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1 : dbm 570 This is the HISTORY file for the Yale SML/NJ CVS repository.
2 :    
3 :     An entry should be made for _every_ commit to the repository.
4 :     The entries in this file will be used when creating the README
5 :     for new versions, so keep that in mind when writing the
6 :     description.
7 :    
8 :     The form of an entry should be:
9 :    
10 : mblume 1384 Name:
11 : george 1003 Date: yyyy/mm/dd
12 : dbm 570 Tag: <post-commit CVS tag>
13 :     Description:
14 : leunga 1142
15 : george 1136 ----------------------------------------------------------------------
16 : mblume 1384 Name: Matthias Blume (blume (at) tti - c (dot) org)
17 : mblume 1399 Date: 2003/09/30 16:10:00 CDT
18 :     Tag: blume-20030930-primio-bat
19 : mblume 1398 Description:
20 :    
21 :     1. Added openVector, nullRd, and nullWr to PRIM_IO.
22 :     2. Improved .bat files (for Win32 port) to make things work under Win95.
23 :     (thanks to Aaron S. Hawley for this one)
24 :    
25 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
26 :     Name: Matthias Blume (blume (at) tti - c (dot) org)
27 : mblume 1395 Date: 2003/09/26 16:05:00 CDT
28 :     Tag: blume-20030926-wrappriv
29 :     Description:
30 :    
31 :     Added missing wrapper for privilege "primitive" in $smlnj/viscomp/core.cm.
32 :    
33 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
34 :     Name: Matthias Blume (blume (at) tti - c (dot) org)
35 : mblume 1394 Date: 2003/09/26 15:00:00 CDT
36 :     Tag: blume-20030926-110_43_3
37 :     Description:
38 :    
39 :     - additional cleanup
40 :     - version number bump, NEW BOOTFILES
41 :    
42 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
43 :     Name: Matthias Blume (blume (at) tti - c (dot) org)
44 : mblume 1393 Date: 2003/09/26 12:00:00 CDT
45 :     Tag: blume-20030926-ppautoload
46 :     Description:
47 :    
48 :     I modified the read-eval-print loop so that the autoloader gets
49 :     invoked whenever the prettyprinter tries to look up a symbol that
50 :     is not currently defined in the toplevel environment but which
51 :     appears in CM's autoload registry. As a result, we see far fewer of
52 :     those ?.Foo.Bar.xxx names in the prettyprinter's output.
53 :    
54 :     In addition to this I tried to clean up some pieces of the Basis
55 :     implementation (e.g., Socket, Word8Array) in order to prevent other
56 :     instances of these ?.Foo.Bar.xxx names from being printed.
57 :    
58 :     The mechanism that picks names for types still needs some work, though.
59 :     (Right now it seems that if there is a type A.t which is defined to
60 : mblume 1394 be B.u, but B is unavailable at toplevel, then A.t gets printed as
61 :     "?.B.u" although the perhaps more sensible solution would be to use
62 : mblume 1393 "A.t" in this case. In other words, the prettyprinter should follow
63 :     a chain of DEFtycs not farther than there are corresponding toplevel
64 :     names in the current environment.)
65 :    
66 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
67 :     Name: Matthias Blume (blume (at) tti - c (dot) org)
68 : mblume 1391 Date: 2003/09/24 16:31:00 CDT
69 :     Tag: blume-20030924-installer
70 :     Description:
71 :    
72 :     Another installer tweak: All the ML code for the installer is now
73 :     compiled during CMB.make and put into a little library called
74 :     $smlnj/installer.cm. The installation then simply invokes
75 :    
76 :     sml -m $smlnj/installer.cm
77 :    
78 :     and everything happens automagically.
79 :    
80 :     Win32: ML code senses value of environment variable SMLNJ_HOME.
81 :     Unix: ML code senses values of environment variables ROOT, CONFIGDIR,
82 :     and BINDIR.
83 :    
84 :     The new scheme guarantees that the ML code responsible for the installation
85 :     is in sync with the APIs of the main system. Also, the installer is
86 :     somewhat faster because the installer script is precompiled.
87 :    
88 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
89 :     Name: Matthias Blume (blume (at) tti - c (dot) org)
90 : mblume 1390 Date: 2003/09/24 15:35:00 CDT
91 :     Tag: blume-20030924-synsock
92 :     Description:
93 :    
94 :     Added a signature SYNCHRONOUS_SOCKET to basis.cm. This is like SOCKET
95 :     but excludes all non-blocking operations. Defined SOCKET (in Basis)
96 :     and CML_SOCKET in terms of SYNCHRONOUS_SOCKET. Removed superfluous
97 :     implementations of non-blocking operations from CML's Socket
98 :     structure.
99 :    
100 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
101 :     Name: Matthias Blume (blume (at) tti - c (dot) org)
102 : mblume 1389 Date: 2003/09/24 15:10:05 CDT
103 :     Tag: blume-20030924-sockets
104 :     Description:
105 :    
106 :     1. Fixed SOCKET API and implementation to match Basis spec.
107 :     This required changing the internal representation of sockets to one
108 :     that remembers (for each socket file descriptor) whether it is currently
109 :     blocking or non-blocking. This state is maintained lazily (i.e., a system
110 :     call is made only if the state actually needs to change).
111 :    
112 :     2. OS-specific details of sockets were moved into separate files, thus
113 :     making it possible to unify the bulk of the socket implementations
114 :     between Unix and Win32.
115 :    
116 :     3. CML's socket API changed accordingly.
117 :     (Note that we need to remove non-blocking functions from this API
118 :     since they are redundant in the case of CML!)
119 :    
120 :     4. CML's socket implementation now makes use of non-blocking functions
121 :     provided by Basis, thus removing all OS-dependent code from this part
122 :     of CML.
123 :    
124 :     5. Changed Real64.precision from 52 to 53. Minor cleanup in Real64 code.
125 :    
126 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
127 :     Name: Matthias Blume (blume (at) tti - c (dot) org)
128 : mblume 1387 Date: 2003/09/22 12:10:00 CDT
129 : mblume 1388 Tag: blume-20030922-110_43_2
130 : mblume 1387 Description:
131 :    
132 :     Made a new interim version and bootfiles for developer's bootstrapping
133 :     convenience.
134 :    
135 :     110.43.2 -- NEW BOOTFILES
136 :    
137 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
138 :     Name: Matthias Blume (blume (at) tti - c (dot) org)
139 : mblume 1385 Date: 2003/09/19 15:55:00 CDT
140 :     Tag: blume-20030919-cmdir
141 :     Description:
142 :    
143 :     1. new-install.sh -> install.sh
144 :     2. changed default CM "metadata" directory name to ".cm" (instead of "CM")
145 :     3. tweaked installer so that another name instead of .cm can be chosen
146 :     at install time (by setting the CM_DIR_ARC environment variable
147 :     during installation); once installation is complete, the name is
148 :     fixed
149 :    
150 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
151 :     Name: Matthias Blume (blume (at) tti - c (dot) org)
152 : mblume 1384 Date: 2003/09/18 16:00:00 CDT
153 :     Tag: blume-20030918-110_43_1
154 :     Description:
155 :    
156 :     Made a new interim version and bootfiles for developer's bootstrapping
157 :     convenience.
158 :    
159 :     110.43.1 -- NEW BOOTFILES
160 :    
161 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
162 :     Name: Matthias Blume (blume (at) tti - c (dot) org)
163 : mblume 1383 Date: 2003/09/18 15:20:00 CDT
164 :     Tag: blume-20030918-misc
165 :     Description:
166 :    
167 :     1. Exported fractionsPerSecond etc. from TimeImp (but not from Time as
168 :     this seems to be controversial at the moment) and used those in
169 :     Posix.ProcEnv.times.
170 :    
171 :     2. Added Time.{from,to}Nanoseconds to Time.
172 :    
173 :     3. Improved Real.{from,to}LargeInt by avoiding needless calculations.
174 :     For example, fromLargeInt never needs to look at more than 3 "big
175 :     digits" to get its 53 bits of precision.
176 :    
177 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
178 : mblume 1384 Name: Matthias Blume (blume (at) tti - c (dot) org)
179 : mblume 1381 Date: 2003/09/17 16:30:00 CDT
180 :     Tag: blume-20030917-real32-slices
181 :     Description:
182 :    
183 :     Added an entry to the primitive environment
184 :     (compiler/Semant/statenv/prim.sml) for int32->real64 conversion and
185 :     added code to compiler/CodeGen/main/mlriscGen.sml to implement it.
186 :    
187 :     Removed some of the "magic" constants in real64.sml and replaced them
188 :     with code that generates these values from their corresponding
189 :     integer counterparts.
190 :    
191 :     Made all(?) the slice-related changes to the Basis and made everything
192 :     compile again...
193 :    
194 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
195 : mblume 1368 Name: Matthias Blume (blume (at) tti - c (dot) org)
196 : mblume 1375 Date: 2003/09/15 17:45:00 CDT
197 :     Tag: blume-20030915-rbase
198 :     Description:
199 :    
200 :     Fixed bug in Real.fromLargeInt.
201 :    
202 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
203 :     Name: Matthias Blume (blume (at) tti - c (dot) org)
204 : mblume 1369 Date: 2003/09/13 18:11:00 CDT
205 :     Tag: blume-20030913-libinstall
206 :     Description:
207 :    
208 :     Minor bugfix in config/libinstall (set anchor with path to
209 :     standalone tool after installing it, otherwise libraries that
210 :     need ml-lex or ml-yacc won't compile the first time the installer
211 :     runs).
212 :    
213 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
214 :     Name: Matthias Blume (blume (at) tti - c (dot) org)
215 : mblume 1368 Date: 2003/09/12 11:45:00 CDT
216 :     Tag: blume-20030912-various
217 :     Description:
218 :    
219 :     - fixed bug in Real.toLargeInt
220 :     - fixed bug in Posix.ProcEnv.times
221 :     - changed inputLine functions to return an option
222 :     - minor installer improvements / bugfixes
223 :     - changed default @SMLalloc parameter for x86/celeron to 64k
224 :    
225 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
226 :     Name: Matthias Blume (blume (at) tti - c (dot) org)
227 : mblume 1356 Date: 2003/09/09 22:00:00 CDT
228 :     Tag: Release_110_43
229 :     Description:
230 :    
231 :     New working release 110.43. New bootfiles.
232 :    
233 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
234 : mblume 1368 Name: Matthias Blume (blume (at) tti - c (dot) org)
235 : mblume 1354 Date: 2003/09/09 19:20:00 CDT
236 :     Tag: blume-20030909-installer
237 :     Description:
238 :    
239 :     Rewrote large parts of config/install.sh in SML (config/libinstall.sml).
