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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 :     Name:
11 : george 1003 Date: yyyy/mm/dd
12 : dbm 570 Tag: <post-commit CVS tag>
13 :     Description:
14 : leunga 1025
15 : george 1003 ----------------------------------------------------------------------
16 : blume 1049 Name: Matthias Blume
17 :     Date: 2002/01/31 16:05:00 EST
18 :     Tag: blume-20020131-sparc-ccalls
19 :     Description:
20 :    
21 :     1. C-calls on Sparc needlessly allocated a huge chunk (96 bytes)
22 :     of extra stack space by mistake. Fixed.
23 :    
24 :     2. Bug in logic of handling of command-line options in ml-nlffigen fixed.
25 :    
26 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
27 : leunga 1048 Name: Allen Leung
28 :     Date: 2002/01/30
29 :     Tag: leunga-20020130-nowhere-bug-fix
30 :     Description:
31 :    
32 :     MLRISC bug fixes:
33 :     1. Fixed a bindings computation bug in the 'nowhere' program generator tool.
34 :     2. MachineInt.fromString was negating its value.
35 :    
36 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
37 : blume 1039 Name: Matthias Blume
38 : blume 1047 Date: 2002/01/29
39 :     Tag: blume-20020129-INSTALL
40 :     Description:
41 :    
42 :     - Added somewhat detailed installation instructions (file INSTALL).
43 :     - Fixed curl-detection bug in config/install.sh.
44 :     - It is now possible to select the URL getter using the URLGETTER
45 :     environment variable:
46 :    
47 :     not set / "unknown" --> automatic detection (script tries wget,
48 :     curl, and lynx)
49 :     "wget" / "curl" / "lynx" --> use the specified program (script "knows"
50 :     how to properly invoke them)
51 :     other --> use $URLGETTER directly, it must take
52 :     precisely two command-line arguments
53 :     (source URL and destination file name)
54 :    
55 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
56 :     Name: Matthias Blume
57 : blume 1044 Date: 2002/01/28
58 : blume 1045 Tag: blume-20020128-sparc-ccalls
59 :     Description:
60 :    
61 :     - Fixed problem with calculation of "used" registers in sparc-c-calls.
62 :     - Make use of the allocParam argument in sparc-c-calls.
63 :    
64 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
65 :     Name: Matthias Blume
66 :     Date: 2002/01/28
67 : blume 1044 Tag: blume-20020128-allocParam
68 :     Description:
69 :    
70 :     John Reppy: Changes c-calls API to accept client-callback for
71 :     allocating extra stack space.
72 :     me: Corresponding changes to mlriscGen (using a dummy argument that
73 :     does not change the current behavior).
74 :    
75 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
76 :     Name: Matthias Blume
77 : blume 1040 Date: 2002/01/28 12:00:00
78 :     Tag: Release_110_38
79 :     Description:
80 :    
81 :     This time for real!!!
82 :    
83 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
84 :     Name: Matthias Blume
85 : blume 1039 Date: 2002/01/28 10:56:00 EST
86 :     Tag: blume-20020128-retraction
87 :     Description:
88 :    
89 :     0. Retracted earlier 110.38. (The Release_110_38 tag has been replaced
90 :     with blume-Release_110_38-retracted.)
91 :    
92 :     1. Fixed a problem with incorrect rounding modes in real64.sml.
93 :     (Thanks to Andrew Mccreight <andrew.mccreight@yale.edu>.)
94 :    
95 :     2. A bug in ml-nlffigen related to the handling of unnamed structs, unions,
96 :     and enums fixed. The naming of corresponding ML identifiers should
97 :     now be consistent again.
98 :    
99 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
100 : leunga 1038 Name: Allen Leung
101 :     Date: 2002/01/27
102 :     Tag: leunga-20020127-nowhere
103 :     Description:
104 :    
105 :     Added a target called nowhere in the configuration scripts.
106 :     Enabling this will build the MLRISC 'nowhere' tool (for translating
107 :     programs with where-clauses into legal SML code) during installation.
108 :    
109 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
110 : blume 1036 Name: Matthias Blume
111 : leunga 1038 Date: 2002/01/25 21:27:00 EST
112 : blume 1039 Tag: blume-Release_110_38-retracted
113 : blume 1037 Description:
114 :    
115 :     Call it a (working) release! Version is 110.38. Bootfiles are ready.
116 :    
117 :     README will be added later.
118 :    
119 : blume 1039 !!! NOTE: Re-tagged as blume-Release_110_38-retracted. Original tag
120 :     (Release_110_38) removed. Reason: Last-minute bug fixes.
121 :    
122 : blume 1037 ----------------------------------------------------------------------
123 :     Name: Matthias Blume
124 : blume 1036 Date: 2002/01/25
125 :     Tag: blume-20020125-ffi
126 :     Description:
127 :    
128 :     A large number of tweaks and improvements to ml-nlffi-lib and
129 :     ml-nlffigen:
130 :    
131 :     - ML represenation types have been streamlined
132 :     - getter and setter functions work with concrete values, not abstract
133 :     ones where possible
134 :     - ml-nlffigen command line more flexible (see README file there)
135 :     - some bugs have been fixed (hopefully)
136 :    
137 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
138 : george 1034 Name: Lal George
139 :     Date: 2002/01/24
140 :     Tag: george-20020124-risc-ra-interface
141 :     Description:
142 :    
143 :     There is a dramatic simplification in the interface to the
144 :     register allocator for RISC architectures as a result of making
145 :     parallel copy instructions explicit.
146 :    
147 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
148 : blume 1028 Name: Matthias Blume
149 : blume 1032 Date: 2002/01/22
150 :     Tag: blume-20020122-x86-ccalls
151 :     Description:
152 :    
153 :     Bug fix for c-calls on x86 (having to do with how char- and
154 :     short-arguments are being handled).
155 :    
156 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
157 :     Name: Matthias Blume
158 : blume 1031 Date: 2002/01/21
159 :     Tag: blume-20020121-ff
160 :     Description:
161 :    
162 :     Another day of fiddling with the FFI...
163 :    
164 :     1. Bug fix/workaround: CKIT does not complain about negative array
165 :     dimensions, so ml-nlffigen has to guard itself against this possibility.
166 :     (Otherwise a negative dimension would send it into an infinite loop.)
167 :    
168 :     2. Some of the abstract types (light objects, light pointers, most "base"
169 :     types) in structure C are now eqtypes.
170 :    
171 :     3. Added constructors and test functions for NULL function pointers.
172 :    
173 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
174 :     Name: Matthias Blume
175 : blume 1028 Date: 2002/01/18
176 : blume 1030 Tag: blume-20020118-ready-for-new-release
177 :     Description:
178 :    
179 :     Made config/srcarchiveurl point to a new place. (Will provide boot
180 :     files shortly.)
181 :    
182 :     Maybe we christen this to be 110.38?
183 :    
184 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
185 :     Name: Matthias Blume
186 :     Date: 2002/01/18
187 : blume 1029 Tag: blume-20020118-more-ffifiddle
188 :     Description:
189 :    
190 :     Today's FFI fiddling:
191 :    
192 :     - Provided a structure CGetSet with "convenient" versions of C.Get.* and
193 :     C.Set.* that use concrete (MLRep.*) arguments and results instead
194 :     of abstract ones.
195 :    
196 :     - Provided word-style bit operations etc. for "int" representation
197 :     types in MLRep.S<Foo>Bitops where <Foo> ranges over Char, Int, Short,
198 :     and Long.
199 :    
200 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
201 :     Name: Matthias Blume
202 :     Date: 2002/01/18
203 : blume 1028 Tag: blume-20020118-use-x86-fp
204 :     Description:
205 :    
206 :     Now that x86-fast-fp seems to be working, I turned it back on again
207 :     by default. (Seems to work fine now, even with the FFI.)
208 :    
209 :     Other than that, I added some documentation about the FFI to
210 :     src/ml-nlffigen/README and updated the FFI test examples in
211 :     src/ml-nlffi-lib/Tests/*.
212 :    
213 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
214 : leunga 1025 Name: Allen Leung
215 :     Date: 2002/01/17
216 :     Tag: leunga-20020117-x86-fast-fp-call
217 :     Description:
218 :    
219 :     1. Fixed a problem with handling return fp values when x86's fast fp
220 :     mode is turned on.
221 :    
222 :     2. Minor pretty printing fix for cellset. Print %st(0) as %st(0) instead
223 :     of %f32.
224 :    
225 :     3. Added a constructor INT32lit to the ast of MLRISC tools.
226 :    
227 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
228 : blume 1021 Name: Matthias Blume
229 :     Date: 2002/01/16
230 :     Tag: blume-20020116-ffifiddle
231 :     Description:
232 :    
233 :     More fiddling with the FFI interface:
234 :    
235 :     - Make constness 'c instead of rw wherever possible. This eliminates
236 :     the need for certain explicit coercions. (However, due to ML's
237 :     value polymorphism, there will still be many cases where explicit
238 :     coercions are necessary. Phantom types are not the whole answer
239 :     to modeling a subtyping relationship in ML.)
240 :    
241 :     - ro/rw coersions for pointers added. (Avoids the detour through */&.)
242 :    
243 :     - "printf" test example added to src/ml-nlffi-lib/Tests. (Demonstrates
244 :     clumsy workaround for varargs problem.)
245 :    
246 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
247 : george 1016 Name: Lal George
248 :     Date: 2002/01/15
249 :     Tag: <none>
250 :     Description:
251 :    
252 :     1. Since COPY instructions are no longer native to the architecture,
253 :     a generic functor can be used to implement the expandCopies function.
254 :    
255 :     2. Allowed EXPORT and IMPORT pseudo-op declarations to appear inside a
256 :     TEXT segment.
257 :    
258 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
259 : blume 1011 Name: Matthias Blume
260 : blume 1015 Date: 2002/01/15
261 :     Tag: blume-20020115-ffiupdates
262 :     Description:
263 :    
264 :     1. Fix for bug resulting in single-precision float values being returned
265 :     incorrectly from FFI calls.
266 :    
267 :     2. Small modifications to C FFI API:
268 :    
269 :     - memory-allocation routines return straight objects (no options)
270 :     and raise an exception in out-of-memory situations
271 :     - unsafe extensions to cast between function pointers and pointers
272 :     from/to ints
273 :     - added structure C_Debug as an alternative to structure C where
274 :     pointer-dereferencing (|*| and |*!) always check for null-pointers
275 :     - added open_lib' to DynLinkage; open_lib' works like open_lib
276 :     but also takes a (possibly empty) list of existing library handles
277 :     that the current library depends on
278 :    
279 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
280 :     Name: Matthias Blume
281 : blume 1011 Date: 2002/01/10
282 :     Tag: blume-20020110-newffigen
283 :     Description:
284 :    
285 :     1. Updates to portable graph code.
286 :    
287 :     2. Major update to ml-nlffigen and ml-nlffi-lib. Things are much
288 :     more scalable now so that even huge interfaces such as the one
289 :     for GTK compile in finite time and space. :-)
290 :     See src/ml-nlffigen/README for details on what's new.
291 :    
292 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
293 : george 1003 Name: Lal George
294 : george 1009 Date: 2001/01/09 14:31:35 EST 2002
295 :     Tag: george-20011206-rm-native-copy
296 :     Description:
297 :    
298 :     Removed the native COPY and FCOPY instructions
299 :     from all the architectures and replaced it with the
300 :     explicit COPY instruction from the previous commit.
301 :    
302 :     It is now possible to simplify many of the optimizations
303 :     modules that manipulate copies. This has not been
304 :     done in this change.
305 :    
306 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
307 :     Name: Lal George
308 : george 1003 Date: 2001/12/06 16:50:13 EST 2001
309 :     Tag: george-20011206-mlrisc-instruction
310 :     Description:
311 : george 824
312 : george 1003 Changed the representation of instructions from being fully abstract
313 :     to being partially concrete. That is to say:
314 :    
315 :     from
316 :     type instruction
317 :    
318 :     to
319 :     type instr (* machine instruction *)
320 :    
321 :     datatype instruction =
322 :     LIVE of {regs: C.cellset, spilled: C.cellset}
323 :     | KILL of {regs: C.cellset, spilled: C.cellset}
324 :     | COPYXXX of {k: CB.cellkind, dst: CB.cell list, src: CB.cell list}
325 :     | ANNOTATION of {i: instruction, a: Annotations.annotation}
326 :     | INSTR of instr
327 :    
328 :     This makes the handling of certain special instructions that appear on
329 :     all architectures easier and uniform.
330 :    
331 :     LIVE and KILL say that a list of registers are live or killed at the
332 :     program point where they appear. No spill code is generated when an
333 :     element of the 'regs' field is spilled, but the register is moved to
334 :     the 'spilled' (which is present, more for debugging than anything else).
335 :    
336 :     LIVE replaces the (now deprecated) DEFFREG instruction on the alpha.
337 :     We used to generate:
338 :    
339 :     DEFFREG f1
340 :     f1 := f2 + f3
341 :     trapb
342 :    
343 :     but now generate:
344 :    
345 :     f1 := f2 + f3
346 :     trapb
347 :     LIVE {regs=[f1,f2,f3], spilled=[]}
348 :    
349 :     Furthermore, the DEFFREG (hack) required that all floating point instruction
350 :     use all registers mentioned in the instruction. Therefore f1 := f2 + f3,
351 :     defines f1 and uses [f1,f2,f3]! This hack is no longer required resulting
352 :     in a cleaner alpha implementation. (Hopefully, intel will not get rid of
353 :     this architecture).
354 :    
355 :     COPYXXX is intended to replace the parallel COPY and FCOPY available on
356 :     all the architectures. This will result in further simplification of the
357 :     register allocator that must be aware of them for coalescing purposes, and
358 :     will also simplify certain aspects of the machine description that provides
359 :     callbacks related to parallel copies.
360 :    
361 :     ANNOTATION should be obvious, and now INSTR represents the honest to God
362 :     machine instruction set!
363 :    
364 :     The <arch>/instructions/<arch>Instr.sml files define certain utility
365 :     functions for making porting easier -- essentially converting upper case
366 :     to lower case. All machine instructions (of type instr) are in upper case,
367 :     and the lower case form generates an MLRISC instruction. For example on
368 :     the alpha we have:
369 :    
370 :     datatype instr =
371 :     LDA of {r:cell, b:cell, d:operand}
372 :     | ...
373 :    
374 :     val lda : {r:cell, b:cell, d:operand} -> instruction
375 :     ...
376 :    
377 :     where lda is just (INSTR o LDA), etc.
378 :    
379 : leunga 815 ----------------------------------------------------------------------
380 : blume 986 Name: Matthias Blume
381 : blume 993 Date: 2001/11/22 21:40:00 EST
382 :     Tag: Release_110_37
383 :     Description:
384 :    
385 :     Release 110.37. This time for real.
386 :    
387 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
388 :     Name: Matthias Blume
389 : blume 988 Date: 2001/11/21 16:35:00 EST
390 :     Tag: blume-20011121-foot-in-mouth
391 :     Description:
392 :    
393 :     Removed the "Release_110_37" tag because of a serious bug.
394 :     This will be re-tagged once the bug is fixed.
395 :    
396 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
397 :     Name: Matthias Blume
398 : blume 987 Date: 2001/11/21 16:14:00 EST
399 :     Tag: blume-20011121-forgottenfile
400 :     Description:
401 :    
402 :     Forgot to add a file. (Just a .tex-file -- part of
403 :     the CM manual source.)
404 :    
405 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
406 :     Name: Matthias Blume
407 : blume 986 Date: 2001/11/21 16:10:00 EST
408 : blume 988 Tag: blume-20011121-invalid_110_37
409 : blume 986 Description:
410 :    
411 : blume 988 Note: I removed the original tag "Release_110_37" from this commit
412 :     because we found a serious bug in all non-x86 backends.
413 :     - Matthias
414 :    
415 : blume 986 1. Modifications to the SML/NJ code generator and to the runtime system
416 :     so that code object name strings are directly inserted into code
417 :     objects at code generation time. The only business the runtime system
418 :     has with this is now to read the name strings on occasions.
419 :     (The encoding of the name string has also changed somewhat.)
420 :    
421 :     2. CM now implements a simple "set calculus" for specifying export lists.
422 :     In particular, it is now possible to refer to the export lists of
423 :     other libraries/groups/sources and form unions as well as differences.
424 :     See the latest CM manual for details.
425 :    
426 :     3. An separate notion of "proxy" libraries has again be eliminated from
427 :     CM's model. (Proxy libraries are now simply a special case of using
428 :     the export list calculus.)
429 :    
430 :     4. Some of the existing libraries now take advantage of the new set
431 :     calculus.
432 :     (Notice that not all libraries have been converted because some
433 :     of the existing .cm-files are supposed to be backward compatible
434 :     with 110.0.x.)
435 :    
436 :     5. Some cleanup in stand-alone programs. (Don't use "exnMessage" -- use
437 :     "General.exnMessage"! The former relies on a certain hook to be
438 :     initialized, and that often does not happen in the stand-alone case.)
439 :    
440 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
441 : george 984 Name: Lal George
442 :     Date: 2001/11/21 13:56:18 EST
443 :     Tag: george-2001121-pseudo-ops
444 :     Description:
445 :    
446 :     Implemented a complete redesign of MLRISC pseudo-ops. Now there
447 :     ought to never be any question of incompatabilities with
448 :     pseudo-op syntax expected by host assemblers.
449 :    
450 :     For now, only modules supporting GAS syntax are implemented
451 :     but more should follow, such as MASM, and vendor assembler
452 :     syntax, e.g. IBM as, Sun as, etc.
453 :    
454 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
455 : blume 977 Name: Matthias Blume
456 :     Date: 2001/11/14 11:52:00 EST
457 :     Tag: blume-20011114-srcname
458 :     Description:
459 :    
460 :     1. Routed the name of the current source file to mlriscgen where it
461 :     should be directly emitted into the code object. (This last part
462 :     is yet to be done.)
463 :    
464 :     2. Some cleanup of the pgraph code to make it match the proposal that
465 :     I put out the other day. (The proposal notwithstanding, things are
466 :     still in flux here.)
467 :    
468 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
469 : george 976 Name: Lal George
470 :     Date: 2001/11/14 09:44:04 EST
471 :     Tag:
472 :     Description:
473 :    
474 :     Fix for a backpatching bug reported by Allen.
475 :    
476 :     Because the boundary between short and long span-dependent
477 :     instructions is +/- 128, there are an astounding number of
478 :     span-dependent instructions whose size is over estimated.
479 :    
480 :     Allen came up with the idea of letting the size of span
481 :     dependent instructions be non-monotonic, for a maxIter
482 :     number of times, after which the size must be monotonically
483 :     increasing.
484 :    
485 :     This table shows the number of span-dependent instructions
486 :     whose size was over-estimated as a function of maxIter, for the
487 :     file Parse/parse/ml.grm.sml:
488 :    
489 :     maxIter # of instructions:
490 :     10 687
491 :     20 438
492 :     30 198
493 :     40 0
494 :    
495 :     In compiling the compiler, there is no significant difference in
496 :     compilation speed between maxIter=10 and maxIter=40. Actually,
497 :     my measurements showed that maxIter=40 was a tad faster than
498 :     maxIter=10! Also 96% of the files in the compiler reach a fix
499 :     point within 13 iterations, so fixing maxIter at 40, while high,
500 :     is okay.
501 :    
502 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
503 : blume 975 Name: Matthias Blume
504 :     Date: 2001/10/31 15:25:00 EST
505 :     Tag: blume-20011031-pgraph
506 :     Description:
507 :    
508 :     CKIT:
509 :     * Changed the "Function" constructor of type Ast.ctype to carry optional
510 :     argument identifiers.
511 :     * Changed the return type of TypeUtil.getFunction accordingly.
512 :     * Type equality ignores the argument names.
513 :     * TypeUtil.composite tries to preserve argument names but gives up quickly
514 :     if there is a mismatch.
515 :    
516 :     installation script:
517 :     * attempts to use "curl" if available (unless "wget" is available as well)
518 :    
519 :     CM:
520 :     * has an experimental implementation of "portable graphs" which I will
521 :     soon propose as an implementation-independent library format
522 :     * there are also new libraries $/pgraph.cm and $/pgraph-util.cm
523 :    
524 :     NLFFI-LIB:
525 :     * some cleanup (all cosmetic)
526 :    
527 :     NLFFIGEN:
528 :     * temporarily disabled the mechanism that suppresses ML output for
529 :     C definitions whose identifiers start with an underscore character
530 :     * generate val bindings for enum constants
531 :     * user can request that only one style (light or heavy) is being used;
532 :     default is to use both (command-line arguments: -heavy and -light)
533 :     * fixed bug in handling of function types involving incomplete pointers
534 :     * generate ML entry points that take record arguments (i.e., using
535 :     named arguments) for C functions that have a prototype with named
536 :     arguments
537 :     (see changes to CKIT)
538 :    
539 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
540 : leunga 972 Name: Allen Leung
541 :     Date: 2001/10/27 20:34:00 EDT
542 :     Tag: leunga-20011027-x86-fast-fp-call
543 :     Description:
544 :    
545 :     Fixed the bug described in blume-20010920-slowfp.
546 :    
547 :     The fix involves
548 :     1. generating FCOPYs in FSTP in ia32-svid
549 :     2. marking a CALL with the appropriate annotation
550 :    
551 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
552 : blume 961 Name: Matthias Blume
553 :     Date: 2001/10/16 11:32:00 EDT
554 :     Tag: blume-20011016-netbsd
555 :     Description:
556 :    
557 :     Underscore patch from Chris Richards (fixing problem with compiling
558 :     runtime system under recent NetBSD).
559 :    
560 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
561 : george 959 Name: Allen Leung
562 :     Date: 2001/10/12 17:18:32 EDT 2001
563 :     Tag: leung-20011012-x86-printflowgraph
564 :     Description:
565 :    
566 :     X86RA now uses a valid (instead of dummy) PrintFlowgraph module.
