect rounding modes in real64.sml.
3796 :     (Thanks to Andrew Mccreight <andrew.mccreight@yale.edu>.)
3797 :    
3798 :     2. A bug in ml-nlffigen related to the handling of unnamed structs, unions,
3799 :     and enums fixed. The naming of corresponding ML identifiers should
3800 :     now be consistent again.
3801 :    
3802 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
3803 : leunga 1038 Name: Allen Leung
3804 :     Date: 2002/01/27
3805 :     Tag: leunga-20020127-nowhere
3806 :     Description:
3807 :    
3808 :     Added a target called nowhere in the configuration scripts.
3809 :     Enabling this will build the MLRISC 'nowhere' tool (for translating
3810 :     programs with where-clauses into legal SML code) during installation.
3811 :    
3812 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
3813 : blume 1036 Name: Matthias Blume
3814 : leunga 1038 Date: 2002/01/25 21:27:00 EST
3815 : blume 1039 Tag: blume-Release_110_38-retracted
3816 : blume 1037 Description:
3817 :    
3818 :     Call it a (working) release! Version is 110.38. Bootfiles are ready.
3819 :    
3820 :     README will be added later.
3821 :    
3822 : blume 1039 !!! NOTE: Re-tagged as blume-Release_110_38-retracted. Original tag
3823 :     (Release_110_38) removed. Reason: Last-minute bug fixes.
3824 :    
3825 : blume 1037 ----------------------------------------------------------------------
3826 :     Name: Matthias Blume
3827 : blume 1036 Date: 2002/01/25
3828 :     Tag: blume-20020125-ffi
3829 :     Description:
3830 :    
3831 :     A large number of tweaks and improvements to ml-nlffi-lib and
3832 :     ml-nlffigen:
3833 :    
3834 :     - ML represenation types have been streamlined
3835 :     - getter and setter functions work with concrete values, not abstract
3836 :     ones where possible
3837 :     - ml-nlffigen command line more flexible (see README file there)
3838 :     - some bugs have been fixed (hopefully)
3839 :    
3840 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
3841 : george 1034 Name: Lal George
3842 :     Date: 2002/01/24
3843 :     Tag: george-20020124-risc-ra-interface
3844 :     Description:
3845 :    
3846 :     There is a dramatic simplification in the interface to the
3847 :     register allocator for RISC architectures as a result of making
3848 :     parallel copy instructions explicit.
3849 :    
3850 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
3851 : blume 1028 Name: Matthias Blume
3852 : blume 1032 Date: 2002/01/22
3853 :     Tag: blume-20020122-x86-ccalls
3854 :     Description:
3855 :    
3856 :     Bug fix for c-calls on x86 (having to do with how char- and
3857 :     short-arguments are being handled).
3858 :    
3859 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
3860 :     Name: Matthias Blume
3861 : blume 1031 Date: 2002/01/21
3862 :     Tag: blume-20020121-ff
3863 :     Description:
3864 :    
3865 :     Another day of fiddling with the FFI...
3866 :    
3867 :     1. Bug fix/workaround: CKIT does not complain about negative array
3868 :     dimensions, so ml-nlffigen has to guard itself against this possibility.
3869 :     (Otherwise a negative dimension would send it into an infinite loop.)
3870 :    
3871 :     2. Some of the abstract types (light objects, light pointers, most "base"
3872 :     types) in structure C are now eqtypes.
3873 :    
3874 :     3. Added constructors and test functions for NULL function pointers.
3875 :    
3876 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
3877 :     Name: Matthias Blume
3878 : blume 1028 Date: 2002/01/18
3879 : blume 1030 Tag: blume-20020118-ready-for-new-release
3880 :     Description:
3881 :    
3882 :     Made config/srcarchiveurl point to a new place. (Will provide boot
3883 :     files shortly.)
3884 :    
3885 :     Maybe we christen this to be 110.38?
3886 :    
3887 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
3888 :     Name: Matthias Blume
3889 :     Date: 2002/01/18
3890 : blume 1029 Tag: blume-20020118-more-ffifiddle
3891 :     Description:
3892 :    
3893 :     Today's FFI fiddling:
3894 :    
3895 :     - Provided a structure CGetSet with "convenient" versions of C.Get.* and
3896 :     C.Set.* that use concrete (MLRep.*) arguments and results instead
3897 :     of abstract ones.