240 :     Modified config/install.bat to take advantage of it. Also modified
241 :     config/install.sh (and called it config/new-install.sh) to take advantage
242 :     of it on Unix systems. (The SML code is (supposed to be) platform-
243 :     independent.)
244 :    
245 :     The installer can now install everything under Win32
246 :     as well as under *nix as long as it compiles.
247 :    
248 :     Other changes:
249 :    
250 :     - made CML compile again under Win32
251 :     - made eXene compile under Win32 (by providing a fake structure UnixSock
252 :     and by using OS.Process.getEnv instead of Posix.ProcEnv.getenv)
253 :     - fixed a bug in nowhere: it assumed that type OS.Process.status is the
254 :     same as type int; under Win32 it isn't
255 :     - fixed some slice-related problems in the win32-specific parts of CML
256 :     - added a functor argument "sameVol" to os-path-fn.sml in the Basis
257 :     (under Win32, the volume name is case-insensitive, and the
258 :     OS.Path code compares volume names for equality)
259 :    
260 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
261 : mblume 1368 Name: Matthias Blume (blume (at) tti - c (dot) org)
262 : mblume 1353 Date: 2003/09/08 11:55:00 CDT
263 :     Tag: blume-20030908-fullpath
264 :     Description:
265 :    
266 :     Made Win32 version of OS.FileSys.fullPath return current directory
267 :     when given an empty string. This is what the spec says, and incidentally,
268 :     CM depends on it. (CM otherwise goes into an infinite loop in certain
269 :     cases when presented with the name of a non-existing .cm file.)
270 :    
271 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
272 : mblume 1368 Name: Matthias Blume (blume (at) tti - c (dot) org)
273 : mblume 1350 Date: 2003/09/04 16:30:00 CDT
274 : mblume 1352 Tag: blume-20030905-slices-etc
275 : mblume 1350 Description:
276 :    
277 :     1. Changed interface to vectors and arrays in Basis to match
278 :     (draft) Basis spec.
279 :     2. Added signatures and implementations of slices according to
280 :     Basis spec.
281 :     3. Edited source code throughout the system to make it compile again
282 :     under 1. and 2. (In some cases code had to be added to have it
283 :     match the new signatures.)
284 :     4. MLRISC should be backward-compatible: the copies of the originals
285 :     of files that needed to change under 3. were retained, the .cm files
286 :     check the compiler version number and use old versions when
287 :     appropriate.
288 :     5. Changed type of OS.FileSys.readDir and Posix.FileSys.readdir to
289 :     dirstream -> string option (in accordance with Basis spec).
290 :     6. When generating code that counts lines, ml-lex used function
291 :     CharVector.foldli, taking advantage of its old interface.
292 :     This has been replaced with the corresponding code from
293 :     CharVectorSlice. (html-lex must be re-lexed!)
294 :     7. BitArray in smlnj-lib/Util has been extended/modified to match the
295 :     new MONO_ARRAY signature. (Do we need BitArraySlice?)
296 :     8. Removed temporary additions (fromInternal, toInternal) from the
297 :     (now obsolete) IntInf in smlnj-lib/Util.
298 :     9. Cleaned up structure Byte.
299 :     10. Added localOffset, scan, and fromString to Date (according to spec).
300 :     Cleaned/corrected implementation of Date.
301 :     (Still need to check for correctness; implement better canonicalizeDate.)
302 :     11. Added "scan" to signature IEEE_REAL.
303 :     12. Some improvements to IntInf [in particular: efficiency-hack for
304 :     mod and rem when second operand is 2 (for parity checks).]
305 :     13. Changed representation of type Time.time, using a single IntInf.int
306 :     value counting microseconds. This considerably simplified the
307 :     implementation of structure Time. We now support negative time
308 :     values; scan and fromString handle signs.
309 :     14. Functor PrimIO now takes two additional arguments (VectorSlice and
310 :     ArraySlice).
311 :    
312 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
313 : mblume 1368 Name: Matthias Blume (blume (at) tti - c (dot) org)
314 : mblume 1347 Date: 2003/08/28 17:00:00 CDT
315 :     Tag: blume-20030828-intinf
316 :     Description:
317 :    
318 :     This is a major update which comes with a version number bump
319 :     (110.42.99 -- yes, we are really close to 110.43 :-), NEW BOOTFILES,
320 :     and an implementation of IntInf in the Basis.
321 :    
322 :     There are a fairly large number of related changes and updates throughout
323 :     the system:
324 :    
325 :     Basis:
326 :     - Implemented IntInf.
327 :     - Made LargeInt a projection of IntInf (by filtering through INTEGER).
328 : mblume 1348 - Added some missing Real64 operations, most notably Real.toLargeInt.
329 : mblume 1347 - Added FixedInt as a synonym for Int32.
330 :    
331 :     compiler:
332 :     * Added support for a built-in intinf type.
333 :     - literals
334 :     - pattern matching
335 :     - conversion shortcuts (Int32.fromLarge o Int.toLarge etc.)
336 :     - overloading on literals and operations
337 :    
338 :     This required adding a primitive type intinf, some additional
339 :     primops, and implementations for several non-trivial intinf
340 :     operations in Core. (The intinf type is completely abstract
341 :     to the compiler; all operations get delegated back to the Core.)
342 :    
343 :     * Intinf equality is handled by polyequal. However, the compiler
344 :     does not print its usual warning in this case (since polyequal
345 :     is the right thing to do there).
346 :    
347 :     * Improved the organization of structure InlineT.
348 :    
349 :     * A word about conversion primops:
350 :     If conversions involving intinf do not cancel out during
351 : mblume 1348 CPS contract, then the compiler must insert calls to Core functions.
352 : mblume 1347 Since all core access must be resolved already during the FLINT
353 :     translate phase, it would be too late a the time of CPS contract
354 : mblume 1348 to add new Core calls. For this reason, conversion primops
355 : mblume 1347 for intinf carry two arguments: 1. the numeric argument that
356 :     they are supposed to convert, and 2. the Core function that
357 :     can help with this conversion if necessary. If CPS contract
358 : mblume 1348 eliminates a primop, then the associated Core function becomes
359 :     dead and goes away. Intinf conversion primops that do not get
360 :     eliminated by CPS contract get rewritten into calls of their
361 :     core functions by a separate, new phase.
362 : mblume 1347
363 :     interactive system:
364 :     - Control.Print.intinfDepth controls max length of intinf constants
365 :     being printed. (Analogous to Control.Print.stringDepth.)
366 :     - Cleanup in printutil and pputil: got rid of unused stuff and
367 :     duplicates; replaced some of the code with code that makes better
368 :     use of library functionality.
369 :    
370 :     CM:
371 :     Bugfix: parse-errors in init group (system/smlnj/init/init.cmi)
372 :     are no longer silent.
373 :    
374 :     CKIT:
375 :     Fixed mismatched uses of Int32 and LargeInt. I always decided
376 :     in favor of LargeInt -- which is now the same as IntInf.
377 :     CKIT-knowledgable people should check whether this is what's
378 :     intended and otherwise change things back to using Int32 or
379 :     FixedInt.
380 :    
381 :     Throughout the code:
382 : mblume 1348 Started using IntInf.int literals and built-in operations
383 : mblume 1347 (e.g., comparison with 0) where this seems appropriate.
384 :    
385 :    
386 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
387 : macqueen 1343 Name: Dave MacQueen (dbm@cs.uchicago.edu)
388 :     Date: 2003/08/13 11:36:00 CDT
389 :     Tag: dbm-20030813-mcz-merge1
390 :     Description:
391 :    
392 :     Merging changes from the mcz-branch development branch into trunk.
393 :     These changes involve replacement of the emulated old prettyprinter
394 :     interface with direct use of the SML/NJ Lib PP library, and fixing
395 :     of a couple of bugs (895, 1186) relating to error messages. A new
396 :     prettyprinter for ast datatypes (Elaborator/print/ppast.{sig,sml})
397 :     has been added.
398 :    
399 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
400 : mblume 1368 Name: Matthias Blume (blume (at) tti - c (dot) org)
401 : mblume 1342 Date: 2003/08/11 15:45:00 CDT
402 :     Tag: blume-20030811-windows
403 :     Description:
404 :    
405 :     Version number bumped to 110.42.9. NEW BOOTFILES!!!
406 :    
407 :     http://smlnj.cs.uchicago.edu/dist/working/110.42.9/
408 :    
409 :     This patch restores SML/NJ's ability to run under win32. There are a
410 :     number of changes, including fixes for several bugs that had gone
411 :     unnoticed until now:
412 :    
413 :     - uname "CYGWIN_NT*" is recognized as win32 (This is relevant only when
414 :     trying to run the win32 version from within cygwin.)
415 :    
416 :     - There are a number of simple .bat scripts that substitute for their
417 :     corresponding Unix shell-scripts. (See below.)
418 :    
419 :     - The internals of ml-build have been modified slightly. The main
420 :     difference is that instead of calling ".link-sml" (or link-sml.bat)
421 :     using OS.Process.system, the ML process delegates this task back
422 :     to the script. Otherwise problems arise in mixed environments such
423 :     as Cygwin where scripts look and work like Unix scripts, but
424 :     where OS.Process.system cannot run them.
425 :    
426 :     - In CM, the srcpath pickler used native pathname syntax -- which
427 :     is incorrect in the case of cross-compilation. The new pickle format
428 :     is independent of platform-specific naming conventions.
429 :    
430 :     - Path configuration files (such as lib/pathconfig) can now choose
431 :     between native and standard syntax. Placing a line of the form
432 :    
433 :     standard!
434 :    
435 :     into the file causes all subsequent paths to be interpreted using
436 :     CM standard pathname syntax (= Unix conventions); a line
437 :    
438 :     native!
439 :    
440 :     switches back to native style. This was needed so that
441 :     path config files can be written portably, see src/system/pathconfig.
442 :    
443 :     - Runtime system:
444 :    
445 :     - win32-filesys.c: get_file_time and set_file_time now
446 :     access modification time, not creation time.
447 :    
448 :     - I/O code made aware of new array representation.
449 :    
450 :     - Bug fixes in X86.prim.masm.
451 :    
452 :     - src/system/makeml made aware of win32. (For use under cygwin
453 :     and other Unix-environments for windows.)
454 :    
455 :     - In Basis, fixed off-by-one error in win32-io.sml (function vecF)
456 :     which caused BinIO.inputAll to fail consistently.
457 :    
458 :     .bat scripts:
459 :    
460 :     Windows .bat scripts assume that SMLNJ_HOME is defined.