567 :    
568 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
569 : george 952 Name: Lal George
570 : george 958 Date: 2001/10/11 23:51:34 EDT
571 :     Tag: george-20011011-too-many-instrs
572 :     Description:
573 :    
574 :     The representation of a program point never expected to see more
575 :     than 65536 instructions in a basic block!
576 :    
577 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
578 :     Name: Lal George
579 : george 952 Date: 2001/10/09 09:41:37 EDT
580 :     Tag: george-20011008-mlrisc-labels
581 :     Description:
582 :    
583 :     Changed the machine description files to support printing of
584 :     local and global labels in assembly code, based on host assembler
585 :     conventions.
586 :    
587 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
588 : blume 916 Name: Matthias Blume
589 : blume 939 Date: 2001/09/25 15:25:00 EDT
590 :     Tag: blume-20010925-exninfo
591 :     Description:
592 :    
593 :     I provided a non-hook implementation of exnName (at the toplevel) and
594 :     made the "dummy" implementation of exnMessage (at the toplevel) more
595 :     useful: if nothing gets "hooked in", then at least you are going to
596 :     see the exception name and a message indicating why you don't see more.
597 :    
598 :     [For the time being, programs that need exnMessage and want to use
599 :     ml-build should either use General.exnMessage (strongly recommended) or
600 :     refer to structure General at some other point so that CM sees a
601 :     static dependency.]
602 :    
603 :     [Similar remarks go for "print" and "use": If you want to use their
604 :     functionality in stand-alone programs generated by ml-build, then use
605 :     TextIO.output and Backend.Interact.useFile (from $smlnj/compiler.cm).]
606 :    
607 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
608 :     Name: Matthias Blume
609 : blume 938 Date: 2001/09/20 17:28:00 EDT
610 :     Tag: blume-20010920-slowfp
611 :     Description:
612 :    
613 :     Allen says that x86-fast-fp is not safe yet, so I turned it off again...
614 :    
615 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
616 :     Name: Matthias Blume
617 : blume 937 Date: 2001/09/20 17:20:00 EDT
618 :     Tag: blume-20010920-canonicalpaths
619 :     Description:
620 :    
621 :     0. Updated the BOOT file (something that I forgot to do earlier).
622 :    
623 :     1. Small internal change to CM so that it avoids "/../" in filenames
624 :     as much as possible (but only where it is safe).
625 :    
626 :     2. Changed config/_run-sml (resulting in a changed bin/.run-sml) so
627 :     that arguments that contain delimiters are passed through correctly.
628 :     This change also means that all "special" arguments of the form
629 :     @SMLxxx... must come first.
630 :    
631 :     3. Changed install script to put relative anchor names for tool commands
632 :     into pathconfig.
633 :    
634 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
635 :     Name: Matthias Blume
636 : george 952 >>>>>>> 1.169
637 : blume 932 Date: 2001/09/18 15:35:00 EDT
638 :     Tag: blume-20010918-readme11036
639 :     Description:
640 :    
641 :     Added README files.
642 :    
643 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
644 :     Name: Matthias Blume
645 : blume 929 Date: 2001/09/18 11:45:00 EDT
646 :     Tag: Release_110_36 (retag)
647 :     Description:
648 :    
649 :     Fixed mistake in config/preloads. Retagged as 110.36.
650 :    
651 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
652 :     Name: Matthias Blume
653 : blume 928 Date: 2001/09/18 09:40:00 EDT
654 : blume 929 Tag: Release_110_36_orig (tag changed)
655 : blume 928 Description:
656 :    
657 :     New version (110.36). New bootfiles.
658 :    
659 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
660 :     Name: Matthias Blume
661 : blume 927 Date: 2001/09/14 16:15:00 EDT
662 :     Tag: blume-20010914-x86fastfp
663 :     Description:
664 :    
665 :     John committed some changes that Allen made, in particular a (hopefully)
666 :     correctly working version of the x86-fp module.
667 :    
668 :     I changed the default setting of the Control.MLRISC.getFlag "x86-fast-fp"
669 :     flag to "true". Everything seems to compile to a fixpoint ok, and
670 :     "mandelbrot" speeds up by about 15%.
671 :    
672 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
673 :     Name: Matthias Blume
674 : blume 923 Date: 2001/09/13 11:20:00 EDT
675 :     Tag: blume-20010913-minimal
676 :     Description:
677 :    
678 :     1. Stefan Monnier's patch to fix a miscompilation problem that
679 :     was brought to light by John Reppy's work on Moby.
680 :    
681 :     2. Implemented a minimal "structure Compiler" that contains just
682 :     "version" and "architecture". The minimal version will be
683 :     available when the full version is not. This is for backward-
684 :     compatibility with code that wants to test Compiler.version.
685 :    
686 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
687 :     Name: Matthias Blume
688 : blume 920 Date: 2001/08/28 14:03:00 EDT
689 :     Tag: blume-20010828-ml-lex
690 :     Description:
691 :    
692 :     Fix for bug 1581, received from Neophytos Michael.
693 :    
694 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
695 :     Name: Matthias Blume
696 : blume 918 Date: 2001/08/27 11:20:00 EDT
697 :     Tag: blume-20010827-readme11035
698 :     Description:
699 :    
700 :     Fleshed out the README file for 110.35.
701 :    
702 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
703 :     Name: Matthias Blume
704 : blume 916 Date: 2001/08/24 17:10:00 EDT
705 :     Tag: Release_110_35
706 :     Description:
707 :    
708 :     New version number (110.35). New bootfiles.
709 :    
710 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
711 : george 915 Name: Lal George
712 : george 909 Date: 2001/08/24 13:47:18 EDT 2001
713 :     Tag: george-20010824-MLRISC-graphs
714 :     Description:
715 :    
716 :     removed clusters from MLRISC completely and replaced with graphs.
717 :    
718 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
719 :     Name: Matthias Blume
720 : blume 905 Date: 2001/08/23 17:50:00 EDT
721 :     Tag: blume-20010823-toplevel
722 :     Description:
723 :    
724 :     - some reorganization of the code that implements various kinds of
725 :     environments in the compiler (static, dynamic, symbolic, combined)
726 :     - re-implemented the EnvRef module so that evalStream works properly
727 :     (if the stream contains references to "use", "CM.make", etc.)
728 :     - cleaned up evalloop.sml and interact.sml (but they need more cleaning)
729 :    
730 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
731 :     Name: Matthias Blume
732 : blume 904 Date: 2001/08/20 15:50 EDT
733 :     Tag: blume20010820-slipup
734 :     Description:
735 :    
736 :     I forgot to commit a few files. Here they are...
737 :    
738 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
739 :     Name: Matthias Blume
740 : blume 903 Date: 2001/08/20 15:35:00 EDT
741 :     Tag: blume-20010820-debugprof
742 :     Description:
743 :    
744 :     !!!! NEW BOOTFILES !!!!
745 :    
746 :     This is another round of reorganizing the compiler sources. This
747 :     time the main goal was to factor out all the "instrumentation"
748 :     passes (for profiling and backtracing) into their own library.
749 :     The difficulty was to do it in such a way that it does not depend
750 :     on elaborate.cm but only on elabdata.cm.
751 :    
752 :     Therefore there have been further changes to both elaborate.cm and
753 :     elabdata.cm -- more "generic" things have been moved from the former
754 :     to the latter. As a result, I was forced to split the assignment
755 :     of numbers indicating "primtyc"s into two portions: SML-generic and
756 :     SML/NJ-specific. Since it would have been awkward to maintain,
757 :     I bit the bullet and actually _changed_ the mapping between these
758 :     numbers and primtycs. The bottom line of this is that you need
759 :     a new set of bin- and bootfiles.
760 :    
761 :     I have built new bootfiles for all architectures, so doing a fresh
762 :     checkout and config/install.sh should be all you need.
763 :    
764 :     The newly created library's name is
765 :    
766 :     $smlnj/viscomp/debugprof.cm
767 :    
768 :     and its sources live under
769 :    
770 :     src/compiler/DebugProf
771 :    
772 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
773 :     Name: Matthias Blume
774 : blume 902 Date: 2001/08/15 17:15:00 EDT
775 :     Tag: blume-20010815-compreorg
776 :     Description:
777 :    
778 :     This is a first cut at reorganizing the CM libraries that make up the
779 :     core of the compiler. The idea is to separate out pieces that could
780 :     be used independently by tools, e.g., the parser, the typechecker, etc.
781 :    
782 :     The current status is a step in this direction, but it is not quite
783 :     satisfactory yet. Expect more changes in the future.
784 :    
785 :     Here is the current (new) organization...
786 :    
787 :     What used to be $smlnj/viscomp/core.cm is now divided into
788 :     six CM libraries:
789 :    
790 :     $smlnj/viscomp/basics.cm
791 :     /parser.cm
792 :     /elabdata.cm
793 :     /elaborate.cm
794 :     /execute.cm
795 :     /core.cm
796 :    
797 :     The CM files for these libraries live under src/system/smlnj/viscomp.
798 :     All these libraries are proxy libraries that contain precisely
799 :     one CM library component. Here are the locations of the components
800 :     (all within the src/compiler tree):
801 :    
802 :     Basics/basics.cm
803 :     Parse/parser.cm
804 :     ElabData/elabdata.cm
805 :     Elaborator/elaborate.cm
806 :     Execution/execute.cm
807 :     core.cm
808 :    
809 :     [This organization is the same that has been used already
810 :     for a while for the architecture-specific parts of the visible
811 :     compiler and for the old version of core.cm.]
812 :    
813 :     As you will notice, many source files have been moved from their
814 :     respective original locations to a new home in one of the above
815 :     subtrees.
816 :    
817 :     The division of labor between the new libraries is the following:
818 :    
819 :     basics.cm:
820 :     - Simple, basic definitions that pertain to many (or all) of
821 :     the other libraries.
822 :     parser.cm:
823 :     - The SML parser, producing output of type Ast.dec.
824 :     - The type family for Ast is also defined and exported here.
825 :     elabdata.cm:
826 :     - The datatypes that describe input and output of the elaborator.
827 :     This includes types, absyn, and static environments.
828 :     elaborator.cm:
829 :     - The SML/NJ type checker and elaborator.
830 :     This maps an Ast.dec (with a given static environment) to
831 :     an Absyn.dec (with a new static environment).
832 :     - This libraries implements certain modules that used to be
833 :     structures as functors (to remove dependencies on FLINT).
834 :     execute.cm:
835 :     - Everything having to do with executing binary code objects.
836 :     - Dynamic environments.
837 :     core.cm:
838 :     - SML/NJ-specific instantiations of the elaborator and MLRISC.
839 :     - Top-level modules.
840 :     - FLINT (this should eventually become its own library)
841 :    
842 :     Notes:
843 :    
844 :     I am not 100% happy with the way I separated the elaborator (and its
845 :     data structures) from FLINT. Two instances of the same problem:
846 :    
847 :     1. Data structures contain certain fields that carry FLINT-specific
848 :     information. I hacked around this using exn and the property list
849 :     module from smlnj-lib. But the fact that there are middle-end
850 :     specific fields around at all is a bit annoying.
851 :    
852 :     2. The elaborator calculates certain FLINT-related information. I tried
853 :     to make this as abstract as I could using functorization, but, again,
854 :     the fact that the elaborator has to perform calculations on behalf
855 :     of the middle-end at all is not nice.
856 :    
857 :     3. Having to used exn and property lists is unfortunate because it
858 :     weakens type checking. The other alternative (parameterizing
859 :     nearly *everything*) is not appealing, though.
860 :    
861 :     I removed the "rebinding =" warning hack because due to the new organization
862 :     it was awkward to maintain it. As a result, the compiler now issues some of
863 :     these warnings when compiling init.cmi during bootstrap compilation. On
864 :     the plus side, you also get a warning when you do, for example:
865 :     val op = = Int32.+
866 :     which was not the case up to now.
867 :    
868 :     I placed "assign" and "deref" into the _Core structure so that the
869 :     code that deals with the "lazy" keyword can find them there. This
870 :     removes the need for having access to the primitive environment
871 :     during elaboration.
872 :    
873 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
874 :     Name: Matthias Blume
875 : blume 898 Date: 2001/08/13
876 :     Tag: blume-20010813-closures
877 :     Description:
878 :    
879 :     This fix was sent to us by Zhong Shao. It is supposed to improve the
880 :     performance of certain loops by avoiding needless closure allocation.
881 :    
882 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
883 : george 890 Name: Lal George
884 : george 896 Date: 2001/07/31 10:03:23 EDT 2001
885 :     Tag: george-20010731-x86-fmalloc
886 :     Description: Fixed bug in x86 calls
887 :    
888 :     There was a bug where call instructions would mysteriously
889 :     vanish. The call instruction had to be one that returned
890 :     a floating point value.
891 :    
892 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
893 :     Name: Lal George
894 : george 890 Date: 2001/07/19 16:36:29 EDT 2001
895 :     Tag: george-20010719-simple-cells
896 :     Description:
897 :    
898 :     I have dramatically simplified the interface for CELLS in MLRISC.
899 :    
900 :     In summary, the cells interface is broken up into three parts:
901 :    
902 :     1. CellsBasis : CELLS_BASIS
903 :    
904 :     CellsBasis is a top level structure and common for all
905 :     architectures. it contains the definitions of basic datatypes
906 :     and utility functions over these types.
907 :    
908 :     2. functor Cells() : CELLS
909 :    
910 :     Cells generates an interface for CELLS that incorporates the
911 :     specific resources on the target architecture, such as the
912 :     presence of special register classes, their number and size,
913 :     and various useful substructures.
914 :    
915 :     3. <ARCH>CELLS
916 :    
917 :     e.g. SparcCells: SPARCCELLS
918 :    
919 :     <ARCH>CELLS usually contains additional bindings for special
920 :     registers on the architecture, such as:
921 :    
922 :     val r0 : cell (* register zero *)
923 :     val y : cell (* Y register *)
924 :     val psr : cell (* processor status register *)
925 :     ...
926 :    
927 :     The structure returned by applying the Cells functor is opened
928 :     in this interface.
929 :    
930 :     The main implication of all this is that the datatypes for cells is
931 :     split between CellsBasis and CELLS -- a fairly simple change for user
932 :     code.
933 :    
934 :     In the old scheme the CELLS interface had a definitional binding of
935 :     the form:
936 :    
937 :     signature CELLS = sig
938 :    
939 :     structure CellsBasis = CellsBasis
940 :    
941 :     ...
942 :    
943 :     end
944 :    
945 :     With all the sharing constraints that goes on in MLRISC, this old
946 :     design quickly leads to errors such as:
947 :    
948 :     "structure definition spec inside of sharing ... "
949 :    
950 :    
951 :     and appears to require an unacceptable amount of sharing and where
952 :     constraint hackery.
953 :    
954 :     I think this error message (the interaction of definitional specs and
955 :     sharing) requires more explanation on our web page.
956 :    
957 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
958 : blume 826 Name: Matthias Blume
959 : blume 879 Date: 2001/07/19 15:00:00 EDT
960 :     Tag: blume-20010719-libreorg
961 :     Description:
962 :    
963 :     This update puts together a fairly extensive but straightforward change
964 :     to the way the libraries that implement the interactive system are
965 :     organized:
966 :    
967 :     The biggest change is the elimination of structure Compiler. As a
968 :     replacement for this structure, there is now a CM library
969 :     (known as $smlnj/compiler.cm or $smlnj/compiler/current.cm)
970 :     that exports all the substructures of the original structure Compiler
971 :     directly. So instead of saying Compiler.Foo.bar one now simply
972 :     says Foo.bar. (The CM libraries actually export a collection of
973 :     structures that is richer than the collection of substructures of
974 :     structure Compiler.)
975 :    
976 :     To make the transition smooth, there is a separate library called
977 :     $smlnj/compiler/compiler.cm which puts together and exports the
978 :     original structure Compiler (or at least something very close to it).
979 :    
980 :     There are five members of the original structure Compiler
981 :     that are not exported directly but which instead became members
982 :     of a new structure Backend (described by signature BACKEND). These are:
983 :     structure Profile (: PROFILE), structure Compile (: COMPILE), structure
984 :     Interact (: INTERACT), structure Machine (: MACHINE), and val
985 :     architecture (: string).
986 :    
987 :     Structure Compiler.Version has become structure CompilerVersion.
988 :    
989 :     Cross-compilers for alpha32, hppa, ppc, sparc, and x86 are provided
990 :     by $smlnj/compiler/<arch>.cm where <arch> is alpha32, hppa, ppc, sparc,
991 :     or x86, respectively.
992 :     Each of these exports the same frontend structures that
993 :     $smlnj/compiler.cm exports. But they do not have a structure Backend
994 :     and instead export some structure <Arch>Backend where <Arch> is Alpha32,
995 :     Hppa, PPC, Sparc, or X86, respectively.
996 :    
997 :     Library $smlnj/compiler/all.cm exports the union of the exports of
998 :     $smlnj/compiler/<arch>.cm
999 :    
1000 :     There are no structures <Arch>Compiler anymore, use
1001 :     $smlnj/compiler/<arch>.cm instead.
1002 :    
1003 :     Library host-compiler-0.cm is gone. Instead, the internal library
1004 :     that instantiates CM is now called cm0.cm. Selection of the host
1005 :     compiler (backend) is no longer done here but. (Responsibility for it
1006 :     now lies with $smlnj/compiler/current.cm. This seems to be more
1007 :     logical.)
1008 :    
1009 :     Many individual files have been moved or renamed. Some files have
1010 :     been split into multiple files, and some "dead" files have been deleted.
1011 :    
1012 :     Aside from these changes to library organization, there are also changes
1013 :     to the way the code itself is organized:
1014 :    
1015 :     Structure Binfile has been re-implemented in such a way that it no
1016 :     longer needs any knowledge of the compiler. It exclusively deals
1017 :     with the details of binfile layout. It no longer invokes the
1018 :     compiler (for the purpose of creating new prospective binfile
1019 :     content), and it no longer has any knowledge of how to interpret
1020 :     pickles.
1021 :    
1022 :     Structure Compile (: COMPILE) has been stripped down to the bare
1023 :     essentials of compilation. It no longer deals with linking/execution.
1024 :     The interface has been cleaned up considerably.
1025 :    
1026 :     Utility routines for dealing with linking and execution have been
1027 :     moved into their own substructures.
1028 :    
1029 :     (The ultimate goal of these changes is to provide a light-weight
1030 :     binfile loader/linker (at least for, e.g., stable libraries) that
1031 :     does not require CM or the compiler to be present.)
1032 :    
1033 :     CM documentation has been updated to reflect the changes to library
1034 :     organization.
1035 :    
1036 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
1037 :     Name: Matthias Blume
1038 : blume 875 Date: 2001/07/10 17:30:00 EDT
1039 :     Tag: Release_110_34
1040 :     Description:
1041 :    
1042 : blume 876 Minor tweak to 110.34 (re-tagged):
1043 :    
1044 :     - README.html file added to CVS repository
1045 :     - runtime compiles properly under FreeBSD 3.X and 4.X
1046 :    
1047 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
1048 :     Name: Matthias Blume
1049 :     Date: 2001/07/10 17:30:00 EDT
1050 :     Tag: Release_110_34
1051 :     Description:
1052 :    
1053 : blume 875 New version number (110.34). New bootfiles.
1054 :    
1055 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
1056 :     Name: Matthias Blume
1057 : blume 874 Date: 2001/07/09 16:00:00 EDT
1058 :     Tag: blume-20010709-more-varargs
1059 :     Description:
1060 :    
1061 :     I changed the handling of varargs in ml-nlffigen again:
1062 :     The ellipsis ... will now simply be ignored (with an accompanying warning).
1063 :    
1064 :     The immediate effect is that you can actually call a varargs function
1065 :     from ML -- but you can't actually supply any arguments beyond the ones
1066 :     specified explicitly. (For example, you can call printf with its format
1067 :     string, but you cannot pass additional arguments.)
1068 :    
1069 :     This behavior is only marginally more useful than the one before, but
1070 :     it has the advantage that a function or, more importantly, a function
1071 :     type never gets dropped on the floor, thus avoiding follow-up problems with
1072 :     other types that refer to the offending one.
1073 :    
1074 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
1075 :     Name: Matthias Blume
1076 : blume 873 Date: 2001/07/09 11:25:00 EDT
1077 :     Tag: blume-20010709-varargs
1078 :     Description:
1079 :    
1080 :     1. ckit-lib.cm now exports structure Error
1081 :     2. ml-nlffigen reports occurences of "..." (i.e., varargs function types)
1082 :     with a warning accompanied by a source location. Moreover, it
1083 :     merely skips the offending function or type and proceeds with the
1084 :     rest of its work.u As a result, one can safely feed C code containing
1085 :     "..." to ml-nlffigen.
1086 :     3. There are some internal improvements to CM, providing slightly
1087 :     more general string substitutions in the tools subsystem.
1088 :    
1089 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
1090 :     Name: Matthias Blume
1091 : blume 854 Date: 2001/06/27 15:10:00 EDT
1092 :     Tag: blume-20010627-concur
1093 :     Description:
1094 :    
1095 :     Fixed a small bug in CM's handling of parallel compilation.
1096 :     (You could observe the bug by Control-C-interrupting an ordinary
1097 :     CMB.make or CM.stabilize and then attaching some compile servers.
1098 :     The result was that all of a sudden the previously interrupted
1099 :     compilation would continue on its own. This was because of
1100 :     an over-optimization: CM did not bother to clean out certain queues
1101 :     when no servers were attached "anyway", resulting in the contents
1102 :     of these queues to grab control when new servers did get attached.)
1103 :    
1104 :     There is also another minor update to the CM manual.
1105 :    
1106 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
1107 :     Name: Matthias Blume
1108 : blume 853 Date: 2001/06/26 16:15:00 EDT
1109 :     Tag: blume-20010626-cmdoc
1110 :     Description:
1111 :    
1112 :     Minor typo fixed in CM manual (syntax diagram for libraries).