3898 :    
3899 :     - Provided word-style bit operations etc. for "int" representation
3900 :     types in MLRep.S<Foo>Bitops where <Foo> ranges over Char, Int, Short,
3901 :     and Long.
3902 :    
3903 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
3904 :     Name: Matthias Blume
3905 :     Date: 2002/01/18
3906 : blume 1028 Tag: blume-20020118-use-x86-fp
3907 :     Description:
3908 :    
3909 :     Now that x86-fast-fp seems to be working, I turned it back on again
3910 :     by default. (Seems to work fine now, even with the FFI.)
3911 :    
3912 :     Other than that, I added some documentation about the FFI to
3913 :     src/ml-nlffigen/README and updated the FFI test examples in
3914 :     src/ml-nlffi-lib/Tests/*.
3915 :    
3916 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
3917 : leunga 1025 Name: Allen Leung
3918 :     Date: 2002/01/17
3919 :     Tag: leunga-20020117-x86-fast-fp-call
3920 :     Description:
3921 :    
3922 :     1. Fixed a problem with handling return fp values when x86's fast fp
3923 :     mode is turned on.
3924 :    
3925 :     2. Minor pretty printing fix for cellset. Print %st(0) as %st(0) instead
3926 :     of %f32.
3927 :    
3928 :     3. Added a constructor INT32lit to the ast of MLRISC tools.
3929 :    
3930 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
3931 : blume 1021 Name: Matthias Blume
3932 :     Date: 2002/01/16
3933 :     Tag: blume-20020116-ffifiddle
3934 :     Description:
3935 :    
3936 :     More fiddling with the FFI interface:
3937 :    
3938 :     - Make constness 'c instead of rw wherever possible. This eliminates
3939 :     the need for certain explicit coercions. (However, due to ML's
3940 :     value polymorphism, there will still be many cases where explicit
3941 :     coercions are necessary. Phantom types are not the whole answer
3942 :     to modeling a subtyping relationship in ML.)
3943 :    
3944 :     - ro/rw coersions for pointers added. (Avoids the detour through */&.)
3945 :    
3946 :     - "printf" test example added to src/ml-nlffi-lib/Tests. (Demonstrates
3947 :     clumsy workaround for varargs problem.)
3948 :    
3949 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
3950 : george 1016 Name: Lal George
3951 :     Date: 2002/01/15
3952 :     Tag: <none>
3953 :     Description:
3954 :    
3955 :     1. Since COPY instructions are no longer native to the architecture,
3956 :     a generic functor can be used to implement the expandCopies function.
3957 :    
3958 :     2. Allowed EXPORT and IMPORT pseudo-op declarations to appear inside a
3959 :     TEXT segment.
3960 :    
3961 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
3962 : blume 1011 Name: Matthias Blume
3963 : blume 1015 Date: 2002/01/15
3964 :     Tag: blume-20020115-ffiupdates
3965 :     Description:
3966 :    
3967 :     1. Fix for bug resulting in single-precision float values being returned
3968 :     incorrectly from FFI calls.
3969 :    
3970 :     2. Small modifications to C FFI API:
3971 :    
3972 :     - memory-allocation routines return straight objects (no options)
3973 :     and raise an exception in out-of-memory situations
3974 :     - unsafe extensions to cast between function pointers and pointers
3975 :     from/to ints
3976 :     - added structure C_Debug as an alternative to structure C where
3977 :     pointer-dereferencing (|*| and |*!) always check for null-pointers
3978 :     - added open_lib' to DynLinkage; open_lib' works like open_lib
3979 :     but also takes a (possibly empty) list of existing library handles
3980 :     that the current library depends on
3981 :    
3982 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
3983 :     Name: Matthias Blume
3984 : blume 1011 Date: 2002/01/10
3985 :     Tag: blume-20020110-newffigen
3986 :     Description:
3987 :    
3988 :     1. Updates to portable graph code.
3989 :    
3990 :     2. Major update to ml-nlffigen and ml-nlffi-lib. Things are much
3991 :     more scalable now so that even huge interfaces such as the one
3992 :     for GTK compile in finite time and space. :-)
3993 :     See src/ml-nlffigen/README for details on what's new.