461 :    
462 :     - sml.bat, ml-yacc.bat, ml-lex.bat: Driver scripts for standalone
463 :     applications (sml, ml-yacc, ml-lex).
464 :     - ml-build.bat: analogous to ml-build.
465 :     - config\install.bat: Analogous to config/install.sh. This requires
466 :     that SMLNJ_HOME is set and that Microsoft Visual C is ready to use.
467 :     (nmake etc. must be on the path, and vcvars32 must have been run.)
468 :     Moreover, sources for ml-lex and ml-yacc need to exist under src,
469 :     and the bootfile hierarchy must have been unpacked under
470 :     sml.boot.x86-win32.
471 :     The script is very primitive and does a poor job at error checking.
472 :     It only installs the base system, ml-lex, and ml-yacc. No other
473 :     libraries are being installed (i.e., you get only those that
474 :     are part of the compiler.)
475 :     - link-sml.bat: analogous to .link-sml, but not currently used
476 :    
477 :     Unrelated bug fixes:
478 :    
479 :     - ml-nlffigen now exports structures ST_* corresponding to incomplete
480 :     types.
481 :     - Added getDevice to PP/src/pp-debug-fn.sml. (Would not compile
482 :     otherwise.)
483 :    
484 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
485 : macqueen 1337 Name: Dave MacQueen (macqueen@cs.uchicago.edu)
486 :     Date: 2003/06/17
487 :     Tag: macqueen-20030617-bug895
488 :     Description:
489 :    
490 :     Modified compiler/Elaborator/print/pptype.sml to fix bug 895.
491 :     Tag will be used for new development branch (mcz-branch) for
492 :     use by MacQueen, (Lucasz) Zairek, and (George) Cao at uchicago.
493 :    
494 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
495 : mblume 1368 Name: Matthias Blume (blume (at) tti - c (dot) org)
496 : mblume 1335 Date: 2003/05/27 16:55:00 CDT
497 :     Tag: blume-20030527-polyeq
498 :     Description:
499 :    
500 :     Tried to eliminated most cases of polymorphic equality.
501 :    
502 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
503 : mblume 1368 Name: Matthias Blume (blume (at) tti - c (dot) org)
504 : mblume 1334 Date: 2003/05/21 17:45:00 CDT
505 :     Tag: blume-20030517-complete
506 :     Description:
507 :    
508 :     Two changes:
509 :    
510 :     1. Added a flag for controlling whether non-exhaustive bindings will
511 :     be treated as errors (default is false).
512 :     2. Cleaned up the *entire* source tree so that CMB.make goes through
513 :     without a single non-exhaustive match- or bind warning.
514 :    
515 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
516 : mblume 1368 Name: Matthias Blume (blume (at) tti - c (dot) org)
517 : mblume 1332 Date: 2003/05/17 10:20:00 CDT
518 :     Tag: blume-20030517-absyn
519 :     Description:
520 :    
521 :     1. Added cases for IF, WHILE, ANDALSO, and ORELSE to Absyn.
522 :    
523 :     This mainly affects the quality of error messages. However, some
524 :     of the code is now more straightforward than before. (Treatment of
525 :     the above four constructs in translate.sml is much simpler than
526 :     the "macro-expansion" that was going on before. Plus, the mach-
527 :     compiler no longer gets invoked just to be able to compile an
528 :     if-expression.)
529 :    
530 :     2. The ErrorMsg.Error exception is now caught and absorbed by the
531 :     interactive loop.
532 :    
533 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
534 : allenleung 1327 Name: Allen Leung
535 :     Date: 2003/05/16 13:05:00 CDT
536 :     Tag: leunga-20030516-cygwin-runtime
537 :     Description:
538 :    
539 :     Ported the runtime system to cygwin, which uses the unix
540 :     x86-unix bin files. Missing/buggy features:
541 :    
542 :     o getnetbyname, getnetbyaddr: these functions seem to be missing in
543 :     the Cygwin library.
544 :     o Ctrl-C handling may be flaky.
545 :     o Windows system calls and Windows I/O are not supported.
546 :    
547 :     A new set of binfiles is located at:
548 :    
549 :     http://www.dorsai.org/~leunga/boot.x86-unix.tgz
550 :    
551 :     This is only needed for bootstrapping the cygwin version of smlnj.
552 :     Other x86 versions can use the existing binfiles.
553 :    
554 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
555 : mblume 1317 Name: Matthias Blume
556 :     Date: 2003/04/08 15:42:00 CDT
557 :     Tag: blume-20030408-listpair
558 :     Description:
559 :    
560 :     1. Added a target 'mlrisc' to installer.
561 :    
562 :     2. Added missing elements to structure ListPair.
563 :    
564 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
565 : leunga 1296 Name: Allen Leung
566 :     Date: 2003/01/07 10:40:00 EST
567 :     Tag: leunga-20030107-int-rem
568 :     Description:
569 :    
570 :     Fixed a bug in Int.rem(x,y) where y is a power of 2 on x86.
571 :     The arguments to the SUBL instruction were swapped.
572 :    
573 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
574 : blume 1229 Name: Matthias Blume
575 : blume 1294 Date: 2002/12/12 16:25:00 EST
576 :     Tag: blume-20021212-risc-ra
577 :     Description:
578 :    
579 :     Fixed a serious bug in the rewrite code for FP spilling/reloading that
580 :     sent the RA into an infinite loop when floating point registers get
581 :     spilled. (Because of this bug, e.g., nucleic stopped compiling between
582 :     110.37 and 110.38.)
583 :     There was another set of potential problems related to the handling of
584 :     MLRISC annotations (but those did not yet cause real problems, apparently).
585 :    
586 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
587 :     Name: Matthias Blume
588 : blume 1291 Date: 2002/12/06 22:40:00 EST
589 :     Tag: blume-20021206-cm-fileid
590 :     Description:
591 :    
592 :     Added a call of SrcPath.sync at the beginning of Parse.parse (in CM).
593 :     This fixes the problem of CM getting confused by files that suddenly
594 :     change their identity (e.g., by getting unlinked and recreated by some
595 :     text editor such as vi). There might be a better/cheaper/cleaner way
596 :     of doing this, but for now this will have to do.
597 :    
598 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
599 :     Name: Matthias Blume
600 : blume 1288 Date: 2002/10/28 09:50:00 EST
601 :     Tag: blume-20021028-typecheck
602 :     Description:
603 :    
604 :     Exported structure Typecheck from $smlnj/viscomp/core.cm.
605 :    
606 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
607 :     Name: Matthias Blume
608 : blume 1282 Date: 2002/10/17 09:10:00 EDT
609 : blume 1279 Tag: Release_110_42
610 :     Description:
611 :    
612 : blume 1282 In good old tradition, there has been a slight hiccup so that we have
613 :     to patch 110.42 after the fact. The old release tag has been replaced
614 :     (see below).
615 :    
616 :     The change solves a problem with two competing approaches the
617 :     configuration problem regarding MacOS 10.1 vs. MacOS 10.2 which got in
618 :     each other's way.
619 :    
620 :     This change only affects the runtime system code and the installer script.
621 :     (No new bootfiles.)
622 :    
623 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
624 :     Name: Matthias Blume
625 :     Date: 2002/10/16 12:00:00 EDT
626 :     Tag: Release_110_42_removed
627 :     Description:
628 :    
629 : blume 1279 New working release. New bootfiles.
630 :    
631 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
632 :     Name: Matthias Blume
633 : blume 1273 Date: 2002/10/10 13:10:00 EDT
634 :     Tag: blume-20021010-ppc-divs
635 :     Description:
636 :    
637 :     The mltree operator DIVS must be implemented with an overflow check on
638 :     the PPC because the hardware indicates divide-by-zero using "overflow" as
639 :     well.
640 :    
641 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
642 :     Name: Matthias Blume
643 : blume 1261 Date: 2002/07/23 11:45:00
644 :     Tag: blume-20020723-smlnj-home
645 :     Description:
646 :    
647 :     Sml now senses the SMLNJ_HOME environment variable. If this is set,
648 :     then the bin dir is assumed to be in $SMLNJ_HOME/bin and (unless
649 :     CM_PATHCONFIG is also set), the path configuration file is assumed
650 :     to be in $SMLNJ_HOME/lib/pathconfig. This way one can easily move
651 :     the entire tree to some other place and everything will "just work".
652 :    
653 :     (Companion commands such as ml-build and ml-makedepend also sense this
654 :     variable.)
655 :    
656 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
657 :     Name: Matthias Blume
658 : blume 1259 Date: 2002/07/12 21:19:00 EDT
659 :     Tag: blume-20020712-liveness
660 :     Description:
661 :    
662 :     Exported two useful "step" functions from liveness module (MLRISC).
663 :    
664 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
665 :     Name: Matthias Blume
666 : blume 1253 Date: 2002/07/05 16:00 EDT
667 :     Tag: Release_110_41
668 :     Description:
669 :    
670 :     New working release. New bootfiles.
671 :    
672 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
673 :     Name: Matthias Blume
674 : blume 1250 Date: 2002/07/05 10:25:00 EDT
675 :     Tag: blume-20020705-btimp
676 :     Description:
677 :    
678 :     Exported structure BTImp from $smlnj/viscomp/debugprof.cm so that
679 :     other clients can set up backtracing support.
680 :    
681 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
682 :     Name: Matthias Blume
683 : blume 1249 Date: 2002/06/25 17:23:00 EDT
684 :     Tag: blume-20020625-fpmax
685 :     Description:
686 :    
687 :     Fixed a bug in translation of INLMAX (and INLMIN) for the floating-point
688 :     case. (The sense of the isNaN test was reversed -- which made min and
689 :     max always return their first argument.)
690 :    
691 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
692 :     Name: Matthias Blume
693 : blume 1240 Date: 2002/06/11
694 :     Tag: blume-20020611-unixpath
695 :     Description:
696 :    
697 :     Back-ported OS.Path.{from,to}UnixPath from idlbasis-devel branch.
698 :    
699 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
700 :     Name: Matthias Blume
701 : blume 1238 Date: 2002/06/10 16:35:00 EDT
702 :     Tag: blume-20020610-ieeereal
703 :     Description:
704 :    
705 :     I back-ported my implementation of IEEEReal.fromString from the
706 :     idlbasis-devel branch so that we can test it.
707 :    
708 :     Another small change is that ppDec tries to give more information
709 :     than just "<sig>" in the case of functors. However, this code is
710 :     broken in some mysterious way if the functor's body's signature
711 :     has not been declared by ascription but gets inferred from the
712 :     implementation. This needs fixing...