1113 :    
1114 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
1115 :     Name: Matthias Blume
1116 : blume 852 Date: 2001/06/25 22:55:00 EDT
1117 :     Tag: blume-20010625-x86pc
1118 :     Description:
1119 :    
1120 :     Fixed a nasty bug in the X86 assembly code that caused signal
1121 :     handlers to fail (crash) randomly.
1122 :    
1123 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
1124 :     Name: Matthias Blume
1125 : blume 846 Date: 2001/06/25 12:05:00 EDT
1126 :     Tag: blume-20010625-nlffigen
1127 :     Description:
1128 :    
1129 :     This update fixes a number of minor bugs in ml-nlffigen as reported by
1130 :     Nick Carter <nbc@andrew.cmu.edu>.
1131 :    
1132 :     1. Silly but ok typedefs of the form "typedef void myvoid;" are now accepted.
1133 :     2. Default names for generated files are now derived from the name of
1134 :     the C file *without its directory*. In particular, this causes generated
1135 :     files to be placed locally even if the C file is in some system directory.
1136 :     3. Default names for generated signatures and structures are also derived
1137 :     from the C file name without its directory. This avoids silly things
1138 :     like "structure GL/GL".
1139 :     (Other silly names are still possible because ml-nlffigen does not do
1140 : blume 847 a thorough check of whether generated names are legal ML identifiers.
1141 :     When in doubt, use command line arguments to force particular names.)
1142 : blume 846
1143 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
1144 :     Name: Matthias Blume
1145 : blume 845 Date: 2001/06/21 12:25:00 EDT
1146 :     Tag: blume-20010621-eXene
1147 :     Description:
1148 :    
1149 :     eXene now compiles and (sort of) works again.
1150 :    
1151 :     The library name (for version > 110.33) is $/eXene.cm.
1152 :    
1153 :     I also added an new example in src/eXene/examples/nbody. See the
1154 :     README file there for details.
1155 :    
1156 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
1157 :     Name: Matthias Blume
1158 : blume 844 Date: 2001/06/20 16:40:00 EDT
1159 :     Tag: blume-20010620-cml
1160 :     Description:
1161 :    
1162 :     CML now compiles and works again.
1163 :    
1164 :     Libraries (for version > 110.33):
1165 :    
1166 :     $cml/cml.cm Main CML library.
1167 :     $cml/basis.cm CML's version of $/basis.cm.
1168 :     $cml/cml-internal.cm Internal helper library.
1169 :     $cml/core-cml.cm Internal helper library.
1170 :     $cml-lib/trace-cml.cm Tracing facility.
1171 :     $cml-lib/smlnj-lib.cm CML's version of $/smlnj-lib.cm
1172 :    
1173 :     The installer (config/install.sh) has been taught how to properly
1174 :     install this stuff.
1175 :    
1176 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
1177 :     Name: Matthias Blume
1178 : blume 843 Date: 2001/06/19 17:55:00 EDT
1179 :     Tag: blume-20010619-instantiate
1180 :     Description:
1181 :    
1182 :     This un-breaks the fix for bug 1432.
1183 :     (The bug was originally fixed in 110.9 but I broke it again some
1184 :     time after that.)
1185 :    
1186 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
1187 :     Name: Matthias Blume
1188 : blume 842 Date: 2001/06/19 17:25:00 EDT
1189 :     Tag: blume-20010619-signals
1190 :     Description:
1191 :    
1192 :     This should (hopefully) fix the long-standing signal handling bug.
1193 :     (The runtime system was constructing a continuation record with an
1194 :     incorrect descriptor which would cause the GC to drop data on the floor...)
1195 :    
1196 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
1197 :     Name: Matthias Blume
1198 : blume 840 Date: 2001/06/15 15:05:00 EDT
1199 : blume 841 Tag: blume-20010615-moresparc
1200 :     Description:
1201 :    
1202 :     Here is a short late-hour update related to Sparc c-calls:
1203 :    
1204 :     -- made handling of double-word arguments a bit smarter
1205 :    
1206 :     -- instruction selection phase tries to collapse certain clumsily
1207 :     constructed ML-Trees; typical example:
1208 :    
1209 :     ADD(ty,ADD(_,e,LI d1),LI d2) -> ADD(ty,e,LI(d1+d2))
1210 :    
1211 :     This currently has no further impact on SML/NJ since mlriscGen does
1212 :     not seem to generate such patterns in the first place, and c-calls
1213 :     (which did generate them in the beginning) has meanwhile been fixed
1214 :     so as to avoid them as well.
1215 :    
1216 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
1217 :     Name: Matthias Blume
1218 :     Date: 2001/06/15 15:05:00 EDT
1219 : blume 840 Tag: blume-20010615-sparc
1220 :     Description:
1221 :    
1222 :     The purpose of this update is to provide an implementation of NLFFI
1223 :     on Sparc machines.
1224 :    
1225 :     Here are the changes in detail:
1226 :    
1227 :     * src/MLRISC/sparc/c-calls/sparc-c-calls.sml is a new file containing
1228 :     the Sparc implementation of the c-calls API.
1229 :     * The Sparc backend of SML/NJ has been modified to uniformely use %fp
1230 :     for accessing the ML frame. Thus, we have a real frame pointer and
1231 :     can freely modify %sp without need for an omit-frame-ptr phase.
1232 :     The vfp logic in src/compiler/CodeGen/* has been changed to accomodate
1233 :     this case.
1234 :     * ml-nlffigen has been taught to produce code for different architectures
1235 :     and calling conventions.
1236 :     * In a way similar to what was done in the x86 case, the Sparc
1237 :     backend uses its own specific extension to mltree. (For example,
1238 :     it needs to be able to generate UNIMP instructions which are part
1239 :     of the calling convention.)
1240 :     * ml-nlffi-lib was reorganized to make it more modular (in particular,
1241 :     to make it easier to plug in new machine- and os-dependent parts).
1242 :    
1243 :     There are some other fairly unrelated bug fixes and cleanups as well:
1244 :    
1245 :     * I further hacked the .cm files for MLRISC tools (like MDLGen) so
1246 :     that they properly share their libraries with existing SML/NJ libraries.
1247 :     * I fixed a minor cosmetic bug in CM, supressing certain spurious
1248 :     follow-up error messages.
1249 :     * Updates to CM/CMB documentation.
1250 :    
1251 :     TODO items:
1252 :    
1253 :     * MLRISC should use a different register as its asmTemp on the Sparc.
1254 :     (The current %o2 is a really bad choice because it is part of the
1255 :     calling conventions, so things might interfere in unexpected ways.)
1256 :    
1257 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
1258 :     Name: Matthias Blume
1259 : blume 839 Date: 2001/06/07
1260 :     Tag: blume-20010607-calls
1261 :     Description:
1262 :    
1263 :     A number of internal changes related to C calls and calling conventions:
1264 :    
1265 :     1. ML-Tree CALL statements now carry a "pops" field. It indicates the
1266 :     number of bytes popped implicitly (by the callee). In most cases
1267 :     this field is 0 but on x86/win32 it is some non-zero value. This
1268 :     is information provided for the benefit of the "omit-frameptr" pass.
1269 :     2. The CALL instruction on the x86 carries a similar "pops" field.
1270 :     The instruction selection phase copies its value from the ML-Tree
1271 :     CALL statement.
1272 :     3. On all other architectures, the instruction selection phase checks
1273 :     whether "pops=0" and complains if not.
1274 :     4. The c-calls implementation for x86 now accepts two calling conventions:
1275 :     "ccall" and "stdcall". When "ccall" is selected, the caller cleans
1276 :     up after the call and pops is set to 0. For "stdcall", the caller
1277 :     does nothing, leaving the cleanup to the callee; pops is set to
1278 :     the number of bytes that were pushed onto the stack.
1279 :     5. The cproto decoder (compiler/Semant/types/cproto.sml) now can
1280 :     distinguish between "ccall" and "stdcall".
1281 :     6. The UNIMP instruction has been added to the supported Sparc instruction
1282 :     set. (This is needed for implementing the official C calling convention
1283 :     on this architecture.)
1284 :     7. I fixed some of the .cm files under src/MLRISC/Tools to make them
1285 :     work with the latest CM.
1286 :    
1287 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
1288 :     Name: Matthias Blume
1289 : blume 838 Date: 2001/06/05 15:10:00 EDT
1290 :     Tag: blume-20010605-cm-index
1291 :     Description:
1292 :    
1293 :     0. The "lambdasplit" parameter for class "sml" in CM has been documented.
1294 :    
1295 :     1. CM can now generate "index files". These are human-readable files
1296 :     that list on a per-.cm-file basis each toplevel symbol defined or
1297 :     imported. The location of the index file for
1298 :     <p>/<d>.cm is <p>/CM/INDEX/<d>.cm.
1299 :     To enable index-file generation, set CM.Control.generate_index to true
1300 :     or export an environment-symbol: export CM_GENERATE_INDEX=true.
1301 :    
1302 :     The CM manual has been updated accordingly.
1303 :    
1304 :     2. I made some slight modifications to the c-calls API in MLRISC.
1305 :    
1306 :     a) There is now a callback to support saving/restoring of
1307 :     dedicated but caller-save registers around the actual call
1308 :     instruction.
1309 :     b) One can optionally specify a comment-annotation for the
1310 :     call instruction.
1311 :    
1312 :     3. SML/NJ (mlriscGen.sml) uses this new API for the rawccall primop.
1313 :     (For example, the comment annotation shows the C prototype of
1314 :     the function being called.)
1315 :    
1316 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
1317 :     Name: Matthias Blume
1318 : blume 837 Date: 2001/06/01 13:30:00 EDT
1319 :     Tag: blume-20010601-nlffi-cleanup
1320 :     Description:
1321 :    
1322 :     This is mostly a cleanup of MLFFI stuff:
1323 :    
1324 :     - some signature files have been put into a more exposed place
1325 :     - the ugly 'f type parameter is gone (simplifies types tremendously!)
1326 :     - ml-nlffigen changed accordingly
1327 :     - tutorial updated
1328 :    
1329 :     Other changes:
1330 :    
1331 :     - author's affiliation in CM manual(s) updated
1332 :     - some more recognized keywords added to Allen's sml.sty
1333 :    
1334 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
1335 :     Name: Matthias Blume
1336 : blume 836 Date: 2001/05/25 15:30:00 EDT
1337 :     Tag: blume-20010525-iptr
1338 :     Description:
1339 :    
1340 :     - put the official 110.33-README (as it appears on the ftp server) under
1341 :     CVS
1342 :     - fixed a small bug related to incomplete pointer types in
1343 :     ml-nlffigen
1344 :     - small cosmetic change to the ml-nlffi-lib's "arr" type constructor
1345 :     (it does not need the 'f type parameter)
1346 :    
1347 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
1348 :     Name: Matthias Blume
1349 : blume 834 Date: 2001/05/23 14:30:00 EDT
1350 :     Tag: Release_110_33
1351 :     Description:
1352 :    
1353 :     New version number (110.33). New bootfiles.
1354 :    
1355 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
1356 :     Name: Matthias Blume
1357 : blume 833 Date: 2001/05/22 18:06:00 EDT
1358 :     Tag: blume-20010522-targets
1359 :     Description:
1360 :    
1361 :     Made install.sh use file config/targets.customized if it exists, falling
1362 :     back to config/targets if it doesn't. This way one can have a customized
1363 :     version of the targets file without touching the "real thing", thus
1364 :     eliminating the constant fear of accidentally checking something bogus
1365 :     back into the CVS repository... (File config/targets.customized must
1366 :     not be added to the repository!)
1367 :    
1368 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
1369 :     Name: Matthias Blume
1370 : blume 832 Date: 2001/05/22 16:30:00 EDT
1371 :     Tag: blume-20010522-minitut
1372 :     Description:
1373 :    
1374 :     1. Bug fix in ml-nlffigen; now (hopefully) correctly handling
1375 :     struct returns.
1376 :     2. Added src/ml-nlffi-lib/Doc/mini-tutorial.txt. This is some very
1377 :     incomplete, preliminary documentation for NLFFI.
1378 :    
1379 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
1380 :     Name: Matthias Blume
1381 : blume 829 Date: 2001/05/14 11:30:00 EDT
1382 :     Tag: blume-20010514-script
1383 :     Description:
1384 :    
1385 :     Some bugs in install script fixed.
1386 :    
1387 :     In addition to that I also made a slight change to the NLFFI API:
1388 :     Functors generated by ml-nlffigen now take the dynamic library as a
1389 :     straight functor argument, not as a suspended one. (The original
1390 :     functor code used to force the suspension right away anyway, so there
1391 :     was nothing gained by this complication of the interface.)
1392 :    
1393 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
1394 :     Name: Matthias Blume
1395 : blume 828 Date: 2001/05/11 14:35:00 EDT
1396 :     Tag: blume-20010511-ml-nlffi
1397 :     Description:
1398 :    
1399 :     I finally took the plunge and added my new FFI code to the main
1400 :     repository. For x86-linux it is now ready for prime-time.
1401 :    
1402 :     There are two new subdirectories of "src":
1403 :    
1404 :     - ml-nlffi-lib:
1405 :     The utility library for programs using the FFI interface.
1406 :     Here is the implementation of $/c.cm and its associated low-level
1407 :     partners $/c-int.cm and $/memory.cm.
1408 :     - ml-nlffigen:
1409 :     A stand-alone program for generating ML glue code from C source
1410 :     code.
1411 :    
1412 :     Building ml-nlffigen requires $/ckit-lib.cm.
1413 :    
1414 :     The config/install.sh script has been updates to do the Right Thing
1415 :     (hopefully).
1416 :    
1417 :     Notice that the source tree for the C-Kit will not be put under "src"
1418 :     but directly under the installation root directory. (This is the
1419 :     structure that currently exists on the CVS server when you check out
1420 :     module "sml".) Fortunately, config/install.sh knows about this oddity.
1421 :    
1422 :     Bugs: No documentation yet.
1423 :    
1424 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
1425 :     Name: Matthias Blume
1426 : blume 826 Date: 2001/05/09 16:35:00 EDT
1427 :     Tag: blume-20010509-cpscontract
1428 :     Description:
1429 :    
1430 :     Fixed a bug in the accounting code in cpsopt/contract.sml. (The
1431 :     wrapper/unwrapper elimination did not decrement usage counts and some
1432 :     dead variables got overlooked by the dead-up logic.)
1433 :    
1434 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
1435 : george 824 Name: Lal George
1436 :     Date: 2001/05/08 17:26:09 EDT
1437 :     Tag: george-20010508-omit-frameptr
1438 :     Description:
1439 :    
1440 :     Changes to implement the omit-frame-pointer optimization to support
1441 :     raw C calls. For now, there is only support on the Intel x86, but
1442 :     other architectures will follow as more experience is gained with this.
1443 :    
1444 :    
1445 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
1446 : blume 818 Name: Matthias Blume
1447 : blume 819 Date: 2001/05/07 14:40:00 EDT
1448 :     Tag: blume-20010507-proxies
1449 :     Description:
1450 :    
1451 :     I made into "proxy libraries" all libraries that qualify for such a
1452 :     change. (A qualifying library is a library that has another library or
1453 :     groups as its sole member and repeats that member's export list
1454 :     verbatim. A proxy library avoids this repetition by omitting its export
1455 :     list, effectively inheriting the list that its (only) member exports.
1456 :     See the CM manual for more explanation.)
1457 :     The main effect is that explicit export lists for these libraries
1458 :     do not have to be kepts in sync, making maintenance a bit easier.
1459 :    
1460 :     I also added copyright notices to many .cm-files.
1461 :    
1462 :     Last but not least, I made a new set of bootfiles.
1463 :    
1464 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
1465 :     Name: Matthias Blume
1466 : blume 818 Date: 2001/05/04 17:00:00 EDT
1467 :     Tag: blume-20010504-cm-lsplit
1468 :     Description:
1469 :    
1470 :     0. John merged pending changes to $/smlnj-lib.cm
1471 :    
1472 :     1. Allen's previous change accidentally backed out of one of Lal's
1473 :     earlier changes. I undid this mistake (re-introducing Lal's change).
1474 :    
1475 :     2. I used the new topOrder' function from graph-scc.sml (from $/smlnj-lib.cm)
1476 :     within the compiler where applicable. There is some code simplification
1477 :     because of that.
1478 :    
1479 :     3. The "split" phase (in FLINT) is now part of the default list of phases.
1480 :     Compiler.Control.LambdaSplitting.* can be used to globally control the
1481 :     lambda-splitting (cross-module-inlining) engine. In addition to that,
1482 :     it can now also be controlled on a per-source basis: CM has been taught
1483 :     a new tool parameter applicable to ML source files.
1484 :    
1485 :     - To turn lambda-splitting off completely:
1486 :     local open Compiler.Control.LambdaSplitting in
1487 :     val _ = set Off
1488 :     end
1489 :     - To make "no lambda-splitting" the global default (but allow per-source
1490 :     overriding); this is the initial setting:
1491 :     local open Compiler.Control.LambdaSplitting in
1492 :     val _ = set (Default NONE)
1493 :     end
1494 :     - To make "lambda-splitting with aggressiveness a" the global default
1495 :     (and allow per-source overriding):
1496 :     local open Compiler.Control.LambdaSplitting in
1497 :     val _ = set (Default (SOME a))
1498 :     end
1499 :    
1500 :     - To turn lambda-splitting off for a given ML souce file (say: a.sml)
1501 :     write (in the respective .cm-file):
1502 :     a.sml (lambdasplitting:off)
1503 :     - To turn lambda-splitting for a.sml on with minimal aggressiveness:
1504 :     a.sml (lambdasplitting:on)
1505 :     - To turn lambda-splitting for a.sml on with aggressiveness <a> (where
1506 :     <a> is a decimal non-negative integer):
1507 :     a.sml (lambdasplitting:<a>)
1508 :     - To turn lambda-splitting for a.sml on with maximal aggressiveness:
1509 :     a.sml (lambdasplitting:infinity)
1510 :     - To use the global default for a.sml:
1511 :     a.sml (lambdasplitting:default)
1512 :     or simply
1513 :     a.sml
1514 :    
1515 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
1516 : leunga 815 Name: Allen Leung
1517 :     Date: 2001/05/04 01:57:00 EDT
1518 :     Tag: leunga-20010504-sync
1519 :     Description:
1520 : leunga 788
1521 : leunga 815 MLRISC features.
1522 :    
1523 :     1. Fix to CMPXCHG instructions.
1524 :     2. Changed RA interface to allow annotations in callbacks.
1525 :     3. Added a new method to the stream interface to allow annotations updates.
1526 :    
1527 : george 749 ----------------------------------------------------------------------
1528 : blume 812 Name: Matthias Blume
1529 : blume 814 Date: 2001/05/01 11:45:00 EDT
1530 :     Tag: blume-20010501-pcedittmp
1531 :     Description:
1532 :    
1533 :     Changed install.sh to use the current working directory instead of
1534 :     /usr/tmp for a temporary file (pcedittmp). The previous choice
1535 :     of /usr/tmp caused trouble with MacOS X because of file premission
1536 :     problems.
1537 :    
1538 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
1539 :     Name: Matthias Blume
1540 : blume 812 Date: 2001/04/20 11:10:00 EDT
1541 :     Tag: blume-20010420-inMLflag
1542 :     Description:
1543 :    
1544 :     - added vp_limitPtrMask to vproc-state.h
1545 :     (for use by the raw-C-calls mechanism to implement proper interrupt
1546 :     handling)
1547 :     - made the ML compiler aware of various data-structure offsets so it
1548 :     can generate code for accessing the vp_inML flag and vp_limitPtrMask
1549 :     - tweaked mlriscGen.sml to have it emit interrupt-handling code for
1550 :     raw C-calls
1551 :    
1552 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
1553 : george 810 Name: Lal George
1554 :     Date: 2001/04/20 09:15:28 EDT
1555 :     Tag: george-20010420-macosX
1556 :     Description:
1557 :    
1558 :     - Changes to port to Mac OS X; Darwin.
1559 :    
1560 :     - In the process I found that sqrt was broken on the PPC, because the
1561 :     fsqrt instruction is not implemented.
1562 :    
1563 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
1564 : blume 799 Name: Matthias Blume
1565 : blume 808 Date: 2001/04/18 12:45:00 EDT
1566 :     Tag: blume-20010418-ccalls
1567 :     Description:
1568 :    
1569 :     - fixed two off-by-4 errors in the x86-specific c-calls implementation
1570 :     (this bug prevented structure arguments containing pointers from being
1571 :     passed correctly)
1572 :     - changed the raw-C-call code in mlriscGen.sml in such a way that
1573 :     structure arguments are represented as a pointer to the beginning
1574 :     of the structure (instead of having a series of synthesized arguments,
1575 :     one for each structure member)
1576 :    
1577 :     - made makeml script's verbosity level configurable via environment
1578 :     variable (MAKEML_VERBOSITY)
1579 :    
1580 : blume 813 - eliminated placeholder implementations for f32l, w16s, i16s, and f32s
1581 : blume 808 in rawmem-x86.sml; we are now using the real thing
1582 :    
1583 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
1584 :     Name: Matthias Blume
1585 : blume 806 Date: 2001/03/22 16:25:00 EST
1586 :     Tag: blume-20010322-bootfiles
1587 :     Description:
1588 :    
1589 :     Created a new set of bootfiles (for your automatic installation convenience).
1590 :    
1591 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
1592 :     Name: Matthias Blume
1593 : blume 805 Date: 2001/03/22 15:10:00 EST
1594 :     Tag: blume-20010322-rawmem-parcm
1595 :     Description:
1596 :    
1597 :     1. All "raw memory access" primitives for the new FFI are implemented now
1598 :     (at least on the x86).
1599 :     2. Some further cleanup of CM's parallel make mechanism.
1600 :    
1601 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
1602 :     Name: Matthias Blume
1603 : blume 801 Date: 2001/03/19 17:53:00 EST
1604 :     Tag: blume-20010319-parallel
1605 :     Description:
1606 :    
1607 :     Parallel make (using compile servers) now works again.