3994 :    
3995 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
3996 : george 1003 Name: Lal George
3997 : george 1009 Date: 2001/01/09 14:31:35 EST 2002
3998 :     Tag: george-20011206-rm-native-copy
3999 :     Description:
4000 :    
4001 :     Removed the native COPY and FCOPY instructions
4002 :     from all the architectures and replaced it with the
4003 :     explicit COPY instruction from the previous commit.
4004 :    
4005 :     It is now possible to simplify many of the optimizations
4006 :     modules that manipulate copies. This has not been
4007 :     done in this change.
4008 :    
4009 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
4010 :     Name: Lal George
4011 : george 1003 Date: 2001/12/06 16:50:13 EST 2001
4012 :     Tag: george-20011206-mlrisc-instruction
4013 :     Description:
4014 : george 824
4015 : george 1003 Changed the representation of instructions from being fully abstract
4016 :     to being partially concrete. That is to say:
4017 :    
4018 :     from
4019 :     type instruction
4020 :    
4021 :     to
4022 :     type instr (* machine instruction *)
4023 :    
4024 :     datatype instruction =
4025 :     LIVE of {regs: C.cellset, spilled: C.cellset}
4026 :     | KILL of {regs: C.cellset, spilled: C.cellset}
4027 :     | COPYXXX of {k: CB.cellkind, dst: CB.cell list, src: CB.cell list}
4028 :     | ANNOTATION of {i: instruction, a: Annotations.annotation}
4029 :     | INSTR of instr
4030 :    
4031 :     This makes the handling of certain special instructions that appear on
4032 :     all architectures easier and uniform.
4033 :    
4034 :     LIVE and KILL say that a list of registers are live or killed at the
4035 :     program point where they appear. No spill code is generated when an
4036 :     element of the 'regs' field is spilled, but the register is moved to
4037 :     the 'spilled' (which is present, more for debugging than anything else).
4038 :    
4039 :     LIVE replaces the (now deprecated) DEFFREG instruction on the alpha.
4040 :     We used to generate:
4041 :    
4042 :     DEFFREG f1
4043 :     f1 := f2 + f3
4044 :     trapb
4045 :    
4046 :     but now generate:
4047 :    
4048 :     f1 := f2 + f3
4049 :     trapb
4050 :     LIVE {regs=[f1,f2,f3], spilled=[]}
4051 :    
4052 :     Furthermore, the DEFFREG (hack) required that all floating point instruction
4053 :     use all registers mentioned in the instruction. Therefore f1 := f2 + f3,
4054 :     defines f1 and uses [f1,f2,f3]! This hack is no longer required resulting
4055 :     in a cleaner alpha implementation. (Hopefully, intel will not get rid of
4056 :     this architecture).
4057 :    
4058 :     COPYXXX is intended to replace the parallel COPY and FCOPY available on
4059 :     all the architectures. This will result in further simplification of the
4060 :     register allocator that must be aware of them for coalescing purposes, and
4061 :     will also simplify certain aspects of the machine description that provides
4062 :     callbacks related to parallel copies.
4063 :    
4064 :     ANNOTATION should be obvious, and now INSTR represents the honest to God
4065 :     machine instruction set!
4066 :    
4067 :     The <arch>/instructions/<arch>Instr.sml files define certain utility
4068 :     functions for making porting easier -- essentially converting upper case
4069 :     to lower case. All machine instructions (of type instr) are in upper case,
4070 :     and the lower case form generates an MLRISC instruction. For example on
4071 :     the alpha we have:
4072 :    
4073 :     datatype instr =
4074 :     LDA of {r:cell, b:cell, d:operand}
4075 :     | ...
4076 :    
4077 :     val lda : {r:cell, b:cell, d:operand} -> instruction
4078 :     ...
4079 :    
4080 :     where lda is just (INSTR o LDA), etc.
4081 :    
4082 : leunga 815 ----------------------------------------------------------------------
4083 : blume 986 Name: Matthias Blume
4084 : blume 993 Date: 2001/11/22 21:40:00 EST
4085 :     Tag: Release_110_37
4086 :     Description:
4087 :    
4088 :     Release 110.37. This time for real.
4089 :    
4090 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
4091 :     Name: Matthias Blume
4092 : blume 988 Date: 2001/11/21 16:35:00 EST
4093 :     Tag: blume-20011121-foot-in-mouth
4094 :     Description:
4095 :    
4096 :     Removed the "Release_110_37" tag because of a serious bug.
4097 :     This will be re-tagged once the bug is fixed.