713 :    
714 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
715 :     Name: Matthias Blume
716 : blume 1229 Date: 2002/05/31
717 :     Tag: blume-20020531-btrace-mode
718 :     Description:
719 :    
720 :     Resurrected SMLofNJ.Internals.BTrace.mode. (It accidentally fell by
721 :     the wayside when I switched over to using Controls everywhere.)
722 :    
723 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
724 : george 1222 Name: Lal George
725 :     Date: 2002/05/23 12:21:40 EDT
726 :     Tag: george-20020523-visual-labels
727 :     Description:
728 :    
729 :     Labels are now displayed in the graphical output to make
730 :     the fall-through and target blocks obvious.
731 :    
732 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
733 : blume 1204 Name: Matthias Blume
734 : blume 1220 Date: 2002/05/22 11:03:00 EDT
735 :     Tag: blume-20020522-shrink
736 :     Description:
737 :    
738 :     John tweaked yesterday's fix for 1131 to handle an out-of-memory
739 :     situation that comes up when allocating huge arrays.
740 :    
741 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
742 :     Name: Matthias Blume
743 : blume 1215 Date: 2002/05/21 16:00:00 EDT
744 :     Tag: Release_110_40
745 :     Description:
746 :    
747 :     New working release (110.40). New bootfiles.
748 :    
749 :     [Also: John Reppy fixed GC bug 1131.]
750 :    
751 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
752 :     Name: Matthias Blume
753 : blume 1212 Date: 2002/05/21 12:35:00 EDT
754 :     Tag: blume-20020521-cmdoc
755 :     Description:
756 :    
757 :     CM documentation update.
758 :    
759 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
760 :     Name: Matthias Blume
761 : blume 1211 Date: 2002/05/21 10:55:00 EDT
762 :     Tag: blume-20020521-misc
763 :     Description:
764 :    
765 :     - John tweaked runtime to be silent on heap export (except when
766 :     GC messages are on).
767 :     - I added a few more things (cross-compiling versions of CMB) to
768 :     config/preloads (as suggestions).
769 :    
770 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
771 :     Name: Matthias Blume
772 : blume 1208 Date: 2002/05/20 22:25:00 EDT
773 :     Tag: blume-20020520-controls
774 :     Description:
775 :    
776 :     - Added ControlUtil structure to control-lib.cm.
777 :     - Use it throughout.
778 :     - Used Controls facility to define MLRISC controls (as opposed to
779 :     registering MLRISC control ref cells with Controls after the fact)
780 :     - Fixed messed-up controls priorities.
781 :    
782 :     * Removed again all the stuff from config/preloads that one wouldn't
783 :     be able to preload at the time the initial heap image is built.
784 :     (Many libraries, e.g., CML, do not exist yet at this time. The
785 :     only libraries that can be preloaded via config/preloads are those
786 :     that come bundled with the bootfiles.)
787 :    
788 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
789 :     Name: Matthias Blume
790 : blume 1204 Date: 2002/05/20 10:59:00 EDT
791 :     Tag: blume-20020520-preloads
792 :     Description:
793 :    
794 :     Added a lot of commented-out suggestions for things to be included
795 :     in config/preloads.
796 :    
797 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
798 : leunga 1203 Name: Allen Leung
799 :     Date: 2002/05/18 14:20:00 EDT
800 :     Tag: leunga-20020518-mdl
801 :     Description:
802 :    
803 :     o Made the mdl tool stuff compile and run again.
804 :     o I've disabled all the stuff that depends on RTL specifications; they
805 :     are all badly broken anyway.
806 :    
807 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
808 : blume 1201 Name: Matthias Blume
809 :     Date: 2002/05/17 16:49:00 EDT
810 :     Tag: blume-20020517-controls
811 :     Description:
812 :    
813 :     0. John Reppy made several modifications to the SML/NJ library.
814 :     In particular, there is a shiny new controls-lib.cm.
815 :    
816 :     1. Pushed new controls interface through compiler so that everything
817 :     compiles again.
818 :    
819 :     2. Added FormatComb and FORMAT_COMB to the CML version of the
820 :     SML/NJ library (so that CML compiles again).
821 :    
822 :     3. Modified init scripts because XXX_DEFAULT environment variables
823 :     are no longer with us. (Boot-time initialization is now done
824 :     using the same environment variables that are also used for
825 :     startup-time initialization of controls.)
826 :    
827 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
828 : george 1192 Name: Lal George
829 :     Date: 2002/05/15 09:20:10 EDT
830 :     Tag: george-20020515-pseudo-op-decls
831 :     Description:
832 :    
833 :     All pseudo-ops emitted before the first segment declaration
834 :     such as TEXT, DATA, and BSS directives are assumed to be global
835 :     declarations and are emitted first in the assembly file. This is
836 :     useful in a number of situations where one has pseudo-ops that are not
837 :     specific to any segment, and also works around the constraint that one
838 :     cannot have client pseudo-ops in the TEXT segment.
839 :    
840 :     Because no segment is associated with these declarations it is
841 :     an error to allocate any space or objects before the first segment
842 :     directive and an exception will be raised. However, we cannot make
843 :     this check for client pseudo-ops.
844 :    
845 :     These top level declarations are a field in the CFG graph_info.
846 :     In theory you can continue to add to this field after the CFG has been
847 :     built -- provided you know what you are doing;-)
848 :    
849 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
850 : blume 1175 Name: Matthias Blume
851 : blume 1190 Date: 2002/05/13 16:40:00 EDT
852 :     Tag: blume-20020513-pp-etc
853 :     Description:
854 :    
855 :     A few minor bugfixes:
856 :    
857 :     - Stopgap measure for bug recently reported by Elsa Gunter (ppDec).
858 :     (Bogus printouts for redefined bindings still occur. Compiler
859 :     bug should no longer occur now. We need to redo the prettyprinter
860 :     from scratch.)
861 :    
862 :     - CM pathname printer now also adds escape sequences for ( and )
863 :    
864 :     - commend and docu fixes for ml-nlffi
865 :    
866 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
867 :     Name: Matthias Blume
868 : blume 1189 Date: 2002/05/10 16:40:00 EDT
869 :     Tag: blume-20020510-erg-textio
870 :     Description:
871 :    
872 :     Applied the following bugfix provided by Emden Gansner:
873 :    
874 :     Output is corrupted when outputSubstr is used rather than output.
875 :    
876 :     The problem occurs when a substring
877 :    
878 :     ss = (s, dataStart, dataLen)
879 :    
880 :     where dataStart > 0, fills a stream buffer with avail bytes left.
881 :     avail bytes of s, starting at index dataStart, are copied into the
882 :     buffer, the buffer is flushed, and then the remaining dataLen-avail
883 :     bytes of ss are copied into the beginning of the buffer. Instead of
884 :     starting this copy at index dataStart+avail in s, the current code
885 :     starts the copy at index avail.
886 :    
887 :     Fix:
888 :     In text-io-fn.sml, change line 695 from
889 :     val needsFlush = copyVec(v, avail, dataLen-avail, buf, 0)
890 :     to
891 :     val needsFlush = copyVec(v, dataStart+avail, dataLen-avail, buf, 0)
892 :    
893 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
894 :     Name: Matthias Blume
895 : blume 1186 Date: 2002/04/12 13:55:00 EDT
896 :     Tag: blume-20020412-assyntax
897 :     Description:
898 :    
899 :     1. Grabbed newer assyntax.h from the XFree86 project.
900 :     2. Fiddled with how to compile X86.prim.asm without warnings.
901 :     3. (Very) Minor cleanup in CM.
902 :    
903 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
904 :     Name: Matthias Blume
905 : blume 1185 Date: 2002/04/01 (no joke!) 17:07:00 EST
906 :     Tag: blume-20020401-x86div
907 :     Description:
908 :    
909 :     Added full support for div/mod/rem/quot on the x86, using the machine
910 :     instruction's two results (without clumsily recomputing the remainder)
911 :     directly where appropriate.
912 :    
913 :     Some more extensive power-of-two support was added to the x86 instruction
914 :     selector (avoiding expensive divs, mods, and muls where they can be
915 :     replaced with cheaper shifts and masks). However, this sort of thing
916 :     ought to be done earlier, e.g., within the CPS optimizer so that
917 :     all architectures benefit from it.
918 :    
919 :     The compiler compiles to a fixed point, but changes might be somewhat
920 :     fragile nevertheless. Please, report any strange things that you might
921 :     see wrt. div/mod/quot/rem...
922 :    
923 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
924 :     Name: Matthias Blume
925 : blume 1184 Date: 2002/03/29 17:22:00
926 :     Tag: blume-20020329-div
927 :     Description:
928 :    
929 :     Fixed my broken div/mod logic. Unfortunately, this means that the
930 :     inline code for div/mod now has one more comparison than before.
931 :     Fast paths (quotient > 0 or remainder = 0) are not affected, though.
932 :     The problem was with quotient = 0, because that alone does not tell
933 :     us which way the rounding went. One then has to look at whether
934 :     remainder and divisor have the same sign... :(
935 :    
936 :     Anyway, I replaced the bootfiles with fresh ones...
937 :    
938 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
939 :     Name: Matthias Blume
940 : blume 1183 Date: 2002/03/29 14:10:00 EST
941 :     Tag: blume-20020329-inlprims
942 :     Description:
943 :    
944 :     NEW BOOTFILES!!! Version number bumped to 110.39.3.
945 :    
946 :     Primops have changed. This means that the bin/boot-file formats have
947 :     changed as well.
948 :    
949 :     To make sure that there is no confusion, I made a new version.
950 :    
951 :    
952 :     CHANGES:
953 :    
954 :     * removed REMT from mltree (remainder should never overflow).
955 :    
956 :     * added primops to deal with divisions of all flavors to the frontend
957 :    
958 :     * handled these primops all the way through so they map to their respective
959 :     MLRISC support
960 :    
961 :     * used these primops in the implementation of Int, Int32, Word, Word32
962 :    
963 :     * removed INLDIV, INLMOD, and INLREM as they are no longer necessary
964 :    
965 :     * parameterized INLMIN, INLMAX, and INLABS by a numkind
966 :    
967 :     * translate.sml now deals with all flavors of INL{MIN,MAX,ABS}, including
968 :     floating point
969 :    
970 :     * used INL{MIN,MAX,ABS} in the implementation of Int, Int32, Word, Word32,
971 :     and Real (but Real.abs maps to a separate floating-point-only primop)
972 :    
973 :    
974 :     TODO items:
975 :    
976 :     * Hacked Alpha32 instruction selection, disabling the selection of REMx
977 :     instructions because the machine instruction encoder cannot handle
978 :     them. (Hppa, PPC, and Sparc instruction selection did not handle
979 :     REM in the first place, and REM is supported by the x86 machine coder.)