1608 :    
1609 :     To this end, CM.stabilize and CMB.make have been modified to work in
1610 :     two passes when compile servers are attached:
1611 :     1. Compile everything, do not perform stabilization; this pass
1612 :     uses compile servers
1613 :     2. Stabilize everything; this pass does not use compile servers
1614 :     If there are no compile servers, the two passes are combined into one
1615 :     (as before). Splitting the passes increases the inherent parallelism
1616 :     in the dependency graph because the entire graph including all
1617 :     libraries is available at the same time. This, in turn, improves
1618 :     server utilization. The downside is that the master process will
1619 :     have to do some extra work after compilation is done (because for
1620 :     technical reasons it must re-read all the binfiles during stabilization).
1621 :    
1622 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
1623 :     Name: Matthias Blume
1624 : blume 800 Date: 2001/03/16 12:22:00 EST
1625 :     Tag: blume-20010316-bootfiles
1626 :     Description:
1627 :    
1628 :     Created a new set of bootfiles (for your automatic installation convenience).
1629 :    
1630 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
1631 :     Name: Matthias Blume
1632 : blume 799 Date: 2001/03/16 11:00:00 EST
1633 :     Tag: blume-20010316-MLTREE-fixup
1634 :     Description:
1635 :    
1636 :     This is a minor fixup for an (untagged) earlier commit by Allen.
1637 :     (A file was missing).
1638 :    
1639 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
1640 : leunga 788 Name: Allen Leung
1641 : leunga 796 Date: Mon Mar 5 18:54:57 EST 2001
1642 :     Tag: leunga-20010305-cut-support
1643 :    
1644 :     1. New support for alternative control-flow in MLTREE.
1645 :     Currently we support
1646 :    
1647 :     FLOW_TO(CALL ...., [k1,...,kn])
1648 :    
1649 :     This is needed for 'cuts to' in C-- and try/handle-like constructs
1650 :     in Moby
1651 :    
1652 :     New assembler flag "asm-show-cutsto" to turn on control-flow debugging.
1653 :    
1654 :     2. Register Allocator
1655 :    
1656 :     Changes in interface [from Fermin, John]
1657 :    
1658 :     3. Alpha 8-bit SLL support [Fermin]
1659 :    
1660 :     4. All architectures
1661 :    
1662 :     A new module (ClusterExpandCopies) for expanding parallel copies.
1663 :    
1664 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
1665 :     Name: Allen Leung
1666 : leunga 788 Date: 2001/02/27 23:07:00 EST
1667 :     Tag: leunga-20010227-minor-stuff
1668 :    
1669 :     1. Alpha bug fix for CMOVNE
1670 :     2. Handle mltree COND(..,FCMP ...,...)
1671 :     3. Bug fix in simplifier
1672 :    
1673 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
1674 : blume 777 Name: Matthias Blume
1675 : blume 781 Date: 2001/01/30 17:50:00 EST
1676 :     Tag: blume-20010130-sync
1677 :     Description:
1678 :    
1679 :     This is just a minor update to sync my devel branch with the main brach.
1680 :     The only visible change is the addition of some README files.
1681 :    
1682 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
1683 :     Name: Matthias Blume
1684 : blume 778 Date: 2001/01/12 23:30:00 JST
1685 :     Tag: blume-20010112-bootfiles
1686 :     Description:
1687 :    
1688 :     Made a new set of bootfiles that goes with the current state of the
1689 :     repository.
1690 :    
1691 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
1692 :     Name: Matthias Blume
1693 : blume 777 Date: 2001/01/12 21:20:00 JST
1694 :     Tag: blume-20010112-sync
1695 :     Description:
1696 :    
1697 :     I am just flushing out some minor changes that had accumulated in
1698 :     my private branch in order to sync with the main tree. (This is
1699 :     mainly because I had CVS trouble when trying to merge _into_ my
1700 :     private branch.)
1701 :    
1702 :     Most people should be completely unaffected by this.
1703 :    
1704 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
1705 : leunga 775 Name: Allen Leung
1706 :     Date: Thu Jan 11 21:03:00 EST 2001
1707 :     Tag: leunga-20010111-labexp=mltree
1708 :     Description:
1709 :    
1710 :     1. Removed the type LabelExp and replace it by MLTree.
1711 :     2. Rewritten mltree-simplify with the pattern matcher tool.
1712 :     3. There were some bugs in alpha code generator which would break
1713 :     64-bit code generation.
1714 :     4. Redo the tools to generate code with the
1715 :     5. The CM files in MLRISC (and in src/system/smlnj/MLRISC)
1716 :     are now generated by perl scripts.
1717 :    
1718 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
1719 : blume 771 Name: Matthias Blume
1720 : blume 774 Date: 2001/01/10 21:55:00 JST
1721 :     Tag: blume-20010110-rcc
1722 :     Description:
1723 :    
1724 :     The RCC stuff now seems to work (but only on the x86).
1725 :     This required hacking of the c-calls interface (and -implementation) in
1726 :     MLRISC.
1727 :    
1728 :     Normal compiler users should be unaffected.
1729 :    
1730 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
1731 :     Name: Matthias Blume
1732 : blume 773 Date: 2001/01/09 01:20:00 JST
1733 :     Tag: blume-20010109-rcc
1734 :     Description:
1735 :    
1736 :     This is a fairly big patch, flushing out a large number of pending
1737 :     changes that I made to my development copy over the last couple of days.
1738 :    
1739 :     Of practical relevance at this moment is a workaround for a pickling
1740 :     bug that Allen ran into the other day. The cause of the bug itself is
1741 :     still unknown and it might be hard to fix it properly, but the
1742 :     workaround has some merits of its own (namely somewhat reducing pickling
1743 :     overhead for certain libraries). Therefore, I think this solution should
1744 :     be satisfactory at this time.
1745 :    
1746 :     The rest of the changes (i.e., the vast majority) has to do with my
1747 :     ongoing efforts of providing direct support for C function calls from
1748 :     ML. At the moment there is a new primop "RAW_CCALL", typing magic
1749 :     in types/cproto.sml (invoked from FLINT/trans/translate.sml), a new
1750 :     case in the FLINT CPS datatype (RCC), changes to cps/convert.sml to
1751 :     translate uses of RAW_CCALL into RCC, and changes to mlriscGen.sml to
1752 :     handle RCC.
1753 :    
1754 :     The last part (the changes to mlriscGen.sml) are still known to be
1755 :     wrong on the x86 and not implemented on all other architectures. But
1756 :     the infrastructure is in place. I had to change a few functor
1757 :     signatures in the backend to be able to route the CCalls interface
1758 :     from MLRISC there, and I had to specialize the mltree type (on the
1759 :     x86) to include the necessary extensions. (The extensions themselves
1760 :     were already there and redy to go in MLRISC/x86).
1761 :    
1762 :     Everything should be very happy as soon as someone helps me with
1763 :     mlriscGen.sml...
1764 :    
1765 :     In any case, nothing of this should matter to anyone as long as the
1766 :     new primop is not being used (which is going to be the case unless you
1767 :     find it where I hid it :). The rest of the compiler is completely
1768 :     unaffected.
1769 :    
1770 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
1771 :     Name: Matthias Blume
1772 : blume 772 Date: 2001/01/05 00:30:00 JST
1773 :     Tag: blume-20010105-primops
1774 :     Description:
1775 :    
1776 :     Added some experimental support for work that I am doing right now.
1777 :     These changes mostly concern added primops, but there is also a new
1778 :     experimental C library in the runtime system (but currently not enabled
1779 :     anywhere except on Linux/X86).
1780 :    
1781 :     In the course of adding primops (and playing with them), I discovered that
1782 :     Zhong's INL_PRIM hack (no type info for certain primops) was, in fact, badly
1783 :     broken. (Zhong was very right he labeled this stuff as "major gross hack".)
1784 :     To recover, I made type information in INL_PRIM mandatory and changed
1785 :     prim.sml as well as built-in.sml accordingly. The InLine structure now
1786 :     has complete, correct type information (i.e., no bottom types).
1787 :    
1788 :     Since all these changes mean that we need new binfiles, I also bumped the
1789 :     version number to 110.32.1.
1790 :    
1791 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
1792 :     Name: Matthias Blume
1793 : blume 771 Date: 2000/12/30 22:10:00 JST
1794 :     Tag: blume-20001230-various
1795 :     Description:
1796 :    
1797 :     Added proxy libraries for MLRISC and let MLRISC libraries refer
1798 :     to each other using path anchors. (See CM manual for explanation.)
1799 :    
1800 :     Updated CM documentation.
1801 :    
1802 :     Fixed some bugs in CM.
1803 :    
1804 :     Implemented "proxy" libraries (= syntactic sugar for CM).
1805 :    
1806 :     Added "-quiet" option to makeml and changed runtime system accordingly.
1807 :    
1808 :     Added cleanup handler for exportML to reset timers and compiler stats.
1809 :    
1810 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
1811 : george 761 Name: Lal George
1812 :     Date: 2000/12/22 22:22:58 EST 2000
1813 :     Tag: Release_110_32
1814 :     Description:
1815 :    
1816 :     Infinite precision used throughout MLRISC.
1817 :     see MLRISC/mltree/machine-int.sig
1818 :    
1819 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
1820 : blume 756 Name: Matthias Blume
1821 : blume 760 Date: 2000/12/22 23:16:00 JST
1822 :     Tag: blume-20001222-warn
1823 :     Description:
1824 : blume 759
1825 : blume 760 Corrected wording and formatting of some CM warning message which I
1826 :     broke in my previous patch.
1827 : blume 759
1828 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
1829 :     Name: Matthias Blume
1830 : blume 763 Date: 2000/12/22 21:20:00 JST
1831 :     Tag: blume-20001222-anchorenv
1832 :     Description:
1833 :    
1834 :     Fixed CM's handling of anchor environments in connection with CMB.make.
1835 :    
1836 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
1837 :     Name: Matthias Blume
1838 : blume 758 Date: 2000/12/22 13:15:00 JST
1839 :     Tag: blume-20001222-cleanup
1840 :     Description:
1841 :    
1842 :     Removed src/cm/ffi which does not (and did not) belong here.
1843 :    
1844 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
1845 :     Name: Matthias Blume
1846 : blume 757 Date: 2000/12/21 23:55:00 JST
1847 :     Tag: blume-20001221-exn
1848 :     Description:
1849 :    
1850 :     Probably most important: CM no longer silently swallows all exceptions
1851 :     in the compiler.
1852 :     Plus: some other minor CM changes. For example, CM now reports some
1853 :     sizes for generated binfiles (code, data, envpickle, lambdapickle).
1854 :    
1855 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
1856 :     Name: Matthias Blume
1857 : blume 756 Date: 2000/12/15 00:01:05 JST
1858 :     Tag: blume-20001215-dirtool
1859 :     Description:
1860 :    
1861 :     - "dir" tool added.
1862 :     - improvements and cleanup to Tools structure
1863 :     - documentation updates
1864 :    
1865 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
1866 : leunga 752 Name: Allen Leung
1867 : leunga 755 Date: Thu Dec 14 03:45:24 EST 2000
1868 :     Description:
1869 :     Tag: leunga-20001214-int-inf
1870 :     Description:
1871 :    
1872 :     In IntInf, added these standard functions, which are missing from our
1873 :     implementation:
1874 :    
1875 :     andb : int * int -> int
1876 :     xorb : int * int -> int
1877 :     orb : int * int -> int
1878 :     notb : int -> int
1879 :     << : int * word -> int
1880 :     ~>> : int * word -> int
1881 :    
1882 :     Not tested, I hope they are correct.
1883 :    
1884 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
1885 :     Name: Allen Leung
1886 : leunga 752 Date: Fri Dec 8 19:23:26 EST 2000
1887 :     Description:
1888 :     Tag: leunga-20001208-nowhere
1889 :     Description:
1890 :    
1891 :     Slight improvements to the 'nowhere' tool to handle OR-patterns,
1892 :     to generate better error messages etc. Plus a brief manual.
1893 :    
1894 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
1895 : george 749 Name: Lal George
1896 :     Date: 2000/12/08 09:54:02 EST 2000
1897 :     Tag: Release_110_31
1898 :     Description:
1899 : george 705
1900 : george 749 - Version 110.31
1901 : leunga 591 ----------------------------------------------------------------------
1902 : leunga 744 Name: Allen Leung
1903 :     Date: Thu Dec 7 22:01:04 EST 2000
1904 :     Tag: leunga-20001207-cell-monster-hack
1905 :     Description:
1906 :    
1907 :     Major MLRISC internal changes. Affect all clients.
1908 :     Summary:
1909 :    
1910 :     1. Type CELLS.cell = int is now replaced by a datatype.
1911 :     As a result, the old regmap is now gone. Almost all interfaces
1912 :     in MLRISC change as a consequence.
1913 :    
1914 :     2. A new brand version of machine description tool (v3.0) that generates
1915 :     modules expecting the new interface. The old version is removed.
1916 :    
1917 :     3. The RA interface has been further abstracted into two new functors.
1918 :     RISC_RA and X86RA. These functors have much simpler interfaces.
1919 :     [See also directory MLRISC/demo.]
1920 :    
1921 :     4. Some other new source->source code generation tools are available:
1922 :    
1923 :     a. MLRISC/Tools/RewriteGen -- generate rewriters from rules.
1924 :     b. MLRISC/Tools/WhereGen -- expands conditional pattern matching rules.
1925 :     I use this tool to generate the peephole optimizers---with the new
1926 :     cell type changes, peephole rules are becoming difficult to write
1927 :     without conditional pattern matching.
1928 :    
1929 :     5. More Intmap -> IntHashTable change. Previous changes by Matthias didn't
1930 :     cover the entire MLRISC source tree so many things broke.
1931 :    
1932 :     6. CM files have been moved to the subdirectory MLRISC/cm.
1933 :     They are moved because there are a lot of them and they clutter up the
1934 :     root dir.
1935 :    
1936 :     7. More detailed documentation to come...
1937 :    
1938 :     NOTE: To rebuild from 110.30 (ftp distribution), you'll have to do
1939 :     a makeml -rebuild first. This is because of other other
1940 :     changes that Matthias has made (see below).
1941 :    
1942 :    
1943 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
1944 : blume 733 Name: Matthias Blume
1945 : blume 742 Date: 2000/11/30 23:12:00 JST
1946 :     Tag: blume-20001130-filereorg
1947 :     Description:
1948 :    
1949 :     Some manual updates and some file reorganizations in CM.
1950 :    
1951 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
1952 :     Name: Matthias Blume
1953 : blume 737 Date: 2000/11/24 17:45:00 JST
1954 :     Tag: blume-20001124-link
1955 :     Description:
1956 :    
1957 :     Drastically improved link traversal code for the case that the dynamic
1958 :     value was already loaded at bootstrap time. As a result, CM and CMB
1959 :     now both load blazingly fast -- even on a very slow machine. Also,
1960 :     memory consumption has been further reduced by this.
1961 :    
1962 :     Warning: The format of the PIDMAP file has changed. THerefore, to
1963 :     bootstrap you have to do this:
1964 :    
1965 :     1. Run CMB.make
1966 :     2. Make a symbolic link for the boot directory:
1967 :     ln -s sml.boot.ARCH-OS xxx
1968 :     3. "Rebuild" the boot directory:
1969 :     ./makeml -boot xxx -rebuild sml ; rm xxx
1970 :     4. Boot normally:
1971 :     ./makeml
1972 :    
1973 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
1974 :     Name: Matthias Blume
1975 : blume 735 Date: 2000/11/21 21:20:00 JST
1976 :     Tag: blume-20001121-tools
1977 :     Description:
1978 :    
1979 :     Continued hacking on autoloading problem -- with success this time.
1980 :     Also changed tool-plugin mechanism. See new CM manual.
1981 :    
1982 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
1983 :     Name: Matthias Blume
1984 : blume 734 Date: 2000/11/19 14:30:00 JST
1985 :     Tag: blume-20001119-autoload
1986 :     Description:
1987 :    
1988 :     Some hacking to make autoloading faster. Success for CMB, no success
1989 :     so far for CM. There is a reduced structure CM' that autoloads faster.
1990 :     (This is a temporary, non-documented hack to be eliminated again when
1991 :     the general problem is solved.)
1992 :    
1993 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
1994 :     Name: Matthias Blume
1995 : blume 733 Date: 2000/11/17 14:10:00 JST
1996 :     Tag: blume-20001117-pickle-lib
1997 :     Description:
1998 :    
1999 :     1. Eliminated comp-lib.cm
2000 :     2. Made pickle-lib.cm
2001 :     3. Eliminated all uses of intset.sml (from comp-lib.cm)
2002 :     4. Replaced all uses of intmap.{sig,sml} (from comp-lib.cm) with
2003 :     equivalent constructs from smlnj-lib.cm (INtHashTable).
2004 :     5. Point 4. also goes for those uses of intmap.* in MLRISC.
2005 :     Duplicated intmap modules thrown out.
2006 :     6. Hunted down all duplicated SCC code and replaced it with
2007 :     equivalent stuff (GraphSCCFn from smlnj-lib.cm).
2008 :     7. Rewrote Feedback module.
2009 :     8. Moved sortedlist.sml into viscomp-lib.cm. Eventually it
2010 :     should be thrown out and equivalent modules from smlnj-lib.cm
2011 :     should be used (IntRedBlackSet, IntListSet, ...).
2012 :    
2013 :     Confirmed that compiler compiles to fixpoint.
2014 :    
2015 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
2016 : leunga 731 Name: Allen Leung
2017 :     Date: 2000/11/10 18:00:00
2018 :     Tag: leunga-20001110-new-x86-fp
2019 :    
2020 :     A new x86 floating point code generator has been added.
2021 :     By default this is turned off. To turn this on, do:
2022 :    
2023 :     CM.autoload "$smlnj/compiler.cm";
2024 :     Compiler.Control.MLRISC.getFlag "x86-fast-fp" := true;
2025 :    
2026 :     Changes:
2027 :    
2028 :     1. Changed FTAN to FPTAN so that the assembly output is correct.
2029 :     2. Changed the extension callback for FTANGENT to generate:
2030 :    
2031 :     fptan
2032 :     fstp %st(0)
2033 :     instead of
2034 :     fptan
2035 :     fstpl ftempmem
2036 :    
2037 :     3. Numerous assembly fixes for x86.
2038 :    
2039 :     5. Cleaned up the machine code output module x86/x86MC.sml and added
2040 :     support for a whole bunch of instructions and addressing modes:
2041 :    
2042 :     fadd/fsub/fsubr/fmul/fdiv/fdivr %st, %st(n)
2043 :     faddp/fsubp/fsubrp/fmulp/fdivp/fdivrp %st, %st(n)
2044 :     fadd/fsub/fsubr/fmul/fdiv/fdivr %st(n), %st
2045 :     fiadd/fisub/fisubr/fimul/fidiv/fidivr mem
2046 :     fxch %st(n)
2047 :     fld %st(n)
2048 :     fst %st(n)
2049 :     fst mem
2050 :     fstp %st(n)
2051 :     fucom %st(n)
2052 :     fucomp %st(n)
2053 :    
2054 :     All these are now generated when the fast fp mode is turned on.
2055 :    
2056 :     6. Removed the dedicated registers %st(0), ..., %st(7) from X86CpsRegs
2057 :    
2058 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
2059 : blume 729 Name: Matthias Blume
2060 :     Date: 2000/11/09 11:20:00 JST
2061 :     Tag: blume-20001109-scc
2062 :     Description:
2063 :    
2064 :     Eliminated some code duplication:
2065 :    
2066 :     1. Added "where" clause to GraphSCCFn in SML/NJ Library.
2067 :     (Otherwise the functor is useless.)
2068 :     2. Used GraphSCCFn where SCCUtilFun was used previously.
2069 :     3. Got rid of SCCUtilFun (in comp-lib.cm).
2070 :    
2071 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
2072 : george 721 Name: Lal George
2073 :     Date: 2000/11/06 09:02:21 EST 2000
2074 :     Tag: Release_110_30
2075 :     Description:
2076 :    
2077 :     - Version 110.30
2078 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
2079 : blume 715 Name: Matthias Blume
2080 : blume 716 Date: 2000/11/04 14:45:00
2081 :     Tag: blume-20001104-mlbuild
2082 :     Description:
2083 :    
2084 :     - Made ml-build faster on startup.
2085 :     - Documentation fixes.
2086 :    
2087 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
2088 :     Name: Matthias Blume
2089 : blume 715 Date: 2000/11/02 17:00:00 JST
2090 :     Tag: blume-20001102-condcomp
2091 :     Description:
2092 :    
2093 :     - Small tweaks to pickler -- new BOOTFILES!
2094 :     - Version bumped to 110.29.2.
2095 :     - Added conditional compilation facility to init.cmi (see comment there).
2096 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
2097 : leunga 713 Name: Allen Leung
2098 :     Date: 2000/10/23 19:31:00
2099 :     Tag: leunga-20001023-demo-ra
2100 :    
2101 :     1. Minor RA changes that improves spilling on x86 (affects Moby and C-- only)
2102 :     2. Test programs for the graph library updated
2103 :     3. Some new MLRISC demo programs added
2104 :    
2105 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
2106 : blume 710 Name: Matthias Blume
2107 : blume 711 Date: 2000/08/31 22:15:00 JST
2108 :     Tag: blume-20001017-errmsg
2109 :     Description:
2110 :    
2111 :     More error message grief: Where there used to be no messages, there
2112 :     now were some that had bogus error regions. Fixed.
2113 :    
2114 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
2115 :     Name: Matthias Blume
2116 : blume 710 Date: 2000/08/31 17:30:00 JST
2117 :     Tag: blume-20001017-v110p29p1
2118 :     Description:
2119 :    
2120 :     I made a version 110.29.1 with new bootfiles.
2121 :    
2122 :     Changes: Modified pickler/unpickler for faster and leaner unpickling.
2123 :     CM documentation changes and a small bugfix in CM's error reporting.