4098 :    
4099 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
4100 :     Name: Matthias Blume
4101 : blume 987 Date: 2001/11/21 16:14:00 EST
4102 :     Tag: blume-20011121-forgottenfile
4103 :     Description:
4104 :    
4105 :     Forgot to add a file. (Just a .tex-file -- part of
4106 :     the CM manual source.)
4107 :    
4108 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
4109 :     Name: Matthias Blume
4110 : blume 986 Date: 2001/11/21 16:10:00 EST
4111 : blume 988 Tag: blume-20011121-invalid_110_37
4112 : blume 986 Description:
4113 :    
4114 : blume 988 Note: I removed the original tag "Release_110_37" from this commit
4115 :     because we found a serious bug in all non-x86 backends.
4116 :     - Matthias
4117 :    
4118 : blume 986 1. Modifications to the SML/NJ code generator and to the runtime system
4119 :     so that code object name strings are directly inserted into code
4120 :     objects at code generation time. The only business the runtime system
4121 :     has with this is now to read the name strings on occasions.
4122 :     (The encoding of the name string has also changed somewhat.)
4123 :    
4124 :     2. CM now implements a simple "set calculus" for specifying export lists.
4125 :     In particular, it is now possible to refer to the export lists of
4126 :     other libraries/groups/sources and form unions as well as differences.
4127 :     See the latest CM manual for details.
4128 :    
4129 :     3. An separate notion of "proxy" libraries has again be eliminated from
4130 :     CM's model. (Proxy libraries are now simply a special case of using
4131 :     the export list calculus.)
4132 :    
4133 :     4. Some of the existing libraries now take advantage of the new set
4134 :     calculus.
4135 :     (Notice that not all libraries have been converted because some
4136 :     of the existing .cm-files are supposed to be backward compatible
4137 :     with 110.0.x.)
4138 :    
4139 :     5. Some cleanup in stand-alone programs. (Don't use "exnMessage" -- use
4140 :     "General.exnMessage"! The former relies on a certain hook to be
4141 :     initialized, and that often does not happen in the stand-alone case.)
4142 :    
4143 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
4144 : george 984 Name: Lal George
4145 :     Date: 2001/11/21 13:56:18 EST
4146 :     Tag: george-2001121-pseudo-ops
4147 :     Description:
4148 :    
4149 :     Implemented a complete redesign of MLRISC pseudo-ops. Now there
4150 :     ought to never be any question of incompatabilities with
4151 :     pseudo-op syntax expected by host assemblers.
4152 :    
4153 :     For now, only modules supporting GAS syntax are implemented
4154 :     but more should follow, such as MASM, and vendor assembler
4155 :     syntax, e.g. IBM as, Sun as, etc.
4156 :    
4157 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
4158 : blume 977 Name: Matthias Blume
4159 :     Date: 2001/11/14 11:52:00 EST
4160 :     Tag: blume-20011114-srcname
4161 :     Description:
4162 :    
4163 :     1. Routed the name of the current source file to mlriscgen where it
4164 :     should be directly emitted into the code object. (This last part
4165 :     is yet to be done.)
4166 :    
4167 :     2. Some cleanup of the pgraph code to make it match the proposal that
4168 :     I put out the other day. (The proposal notwithstanding, things are
4169 :     still in flux here.)
4170 :    
4171 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
4172 : george 976 Name: Lal George
4173 :     Date: 2001/11/14 09:44:04 EST
4174 :     Tag:
4175 :     Description:
4176 :    
4177 :     Fix for a backpatching bug reported by Allen.
4178 :    
4179 :     Because the boundary between short and long span-dependent
4180 :     instructions is +/- 128, there are an astounding number of
4181 :     span-dependent instructions whose size is over estimated.
4182 :    
4183 :     Allen came up with the idea of letting the size of span
4184 :     dependent instructions be non-monotonic, for a maxIter
4185 :     number of times, after which the size must be monotonically
4186 :     increasing.
4187 :    
4188 :     This table shows the number of span-dependent instructions
4189 :     whose size was over-estimated as a function of maxIter, for the
4190 :     file Parse/parse/ml.grm.sml:
4191 :    
4192 :     maxIter # of instructions:
4193 :     10 687
4194 :     20 438
4195 :     30 198
4196 :     40 0
4197 :    
4198 :     In compiling the compiler, there is no significant difference in
4199 :     compilation speed between maxIter=10 and maxIter=40. Actually,
4200 :     my measurements showed that maxIter=40 was a tad faster than
4201 :     maxIter=10! Also 96% of the files in the compiler reach a fix
4202 :     point within 13 iterations, so fixing maxIter at 40, while high,
4203 :     is okay.