980 :    
981 :     * Handle DIV and MOD with DIV_TO_NEGINF directly in the x86 instruction
982 :     selection phase. (The two can be streamlined because the hardware
983 :     delivers both quotient and remainder at the same time anyway.)
984 :    
985 :     * Think about what to do with "valOf(Int32.minInt) div ~1" and friends.
986 :     (Currently the behavior is inconsistent both across architectures and
987 :     wrt. the draft Basis spec.)
988 :    
989 :     * Word8 should eventually be handled natively, too.
990 :    
991 :     * There seems to be one serious bug in mltree-gen.sml. It appears, though,
992 :     as if there currently is no execution path that could trigger it in
993 :     SML/NJ. (The assumptions underlying functions arith and promotable do not
994 :     hold for things like multiplication and division.)
995 :    
996 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
997 :     Name: Matthias Blume
998 : blume 1181 Date: 2002/03/27 16:27:00 EST
999 :     Tag: blume-20020327-mlrisc-divisions
1000 :     Description:
1001 :    
1002 :     Added support for all four division operations (ML's div, mod, quot,
1003 :     and rem) to MLRISC. In the course of doing so, I also rationalized
1004 :     the naming (no more annoying switch-around of DIV and QUOT), by
1005 :     parameterizing the operation by div_rounding_mode (which can be either
1006 :     DIV_TO_ZERO or DIV_TO_NEGINF).
1007 :    
1008 :     The generic MLTreeGen functor takes care of compiling all four
1009 :     operations down to only round-to-zero div.
1010 :    
1011 :     Missing pieces:
1012 :    
1013 :     * Doing something smarter than relying on MLTreeGen on architectures
1014 :     like, e.g., the x86 where hardware division delivers both quotient and
1015 :     remainder at the same time. With this, the implementation of the
1016 :     round-to-neginf operations could be further streamlined.
1017 :    
1018 :     * Remove inlining support for div/mod/rem from the frontend and replace it
1019 :     with primops that get carried through to the backend. Do this for all
1020 :     int and word types.
1021 :    
1022 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
1023 :     Name: Matthias Blume
1024 : blume 1180 Date: 2002/03/25 17:25:00 EST
1025 :     Tag: blume-20020325-divmod
1026 :     Description:
1027 :    
1028 :     I improved (hopefully without breaking them) the implementation of Int.div,
1029 :     Int.mod, and Int.rem. For this, the code in translate.sml now takes
1030 :     advantage of the following observations:
1031 :    
1032 :     Let q = x quot y r = x rem y
1033 :     d = x div y m = x mod y
1034 :    
1035 :     where "quot" is the round-to-zero version of integer division that
1036 :     hardware usually provides. Then we have:
1037 :    
1038 :     r = x - q * y where neither the * nor the - will overflow
1039 :     d = if q >= 0 orelse x = q * y then q else q - 1
1040 :     where neither the * nor the - will overflow
1041 :     m = if q >= 0 orelse r = 0 then r else r + y
1042 :     where the + will not overflow
1043 :    
1044 :     This results in substantial simplification of the generated code.
1045 :     The following table shows the number of CFG nodes and edges generated
1046 :     for
1047 :     fun f (x, y) = x OPER y
1048 :     (* with OPER \in div, mod, quot, rem *)
1049 :    
1050 :    
1051 :     OPER | nodes(old) | edges(old) | nodes(new) | edges(new)
1052 :     --------------------------------------------------------
1053 :     div | 24 | 39 | 12 | 16
1054 :     mod | 41 | 71 | 12 | 16
1055 :     quot | 8 | 10 | 8 | 10
1056 :     rem | 10 | 14 | 8 | 10
1057 :    
1058 :    
1059 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
1060 :     Name: Matthias Blume
1061 : blume 1179 Date: 2002/03/25 22:06:00 EST
1062 :     Tag: blume-20020325-cprotobug
1063 :     Description:
1064 :    
1065 :     Fixed a bug in cproto (c prototype decoder).
1066 :    
1067 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
1068 :     Name: Matthias Blume
1069 : blume 1178 Date: 2002/03/25 16:00:00 EST
1070 :     Tag: blume-20020325-raw-primops
1071 :     Description:
1072 :    
1073 :     I did some cleanup to Allen's new primop code and
1074 :     replaced yesterday's bootfiles with new ones.
1075 :     (But they are stored in the same place.)
1076 :    
1077 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
1078 :     Name: Matthias Blume
1079 : blume 1175 Date: 2002/03/24 22:40:00 EST
1080 :     Tag: blume-20020324-bootfiles
1081 :     Description:
1082 :    
1083 :     Made the bootfiles that Allen asked for.
1084 :    
1085 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
1086 : leunga 1174 Name: Allen Leung
1087 :     Date: 2002/03/23 15:50:00 EST
1088 :     Tag: leunga-20020323-flint-cps-rcc-primops
1089 :     Description:
1090 :    
1091 :     1. Changes to FLINT primops:
1092 :    
1093 :     (* make a call to a C-function;
1094 :     * The primop carries C function prototype information and specifies
1095 :     * which of its (ML-) arguments are floating point. C prototype
1096 :     * information is for use by the backend, ML information is for
1097 :     * use by the CPS converter. *)
1098 :     | RAW_CCALL of { c_proto: CTypes.c_proto,
1099 :     ml_args: ccall_type list,
1100 :     ml_res_opt: ccall_type option,
1101 :     reentrant : bool
1102 :     } option
1103 :     (* Allocate uninitialized storage on the heap.
1104 :     * The record is meant to hold short-lived C objects, i.e., they
1105 :     * are not ML pointers. With the tag, the representation is
1106 :     * the same as RECORD with tag tag_raw32 (sz=4), or tag_fblock (sz=8)
1107 :     *)
1108 :     | RAW_RECORD of {tag:bool,sz:int}
1109 :     and ccall_type = CCALL_INT32 | CCALL_REAL64 | CCALL_ML_PTR
1110 :    
1111 :     2. These CPS primops are now overloaded:
1112 :    
1113 :     rawload of {kind:numkind}
1114 :     rawstore of {kind:numkind}
1115 :    
1116 :     The one argument form is:
1117 :    
1118 :     rawload {kind} address
1119 :    
1120 :     The two argument form is:
1121 :    
1122 :     rawload {kind} [ml object, byte-offset]
1123 :    
1124 :     3. RAW_CCALL/RCC now takes two extra arguments:
1125 :    
1126 :     a. The first is whether the C call is reentrant, i.e., whether
1127 :     ML state should be saved and restored.
1128 :     b. The second argument is a string argument specifying the name of
1129 :     library and the C function.
1130 :    
1131 :     These things are currently not handled in the code generator, yet.
1132 :    
1133 :     4. In CProto,
1134 :    
1135 :     An encoding type of "bool" means "ml object" and is mapped into
1136 :     C prototype of PTR. Note that "bool" is different than "string",
1137 :     even though "string" is also mapped into PTR, because "bool"
1138 :     is assigned an CPS type of BOGt, while "string" is assigned INT32t.
1139 :    
1140 :     5. Pickler/unpicker
1141 :    
1142 :     Changed to handle RAW_RECORD and newest RAW_CCALL
1143 :    
1144 :     6. MLRiscGen,
1145 :    
1146 :     1. Changed to handle the new rawload/rawstore/rawrecord operators.
1147 :     2. Code for handling C Calls has been moved to a new module CPSCCalls,
1148 :     in the file CodeGen/cpscompile/cps-c-calls.sml
1149 :    
1150 :     7. Added the conditional move operator
1151 :    
1152 :     condmove of branch
1153 :    
1154 :     to cps. Generation of this is still buggy so it is currently
1155 :     disabled.
1156 :    
1157 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
1158 : george 1168 Name: Lal George
1159 :     Date: 2002/03/22 14:18:25 EST
1160 : george 1171 Tag: george-20020322-cps-branch-prob
1161 : george 1168 Description:
1162 :    
1163 : george 1171 Implemented the Ball-Larus branch prediction-heuristics, and
1164 : george 1168 incorporated graphical viewers for control flow graphs.
1165 :    
1166 : george 1171 Ball-Larus Heuristics:
1167 : george 1168 ---------------------
1168 :     See the file compiler/CodeGen/cpscompile/cpsBranchProb.sml.
1169 :    
1170 :     By design it uses the Dempster-Shafer theory for combining
1171 :     probabilities. For example, in the function:
1172 :    
1173 :     fun f(n,acc) = if n = 0 then acc else f(n-1, n*acc)
1174 :    
1175 :     the ball-larus heuristics predicts that the n=0 is unlikely
1176 :     (OH-heuristic), and the 'then' branch is unlikely because of the
1177 :     RH-heuristic -- giving the 'then' branch an even lower combined
1178 : george 1171 probability using the Dempster-Shafer theory.
1179 : george 1168
1180 :     Finally, John Reppy's loop analysis in MLRISC, further lowers the
1181 :     probability of the 'then' branch because of the loop in the else
1182 :     branch.
1183 :    
1184 :    
1185 :     Graphical Viewing:
1186 :     ------------------
1187 :     I merely plugged in Allen's graphical viewers into the compiler. The
1188 :     additional code is not much. At the top level, saying:
1189 :    
1190 :     Control.MLRISC.getFlag "cfg-graphical-view" := true;
1191 :    
1192 :     will display the graphical view of the control flow graph just before
1193 :     back-patching. daVinci must be in your path for this to work. If
1194 :     daVinci is not available, then the default viewer can be changed
1195 :     using:
1196 :    
1197 :     Control.MLRISC.getString "viewer"
1198 :    
1199 :     which can be set to "dot" or "vcg" for the corresponding viewers. Of
1200 :     course, these viewers must be in your path.
1201 :    
1202 :     The above will display the compilation unit at the level of clusters,
1203 :     many of which are small, boring, and un-interesting. Also setting:
1204 :    
1205 :     Control.MLRISC.getInt "cfg-graphical-view_size"
1206 :    
1207 :     will display clusters that are larger than the value set by the above.
1208 :    
1209 :    
1210 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
1211 : blume 1159 Name: Matthias Blume
1212 :     Date: 2002/03/21 22:20:00 EST
1213 :     Tag: blume-20020321-kmp-bugfix
1214 :     Description:
1215 :    
1216 :     Changed the interface to the KMP routine in PreString and fixed
1217 :     a minor bug in one place where it was used.
1218 :    
1219 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
1220 : leunga 1156 Name: Allen Leung
1221 : leunga 1158 Date: 2002/03/21 20:30:00 EST
1222 :     Tag: leunga-20020321-cfg
1223 :     Description:
1224 :    
1225 :     Fixed a potential problem in cfg edge splitting.