2124 :    
2125 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
2126 : george 705 Name: Lal George
2127 :     Date: 2000/09/27 14:42:35 EDT
2128 :     Tag: george-20000927-nodestatus
2129 :     Description:
2130 :    
2131 :     Changed the type of the nodestatus, so that:
2132 :    
2133 :     SPILLED(~1) is now SPILLED
2134 :     SPILLED(m) where m>=0 is now MEMREG(m)
2135 :     SPILLED(s) where s<~1 is now SPILL_LOC(~s)
2136 :    
2137 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
2138 : blume 697 Name: Matthias Blume
2139 : blume 703 Date: 2000/09/07 14:45:00 JST
2140 :     Tag: blume-20000907-cmerrmsg
2141 :     Description:
2142 :    
2143 :     Small tweak to CM to avoid getting ML syntax error messages twice.
2144 :    
2145 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
2146 :     Name: Matthias Blume
2147 : blume 701 Date: 2000/08/31 18:00:00 JST
2148 :     Tag: blume-20000831-cvsbootfiles
2149 :     Description:
2150 :    
2151 :     New URL for boot files (because the 110.29 files on the BL server do
2152 :     now work correctly with my updated install scripts for yacc and lex).
2153 :    
2154 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
2155 :     Name: Matthias Blume
2156 : blume 697 Date: 2000/08/08 12:33:00 JST
2157 :     Tag: blume-20000808-manual
2158 :     Description:
2159 :    
2160 :     Tiny update to CM manual.
2161 :    
2162 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
2163 : leunga 695 Name: Allen Leung
2164 :     Date: 2000/08/7 19:31:00
2165 :     Tag: leunga-20000807-a-whole-bunch-of-stuff
2166 :    
2167 :     Moby, C--, SSA, x86, machine descriptions etc. Should only affect C--
2168 :     and Mobdy.
2169 :    
2170 :     1. x86
2171 :    
2172 :     a. Fixes to peephole module by John and Dan.
2173 :     b. Assembly fix to SETcc by Allen.
2174 :     c. Fix to c-call by John.
2175 :     d. Fix to spilling by John. (This one deals with the missing FSTPT case)
2176 :     e. Instruction selection optimization to SETcc as suggested by John.
2177 :    
2178 :     For example,
2179 :    
2180 :     MV(32, x, COND(32, CMP(32, LT, a, b), LI 1, LI 0))
2181 :    
2182 :     should generate:
2183 :    
2184 :     MOVL a, x
2185 :     SUBL b, x
2186 :     SHRL 31, x
2187 :    
2188 :     2. IR stuff
2189 :    
2190 :     A bunch of new DJ-graph related algorithms added. These
2191 :     speed up SSA construction.
2192 :    
2193 :     3. SSA + Scheduling
2194 :    
2195 :     Added code for SSA and scheduling to the repository
2196 :    
2197 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
2198 : george 694 Name: Lal George
2199 :     Date: 2000/07/27 11:53:14 EDT
2200 :    
2201 :     Tag: lal-20000727-linux-ppc
2202 :     Description:
2203 :    
2204 :     Made changes to support Linux PPC.
2205 :     p.s. I have confirmation that the 110.29 boot files work fine.
2206 :    
2207 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
2208 : blume 684 Name: Matthias Blume
2209 : blume 692 Date: 2000/07/27 17:40:00 JST
2210 :     Tag: blume-20000727-scripts
2211 :     Description:
2212 :    
2213 :     !!!! WARNING !!!!
2214 :     You must recompile the runtime system!
2215 :     !!!! WARNING !!!!
2216 :    
2217 :     This is basically another round of script-enhancements:
2218 :    
2219 :     1. sml, ml-build, and ml-makedepend accept options -D and -U to define
2220 :     and undefine CM preprocessor symbols.
2221 :    
2222 :     2. ml-build avoids generating a new heap image if it finds that the
2223 :     existing one is still ok. (The condition is that no ML file had to
2224 :     be recompiled and all ML files are found to be older that the heap
2225 :     file.)
2226 :    
2227 :     To make this work smoothly, I also hacked the runtime system as
2228 :     well as SMLofNJ.SysInfo to get access to the heap image suffix
2229 :     (.sparc-solaris, ...) that is currently being used.
2230 :    
2231 :     Moreover, the signature of CM.mk_standalone has changed. See the
2232 :     CM manual.
2233 :    
2234 :     3. ml-makedepend accepts additional options -n, -a, and -o. (See the
2235 :     CM manual for details.)
2236 :    
2237 :     4. More CM manual updates:
2238 :     - all of the above has been documented.
2239 :     - there is now a section describing the (CM-related) command line
2240 :     arguments that are accepted by the "sml" command
2241 :    
2242 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
2243 :     Name: Matthias Blume
2244 : blume 691 Date: 2000/07/25 16:20:00 JST
2245 :     Tag: blume-20000725-makedepend
2246 :     Description:
2247 :    
2248 :     Added a script called ml-makedepend. This can be used in makefiles
2249 :     for Unix' make in a way very similar to the "makedepend" command for
2250 :     C.
2251 :    
2252 :     The script internally uses function CM.sources.
2253 :    
2254 :     Synopsis:
2255 :    
2256 :     ml-makedepend [-f makefile] cmfile targetname
2257 :    
2258 :     The default for the makefile is "makefile" (or "Makefile" should
2259 :     "makefile" not exist).
2260 :    
2261 :     ml-makedepend adds a cmfile/targetname-specific section to this
2262 :     makefile (after removing the previous version of this section). The
2263 :     section contains a single dependency specification with targetname on
2264 :     the LHS (targetname is an arbitrary name), and a list of files derived
2265 :     from the cmfile on the RHS. Some of the files on the RHS are
2266 :     ARCH/OPSYS-specific. Therefore, ml-makedepend inserts references to
2267 :     "make" variables $(ARCH) and $(OPSYS) in place of the corresponding
2268 :     path names. The makefile writer is responsible for making sure that
2269 :     these variables have correct at the time "make" is invoked.
2270 :    
2271 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
2272 :     Name: Matthias Blume
2273 : blume 690 Date: 2000/07/22 23:30:00 JST
2274 :     Tag: blume-20000722-urlupdate
2275 :     Description:
2276 :    
2277 :     Changed BOOT and config/srcarchiveurl to point to BL server:
2278 :    
2279 :     ftp://ftp.research.bell-labs.com/dist/smlnj/working/110.29/
2280 :    
2281 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
2282 :     Name: Matthias Blume
2283 : blume 686 Date: 2000/07/18 18:00:00 JST
2284 :     Tag: blume-20000718-Version_110_29
2285 :     Description:
2286 :    
2287 :     1. Updated src/compiler/TopLevel/main/version.sml to version 110.29
2288 :    
2289 :     2. Updated config/version to 110.29
2290 :    
2291 :     3. Updated config/srcarchiveurl
2292 :    
2293 :     3. New boot files!
2294 :     ftp://ftp.cs.princeton.edu/pub/people/blume/sml/110.29-autofetch
2295 :    
2296 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
2297 :     Name: Matthias Blume
2298 : blume 684 Date: 2000/07/11 13:58:00 JST
2299 :     Tag: blume-20000711-doctypo
2300 :     Description:
2301 :    
2302 :     Fixed a few typos in CM manual.
2303 :    
2304 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
2305 : leunga 683 Name: Allen Leung
2306 :     Date: 2000/06/15 00:38:00
2307 :     Tag: leunga-20000704-sparc-x86
2308 :    
2309 :     1. x86 peephole improvement sp += k; sp -= k => nop [from John]
2310 :     2. fix to x86 RET bug [found by Dan Grossman]
2311 :     3. sparc assembly bug fix for ticc instructions [found by Fermin]
2312 :    
2313 :     Affects c-- and moby only
2314 :    
2315 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
2316 : blume 680 Name: Matthias Blume
2317 : blume 682 Date: 2000/07/04 15:26:00
2318 :     Tag: blume-20000704-trigger
2319 :     Description:
2320 :    
2321 :     1. Improvements to CM manual.
2322 :     2. SMLofNJ.Internals.BTrace.trigger reinstated as an alternative way
2323 :     of getting a back-trace. The function, when called, raises an
2324 :     internal exception which explicitly carries the full back-trace history,
2325 :     so it is unaffected by any intervening handle-raise pairs ("trivial"
2326 :     or not). The interactive loop will print that history once it arrives
2327 :     at top level.
2328 :     Short of having all exceptions implicitly carry the full history, the
2329 :     recommended way of using this facility is:
2330 :     - compile your program with instrumentation "on"
2331 :     - run it, when it raises an exception, look at the history
2332 :     - if the history is "cut off" because of some handler, go and modify
2333 :     your program so that it explicitly calls BTrace.trigger
2334 :     - recompile (still instrumented), and rerun; look at the full history
2335 :    
2336 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
2337 :     Name: Matthias Blume
2338 :     Date: 2000/07/03 15:36:00 JST
2339 : blume 680 Tag: blume-20000702-manual
2340 :     Description:
2341 :    
2342 :     Small corrections and updates to CM manual.
2343 :    
2344 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
2345 : blume 682 Name: Matthias Blume
2346 : blume 679 Date: 2000/06/29 16:04:00 JST
2347 :     Tag: blume-20000629-yacctool
2348 :     Description:
2349 :    
2350 :     Changes:
2351 :    
2352 :     1. Class "mlyacc" now takes separate arguments to pass options to
2353 :     generated .sml- and .sig-files independently.
2354 :     2. Corresponding CM manual updates.
2355 :     3. BTrace module now also reports call sites. (However, for loop clusters
2356 :     it only shows from where the cluster was entered.) There are associated
2357 :     modifications to core.sml, internals.{sig,sml}, btrace.sml, and btimp.sml.
2358 :    
2359 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
2360 : blume 675 Name: Matthias Blume
2361 : blume 678 Date: 2000/06/27 16:51:00 JST
2362 :     Tag: blume-20000627-noweb
2363 :     Description:
2364 :    
2365 :     Changes:
2366 :    
2367 :     1. Implemented "subdir" and "witness" options for noweb tool.
2368 :     This caused some slight internal changes in CM's tool implementation.
2369 :     2. Fixed bug in "tool plugin" mechanism. This is essentially cleaning
2370 :     some remaining issues from earlier path anchor changes.
2371 :     3. Updated CM manual accordingly.
2372 :    
2373 :     4. Changed implementation of back-tracing so that I now consider it
2374 :     ready for prime-time.
2375 :    
2376 :     In particular, you don't have to explicitly trigger the back-trace
2377 :     anymore. Instead, if you are running BTrace-instrumented code and
2378 :     there is an uncaught exception (regardless of whether or not it was
2379 :     raised in instrumented code), the top-level evalloop will print
2380 :     the back-trace.
2381 :    
2382 :     Features:
2383 :    
2384 :     - Instrumented and uninstrumented code work together seemlessly.
2385 :     (Of course, uninstrumented code is never mentioned in actual
2386 :     back-traces.)
2387 :    
2388 :     - Asymptotic time- and space-complexity of instrumented code is
2389 :     equal to that of uninstrumented code. (This means that
2390 :     tail-recursion is preserved by the instrumentation phase.)
2391 :    
2392 :     - Modules whose code has been instrumented in different sessions
2393 :     work together without problem.
2394 :    
2395 :     - There is no penalty whatsoever on uninstrumented code.
2396 :    
2397 :     - There is no penalty on "raise" expressions, even in
2398 :     instrumented code.
2399 :    
2400 :     A potential bug (or perhaps it is a feature, too):
2401 :    
2402 :     A back-trace reaches no further than the outermost instrumented
2403 :     non-trivial "raise". Here, a "trivial" raise is one that is the
2404 :     sole RHS of a "handle" rule. Thus, back-traces reach trough
2405 :    
2406 :     <exp> handle e => raise e
2407 :    
2408 :     and even
2409 :    
2410 :     <exp> handle Foo => raise Bar
2411 :    
2412 :     and, of course, through
2413 :    
2414 :     <exp> handle Foo => ...
2415 :    
2416 :     if the exception was not Foo.
2417 :    
2418 :     Back-traces always reach right through any un-instrumented code
2419 :     including any of its "handle" expressions, trivial or not.
2420 :    
2421 :     To try this out, do the following:
2422 :    
2423 :     - Erase all existing binfiles for your program.
2424 :     (You may keep binfiles for those modules where you think you
2425 :     definitely don't need back-tracing.)
2426 :     - Turn on back-trace instrumentation:
2427 :     SMLofNJ.Internals.BTrace.mode (SOME true);
2428 :     - Recompile your program. (I.e., run "CM.make" or "use".)
2429 :     - You may now turn instrumentation off again (if you want):
2430 :     SMLofNJ.Internals.BTrace.mode (SOME false);
2431 :     - Run your program as usual. If it raises an exception that
2432 :     reaches the interactive toplevel, then a back-trace will
2433 :     automatically be printed. After that, the toplevel loop
2434 :     will print the exception history as usual.
2435 :    
2436 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
2437 :     Name: Matthias Blume
2438 : blume 677 Date: 2000/06/26 09:56:46 JST
2439 :     Tag: blume-20000626-setup
2440 :     Description:
2441 :    
2442 :     CM: - setup-parameter to "sml" added; this can be used to run arbitrary
2443 :     ML code before and after compiling a file (e.g., to set compiler
2444 :     flags)
2445 :    
2446 :     Compiler: - improved btrace API (in core.sml, internals.{sig,sml})
2447 :     - associated changes to btrace.sml (BTrace instrumentation pass)
2448 :     - cleaner implementation of btimp.sml (BTrace tracing and report
2449 :     module)
2450 :    
2451 :     CM manual: * new path encoding documented
2452 :     * description of setup-parameter to "sml" added
2453 :    
2454 :     The biggest user-visible change to back-tracing is that it is no
2455 :     longer necessary to compile all traced modules within the same
2456 :     session. (This was a real limitation.)
2457 :    
2458 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
2459 :     Name: Matthias Blume
2460 : blume 676 Date: 2000/06/24 12:40:00 JST
2461 :     Tag: blume-20000624-startup
2462 :     Description:
2463 :    
2464 :     Fixes startup slowdown problem. (I was calling SrcPath.sync a _tad_
2465 :     bit too often -- to put it mildly. :)
2466 :    
2467 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
2468 :     Name: Matthias Blume
2469 : blume 675 Date: 2000/06/23 18:20:00 JST
2470 :     Tag: blume-20000623-btrace
2471 :     Description:
2472 :    
2473 :     This updates adds a backtrace facility to aid programmers in debugging
2474 :     their programs. This involves the following changes:
2475 :    
2476 :     1. Module system/smlnj/init/core.sml (structure _Core) now has hooks for
2477 :     keeping track of the current call stack. When programs are compiled
2478 :     in a special mode, the compiler will insert calls to these hooks
2479 :     into the user program.
2480 :     "Hook" means that it is possible for different implementations of
2481 :     back-tracing to register themselves (at different times).
2482 :    
2483 :     2. compiler/MiscUtil/profile/btrace.sml implements the annotation phase
2484 :     as an Absyn.dec->Absyn.dec rewrite. Normally this phase is turned off.
2485 :     It can be turned on using this call:
2486 :     SMLofNJ.Internals.BTrace.mode (SOME true);
2487 :     Turning it off again:
2488 :     SMLofNJ.Internals.BTrace.mode (SOME false);
2489 :     Querying the current status:
2490 :     SMLofNJ.Internals.BTrace.mode NONE;
2491 :     Annotated programs are about twice as big as normal ones, and they
2492 :     run a factor of 2 to 4 slower with a dummy back-trace plugin (one
2493 :     where all hooks do nothing). The slowdown with a plugin that is
2494 :     actually useful (such as the one supplied by default) is even greater,
2495 :     but in the case of the default plugin it is still only an constant
2496 :     factor (amortized).
2497 :    
2498 :     3. system/Basis/Implementation/NJ/internals.{sig,sml} have been augmented
2499 :     with a sub-structure BTrace for controlling back-tracing. In particular,
2500 :     the above-mentioned function "mode" controls whether the annotation
2501 :     phase is invoked by the compiler. Another important function is
2502 :     "trigger": when called it aborts the current execution and causes
2503 :     the top-level loop to print a full back-trace.
2504 :    
2505 :     4. compiler/MiscUtil/profile/btimp.sml is the current default plugin
2506 :     for back-tracing. It keeps track of the dynamic call stack and in
2507 :     addition to that it keeps a partial history at each "level" of that
2508 :     stack. For example, if a tail-calls b, b tail-calls c, and c tail-calls
2509 :     d and b (at separate times, dynamically), then the report will show:
2510 :    
2511 :     GOTO d
2512 :     /c
2513 :     GOTO \b
2514 :     CALL a
2515 :    
2516 :     This shows that there was an initial non-tail call of a, then a
2517 :     tail-call to b or c, looping behavior in a cluster of functions that
2518 :     consist of b and c, and then a goto from that cluster (i.e., either from
2519 :     b or from c) to d.
2520 :    
2521 :     Note that (depending on the user program) the amount of information
2522 :     that the back-trace module has to keep track of at each level is bounded
2523 :     by a constant. Thus, the whole implementation has the same asymptotical
2524 :     complexity as the original program (both in space and in time).
2525 :    
2526 :     5. compiler/TopLevel/interact/evalloop.sml has been modified to
2527 :     handle the special exception SMLofNJ.Internals.BTrace.BTrace
2528 :     which is raised by the "trigger" function mentioned above.
2529 :    
2530 :     Notes on usage:
2531 :    
2532 :     - Annotated code works well together with unannotated code:
2533 :     Unannotated calls simply do not show up at all in the backtrace.
2534 :    
2535 :     - It is not a good idea to let modules that were annotated during
2536 :     different sessions run at the same time. This is because the compiler
2537 :     chooses small integers to identify individual functions, and there
2538 :     will be clashes if different modules were compiled in separate sessions.
2539 :     (Nothing will crash, and you will even be told about the clashes, but
2540 :     back-trace information will in general not be useful.)
2541 :    
2542 :     - Back-tracing can be confused by callcc and capture.
2543 :    
2544 :     - The only way of getting a back-trace right now is to explicitly
2545 :     invoke the "trigger" function from your user program. Eventually, we
2546 :     should make every exception carry back-trace information (if
2547 :     available). But since this creates more overhead at "raise"-time
2548 :     (similar to the current exnHistory overhead), I have not yet
2549 :     implemented this. (The implementation will be rather easy.) With
2550 :     exceptions carrying back-trace information, this facility will be even
2551 :     more useful because users don't need to modify their programs...
2552 :    
2553 :     - While it is possible to compile the compiler with back-trace
2554 :     annotations turned on (I did it to get some confidence in
2555 :     correctness), you must make absolutely sure that core.sml and
2556 :     btimp.sml are compiled WITHOUT annotation! (core.sml cannot actually
2557 :     be compiled with annotation because there is no core access yet, but
2558 :     if you compile btimp.sml with annotation, then the system will go into
2559 :     an infinite recursion and crash.)
2560 :     Since CM currently does not know about BTrace, the only way to turn
2561 :     annotations on and off for different modules of the compiler is to
2562 :     interrupt CMB.make, change the settings, and re-invoke it. Of course,
2563 :     this is awkward and clumsy.
2564 :    
2565 :     Sample sessions:
2566 :    
2567 :     Standard ML of New Jersey v110.28.1 [FLINT v1.5], June 5, 2000
2568 :     - SMLofNJ.Internals.BTrace.mode (SOME true);
2569 :     [autoloading]
2570 :     [autoloading done]
2571 :     val it = false : bool
2572 :     - structure X = struct
2573 :     - fun main n = let
2574 :     - fun a (x, 0) = d x
2575 :     - | a (x, n) = b (x, n - 1)
2576 :     - and b (x, n) = c (x, n)
2577 :     - and c (x, n) = a (x, n)
2578 :     - and d x = e (x, 3)
2579 :     - and e (x, 0) = f x
2580 :     - | e (x, n) = e (x, n - 1)
2581 :     - and f 0 = SMLofNJ.Internals.BTrace.trigger ()
2582 :     - | f n = n * g (n - 1)
2583 :     - and g n = a (n, 3)
2584 :     - in
2585 :     - f n
2586 :     - end
2587 :     - end;
2588 :     structure X : sig val main : int -> int end
2589 :     - X.main 3;
2590 :     *** BACK-TRACE ***
2591 :     GOTO stdIn:4.2-13.20: X.main[2].f
2592 :     GOTO-( stdIn:4.2-13.20: X.main[2].e
2593 :     GOTO stdIn:4.2-13.20: X.main[2].d
2594 :     / stdIn:4.2-13.20: X.main[2].a
2595 :     | stdIn:4.2-13.20: X.main[2].b
2596 :     GOTO-\ stdIn:4.2-13.20: X.main[2].c
2597 :     CALL stdIn:4.2-13.20: X.main[2].g
2598 :     GOTO stdIn:4.2-13.20: X.main[2].f
2599 :     GOTO-( stdIn:4.2-13.20: X.main[2].e
2600 :     GOTO stdIn:4.2-13.20: X.main[2].d
2601 :     / stdIn:4.2-13.20: X.main[2].a
2602 :     | stdIn:4.2-13.20: X.main[2].b
2603 :     GOTO-\ stdIn:4.2-13.20: X.main[2].c
2604 :     CALL stdIn:4.2-13.20: X.main[2].g
2605 :     GOTO stdIn:4.2-13.20: X.main[2].f
2606 :     GOTO-( stdIn:4.2-13.20: X.main[2].e
2607 :     GOTO stdIn:4.2-13.20: X.main[2].d
2608 :     / stdIn:4.2-13.20: X.main[2].a
2609 :     | stdIn:4.2-13.20: X.main[2].b
2610 :     GOTO-\ stdIn:4.2-13.20: X.main[2].c
2611 :     CALL stdIn:4.2-13.20: X.main[2].g
2612 :     GOTO stdIn:4.2-13.20: X.main[2].f
2613 :     CALL stdIn:2.15-17.4: X.main[2]
2614 :     -
2615 :    
2616 :     (Note that because of a FLINt bug the above code currently does not
2617 :     compile without BTrace turned on.)