4204 :    
4205 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
4206 : blume 975 Name: Matthias Blume
4207 :     Date: 2001/10/31 15:25:00 EST
4208 :     Tag: blume-20011031-pgraph
4209 :     Description:
4210 :    
4211 :     CKIT:
4212 :     * Changed the "Function" constructor of type Ast.ctype to carry optional
4213 :     argument identifiers.
4214 :     * Changed the return type of TypeUtil.getFunction accordingly.
4215 :     * Type equality ignores the argument names.
4216 :     * TypeUtil.composite tries to preserve argument names but gives up quickly
4217 :     if there is a mismatch.
4218 :    
4219 :     installation script:
4220 :     * attempts to use "curl" if available (unless "wget" is available as well)
4221 :    
4222 :     CM:
4223 :     * has an experimental implementation of "portable graphs" which I will
4224 :     soon propose as an implementation-independent library format
4225 :     * there are also new libraries $/pgraph.cm and $/pgraph-util.cm
4226 :    
4227 :     NLFFI-LIB:
4228 :     * some cleanup (all cosmetic)
4229 :    
4230 :     NLFFIGEN:
4231 :     * temporarily disabled the mechanism that suppresses ML output for
4232 :     C definitions whose identifiers start with an underscore character
4233 :     * generate val bindings for enum constants
4234 :     * user can request that only one style (light or heavy) is being used;
4235 :     default is to use both (command-line arguments: -heavy and -light)
4236 :     * fixed bug in handling of function types involving incomplete pointers
4237 :     * generate ML entry points that take record arguments (i.e., using
4238 :     named arguments) for C functions that have a prototype with named
4239 :     arguments
4240 :     (see changes to CKIT)
4241 :    
4242 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
4243 : leunga 972 Name: Allen Leung
4244 :     Date: 2001/10/27 20:34:00 EDT
4245 :     Tag: leunga-20011027-x86-fast-fp-call
4246 :     Description:
4247 :    
4248 :     Fixed the bug described in blume-20010920-slowfp.
4249 :    
4250 :     The fix involves
4251 :     1. generating FCOPYs in FSTP in ia32-svid
4252 :     2. marking a CALL with the appropriate annotation
4253 :    
4254 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
4255 : blume 961 Name: Matthias Blume
4256 :     Date: 2001/10/16 11:32:00 EDT
4257 :     Tag: blume-20011016-netbsd
4258 :     Description:
4259 :    
4260 :     Underscore patch from Chris Richards (fixing problem with compiling
4261 :     runtime system under recent NetBSD).
4262 :    
4263 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
4264 : george 959 Name: Allen Leung
4265 :     Date: 2001/10/12 17:18:32 EDT 2001
4266 :     Tag: leung-20011012-x86-printflowgraph
4267 :     Description:
4268 :    
4269 :     X86RA now uses a valid (instead of dummy) PrintFlowgraph module.
4270 :    
4271 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
4272 : george 952 Name: Lal George
4273 : george 958 Date: 2001/10/11 23:51:34 EDT
4274 :     Tag: george-20011011-too-many-instrs
4275 :     Description:
4276 :    
4277 :     The representation of a program point never expected to see more
4278 :     than 65536 instructions in a basic block!
4279 :    
4280 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
4281 :     Name: Lal George
4282 : george 952 Date: 2001/10/09 09:41:37 EDT
4283 :     Tag: george-20011008-mlrisc-labels
4284 :     Description:
4285 :    
4286 :     Changed the machine description files to support printing of
4287 :     local and global labels in assembly code, based on host assembler
4288 :     conventions.
4289 :    
4290 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
4291 : blume 916 Name: Matthias Blume
4292 : blume 939 Date: 2001/09/25 15:25:00 EDT
4293 :     Tag: blume-20010925-exninfo
4294 :     Description:
4295 :    
4296 :     I provided a non-hook implementation of exnName (at the toplevel) and
4297 :     made the "dummy" implementation of exnMessage (at the toplevel) more
4298 :     useful: if nothing gets "hooked in", then at least you are