1226 :    
1227 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
1228 :     Name: Allen Leung
1229 : leunga 1156 Date: 2002/03/21 17:15:00 EST
1230 :     Tag: leunga-20020321-x86-fp-cfg
1231 :     Description:
1232 :    
1233 :     1. Recoded the buggy parts of x86-fp.
1234 :    
1235 :     a. All the block reordering code has been removed.
1236 :     We now depend on the block placement phases to do this work.
1237 :    
1238 :     b. Critical edge splitting code has been simplified and moved into the
1239 :     CFG modules, as where they belong.
1240 :    
1241 :     Both of these were quite buggy and complex. The code is now much, much
1242 :     simpler.
1243 :    
1244 :     2. X86 backend.
1245 :    
1246 :     a. Added instructions for 64-bit support. Instruction selection for
1247 :     64-bit has not been committed, however, since that
1248 :     requires changes to MLTREE which haven't been approved by
1249 :     Lal and John.
1250 :    
1251 :     b. Added support for FUCOMI and FUCOMIP when generating code for
1252 :     PentiumPro and above. We only generate these instructions in
1253 :     the fast-fp mode.
1254 :    
1255 :     c. Added cases for JP and JNP in X86FreqProps.
1256 :    
1257 :     3. CFG
1258 :    
1259 :     CFG now has a bunch of methods for edge splitting and merging.
1260 :    
1261 :     4. Machine description.
1262 :    
1263 :     John's simplification of MLTREE_BASIS.fcond broke a few machine
1264 :     description things:
1265 :    
1266 :     rtl-build.{sig,sml} and hppa.mdl fixed.
1267 :    
1268 :     NOTE: the machine description stuff in the repository is still broken.
1269 :     Again, I can't put my fixes in because that involves
1270 :     changes to MLTREE.
1271 :    
1272 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
1273 : blume 1145 Name: Matthias Blume
1274 : blume 1155 Date: 2002/03/20 15:55:00 EST
1275 :     Tag: blume-20020320-kmp
1276 :     Description:
1277 :    
1278 :     Implemented Knuth-Morris-Pratt string matching in PreString and used
1279 :     it for String.isSubstring, Substring.isSubstring, and
1280 :     Substring.position.
1281 :    
1282 :     (Might need some stress-testing. Simple examples worked fine.)
1283 :    
1284 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
1285 :     Name: Matthias Blume
1286 : blume 1152 Date: 2002/03/19 16:37:00 EST
1287 :     Tag: blume-20020319-witnesses
1288 :     Description:
1289 :    
1290 :     Added a structure C.W and functions convert/Ptr.convert to ml-nlffi-lib.
1291 :    
1292 :     This implements a generic mechanism for changing constness qualifiers
1293 :     anywhere within big C types without resorting to outright "casts".
1294 :     (So far, functions such as C.rw/C.ro or C.Ptr.rw/C.Ptr.ro only let you
1295 :     modify the constness at the outermost level.)
1296 :     The implementation of "convert" is based on the idea of "witness"
1297 :     values -- values that are not used by the operation but whose types
1298 :     "testify" to their applicability. On the implementation side, "convert"
1299 :     is simply a projection (returning its second curried argument). With
1300 :     cross-module inlining, it should not result in any machine code being
1301 :     generated.
1302 :    
1303 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
1304 :     Name: Matthias Blume
1305 : blume 1148 Date: 2002/03/15 16:40:00 EST
1306 :     Tag: blume-20020315-basis
1307 :     Description:
1308 :    
1309 :     Provided (preliminary?) implementations for
1310 :    
1311 :     {String,Substring}.{concatWith,isSuffix,isSubstring}
1312 :    
1313 :     and
1314 :    
1315 :     Substring.full
1316 :    
1317 :     Those are in the Basis spec but they were missing in SML/NJ.
1318 :    
1319 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
1320 :     Name: Matthias Blume
1321 : blume 1145 Date: 2002/03/14 21:30:00 EST
1322 :     Tag: blume-20020314-controls
1323 :     Description:
1324 :    
1325 :     Controls:
1326 :     ---------
1327 :    
1328 :     1. Factored out the recently-added Controls : CONTROLS stuff and put
1329 :     it into its own library $/controls-lib.cm. The source tree for
1330 :     this is under src/smlnj-lib/Controls.
1331 :    
1332 :     2. Changed the names of types and functions in this interface, so they
1333 :     make a bit more "sense":
1334 :    
1335 :     module -> registry
1336 :     'a registry -> 'a group
1337 :    
1338 :     3. The interface now deals in ref cells only. The getter/setter interface
1339 :     is (mostly) gone.
1340 :    
1341 :     4. Added a function that lets one register an already-existing ref cell.
1342 :    
1343 :     5. Made the corresponding modifications to the rest of the code so that
1344 :     everything compiles again.
1345 :    
1346 :     6. Changed the implementation of Controls.MLRISC back to something closer
1347 :     to the original. In particular, this module (and therefore MLRISC)
1348 :     does not depend on Controls. There now is some link-time code in
1349 :     int-sys.sml that registers the MLRISC controls with the Controls
1350 :     module.
1351 :    
1352 :     CM:
1353 :     ---
1354 :    
1355 :     * One can now specify the lambda-split aggressiveness in init.cmi.
1356 :    
1357 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
1358 : leunga 1142 Name: Allen Leung
1359 :     Date: 2002/03/13 17:30:00 EST
1360 :     Tag: leunga-20020313-x86-fp-unary
1361 :     Description:
1362 :    
1363 :     Bug fix for:
1364 :    
1365 :     > leunga@weaselbane:~/Yale/tmp/sml-dist{21} bin/sml
1366 :     > Standard ML of New Jersey v110.39.1 [FLINT v1.5], March 08, 2002
1367 :     > - fun f(x,(y,z)) = Real.~ y;
1368 :     > [autoloading]
1369 :     > [autoloading done]
1370 :     > fchsl (%eax), 184(%esp)
1371 :     > Error: MLRisc bug: X86MCEmitter.emitInstr
1372 :     >
1373 :     > uncaught exception Error
1374 :     > raised at: ../MLRISC/control/mlriscErrormsg.sml:16.14-16.19
1375 :    
1376 :     The problem was that the code generator did not generate any fp registers
1377 :     in this case, and the ra didn't know that it needed to run the X86FP phase to
1378 :     translate the pseudo fp instruction. This only happened with unary fp
1379 :     operators in certain situations.
1380 :    
1381 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
1382 : blume 1137 Name: Matthias Blume
1383 : blume 1140 Date: 2002/03/13 14:00:00 EST
1384 :     Tag: blume-20020313-overload-etc
1385 :     Description:
1386 :    
1387 :     1. Added _overload as a synonym for overload for backward compatibility.
1388 :     (Control.overloadKW must be true for either version to be accepted.)
1389 :    
1390 :     2. Fixed bug in install script that caused more things to be installed
1391 :     than what was requested in config/targets.
1392 :    
1393 :     3. Made CM aware of the (_)overload construct so that autoloading
1394 :     works.
1395 :    
1396 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
1397 :     Name: Matthias Blume
1398 : blume 1138 Date: 2002/03/12 22:03:00 EST
1399 :     Tag: blume-20020312-url
1400 :     Description:
1401 :    
1402 :     Forgot to update BOOT and srcarchiveurl.
1403 :    
1404 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
1405 :     Name: Matthias Blume
1406 : blume 1137 Date: 2002/03/12 17:30:00 EST
1407 :     Tag: blume-20020312-version110392
1408 :     Description:
1409 :    
1410 :     Yet another version number bump (because of small changes to the
1411 :     binfile format). Version number is now 110.39.2. NEW BOOTFILES!
1412 :    
1413 :     Changes:
1414 :    
1415 :     The new pid generation scheme described a few weeks ago was overly
1416 :     complicated. I implemented a new mechanism that is simpler and
1417 :     provides a bit more "stability": Once CM has seen a compilation
1418 :     unit, it keeps its identity constant (as long as you do not delete
1419 :     those crucial CM/GUID/* files). This means that when you change
1420 : blume 1145 an interface, compile, then go back to the old interface, and
1421 : blume 1137 compile again, you arrive at the original pid.
1422 :    
1423 :     There now also is a mechanism that instructs CM to use the plain
1424 :     environment hash as a module's pid (effectively making its GUID
1425 :     the empty string). For this, "noguid" must be specified as an
1426 :     option to the .sml file in question within its .cm file.
1427 :     This is most useful for code that is being generated by tools such
1428 :     as ml-nlffigen (because during development programmers tend to
1429 :     erase the tool's entire output directory tree including CM's cached
1430 :     GUIDs). "noguid" is somewhat dangerous (since it can be used to locally
1431 :     revert to the old, broken behavior of SML/NJ, but in specific cases
1432 :     where there is no danger of interface confusion, its use is ok
1433 :     (I think).
1434 :    
1435 :     ml-nlffigen by default generates "noguid" annotations. They can be
1436 :     turned off by specifying -guid in its command line.
1437 :    
1438 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
1439 : george 1136 Name: Lal George
1440 :     Date: 2002/03/12 12 14:42:36 EST
1441 :     Tag: george-20020312-frequency-computation
1442 :     Description:
1443 :    
1444 :     Integrated jump chaining and static block frequency into the
1445 :     compiler. More details and numbers later.
1446 : leunga 1025
1447 : george 1003 ----------------------------------------------------------------------
1448 : george 1133 Name: Lal George
1449 :     Date: 2002/03/11 11 22:38:53 EST
1450 :     Tag: george-20020311-jump-chain-elim
1451 :     Description:
1452 :    
1453 :     Tested the jump chain elimination on all architectures (except the
1454 :     hppa). This is on by default right now and is profitable for the
1455 :     alpha and x86, however, it may not be profitable for the sparc and ppc
1456 :     when compiling the compiler.
1457 :    
1458 :     The gc test will typically jump to a label at the end of the cluster,
1459 :     where there is another jump to an external cluster containing the actual
1460 :     code to invoke gc. This is to allow factoring of common gc invocation
1461 :     sequences. That is to say, we generate:
1462 :    
1463 :     f:
1464 :     testgc
1465 :     ja L1 % jump if above to L1
1466 :    
1467 :     L1:
1468 :     jmp L2
1469 :    
1470 :    
1471 :     After jump chain elimination the 'ja L1' instructions is converted to
1472 :     'ja L2'. On the sparc and ppc, many of the 'ja L2' instructions may end
1473 :     up being implemented in their long form (if L2 is far away) using:
1474 :    
1475 :     jbe L3 % jump if below or equal to L3
1476 :     jmp L2
1477 :     L3:
1478 :     ...