2618 :    
2619 :     Here is another example, using my modified Tiger compiler:
2620 :    
2621 :     Standard ML of New Jersey v110.28.1 [FLINT v1.5], June 5, 2000
2622 :     - SMLofNJ.Internals.BTrace.mode (SOME true);
2623 :     [autoloading]
2624 :     [autoloading done]
2625 :     val it = false : bool
2626 :     - CM.make "sources.cm";
2627 :     [autoloading]
2628 :     ...
2629 :     [autoloading done]
2630 :     [scanning sources.cm]
2631 :     [parsing (sources.cm):parse.sml]
2632 :     [creating directory CM/SKEL ...]
2633 :     [parsing (sources.cm):tiger.lex.sml]
2634 :     ...
2635 :     [wrote CM/sparc-unix/semant.sml]
2636 :     [compiling (sources.cm):main.sml]
2637 :     [wrote CM/sparc-unix/main.sml]
2638 :     [New bindings added.]
2639 :     val it = true : bool
2640 :     - Main.compile ("../testcases/merge.tig", "foo.out");
2641 :     *** BACK-TRACE ***
2642 :     CALL lib/semant.sml:99.2-396.21: SemantFun[2].transExp.trvar
2643 :     CALL lib/semant.sml:99.2-396.21: SemantFun[2].transExp.trexp
2644 :     CALL lib/semant.sml:289.3-295.22: SemantFun[2].transExp.trexp.check[2]
2645 :     GOTO lib/semant.sml:289.3-295.22: SemantFun[2].transExp.trexp.check[2]
2646 :     CALL lib/semant.sml:99.2-396.21: SemantFun[2].transExp.trexp
2647 :     CALL lib/semant.sml:99.2-396.21: SemantFun[2].transExp.trexp
2648 :     CALL lib/semant.sml:488.3-505.6: SemantFun[2].transDec.trdec[2].transBody[2]
2649 :     / lib/semant.sml:411.65-543.8: SemantFun[2].transDec
2650 :     CALL-\ lib/semant.sml:413.2-540.9: SemantFun[2].transDec.trdec[2]
2651 :     CALL lib/semant.sml:99.2-396.21: SemantFun[2].transExp.trexp
2652 :     CALL lib/semant.sml:8.52-558.4: SemantFun[2].transProg[2]
2653 :     CALL main.sml:1.18-118.4: Main.compile[2]
2654 :     -
2655 :    
2656 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
2657 : blume 673 Name: Matthias Blumen
2658 :     Date: 2000/06/21 18:00:00 JST
2659 :     Tag: blume-20000621-manual
2660 :     Description:
2661 :    
2662 :     CM manual update: Path environments documented.
2663 :    
2664 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
2665 : blume 666 Name: Matthias Blume
2666 : blume 672 Date: 2000/06/19 13:40:00
2667 :     Tag: blume-20000619-manual
2668 :     Description:
2669 :    
2670 :     CM manual and system/README update. This only covers the fact that
2671 :     there are no more implicit anchors. (Path environments and the "bind"
2672 :     option to "cm" have yet to be documented.)
2673 :    
2674 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
2675 :     Name: Matthias Blume
2676 : blume 671 Date: 2000/06/19 11:05:00 JST
2677 :     Tag: blume-20000619-chdir-bugfix
2678 :     Description:
2679 :    
2680 :     Fixed a bug in new SrcPath module that sometimes led to a bad chDir call.
2681 :    
2682 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
2683 :     Name: Matthias Blume
2684 : blume 670 Date: 2000/06/18 22:00:10 JST
2685 :     Tag: blume-20000618-implicit-anchors-really-gone
2686 :     Description:
2687 :    
2688 :     I updates the previous HISTORY entry where I forgot to mention that
2689 :     implicit anchors are no longer with us.
2690 :    
2691 :     The current update also gets rid of the (now useless) controller
2692 :     CM.Control.implicit_anchors.
2693 :    
2694 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
2695 :     Name: Matthias Blume
2696 : blume 666 Date: 2000/06/16 17:30:00 JST
2697 :     Tag: blume-20000616-anchorenv
2698 :     Description:
2699 :    
2700 :     This patch implements the long anticipated (just kidding :) "anchor
2701 :     environment" mechanism. In the course of doing this, I also
2702 :     re-implemented CM's internal "SrcPath" module from scratch. The new
2703 :     one should be more robust in certain boundary cases. In any case, it
2704 :     is a lot cleaner than its predecessor (IMHO).
2705 :    
2706 :     This time, although there is yet another boot file format change, I
2707 :     kept the unpickler backward-compatible. As a result, no new bootfiles
2708 :     are necessary and bootstrapping is straightforward. (You cannot read
2709 :     new bootfiles into an old system, but the other way around is no
2710 :     problem.)
2711 :    
2712 :     Visible changes:
2713 :    
2714 : blume 670 ** 0. Implicit path anchors (without the leading $-symbol) are no
2715 :     longer recognized at all. This means that such path names are not
2716 :     illegal either. For example, the name basis.cm simply refers to a
2717 :     local file called "basis.cm" (i.e, the name is an ordinary path
2718 :     relative to .cm-files directory). Or, to put it differently, only
2719 :     names that start with $ are anchored paths.
2720 : blume 666
2721 : blume 670 ** 1. The $<singlearc> abbreviation for $/<singlearc> has finally
2722 :     vanished.
2723 :    
2724 :     John (Reppy) had critizised this as soon as I originally proposed and
2725 : blume 666 implemented it, but at that time I did not really deeply believe
2726 :     him. :) Now I came full-circle because I need the $<singlearc> syntax
2727 :     in another place where it cannot be seen as an abbreviation for
2728 :     $/<singlearc>. To avoid the confusion, $<singlearc> now means what it
2729 :     seems to mean (i.e., it "expands" into the corresponding anchor
2730 :     value).
2731 :    
2732 :     However, when paths are used as members in CM description files, it
2733 :     continues to be true that there must be at least another arc after the
2734 :     anchor. This is now enforced separately during semantic analysis
2735 : blume 670 (i.e., from a lexical/syntactical point of view, the notation is ok.)
2736 : blume 666
2737 :     ** 2. The "cm" class now accepts an option "bind". The option's value
2738 :     is a sub-option list of precisely two items -- one labeled "anchor"
2739 :     and the other one labeled "value". As you might expect, "anchor" is
2740 :     used to specify an anchor name to be bound, and "value" specifies what
2741 :     the anchor is being bound to.
2742 :    
2743 :     The value must be a directory name and can be given in either standard
2744 :     syntax (including the possibility that it is itself an anchored path)
2745 :     or native syntax.
2746 :    
2747 :     Examples:
2748 :    
2749 :     foo.cm (bind:(anchor:bar value:$mystuff/bar))
2750 :     lib.cm (bind:(anchor:a value:"H:\\x\\y\\z")) (* only works under windows *)
2751 :    
2752 :     and so on.
2753 :    
2754 :     The meaning of this is that the .cm-file will be processed with an
2755 :     augmented anchor environment where the given anchor(s) is/are bound to
2756 :     the given values(s).
2757 :    
2758 :     The rationale for having this feature is this: Suppose you are trying
2759 :     to use two different (already stable) libraries a.cm and b.cm (that
2760 :     you perhaps didn't write yourself). Further, suppose each of these
2761 :     two libraries internally uses its own auxiliary library $aux/lib.cm.
2762 :     Normally you would now have a problem because the anchor "lib" can not
2763 :     be bound to more than one value globally. Therefore, the project that
2764 :     uses both a.cm and b.cm must locally redirect the anchor to some other
2765 :     place:
2766 :    
2767 :     a.cm (bind:(anchor:lib value:/usr/lib/smlnj/a-stuff))
2768 :     b.cm (bind:(anchor:lib value:/usr/lib/smlnj/b-stuff))
2769 :    
2770 :     This hard-wires $lib/aux.cm to /usr/lib/smlnj/a-stuff/aux.cm or
2771 :     /usr/lib/smlnj/b-stuff/aux.cm, respectively.
2772 :    
2773 :     Hard-wiring path names is a bit inflexible (and CM will verbosely warn
2774 :     you when you do so at the time of CM.stabilize). Therefore, you can
2775 :     also use an anchored path as the value:
2776 :    
2777 :     a.cm (bind:(anchor:lib value:$a-lib))
2778 :     b.cm (bind:(anchor:lib value:$b-lib))
2779 :    
2780 :     Now you can globally configure (using the usual CM.Anchor.anchor or
2781 :     pathconfig machinery) bindings for "a-lib" and "b-lib". Since "lib"
2782 :     itself is always locally bound, setting it globally is no longer
2783 :     meaningful or necessary (but it does not hurt either). In fact, "lib"
2784 :     can still be used as a global anchor for separate purposes. As a
2785 :     matter of fact, one can locally define "lib" in terms of a global
2786 :     "lib":
2787 :    
2788 :     a.cm (bind:(anchor:lib value:$lib/a))
2789 :     b.cm (bind:(anchor:lib value:$lib/b))
2790 :    
2791 :     ** 3: The encoding of path names has changed. This affects the way
2792 :     path names are shown in CM's progress report and also the internal
2793 :     protocol encoding used for parallel make.
2794 :    
2795 :     The encoding now uses one or more ':'-separated segments. Each
2796 :     segments corresponds to a file that has been specified relative to the
2797 :     file given by its preceding segment. The first segment is either
2798 :     relative to the CWD, absolute, or anchored. Each segment itself is
2799 :     basically a Unix pathname; all segments but the first are relative.
2800 :    
2801 :     Example:
2802 :    
2803 :     $foo/bar/baz.cm:a/b/c.sml
2804 :    
2805 :     This path denotes the file bar/a/b/c.sml relative to the directory
2806 :     denoted by anchor "foo". Notice that the encoding also includes
2807 :     baz.cm which is the .cm-file that listed a/b/c.sml. As usual, such
2808 :     paths are resolved relative to the .cm-files directory, so baz.cm must
2809 :     be ignored to get the "real" pathname.
2810 :    
2811 :     To make this fact more obvious, CM puts the names of such "virtual
2812 :     arcs" into parentheses when they appear in progress reports. (No
2813 :     parentheses will appear in the internal protocol encoding.) Thus,
2814 :     what you really see is:
2815 :    
2816 :     $foo/bar/(baz.cm):a/b/c.sml
2817 :    
2818 :     I find this notation to be much more informative than before.
2819 :    
2820 :     Another new feature of the encoding is that special characters
2821 :     including parentheses, colons, (back)slashes, and white space are
2822 :     written as \ddd (where ddd is the decimal encoding of the character).
2823 :    
2824 : blume 670 *** The CM manual still needs to be updated.
2825 :    
2826 : blume 666 ----------------------------------------------------------------------
2827 : leunga 660 Name: Allen Leung
2828 :     Date: 2000/06/15 00:38:00
2829 :     Tag: leunga-20000615-x86-peephole
2830 :    
2831 :     x86 Peephole fix by Fermin. Affects c-- and moby only.
2832 :    
2833 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
2834 : blume 658 Name: Matthias Blume
2835 :     Date: 2000/06/12 11:40:00
2836 :     Tag: blume-20000612-parmakefix
2837 :     Description:
2838 :    
2839 :     More cleanup after changing the file naming scheme: This time I
2840 :     repaired the parallel make mechanism for CMB.make which I broke earlier.
2841 :    
2842 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
2843 : leunga 657 Name: Allen Leung
2844 :     Date: 2000/06/09 01:25:00
2845 :     Tag: leunga-20000609-various
2846 :    
2847 :     None of these things should affect normal SML/NJ operations
2848 :    
2849 :     1. Peephole improvements provided by Fermin (c--)
2850 :     2. New annotation DEFUSE for adding extra dependence (moby)
2851 :     3. New X86 LOCK instructions (moby)
2852 :     4. New machine description language for reservation tables (scheduling)
2853 :     5. Fixes to various optimization/analysis modules (branch chaining, dominator
2854 :     trees etc.)
2855 :     6. I've changed the CM files so that they can work with versions
2856 :     110.0.6, 110.25 and 110.28
2857 :    
2858 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
2859 : blume 652 Name: Matthias Blume
2860 : blume 656 Date: 2000/06/09 12:40:00
2861 :     Tag: blume-20000609-log
2862 :     Description:
2863 :    
2864 :     - Removed all(?) remaining RCS Log entries from sources.
2865 :    
2866 :     - Fixed bug in ml-yacc and ml-lex sources (use explicit anchors for
2867 :     anchored paths).
2868 :    
2869 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
2870 :     Name: Matthias Blume
2871 : blume 653 Date: 2000/06/07 17:00:00 JST
2872 :     Tag: blume-20000607-no-implicit-anchors
2873 :     Description:
2874 :    
2875 :     1. This update changes the default setting for
2876 :     CM.Control.implicit_anchors from true to false. This means that
2877 :     implicit anchors are no longer permitted by default. I also tried to
2878 :     make sure that nothing else still relies on implicit anchors.
2879 :     (This is the next step on the schedule towards a CM that does not even
2880 :     have the notion of implicit anchors anymore.)
2881 :    
2882 :     2. More CM manual updates.
2883 :    
2884 :     3. I managed to track down and fix the pickling bug I mentioned last
2885 :     time. Because of the previously existing workaround, this entails no
2886 :     immediate practical changes.
2887 :    
2888 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
2889 :     Name: Matthias Blume
2890 : blume 652 Date: 2000/06/06 11:15:00 JST
2891 :     Tag: blume-20000606-lazierpickle
2892 :     Description:
2893 :    
2894 :     !!!! NEW BOOT FILES !!!!
2895 :    
2896 :     * The main purpose of this update is to make library pickles lazier in
2897 :     order to reduce the initial space penalty for autoloading a library.
2898 :     As a result, it is now possible to have $smlnj/compiler.cm
2899 :     pre-registered. This should take care of the many complaints or
2900 :     inquiries about missing structure Compiler. This required changes to
2901 :     CM's internal data structures and small tweaks to some algorithms.
2902 :    
2903 :     As a neat additional effect, it is no longer necessary (for the sake
2904 :     of lean heap image files) to distinguish between a "minimal" CM and a
2905 :     "full" CM. Now, there is only one CM (i.e., the "full" version:
2906 :     $smlnj/cm.cm aka $smlnj/cm/full.cm), and it is always available at the
2907 :     interactive top level. ($smlnj/cm/minimal.cm is gone.)
2908 :    
2909 :     To make the life of compiler-hackers easier, "makeml" now also
2910 :     pre-registers $smlnj/cmb.cm (aka $smlnj/cmb/current.cm). In other
2911 :     words, after you bootstrap a new sml for the first time, you will not
2912 :     have to autoload $smlnj/cmb.cm again afterwards. (The first time
2913 :     around you will still have to do it, though.)
2914 :    
2915 :     * A second change consists of major updates to the CM manual. There
2916 :     are now several appendices with summary information and also a full
2917 :     specification of the CM description file syntax.
2918 :    
2919 :     * In directory src/system I added the script "allcross". This script
2920 :     invokes sml and cross-compiles the compiler for all supported
2921 :     architectures. (Useful when providing a new set of boot files.)
2922 :    
2923 :     * There seems to be a latent bug in my "lazy pickles" mechanism. I
2924 :     added a small tweak to pickle-util.sml to work around this problem,
2925 :     but it is not a proper fix yet. I will investigate further. (The
2926 :     effect of the bug was an inflation of library pickle size.)
2927 :    
2928 :     * Version number increased to 110.28.1 (to avoid compatibility problems).
2929 :    
2930 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
2931 : leunga 646 Name: Allen Leung
2932 : leunga 648 Date: 2000/05/25 17:28 EDT
2933 :     Tag: leunga-20000525-ra
2934 :     Description:
2935 :    
2936 :     Fixed a bug in freezing phase of the register allocator.
2937 :    
2938 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
2939 :     Name: Allen Leung
2940 : leunga 647 Date: 2000/05/15 22:53 EDT
2941 : leunga 646 Tag: leunga-20000515-alpha-x86-ra
2942 :     Description:
2943 :    
2944 :     1. Alpha
2945 :    
2946 :     Slight cleanup. Removed the instruction SGNXL
2947 :    
2948 :     2. X86
2949 :    
2950 :     Added the following instructions to the instruction set:
2951 :    
2952 :     ROLx, RORx,
2953 :     BTx, BTSx, BTLx, BTRx,
2954 :     XCHGx, and variants with the LOCK prefix
2955 :    
2956 :     3. Register Allocation
2957 :    
2958 :     The module ra-rewrite-with-renaming has been improved.
2959 :    
2960 : leunga 647 These have no effect on SML/NJ.
2961 :    
2962 : leunga 646 ----------------------------------------------------------------------
2963 : blume 642 Name: Matthias Blume
2964 : blume 645 Date: 2000/05/15 16:20:00 JST
2965 :     Tag: blume-20000515-lightrebuild
2966 :     Description:
2967 :    
2968 :     1. I added an alternative to "-rebuild" to "makeml". The difference is
2969 :     that prior to calling CMB.make' the CM-variable "LIGHT" will be
2970 :     defined. In effect, the command will not build any cross-compiler
2971 :     backends and therefore finish more quickly.
2972 :    
2973 :     The "fixpt" script also takes a "-light" switch to be able to use
2974 :     this new facility while compiling for a fixpoint.
2975 :    
2976 :     2. I replaced all mentions of anchored paths in group owner specifications
2977 :     with simple relative paths (usually starting with "..").
2978 :     The rationale is that a library's internal workings should not be
2979 :     compromised by the lack of some anchor. (An anchor is necessary
2980 :     for someone who wants to refer to the library by an anchored path,
2981 :     but it should not be necessary to build the same library in the first
2982 :     place.)
2983 :    
2984 :     3. I changed the way CM's tool mechanism determines the shell command
2985 :     string used for things like ml-yacc etc. so that it does not break
2986 :     when CM.Control.implicit_anchors is turned off.
2987 :    
2988 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
2989 :     Name: Matthias Blume
2990 : blume 644 Date: 2000/05/12 18:20:00 JST
2991 :     Tag: blume-20000512-ml-build
2992 :     Description:
2993 :    
2994 :     Fixed a bug in config/_ml-build that prevented ml-yacc and ml-lex from
2995 :     getting installed properly (by config/install.sh).
2996 :    
2997 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
2998 :     Name: Matthias Blume
2999 : blume 643 Date: 2000/05/12 17:30:00 JST
3000 :     Tag: blume-20000512-anchors
3001 :     Description:
3002 :    
3003 :     !!! NEW BOOT FILES !!!
3004 :    
3005 :     This change is in preparation of fading out support for "implicitly
3006 :     anchored path names". I went through all sources and used the
3007 :     explicit (and relatively new) $-notation. See system/README and the
3008 :     CM manual for more info on this.
3009 :    
3010 :     I also modified the anchoring scheme for some things such as "smlnj",
3011 :     "MLRISC", "cm", etc. to take advantage of the fact that explicit
3012 :     anchors are more expressive: anchor name and first arc do not have to
3013 :     coincide. This entails the following user-visible change:
3014 :    
3015 :     You have to write $smlnj/foo/bar instead of smlnj/foo/bar. In
3016 :     particular, when you fire up sml with a command-line argument, say,
3017 :     e.g.:
3018 :    
3019 :     sml '$smlnj/cmb.cm'
3020 :    
3021 :     At the ML toplevel prompt:
3022 :    
3023 :     CM.autoload "$smlnj/cmb.cm";
3024 :    
3025 :     There is also a new controller in CM.Control that can be used to turn
3026 :     off all remaining support for implicit anchors by saying:
3027 :    
3028 :     CM.autoload "$smlnj/
3029 :     #set CM.Control.implicit_anchors false;
3030 :    
3031 :     This causes CM to reject implicitly anchored paths. This is (for the
3032 :     time being) less permissive than the "final" version where there will
3033 :     be no more such implicit anchors and relative paths will be just that:
3034 :     relative.
3035 :    
3036 :     The next step (version after next version?) will be to make the
3037 :     default for CM.Control.implicit_anchors false. After the dust has
3038 :     settled, I can then produce the "final" version of this...
3039 :    
3040 :     Note: Since bootstrapping is a bit tricky, I provided new boot files.
3041 :    
3042 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
3043 :     Name: Matthias Blume
3044 : blume 642 Date: 2000/05/11 16:30:00 JST
3045 :     Tag: blume-20000511-sources
3046 :     Description:
3047 :    
3048 :     The main change is that I added function CM.sources as a generalized
3049 :     version of the earlier CM.makedepend. This entails the following
3050 :     additional changes:
3051 :    
3052 :     - CM.makedepend has been dropped.
3053 :    
3054 :     - CM manual has been updated.
3055 :    
3056 :     - TOOLS signature and API have been changed.
3057 :    
3058 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
3059 : leunga 640 Name: Allen Leung
3060 : leunga 641 Date: 2000/05/10 21:17 EDT
3061 :     Tag: leunga-20000510-moby-c--ssa
3062 :     Description:
3063 :    
3064 :     Various bug fixes and new features for C--, Moby and MLRISC optimizations.
3065 :     None of these affect SML/NJ.
3066 :    
3067 :     1. Register Allocation
3068 :    
3069 :     a. A new ra spilling module (ra/ra-spill-with-renaming) is implemented.
3070 :     This module tries to remove local (i.e. basic block level) redundancies
3071 :     during spilling.
3072 :    
3073 :     b. A new framework for performing region based register allocation.
3074 :     Not yet entirely functional.
3075 :    
3076 :     2. X86
3077 :    
3078 :     a. DefUse for POP was missing the stack pointer [found by Lal]
3079 :     b. Reload for CALL was incorrect in X86Spill [found by John]
3080 :     c. Various fixes in X86Spill so that it can be used correctly for
3081 :     the new spilling module.
3082 :    
3083 :     3. SSA/IR
3084 :    
3085 :     a. New module ir/dj-dataflow.sml implements elimination based
3086 :     data flow analysis.
3087 :    
3088 :     4. MLRiscGen
3089 :    
3090 :     a. Fix for gc type annotation
3091 :    
3092 :     5. MDGen
3093 :    
3094 :     Various fixes for machine description -> ml code translation. For ssa
3095 :     only.