1479 :    
1480 :    
1481 :     For large compilation units L2 may be far away.
1482 :    
1483 :    
1484 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
1485 : blume 1132 Name: Matthias Blume
1486 :     Date: 2002/03/11 13:30:00 EST
1487 :     Tag: blume-20020311-mltreeeval
1488 :     Description:
1489 :    
1490 :     A functor parameter was missing.
1491 :    
1492 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
1493 : leunga 1130 Name: Allen Leung
1494 : leunga 1131 Date: 2002/03/11 10:30:00 EST
1495 : leunga 1142 Tag: leunga-20020311-runtime-string0
1496 : leunga 1131 Description:
1497 :    
1498 :     The representation of the empty string now points to a
1499 :     legal null terminated C string instead of unit. It is now possible
1500 :     to convert an ML string into C string with InlineT.CharVector.getData.
1501 :     This compiles into one single machine instruction.
1502 :    
1503 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
1504 :     Name: Allen Leung
1505 : leunga 1130 Date: 2002/03/10 23:55:00 EST
1506 :     Tag: leunga-20020310-x86-call
1507 :     Description:
1508 :    
1509 :     Added machine generation for CALL instruction (relative displacement mode)
1510 :    
1511 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
1512 : blume 1128 Name: Matthias Blume
1513 :     Date: 2002/03/08 16:05:00
1514 :     Tag: blume-20020308-entrypoints
1515 :     Description:
1516 :    
1517 :     Version number bumped to 110.39.1. NEW BOOTFILES!
1518 :    
1519 :     Entrypoints: non-zero offset into a code object where execution should begin.
1520 :    
1521 :     - Added the notion of an entrypoint to CodeObj.
1522 :     - Added reading/writing of entrypoint info to Binfile.
1523 :     - Made runtime system bootloader aware of entrypoints.
1524 :     - Use the address of the label of the first function given to mlriscGen
1525 :     as the entrypoint. This address is currently always 0, but it will
1526 :     not be 0 once we turn on block placement.
1527 :     - Removed the linkage cluster code (which was The Other Way(tm) of dealing
1528 :     with entry points) from mlriscGen.
1529 :    
1530 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
1531 : leunga 1127 Name: Allen Leung
1532 :     Date: 2002/03/07 20:45:00 EST
1533 :     Tag: leunga-20020307-x86-cmov
1534 :     Description:
1535 :    
1536 :     Bug fixes for CMOVcc on x86.
1537 :    
1538 :     1. Added machine code generation for CMOVcc
1539 :     2. CMOVcc is now generated in preference over SETcc on PentiumPro or above.
1540 :     3. CMOVcc cannot have an immediate operand as argument.
1541 :    
1542 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
1543 : blume 1126 Name: Matthias Blume
1544 :     Date: 2002/03/07 16:15:00 EST
1545 :     Tag: blume-20020307-controls
1546 :     Description:
1547 :    
1548 :     This is a very large but mostly boring patch which makes (almost)
1549 :     every tuneable compiler knob (i.e., pretty much everything under
1550 :     Control.* plus a few other things) configurable via both the command
1551 :     line and environment variables in the style CM did its configuration
1552 :     until now.
1553 :    
1554 :     Try starting sml with '-h' (or, if you are brave, '-H')
1555 :    
1556 :     To this end, I added a structure Controls : CONTROLS to smlnj-lib.cm which
1557 :     implements the underlying generic mechanism.
1558 :    
1559 :     The interface to some of the existing such facilities has changed somewhat.
1560 :     For example, the MLRiscControl module now provides mkFoo instead of getFoo.
1561 :     (The getFoo interface is still there for backward-compatibility, but its
1562 :     use is deprecated.)
1563 :    
1564 :     The ml-build script passes -Cxxx=yyy command-line arguments through so
1565 :     that one can now twiddle the compiler settings when using this "batch"
1566 :     compiler.
1567 :    
1568 :     TODO items:
1569 :    
1570 :     We should go through and throw out all controls that are no longer
1571 :     connected to anything. Moreover, we should go through and provide
1572 :     meaningful (and correct!) documentation strings for those controls
1573 :     that still are connected.
1574 :    
1575 :     Currently, multiple calls to Controls.new are accepted (only the first
1576 :     has any effect). Eventually we should make sure that every control
1577 :     is being made (via Controls.new) exactly once. Future access can then
1578 :     be done using Controls.acc.
1579 :    
1580 :     Finally, it would probably be a good idea to use the getter-setter
1581 :     interface to controls rather than ref cells. For the time being, both
1582 :     styles are provided by the Controls module, but getter-setter pairs are
1583 :     better if thread-safety is of any concern because they can be wrapped.
1584 :    
1585 :     *****************************************
1586 :    
1587 :     One bug fix: The function blockPlacement in three of the MLRISC
1588 :     backpatch files used to be hard-wired to one of two possibilities at
1589 :     link time (according to the value of the placementFlag). But (I
1590 :     think) it should rather sense the flag every time.
1591 :    
1592 :     *****************************************
1593 :    
1594 :     Other assorted changes (by other people who did not supply a HISTORY entry):
1595 :    
1596 :     1. the cross-module inliner now works much better (Monnier)
1597 :     2. representation of weights, frequencies, and probabilities in MLRISC
1598 :     changed in preparation of using those for weighted block placement
1599 :     (Reppy, George)
1600 :    
1601 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
1602 : george 1116 Name: Lal George
1603 : george 1124 Date: 2002/03/07 14:44:24 EST 2002
1604 :     Tag: george-20020307-weighted-block-placement
1605 :    
1606 :     Tested the weighted block placement optimization on all architectures
1607 :     (except the hppa) using AMPL to generate the block and edge frequencies.
1608 :     Changes were required in the machine properties to correctly
1609 :     categorize trap instructions. There is an MLRISC flag
1610 :     "weighted-block-placement" that can be used to enable weighted block
1611 :     placement, but this will be ineffective without block/edge
1612 :     frequencies (coming soon).
1613 :    
1614 :    
1615 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
1616 :     Name: Lal George
1617 : george 1116 Date: 2002/03/05 17:24:48 EST
1618 :     Tag: george-20020305-linkage-cluster
1619 :    
1620 : george 1124 In order to support the block placement optimization, a new cluster
1621 :     is generated as the very first cluster (called the linkage cluster).
1622 :     It contains a single jump to the 'real' entry point for the compilation
1623 :     unit. Block placement has no effect on the linkage cluster itself, but
1624 :     all the other clusters have full freedom in the manner in which they
1625 :     reorder blocks or functions.
1626 : george 1116
1627 :     On the x86 the typical linkage code that is generated is:
1628 :     ----------------------
1629 :     .align 2
1630 :     L0:
1631 :     addl $L1-L0, 72(%esp)
1632 : george 1124 jmp L1
1633 : george 1116
1634 :    
1635 :     .align 2
1636 :     L1:
1637 :     ----------------------
1638 :    
1639 :     72(%esp) is the memory location for the stdlink register. This
1640 :     must contain the address of the CPS function being called. In the
1641 : george 1124 above example, it contains the address of L0; before
1642 : george 1116 calling L1 (the real entry point for the compilation unit), it
1643 :     must contain the address for L1, and hence
1644 :    
1645 :     addl $L1-L0, 72(%esp)
1646 :    
1647 : george 1124 I have tested this on all architectures except the hppa.The increase
1648 :     in code size is of course negligible
1649 : george 1116
1650 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
1651 : leunga 1115 Name: Allen Leung
1652 :     Date: 2002/03/03 13:20:00 EST
1653 :     Tag: leunga-20020303-mlrisc-tools
1654 :    
1655 :     Added #[ ... ] expressions to mlrisc tools
1656 :    
1657 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
1658 : blume 1096 Name: Matthias Blume
1659 : blume 1098 Date: 2002/02/27 12:29:00 EST
1660 :     Tag: blume-20020227-cdebug
1661 :     Description:
1662 :    
1663 :     - made types in structure C and C_Debug to be equal
1664 :     - got rid of code duplication (c-int.sml vs. c-int-debug.sml)
1665 :     - there no longer is a C_Int_Debug (C_Debug is directly derived from C)
1666 :    
1667 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
1668 :     Name: Matthias Blume
1669 : blume 1096 Date: 2002/02/26 12:00:00 EST
1670 :     Tag: blume-20020226-ffi
1671 :     Description:
1672 :    
1673 :     1. Fixed a minor bug in CM's "noweb" tool:
1674 :     If numbering is turned off, then truly don't number (i.e., do not
1675 :     supply the -L option to noweb). The previous behavior was to supply
1676 :     -L'' -- which caused noweb to use the "default" line numbering scheme.
1677 :     Thanks to Chris Richards for pointing this out (and supplying the fix).
1678 :    
1679 :     2. Once again, I reworked some aspects of the FFI:
1680 :    
1681 :     A. The incomplete/complete type business:
1682 :    
1683 :     - Signatures POINTER_TO_INCOMPLETE_TYPE and accompanying functors are
1684 :     gone!
1685 :     - ML types representing an incomplete type are now *equal* to
1686 :     ML types representing their corresponding complete types (just like
1687 :     in C). This is still safe because ml-nlffigen will not generate
1688 :     RTTI for incomplete types, nor will it generate functions that
1689 :     require access to such RTTI. But when ML code generated from both
1690 :     incomplete and complete versions of the C type meet, the ML types
1691 :     are trivially interoperable.
1692 :    
1693 :     NOTE: These changes restore the full generality of the translation
1694 :     (which was previously lost when I eliminated functorization)!
1695 :    
1696 :     B. Enum types:
1697 :    
1698 :     - Structure C now has a type constructor "enum" that is similar to
1699 :     how the "su" constructor works. However, "enum" is not a phantom
1700 :     type because each "T enum" has values (and is isomorphic to
1701 :     MLRep.Signed.int).
1702 :     - There are generic access operations for enum objects (using
1703 :     MLRep.Signed.int).
1704 :     - ml-nlffigen will generate a structure E_foo for each "enum foo".
1705 :     * The structure contains the definition of type "mlrep" (the ML-side
1706 :     representation type of the enum). Normally, mlrep is the same
1707 :     as "MLRep.Signed.int", but if ml-nlffigen was invoked with "-ec",
1708 :     then mlrep will be defined as a datatype -- thus facilitating
1709 :     pattern matching on mlrep values.
1710 :     ("-ec" will be suppressed if there are duplicate values in an
1711 :     enumeration.)