3096 :    
3097 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
3098 :     Name: Allen Leung
3099 : leunga 640 Date: 2000/05/08 22:17 EDT
3100 :     Tag: leunga-20000508-labexp
3101 :     Description:
3102 :    
3103 :     Fermin has found a few assembly problems with constant expressions
3104 :     generated in LabelExp. Mostly, the problems involve extra parentheses,
3105 :     which choke on dumb assemblers. This is his fix.
3106 :    
3107 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
3108 : dbm 635 Name: Dave MacQueen
3109 :     Date: 2000/04/09 14:00 EDT
3110 :     Tag: dbm-20000502-Version_110_28
3111 :     Description:
3112 :    
3113 :     1. Updated src/compiler/TopLevel/main/version.sml to version 110.28
3114 :    
3115 :     2. Updated config/version to 110.28
3116 :    
3117 :     3. Updated config/srcarchiveurl
3118 :    
3119 :     3. New boot files!
3120 :     ftp://ftp.research.bell-labs.com/dist/smlnj/working/110.28/
3121 :    
3122 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
3123 : blume 634 Name: Matthias Blume
3124 :     Date: 2000/05/01 19:05:00 JST
3125 :     Tag: blume-20000501-noweb
3126 :     Description:
3127 :    
3128 :     A new noweb tool has been added. The existing system is entirely
3129 :     unaffected by this, but some CM users have asked for renewed noweb
3130 :     support. Everything is documented in the CM manual.
3131 :    
3132 :     New (plugin) libraries:
3133 :    
3134 :     noweb-tool.cm
3135 :     nw-ext.cm
3136 :    
3137 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
3138 : dbm 633 Name: Dave MacQueen
3139 :     Date: 2000/04/30 12:40PM EDT
3140 :     Tag: dbm-20000430-bug_fixes
3141 :     Description:
3142 :    
3143 :     1. Fix for bug 1498
3144 :     smlnj/src/system/Basis/Implementation/Unsafe/object.sig
3145 :     smlnj/src/system/Basis/Implementation/Unsafe/object.sml
3146 :     added toRealArray function
3147 :     smlnj/src/compiler/MiscUtil/print/ppobj.sml
3148 :     added check for tag Obj.RealArray to array printing case in ppObj
3149 :    
3150 :     2. Fix for bug 1510
3151 :     smlnj/src/compiler/Semant/types/typesutil.sml
3152 :     fixed definition of dummyargs (used by equalTycon) so that
3153 :     dummy args are distinct types
3154 :    
3155 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
3156 : blume 629 Name: Matthias Blume
3157 : blume 632 Date: 2000/04/30 01:00:00 JST
3158 :     Tag: blume-20000430-versions
3159 :     Description:
3160 :    
3161 :     1. CM version numbering added. This is an implementation of Lal's
3162 :     proposal for adding version numbers and version checking to .cm
3163 :     files. Lal said that his proposal was just that -- a proposal.
3164 :     For the time being I went ahead and implemented it so that people
3165 :     can comment on it. Everything is completely backward-compatible
3166 :     (except for the stable library format, i.e., new bootfiles!).
3167 :    
3168 :     As usual, see the CM manual for details.
3169 :    
3170 :     2. An alternative syntax for anchored paths has been implemented.
3171 :     Dave has recently voiced the same concerns that I had when I did
3172 :     this, so there should be some support. My take is that eventually
3173 :     I will let support for the current syntax (where anchors are
3174 :     "implicit") fade out in favor of the new, explicit syntax.
3175 :     In order to be backward-compatible, both old and new syntax are
3176 :     currently supported.
3177 :    
3178 :     Again, see the CM manual for details.
3179 :    
3180 :     3. Parallel make is trying to be slightly smarter: When the master
3181 :     process finds a "bottleneck", i.e., when there is only one
3182 :     compilation unit that can be compiled and everybody else is
3183 :     waiting on it, then it will simply compile it directly instead
3184 :     of clumsily telling one of the slaves to do it.
3185 :    
3186 :     4. Support for "unsharing" added. This is necessary in order to be
3187 :     able to have two different versions of the same library running
3188 :     at the same time (e.g., for trying out a new MLRISC while still
3189 :     having the old MLRISC linked into the current compiler, etc.)
3190 :     See the CM manual.
3191 :    
3192 :     5. Simple "makedepend" functionality added for generating Makefile
3193 :     dependency information. (This is rather crude at the moment.
3194 :     Expect some changes here in the future.)
3195 :    
3196 :     6. ".fun" added as a recognized suffix for ML files. Also documented
3197 :     explicitly in the manual that the fallback behavior (unknown suffix
3198 :     -> ML file) is not an official feature!
3199 :    
3200 :     7. Small changes to the pickler for stable libraries.
3201 :    
3202 :     8. Several internal changes to CM (for cleanup/improvement).
3203 :    
3204 :    
3205 :     !!!! NEW BINFILES !!!!
3206 :    
3207 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
3208 :     Name: Matthias Blume
3209 : blume 631 Date: 2000/04/28 17:30:00 JST
3210 :     Tag: blume-20000428-pathconfig
3211 :     Description:
3212 :    
3213 :     1. I changed config/install.sh to remove duplicate entries from the
3214 :     lib/pathconfig file at the end. Moreover, the final version of
3215 :     lib/pathconfig is sorted alphabetically. The same (sorting) is done
3216 :     in src/system/installml.
3217 :    
3218 :     2. The config/install.sh script now consistently uses relative
3219 :     pathnames in lib/pathconfig whenever the anchor is in the lib
3220 :     directory. (So far this was true for the libraries that come
3221 :     pre-compiled and bundled as part of the bootfiles but not for
3222 :     libraries that are compiled by the script itself.)
3223 :    
3224 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
3225 :     Name: Matthias Blume
3226 : blume 629 Date: 2000/04/26 13:10:00 JST
3227 :     Tag: blume-20000426-fun_suffix
3228 :     Description:
3229 :    
3230 :     Added ".fun" as a recognized file name suffix (for ML code).
3231 :    
3232 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
3233 : leunga 628 Name: Allen Leung
3234 :     Date: 2000/04/25 17:00:00 EST
3235 :     Tag: leunga-20000425-alpha-ra
3236 :     Description:
3237 :    
3238 :     1. Alpha
3239 :    
3240 :     PSEUDOARITH was missing in AlphaRewrite. This causes an endless loop
3241 :     in C--.
3242 :    
3243 :     2. RA
3244 :    
3245 :     Added a flag "ra-dump-size" to print out the size of the flowgraph
3246 :     and the interference graph.
3247 :    
3248 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
3249 : dbm 627 Name: Dave MacQueen
3250 :     Date: 2000/04/25/
3251 :     Tag: dbm-20000425-mlyacc_doc_examples
3252 :     Description:
3253 :     Updated mlyacc.tex sections 5 and 7 for SML '97 and CM.
3254 :     Updated all three examples in src/ml-yacc/examples to run
3255 :     under 110.* using CM.make.
3256 :    
3257 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
3258 : leunga 624 Name: Allen Leung
3259 :     Date: 2000/04/20 23:04:00 EST
3260 :     Tag: leunga-20000420-ssa-c---stuff
3261 :     Description:
3262 :    
3263 :     This update synchronizes my repository with Yale's. Most of these
3264 :     changes, however, do not affect SML/NJ at all (the RA is an exception).
3265 :    
3266 :     1. Register Allocator
3267 :    
3268 :     a. An improvement in the interference graph construction:
3269 :     Given a copy
3270 :    
3271 :     s <- t
3272 :    
3273 : leunga 628 no interference edge between s and t is added for this definition of s.
3274 : leunga 624
3275 :     b. I've added two new spill heuristic modules that Fermin and I developed
3276 :     (in the new library RA.cm). These are unused in SML/NJ but maybe
3277 :     useful for others (Moby?)
3278 :    
3279 :     2. X86
3280 :    
3281 :     a. Various fixes in the backend provided by Fermin [C--] and Lal.
3282 :    
3283 :     3. Alpha
3284 :    
3285 :     a. Added the BSR instruction and code generation that goes with it [C--]
3286 :     b. Other fixes too numerous to recount provided by Fermin [C--]
3287 :    
3288 :     4. Regmaps
3289 :    
3290 :     a. The regmaps are not initialized with the identity physical bindings
3291 :     at creation time. This is unneeded.
3292 :    
3293 :     5. MLRISC Optimizations
3294 :    
3295 :     a. The DJ-Graph module can now compute the iterated dominance frontiers
3296 :     intersects with liveness incrementally in linear time! Woohoo!
3297 :     This is now used in my new SSA construction algorithm.
3298 :    
3299 :     b. THe branch reorganization module is now smarter about linear chains of
3300 :     basic blocks.
3301 :    
3302 :    
3303 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
3304 : blume 615 Name: Matthias Blume
3305 :     Date: 2000/04/12 13:52:00 JST
3306 :     Tag: blume_main_v110p27_1
3307 :     Description:
3308 :    
3309 :     Changed install.sh script to handle archive files without version number
3310 :     and to use "boot.<arch>-<os>" instead of "sml.boot.<arch>-<os>" for the
3311 :     name of the boot file archive.
3312 :    
3313 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
3314 : dbm 607 Name: Dave MacQueen
3315 :     Date: 2000/04/09 14:00 EDT
3316 :     Tag: dbm-20000410-Version_110_27
3317 :     Description:
3318 :    
3319 :     1. Updated src/compiler/TopLevel/main/version.sml to version 110.27
3320 :    
3321 :     2. Updated src/config/version to 110.27
3322 :    
3323 :     3. New boot files!
3324 :    
3325 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
3326 : leunga 606 Name: Allen Leung
3327 :     Date: 2000/04/09 19:09:00 EST
3328 :     Tag: leunga-20000409-misc
3329 :     Description:
3330 :    
3331 :     1. Yet another fix for x86 assembly for idivl, imull, mull and friends.
3332 :    
3333 :     2. Miscellaneous improvements to MLRISC (unused in sml/nj)
3334 :    
3335 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
3336 : monnier 605 Name: Stefan
3337 :     Date: 2000/04/07 10:00:00 EDT
3338 :     Tag: monnier-20000406-branch-handling
3339 :     Description:
3340 :    
3341 :     Improved handling of branches (mostly those generated from
3342 :     polymorphic equality), removed switchoff and changed the
3343 :     default optimization settings (more cpsopt and less flintopt).
3344 :    
3345 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
3346 : leunga 601 Name: Allen Leung
3347 : leunga 602 Date: 2000/04/06 01:30:00 EST
3348 :     Tag: leunga-20000406-peephole-x86-SSA-2
3349 :     Description:
3350 :    
3351 :     Forgot a few files.
3352 :    
3353 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
3354 :     Name: Allen Leung
3355 : leunga 601 Date: 2000/04/06 00:36:00 EST
3356 :     Tag: leunga-20000406-peephole-x86-SSA
3357 :     Description:
3358 :    
3359 :     1. New Peephole code
3360 :    
3361 :     2. Minor improvement to X86 instruction selection
3362 :    
3363 :     3. Various fixes to SSA and machine description -> code translator
3364 :    
3365 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
3366 : blume 595 Name: Matthias Blume
3367 :     Date: 2000/04/05 12:30:00 JST
3368 :     Tag: blume_main_v110p26p2_3
3369 :     Description:
3370 :    
3371 :     This update just merges three minor cosmetic updates to CM's sources
3372 :     to get ready for the 110.27 code freeze on Friday. No functionality
3373 :     has changed.
3374 :    
3375 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
3376 : leunga 593 Name: Allen Leung
3377 : leunga 594 Date: 2000/04/04 19:39:00 EST
3378 :     Tag: leunga-20000404-x86-asm
3379 :     Description:
3380 :    
3381 :     1. Fixed a problem in X86 assembly.
3382 :    
3383 :     Things like
3384 :    
3385 :     jmp %eax
3386 :     jmp (%eax)
3387 :    
3388 :     should be output as
3389 :    
3390 :     jmp *%eax
3391 :     jmp *(%eax)
3392 :    
3393 :     2. Assembly output
3394 :    
3395 :     Added a new flag
3396 :    
3397 :     "asm-indent-copies" (default to false)
3398 :    
3399 :     When this flag is on, parallel copies will be indented an extra level.
3400 :    
3401 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
3402 :     Name: Allen Leung
3403 : leunga 593 Date: 2000/04/04 03:18:00 EST
3404 :     Tag: leunga-20000404-C--Moby
3405 :     Description:
3406 :    
3407 :     All of these fixes are related to C--, Moby, and my own optimization
3408 :     stuff; so they shouldn't affect SML/NJ.
3409 :    
3410 :     1. X86
3411 :    
3412 :     Various fixes related floating point, and extensions.
3413 :    
3414 :     2. Alpha
3415 :    
3416 :     Some extra patterns related to loads with signed/zero extension
3417 :     provided by Fermin.
3418 :    
3419 :     3. Assembly
3420 :    
3421 : monnier 659 When generating assembly, resolve the value of client defined constants,
3422 : leunga 593 instead of generating symbolic values. This is controlled by the
3423 :     new flag "asm-resolve-constants", which is default to true.
3424 :    
3425 :     4. Machine Descriptions
3426 :    
3427 :     a. The precedence parser was slightly broken when parsing infixr symbols.
3428 :     b. The type generalizing code had the bound variables reversed, resulting
3429 :     in a problem during arity raising.
3430 :     c. Various fixes in machine descriptions.
3431 :    
3432 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
3433 : blume 592 Name: Matthias Blume
3434 :     Date: 2000/04/03 16:05:00 JST
3435 :     Tag: blume_main_v110p26p2_2
3436 :     Description:
3437 :    
3438 :     I eliminated coreEnv from compInfo. Access to the "Core" structure is
3439 :     now done via the ordinary static environment that is context to each
3440 :     compilation unit.
3441 :    
3442 :     To this end, I arranged that instead of "structure Core" as "structure
3443 :     _Core" is bound in the pervasive environment. Core access is done via
3444 : monnier 659 _Core (which can never be accidentally rebound because _Core is not a
3445 : blume 592 legal surface-syntax symbol).
3446 :    
3447 :     The current solution is much cleaner because the core environment is
3448 :     now simply part of the pervasive environment which is part of every
3449 :     compilation unit's context anyway. In particular, this eliminates all
3450 :     special-case handling that was necessary until now in order to deal
3451 :     with dynamic and symbolic parts of the core environment.
3452 :    
3453 :     Remaining hackery (to bind the "magic" symbol _Core) is localized in the
3454 : monnier 659 compilation manager's bootstrap compiler (actually: in the "init group"
3455 : blume 592 handling). See the comments in src/system/smlnj/init/init.cmi for
3456 :     more details.
3457 :    
3458 :     I also tried to track down all mentions of "Core" (as string argument
3459 :     to Symbol.strSymbol) in the compiler and replaced them with a
3460 :     reference to the new CoreSym.coreSym. Seems cleaner since the actual
3461 :     name appears in one place only.
3462 :    
3463 :     Binfile and bootfile format have not changed, but the switchover from
3464 :     the old "init.cmi" to the new one is a bit tricky, so I supplied new
3465 :     bootfiles anyway.
3466 :    
3467 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
3468 : leunga 591 Name: Allen Leung
3469 :     Date: 2000/04/02 21:17:00 EST
3470 :     Tag: leunga-20000402-mltree
3471 :     Description:
3472 : leunga 585
3473 : leunga 591 1. Renamed the constructor CALL in MLTREE by popular demand.
3474 :     2. Added a bunch of files from my repository. These are currently
3475 :     used by other non-SMLNJ backends.
3476 :    
3477 : leunga 576 ----------------------------------------------------------------------
3478 : leunga 590 Name: Allen Leung
3479 :     Date: 2000/03/31 21:15:00 EST
3480 :     Tag: leunga-20000331-aliasing
3481 :     Description:
3482 :    
3483 :     This update contains a rewritten (and hopefully more correct) module
3484 :     for extracting aliasing information from CPS.
3485 :    
3486 :     To turn on this feature:
3487 :    
3488 :     Compiler.Control.CG.memDisambiguate := true
3489 :    
3490 :     To pretty print the region information with assembly
3491 :    
3492 :     Compiler.Control.MLRISC.getFlag "asm-show-region" := true;
3493 :    
3494 :     To control how many levels of aliasing information are printed, use:
3495 :    
3496 :     Compiler.Control.MLRISC.getInt "points-to-show-level" := n
3497 :    
3498 :     The default of n is 3.
3499 :    
3500 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
3501 : dbm 589 Name: David MacQueen
3502 :     Date: 2000/03/31 11:15:00 EST
3503 :     Tag: dbm-20000331-runtime_fix
3504 :     Description:
3505 :    
3506 :     This update contains:
3507 :    
3508 :     1. runtime/c-lib/c-libraries.c
3509 :     includes added in revision 1.2 caused compilation errors on hppa-hpux
3510 :    
3511 :     2. fix for bug 1556
3512 :     system/Basis/Implementation/NJ/internal-signals.sml
3513 :    
3514 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
3515 : blume 587 Name: Matthias Blume
3516 : blume 588 Date: 2000/03/31 18:00:00 JST
3517 :     Tag: blume_main_v110p26p2_1
3518 :     Description:
3519 :    
3520 :     This update contains:
3521 :    
3522 :     1. A small change to CM's handling of stable libraries:
3523 :     CM now maintains one "global" modmap that is used for all stable
3524 :     libraries. The use of such a global modmap maximizes sharing and
3525 :     minimizes the need for re-traversing parts of environments during
3526 :     modmap construction. (However, this has minor impact since modmap
3527 :     construction seems to account for just one percent or less of total
3528 :     compile time.)
3529 :    
3530 :     2. I added a "genmap" phase to the statistics. This is where I got the
3531 :     "one percent" number (see above).
3532 :    
3533 :     3. CM's new tool parameter mechanism just became _even_ better. :)
3534 :     - The parser understands named parameters and recursive options.
3535 :     - The "make" and "shell" tools use these new features.
3536 :     (This makes it a lot easier to cascade these tools.)
3537 :     - There is a small syntax change: named parameters use a
3538 :    
3539 :     <name> : ( <option> ... ) or
3540 :     <name> : <string>
3541 :    
3542 :     syntax. Previously, named parameters were implemented in an
3543 :     ad-hoc fashion by each tool individually (by parsing strings)
3544 :     and had the form
3545 :    
3546 :     <name>=<string>
3547 :    
3548 :     See the CM manual for a full description of these issues.
3549 :    
3550 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
3551 :     Name: Matthias Blume
3552 : blume 587 Date: 2000/03/30 18:00:00 JST
3553 :     Tag: blume_main_v110p26p2_0
3554 :     Description:
3555 :    
3556 :     !!!!! WARNING !!!!!!
3557 :     !! New binfiles !!
3558 :     !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
3559 :    
3560 :     This update contains:
3561 :    
3562 :     1. Moderate changes to CM:
3563 :    
3564 :     - Changes to CM's tools mechanism. In particular, it is now possible
3565 :     to have tools that accept additional "command line" parameters
3566 :     (specified in the .cm file at each instance where the tool's class is
3567 :     used).
3568 :    
3569 : monnier 659 This was done to accommodate the new "make" and "shell" tools which
3570 :     facilitate fairly seamless hookup to portions of code managed using
3571 : blume 587 Makefiles or Shell scripts.
3572 :    
3573 :     There are no classes "shared" or "private" anymore. Instead, the
3574 :     sharing annotation is now a parameter to the "sml" class.
3575 :    
3576 :     There is a bit of generic machinery for implementing one's own
3577 :     tools that accept command-line parameters. However, I am not yet fully
3578 :     satisfied with that part, so expect changes here in the future.
3579 :    
3580 :     All existing tools are described in the CM manual.
3581 :    
3582 : monnier 659 - Slightly better error handling. (CM now suppresses many followup
3583 : blume 587 error messages that tended to be more annoying than helpful.)
3584 :    
3585 :     2. Major changes to the compiler's static environment data structures.
3586 :    
3587 :     - no CMStaticEnv anymore.
3588 :     - no CMEnv, no "BareEnvironment" (actually, _only_ BareEnvironment,
3589 :     but it is called Environment), no conversions between different
3590 :     kinds of static environments
3591 :    
3592 :     - There is still a notion of a "modmap", but such modmaps are generated
3593 :     on demand at the time when they are needed. This sounds slow, but I
3594 :     sped up the code that generates modmaps enough for this not to lead to
3595 :     a slowdown of the compiler (at least I didn't detect any).
3596 :    
3597 :     - To facilitate rapid modmap generation, static environments now
3598 :     contain an (optional) "modtree" structure. Modtree annotations are
3599 :     constructed by the unpickler during unpickling. (This means that
3600 :     the elaborator does not have to worry about modtrees at all.)
3601 :     Modtrees have the advantage that they are compositional in the same
3602 :     way as the environment data structure itself is compositional.
3603 :     As a result, modtrees never hang on to parts of an environment that
3604 :     has already been rendered "stale" by filtering or rebinding.
3605 :    
3606 :     - I went through many, many trials and errors before arriving at the
3607 :     current solution. (The initial idea of "linkpaths" did not work.)
3608 :     But the result of all this is that I have touched a lot of files that
3609 :     depend on the "modules" and "types" data structures (most of the
3610 :     elaborator). There were a lot of changes during my "linkpath" trials
3611 :     that could have been reverted to their original state but weren't.
3612 :     Please, don't be too harsh on me for messing with this code a bit more
3613 : monnier 921 than what was strictly necessary... (I _did_ resist the temptation
3614 : blume 587 of doing any "global reformatting" to avoid an untimely death at
3615 :     Dave's hands. :)
3616 :    
3617 :     - One positive aspect of the previous point: At least I made sure that
3618 :     all files that I touched now compile without warnings (other than
3619 :     "polyEqual").
3620 :    
3621 :     - compiler now tends to run "leaner" (i.e., ties up less memory in
3622 :     redundant modmaps)
3623 :    
3624 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
3625 : leunga 580 Name: Allen Leung
3626 : leunga 585 Date: 2000/03/29 18:00:00
3627 :     Tag: leunga-20000327-mlriscGen_hppa_alpha_x86
3628 : leunga 586 Boot files (optional): ftp://react-ilp.cs.nyu.edu/leunga/110.26.1-sml.boot.x86-unix-20000330.tar.gz
3629 : leunga 585 Description:
3630 :    
3631 :     This update contains *MAJOR* changes to the way code is generated from CPS
3632 :     in the module mlriscGen, and in various backend modules.
3633 :    
3634 :     CHANGES
3635 :     =======
3636 :    
3637 :     1. MLRiscGen: forward propagation fix.
3638 :    
3639 :     There was a bug in forward propagation introduced at about the same time
3640 :     as the MLRISC x86 backend, which prohibits coalescing to be
3641 :     performed effectively in loops.
3642 :    
3643 :     Effect: speed up of loops in RISC architectures.
3644 :     By itself, this actually slowed down certain benchmarks on the x86.
3645 :    
3646 :     2. MLRiscGen: forward propagating addresses from consing.
3647 :    
3648 :     I've changed the way consing code is generated. Basically I separated
3649 :     out the initialization part:
3650 :    
3651 :     store tag, offset(allocptr)
3652 :     store elem1, offset+4(allocptr)
3653 :     store elem2, offset+8(allocptr)
3654 :     ...
3655 :     store elemn, offset+4n(allocptr)
3656 :    
3657 :     and the address computation part:
3658 :    
3659 :     celladdr <- offset+4+alloctpr
3660 :    
3661 :     and move the address computation part
3662 :    
3663 :     Effect: register pressure is generally lower as a result. This
3664 :     makes compilation of certain expressions much faster, such as
3665 :     long lists with non-trivial elements.
3666 :    
3667 :     [(0,0), (0,0), .... (0,0)]
3668 :    
3669 :     3. MLRiscGen: base pointer elimination.
3670 :    
3671 :     As part of the linkage mechanism, we generate the sequence:
3672 :    
3673 :     L: ... <- start of the code fragment
3674 :    
3675 :     L1:
3676 :     base pointer <- linkreg - L1 + L
3677 :    
3678 :     The base pointer was then used for computing relocatable addresses
3679 :     in the code fragment. Frequently (such as in lots of continuations)
3680 :     this is not needed. We now eliminate this sequence whenever possible.
3681 :    
3682 :     For compile time efficiency, I'm using a very stupid local heuristic.
3683 :     But in general, this should be done as a control flow analysis.
3684 :    
3685 :     Effect: Smaller code size. Speed up of most programs.
3686 :    
3687 :     4. Hppa back end
3688 :    
3689 :     Long jumps in span dependence resolution used to depend on the existence
3690 :     of the base pointer.
3691 :    
3692 :     A jump to a long label L was expanded into the following sequence:
3693 :    
3694 :     LDIL %hi(L-8192), %r29
3695 :     LDO %lo(L-8192)(%r29), %r29
3696 :     ADD %r29, baseptr, %r29
3697 :     BV,n %r0(%r29)
3698 :    
3699 :     In the presence of change (3) above, this will not work. I've changed
3700 :     it so that the following sequence of instructions are generated, which
3701 :     doesn't mention the base pointer at all:
3702 :    
3703 :     BL,n L', %r29 /* branch and link, L' + 4 -> %r29 */
3704 :     L': ADDIL L-(L'+4), %r29 /* Compute address of L */
3705 :     BV,n %r0(%r29) /* Jump */
3706 :    
3707 :     5. Alpha back end
3708 :    
3709 :     New alpha instructions LDB/LDW have been added, as per Fermin's
3710 :     suggestions. This is unrelated to all other changes.
3711 :    
3712 :     6. X86 back end
3713 :    
3714 :     I've changed andl to testl in the floating point test sequence
3715 :     whenever appropriate. The Intel optimization guide states that
3716 : monnier 659 testl is preferable to andl.
3717 : leunga 585
3718 :     7. RA (x86 only)
3719 :    
3720 :     I've improved the spill propagation algorithm, using an approximation
3721 :     of maximal weighted independent sets. This seems to be necessary to
3722 :     alleviate the negative effect in light of the slow down in (1).
3723 :    
3724 :     I'll write down the algorithm one of these days.
3725 :    
3726 :     8. MLRiscGen: frequencies
3727 :    
3728 :     I've added an annotation that states that all call gc blocks have zero
3729 :     execution frequencies. This improves register allocation on the x86.
3730 :    
3731 :     BENCHMARKS
3732 :     ==========
3733 :    
3734 :     I've only perform the comparison on 110.25.
3735 :    
3736 :     The platforms are:
3737 :    
3738 :     HPPA A four processor HP machine (E9000) with 5G of memory.
3739 :     X86 A 300Hhz Pentium II with 128M of memory, and
3740 :     SPARC An Ultra sparc 2 with 512M of memory.
3741 :    
3742 :     I used the following parameters for the SML benchmarks:
3743 :    
3744 :     @SMLalloc
3745 :     HPPA 256k
3746 :     SPARC 512k
3747 :     X86 256k
3748 :    
3749 :     COMPILATION TIME
3750 :     ----------------
3751 :     Here are the numbers comparing the compilation times of the compilers.
3752 :     I've only compared 110.25 compiling the new sources versus
3753 :     a fixpoint version of the new compiler compiling the same.
3754 :    
3755 :     110.25 New
3756 :     Total Time in RA Spill+Reload Total Time In RA Spill+Reload
3757 :     HPPA 627s 116s 2684+3584 599s 95s 1003+1879
3758 :     SPARC 892s 173s 2891+3870 708s 116s 1004+1880
3759 :     X86 999s 315s 94006+130691 987s 296s 108877+141957
3760 :    
3761 :     110.25 New
3762 :     Code Size Code Size
3763 :     HPPA 8596736 8561421
3764 :     SPARC 8974299 8785143
3765 :     X86 9029180 8716783
3766 :    
3767 :     So in summary, things are at least as good as before. Dramatic
3768 :     reduction in compilation is obtained on the Sparc; I can't explain it,
3769 :     but it is reproducible. Perhaps someone should try to reproduce this
3770 :     on their own machines.
3771 :    
3772 :     SML BENCHMARKS
3773 :     --------------
3774 :    
3775 :     On the average, all benchmarks perform at least as well as before.
3776 :    
3777 :     HPPA Compilation Time Spill+Reload Run Time
3778 :     110.25 New 110.25 New 110.25 New
3779 :    
3780 :     barnesHut 3.158 3.015 4.75% 1+1 0+0 2.980 2.922 2.00%
3781 :     boyer 6.152 5.708 7.77% 0+0 0+0 0.218 0.213 2.34%
3782 :     count-graphs 1.168 1.120 4.32% 0+0 0+0 22.705 23.073 -1.60%
3783 :     fft 0.877 0.792 10.74% 1+3 1+3 0.602 0.587 2.56%
3784 :     knuthBendix 3.180 2.857 11.32% 0+0 0+0 0.675 0.662 2.02%
3785 :     lexgen 6.190 5.290 17.01% 0+0 0+0 0.913 0.788 15.86%
3786 :     life 0.803 0.703 14.22% 25+25 0+0 0.153 0.140 9.52%
3787 :     logic 2.048 2.007 2.08% 6+6 1+1 4.133 4.008 3.12%
3788 :     mandelbrot 0.077 0.080 -4.17% 0+0 0+0 0.765 0.712 7.49%
3789 :     mlyacc 22.932 20.937 9.53% 154+181 32+57 0.468 0.430 8.91%
3790 :     nucleic 5.183 5.060 2.44% 2+2 0+0 0.125 0.120 4.17%
3791 :     ratio-regions 3.357 3.142 6.84% 0+0 0+0 116.225 113.173 2.70%
3792 :     ray 1.283 1.290 -0.52% 0+0 0+0 2.887 2.855 1.11%
3793 :     simple 6.307 6.032 4.56% 28+30 5+7 3.705 3.658 1.28%
3794 :     tsp 0.888 0.862 3.09% 0+0 0+0 7.040 6.893 2.13%
3795 :     vliw 24.378 23.455 3.94% 106+127 25+45 2.758 2.707 1.91%
3796 :     --------------------------------------------------------------------------
3797 :     Average 6.12% 4.09%
3798 :    
3799 :     SPARC Compilation Time Spill+Reload Run Time
3800 :     110.25 New 110.25 New 110.25 New
3801 :    
3802 :     barnesHut 3.778 3.592 5.20% 2+2 0+0 3.648 3.453 5.65%
3803 :     boyer 6.632 6.110 8.54% 0+0 0+0 0.258 0.242 6.90%
3804 :     count-graphs 1.435 1.325 8.30% 0+0 0+0 33.672 34.737 -3.07%
3805 :     fft 0.980 0.940 4.26% 3+9 2+6 0.838 0.827 1.41%
3806 :     knuthBendix 3.590 3.138 14.39% 0+0 0+0 0.962 0.967 -0.52%
3807 :     lexgen 6.593 6.072 8.59% 1+1 0+0 1.077 1.078 -0.15%
3808 :     life 0.972 0.868 11.90% 26+26 0+0 0.143 0.140 2.38%
3809 :     logic 2.525 2.387 5.80% 7+7 1+1 5.625 5.158 9.05%
3810 :     mandelbrot 0.090 0.093 -3.57% 0+0 0+0 0.855 0.728 17.39%
3811 :     mlyacc 26.732 23.827 12.19% 162+189 32+57 0.550 0.560 -1.79%
3812 :     nucleic 6.233 6.197 0.59% 3+3 0+0 0.163 0.173 -5.77%
3813 :     ratio-regions 3.780 3.507 7.79% 0+0 0+0 133.993 131.035 2.26%
3814 :     ray 1.595 1.550 2.90% 1+1 0+0 3.440 3.418 0.63%
3815 :     simple 6.972 6.487 7.48% 29+32 5+7 3.523 3.525 -0.05%
3816 :     tsp 1.115 1.063 4.86% 0+0 0+0 7.393 7.265 1.77%
3817 :     vliw 27.765 24.818 11.87% 110+135 25+45 2.265 2.135 6.09%
3818 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------------
3819 :     Average 6.94% 2.64%
3820 :    
3821 :     X86 Compilation Time Spill+Reload Run Time
3822 :     110.25 New 110.25 New 110.25 New
3823 :    
3824 :     barnesHut 5.530 5.420 2.03% 593+893 597+915 3.532 3.440 2.66%
3825 :     boyer 8.768 7.747 13.19% 493+199 301+289 0.327 0.297 10.11%
3826 :     count-graphs 2.040 2.010 1.49% 298+394 315+457 26.578 28.660 -7.26%
3827 :     fft 1.327 1.302 1.92% 112+209 115+210 1.055 0.962 9.71%
3828 :     knuthBendix 5.218 5.475 -4.69% 451+598 510+650 0.928 0.932 -0.36%
3829 :     lexgen 9.970 9.623 3.60% 1014+841 1157+885 0.947 0.928 1.97%
3830 :     life 1.183 1.183 0.00% 162+182 145+148 0.127 0.103 22.58%
3831 :     logic 3.285 3.512 -6.45% 514+684 591+836 5.682 5.577 1.88%
3832 :     mandelbrot 0.147 0.143 2.33% 38+41 33+54 0.703 0.690 1.93%
3833 :     mlyacc 35.457 32.763 8.22% 3496+4564 3611+4860 0.552 0.550 0.30%
3834 :     nucleic 7.100 6.888 3.07% 239+168 201+158 0.175 0.173 0.96%
3835 :     ratio-regions 6.388 6.843 -6.65% 1182+257 981+300 120.142 120.345 -0.17%
3836 :     ray 2.332 2.338 -0.29% 346+398 402+494 3.593 3.540 1.51%
3837 :     simple 9.912 9.903 0.08% 1475+941 1579+1168 3.057 3.178 -3.83%
3838 :     tsp 1.623 1.532 5.98% 266+200 250+211 8.045 7.878 2.12%
3839 :     vliw 33.947 35.470 -4.29% 2629+2774 2877+3171 2.072 1.890 9.61%
3840 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------------
3841 :     Average 1.22% 3.36%
3842 :    
3843 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
3844 :     Name: Allen Leung
3845 : leunga 583 Date: 2000/03/23 16:25:00
3846 :     Tag: leunga-20000323-fix_x86_alpha
3847 :     Description:
3848 :    
3849 :     1. X86 fixes/changes
3850 :    
3851 :     a. The old code generated for SETcc was completely wrong.
3852 :     The Intel optimization guide is VERY misleading.
3853 :    
3854 :     2. ALPHA fixes/changes
3855 :    
3856 :     a. Added the instructions LDBU, LDWU, STB, STW as per Fermin's suggestion.
3857 :     b. Added a new mode byteWordLoadStores to the functor parameter to Alpha()
3858 :     c. Added reassociation code for address computation.
3859 :    
3860 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
3861 :     Name: Allen Leung
3862 : leunga 580 Date: 2000/03/22 01:23:00
3863 :     Tag: leunga-20000322-fix_x86_hppa_ra
3864 :     Description:
3865 :    
3866 :     1. X86 fixes/changes
3867 :    
3868 :     a. x86Rewrite bug with MUL3 (found by Lal)
3869 :     b. Added the instructions FSTS, FSTL
3870 :    
3871 :     2. PA-RISC fixes/changes
3872 :    
3873 :     a. B label should not be a delay slot candidate! Why did this work?
3874 :     b. ADDT(32, REG(32, r), LI n) now generates one instruction instead of two,
3875 :     as it should be.
3876 :     c. The assembly syntax for fstds and fstdd was wrong.
3877 :     d. Added the composite instruction COMICLR/LDO, which is the immediate
3878 :     operand variant of COMCLR/LDO.
3879 :    
3880 :     3. Generic MLRISC
3881 :    
3882 :     a. shuffle.sml rewritten to be slightly more efficient
3883 :     b. DIV bug in mltree-simplify fixed (found by Fermin)
3884 :    
3885 :     4. Register Allocator
3886 :    
3887 :     a. I now release the interference graph earlier during spilling.
3888 :     May improve memory usage.
3889 :    
3890 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
3891 : blume 577 Name: Matthias Blume
3892 : blume 578 Date: 2000/03/14 14:15:32
3893 :     Tag: blume_main_v110p26p1_2
3894 :     Description:
3895 :    
3896 :     1. Tools.registerStdShellCmdTool (from smlnj/cm/tool.cm) takes an
3897 :     additional argument called "template" which is an optional string that
3898 : monnier 659 specifies the layout of the tool command line. See the CM manual for
3899 : blume 578 explanation.
3900 :    
3901 : monnier 659 2. A special-purpose tool can be "registered" by simply dropping the
3902 : blume 578 corresponding <...>-tool.cm (and/or <...>-ext.cm) into the same
3903 :     directory where the .cm file lives that uses this tool. (The
3904 :     behavior/misfeature until now was to look for the tool description
3905 :     files in the current working directory.) As before, tool description
3906 :     files could also be anchored -- in which case they can live anywhere
3907 :     they like. Following the recent e-mail discussion, this change should
3908 :     make it easier to have special-purpose tools that are shipped together
3909 :     with the sources of the program that uses them.
3910 :    
3911 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
3912 :     Name: Matthias Blume
3913 : blume 577 Date: 2000/03/10 07:48:34
3914 :     Tag: blume_main_v110p26p1_1
3915 :     Description:
3916 :    
3917 :     I added a re-written version of Dave's fixpt script to src/system.
3918 :     Changes relative to the original version:
3919 :     - sh-ified (not everybody has ksh)
3920 :     - automatically figures out which architecture it runs on
3921 :     - uses ./makeml a bit more cleverly
3922 :     - never invokes ./installml (and, thus, does not clobber your
3923 :     good and working installation of sml in case something goes wrong)
3924 :     - accepts max iteration count using option "-iter <n>"
3925 :     - accepts a "base" name using option "-base <base>"
3926 :    
3927 :     It does not build any extraneous heap images but directly rebuilds
3928 :     bin- and boot-hierarchies using makeml's "-rebuild" switch. Finally,
3929 :     it can incorporate existing bin- and boot- hierarchies. For example,
3930 :     suppose the base is set to "sml" (which is the default). Then it
3931 :     successively builds
3932 :    
3933 :     sml.bin.<arch>-unix and sml.boot.<arch>-unix
3934 :     then sml1.bin.<arch>-unix and sml1.boot.<arch>-unix
3935 :     then sml2.bin.<arch>-unix and sml2.boot.<arch>-unix
3936 :     ...
3937 :     then sml<n>.bin.<arch>-unix and sml<n>.boot.<arch>-unix
3938 :    
3939 :     and so on. If any of these already exist, it will just use what's
3940 :     there. In particular, many people will have the initial set of bin
3941 :     and boot files around, so this saves time for at least one full
3942 :     rebuild. Having sets of the form <base><k>.{bin,boot}.<arch>-unix for
3943 :     <k>=1,2,... is normally not a good idea when invoking fixpt. However,
3944 :     they might be the result of an earlier partial run of fixpt (which
3945 : monnier 659 perhaps got accidentally killed). In this case, fixpt will quickly
3946 : blume 577 move through what exists before continuing where it left off earlier,
3947 :     and, thus, saves a lot of time.
3948 :    
3949 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
3950 : leunga 576 Name: Allen Leung
3951 :     Date: 00/03/10 02:20:00
3952 :     Tag: leunga-20000310-fix_x86_asm_ra
3953 :     Description:
3954 : dbm 570
3955 : leunga 576 More assembly output problems involving the indexed addressing mode
3956 :     on the x86 have been found and corrected. Thanks to Fermin Reig for the
3957 :     fix.
3958 :    
3959 :     The interface and implementation of the register allocator have been changed
3960 :     slightly to accommodate the possibility to skip the register allocation
3961 :     phases completely and go directly to memory allocation. This is needed
3962 :     for C-- use.
3963 :    
3964 : dbm 570 ----------------------------------------------------------------------
3965 : blume 572 Name: Matthias Blume
3966 : blume 575 Date: 00/03/09 10:23:53
3967 :     Tag: blume_main_v110p26p1_0
3968 :     Description:
3969 :    
3970 :     * Complete re-organization of library names. Many libraries have been
3971 :     consolidated so that they share the same path anchor. For example,
3972 :     all MLRISC-related libraries are anchored at MLRISC, most libraries that
3973 :     are SML/NJ-specific are under "smlnj". Notice that names like
3974 :     host-cmb.cm or host-compiler.cm no longer exist. See system/README
3975 :     for a complete description of the new naming scheme. Quick reference:
3976 :    
3977 :     host-cmb.cm -> smlnj/cmb.cm
3978 :     host-compiler.cm -> smlnj/compiler.cm
3979 :     full-cm.cm -> smlnj/cm.cm
3980 :     <arch>-<os>.cm -> smlnj/cmb/<arch>-<os>.cm
3981 :     <arch>-compiler.cm -> smlnj/compiler/<arch>.cm
3982 :    
3983 :     * Bug fixes in CM.
3984 :     - exceptions in user code are being passed through (i.e., reach top level)
3985 :     - more bugs in paranoia mode fixed
3986 :     - bug related to checking group owners fixed
3987 :    
3988 :     * New install.sh script that automagically fetches archive files:
3989 :     The new file config/srcarchiveurl must contain the URL of the
3990 :     (remote) directory that contains bin files (or other source archives).
3991 :     If install.sh does not find the archive locally, it tries to get
3992 :     it from that remote directory.
3993 :     This should simplify installation further: For machines that have
3994 :     access to the internet, just fetch <version>-config.tgz, unpack it,
3995 : monnier 659 edit config/targets, and go (run config/install.sh). The script will
3996 : blume 575 fetch everything else that it might need all by itself.
3997 :    
3998 :     For CVS users, this mechanism is not relevant for source archives, but
3999 :     it is convenient for getting new sets of binfiles.
4000 :    
4001 :     Archives should be tar files compressed with either gzip, compress, or
4002 :     bzip2. The script recognizes .tgz, .tar, tar.gz, tz, .tar.Z, and .tar.bz2.
4003 :    
4004 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
4005 :     Name: Matthias Blume
4006 : blume 572 Date: 2000/03/07 04:01:04
4007 :     Tag: blume_main_v110_26_2
4008 : dbm 570 Description:
4009 : blume 572 - size info in BOOTLIST
4010 :     * no fixed upper limits for number of bootfiles or length of
4011 :     bootfile names in runtime
4012 :     * falling back to old behavior if no BOOTLIST size info found
4013 :     - allocation size heuristics in .run-sml
4014 :     * tries to read cache size from /proc/cpuinfo (this is important for
4015 :     small-cache Celeron systems!)
4016 :     - install.sh robustified
4017 :     - CM manual updates
4018 :     - paranoid mode
4019 :     * no more CMB.deliver() (i.e., all done by CMB.make())
4020 :     * can re-use existing sml.boot.* files
4021 :     * init.cmi now treated as library
4022 :     * library stamps for consistency checks
4023 :     - sml.boot.<arch>-<os>/PIDMAP file
4024 :     * This file is read by the CM startup code. This is used to minimize
4025 :     the amount of dynamic state that needs to be stowed away for the
4026 :     purpose of sharing between interactive system and user code.
4027 :     - CM.Anchor.anchor instead of CM.Anchor.{set,cancel}
4028 :     * Upon request by Elsa. Anchors now controlled by get-set-pair
4029 :     like most other CM state variables.
4030 :     - Compiler.CMSA eliminated
4031 :     * No longer supported by CM anyway.
4032 :     - fixed bugs in pickler that kept biting Stefan
4033 :     * past refs to past refs (was caused by the possibility that
4034 :     ad-hoc sharing is more discriminating than hash-cons sharing)
4035 :     * integer overflow on LargeInt.minInt
4036 :     - ml-{lex,yacc} build scripts now use new mechanism
4037 :     for building standalone programs
4038 :     - fixed several gcc -Wall warnings that were caused by missing header
4039 :     files, missing initializations, etc., in runtime (not all warnings
4040 :     eliminated, though)

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