1712 :     * Constructors ("-ec") or values (no "-ec") e_xxx of type mlrep
1713 :     will be generated for each C enum constant xxx.
1714 :     * Conversion functions m2i and i2m convert between mlrep and
1715 :     MLRep.Signed.int. (Without "-ec", these functions are identities.)
1716 :     * Coversion functions c and ml convert between mlrep and "tag enum".
1717 :     * Access functions (get/set) fetch and store mlrep values.
1718 :     - By default (unless ml-nlffigen was invoked with "-nocollect"), unnamed
1719 :     enumerations are merged into one single enumeration represented by
1720 :     structure E_'.
1721 :    
1722 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
1723 : leunga 1080 Name: Allen Leung
1724 : leunga 1094 Date: 2002/02/25 04:45:00 EST
1725 :     Tag: leunga-20020225-cps-spill
1726 :    
1727 :     This is a new implementation of the CPS spill phase.
1728 :     The new phase is in the new file compiler/CodeGen/cpscompile/spill-new.sml
1729 :     In case of problems, replace it with the old file spill.sml
1730 :    
1731 :     The current compiler runs into some serious performance problems when
1732 :     constructing a large record. This can happen when we try to compile a
1733 :     structure with many items. Even a very simple structure like the following
1734 :     makes the compiler slow down.
1735 :    
1736 :     structure Foo = struct
1737 :     val x_1 = 0w1 : Word32.int
1738 :     val x_2 = 0w2 : Word32.int
1739 :     val x_3 = 0w3 : Word32.int
1740 :     ...
1741 :     val x_N = 0wN : Word32.int
1742 :     end
1743 :    
1744 :     The following table shows the compile time, from N=1000 to N=4000,
1745 :     with the old compiler:
1746 :    
1747 :     N
1748 :     1000 CPS 100 spill 0.04u 0.00s 0.00g
1749 :     MLRISC ra 0.06u 0.00s 0.05g
1750 :     (spills = 0 reloads = 0)
1751 :     TOTAL 0.63u 0.07s 0.21g
1752 :    
1753 :     1100 CPS 100 spill 8.25u 0.32s 0.64g
1754 :     MLRISC ra 5.68u 0.59s 3.93g
1755 :     (spills = 0 reloads = 0)
1756 :     TOTAL 14.71u 0.99s 4.81g
1757 :    
1758 :     1500 CPS 100 spill 58.55u 2.34s 1.74g
1759 :     MLRISC ra 5.54u 0.65s 3.91g
1760 :     (spills = 543 reloads = 1082)
1761 :     TOTAL 65.40u 3.13s 6.00g
1762 :    
1763 :     2000 CPS 100 spill 126.69u 4.84s 3.08g
1764 :     MLRISC ra 0.80u 0.10s 0.55g
1765 :     (spills = 42 reloads = 84)
1766 :     TOTAL 129.42u 5.10s 4.13g
1767 :    
1768 :     3000 CPS 100 spill 675.59u 19.03s 11.64g
1769 :     MLRISC ra 2.69u 0.27s 1.38g
1770 :     (spills = 62 reloads = 124)
1771 :     TOTAL 682.48u 19.61s 13.99g
1772 :    
1773 :     4000 CPS 100 spill 2362.82u 56.28s 43.60g
1774 :     MLRISC ra 4.96u 0.27s 2.72g
1775 :     (spills = 85 reloads = 170)
1776 :     TOTAL 2375.26u 57.21s 48.00g
1777 :    
1778 :     As you can see the old cps spill module suffers from some serious
1779 : leunga 1115 performance problem. But since I cannot decipher the old code fully,
1780 :     instead of patching the problems up, I'm reimplementing it
1781 : leunga 1094 with a different algorithm. The new code is more modular,
1782 :     smaller when compiled, and substantially faster
1783 :     (O(n log n) time and O(n) space). Timing of the new spill module:
1784 :    
1785 :     4000 CPS 100 spill 0.02u 0.00s 0.00g
1786 :     MLRISC ra 0.25u 0.02s 0.15g
1787 :     (spills=1 reloads=3)
1788 :     TOTAL 7.74u 0.34s 1.62g
1789 :    
1790 :     Implementation details:
1791 :    
1792 :     As far as I can tell, the purpose of the CPS spill module is to make sure the
1793 :     number of live variables at any program point (the bandwidth)
1794 :     does not exceed a certain limit, which is determined by the
1795 :     size of the spill area.
1796 :    
1797 :     When the bandwidth is too large, we decrease the register pressure by
1798 :     packing live variables into spill records. How we achieve this is
1799 :     completely different than what we did in the old code.
1800 :    
1801 :     First, there is something about the MLRiscGen code generator
1802 :     that we should be aware of:
1803 :    
1804 :     o MLRiscGen performs code motion!
1805 :    
1806 :     In particular, it will move floating point computations and
1807 :     address computations involving only the heap pointer to
1808 :     their use sites (if there is only a single use).
1809 :     What this means is that if we have a CPS record construction
1810 :     statement
1811 :    
1812 :     RECORD(k,vl,w,e)
1813 :    
1814 :     we should never count the new record address w as live if w
1815 :     has only one use (which is often the case).
1816 :    
1817 :     We should do something similar to floating point, but the transformation
1818 :     there is much more complex, so I won't deal with that.
1819 :    
1820 :     Secondly, there are now two new cps primops at our disposal:
1821 :    
1822 :     1. rawrecord of record_kind option
1823 :     This pure operator allocates some uninitialized storage from the heap.
1824 :     There are two forms:
1825 :    
1826 :     rawrecord NONE [INT n] allocates a tagless record of length n
1827 :     rawrecord (SOME rk) [INT n] allocates a tagged record of length n
1828 :     and initializes the tag.
1829 :    
1830 :     2. rawupdate of cty
1831 :     rawupdate cty (v,i,x)
1832 :     Assigns to x to the ith component of record v.
1833 :     The storelist is not updated.
1834 :    
1835 :     We use these new primops for both spilling and increment record construction.
1836 :    
1837 :     1. Spilling.
1838 :    
1839 :     This is implemented with a linear scan algorithm (but generalized
1840 :     to trees). The algorithm will create a single spill record at the
1841 :     beginning of the cps function and use rawupdate to spill to it,
1842 :     and SELECT or SELp to reload from it. So both spills and reloads
1843 :     are fine-grain operations. In contrast, in the old algorithm
1844 :     "spills" have to be bundled together in records.
1845 :    
1846 :     Ideally, we should sink the spill record construction to where
1847 :     it is needed. We can even split the spill record into multiple ones
1848 :     at the places where they are needed. But CPS is not a good
1849 :     representation for global code motion, so I'll keep it simple and
1850 :     am not attempting this.
1851 :    
1852 :     2. Incremental record construction (aka record splitting).
1853 :    
1854 :     Long records with many component values which are simulatenously live
1855 :     (recall that single use record addresses are not considered to
1856 :     be live) are constructed with rawrecord and rawupdate.
1857 :     We allocate space on the heap with rawrecord first, then gradually
1858 :     fill it in with rawupdate. This is the technique suggested to me
1859 :     by Matthias.
1860 :    
1861 :     Some restrictions on when this is applicable:
1862 :     1. It is not a VECTOR record. The code generator currently does not handle
1863 :     this case. VECTOR record uses double indirection like arrays.
1864 :     2. All the record component values are defined in the same "basic block"
1865 :     as the record constructor. This is to prevent speculative
1866 :     record construction.
1867 :    
1868 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
1869 :     Name: Allen Leung
1870 : leunga 1086 Date: 2002/02/22 01:02:00 EST
1871 :     Tag: leunga-20020222-mlrisc-tools
1872 :    
1873 :     Minor bug fixes in the parser and rewriter
1874 :    
1875 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
1876 :     Name: Allen Leung
1877 : leunga 1085 Date: 2002/02/21 20:20:00 EST
1878 :     Tag: leunga-20020221-peephole
1879 :    
1880 :     Regenerated the peephole files. Some contained typos in the specification
1881 :     and some didn't compile because of pretty printing bugs in the old version
1882 :     of 'nowhere'.
1883 :    
1884 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
1885 :     Name: Allen Leung
1886 : leunga 1079 Date: 2002/02/19 20:20:00 EST
1887 :     Tag: leunga-20020219-mlrisc-tools
1888 :     Description:
1889 :    
1890 :     Minor bug fixes to the mlrisc-tools library:
1891 :    
1892 :     1. Fixed up parsing colon suffixed keywords
1893 :     2. Added the ability to shut the error messages up
1894 :     3. Reimplemented the pretty printer and fixed up/improved
1895 :     the pretty printing of handle and -> types.
1896 :     4. Fixed up generation of literal symbols in the nowhere tool.
1897 :     5. Added some SML keywords to to sml.sty
1898 :    
1899 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
1900 :     Name: Matthias Blume
1901 : blume 1078 Date: 2002/02/19 16:20:00 EST
1902 :     Tag: blume-20020219-cmffi
1903 :     Description:
1904 :    
1905 :     A wild mix of changes, some minor, some major:
1906 :    
1907 :     * All C FFI-related libraries are now anchored under $c:
1908 :     $/c.cm --> $c/c.cm
1909 :     $/c-int.cm --> $c/internals/c-int.cm
1910 :     $/memory.cm --> $c/memory/memory.cm
1911 :    
1912 :     * "make" tool (in CM) now treats its argument pathname slightly
1913 :     differently:
1914 :     1. If the native expansion is an absolute name, then before invoking
1915 :     the "make" command on it, CM will apply OS.Path.mkRelative
1916 :     (with relativeTo = OS.FileSys.getDir()) to it.
1917 :     2. The argument will be passed through to subsequent phases of CM
1918 :     processing without "going native". In particular, if the argument
1919 :     was an anchored path, then "make" will not lose track of that anchor.
1920 :    
1921 :     * Compiler backends now "know" their respective C calling conventions
1922 :     instead of having to be told about it by ml-nlffigen. This relieves
1923 :     ml-nlffigen from one of its burdens.
1924 :    
1925 :     * The X86Backend has been split into X86CCallBackend and X86StdCallBackend.
1926 :    
1927 :     * Export C_DEBUG and C_Debug from $c/c.cm.
1928 :    
1929 :     * C type encoding in ml-nlffi-lib has been improved to model the conceptual
1930 :     subtyping relationship between incomplete pointers and their complete
1931 :     counterparts. For this, ('t, 'c) ptr has been changed to 'o ptr --
1932 :     with the convention of instantiating 'o with ('t, 'c) obj whenever
1933 :     the pointer target type is complete. In the incomplete case, 'o
1934 :     will be instantiated with some "'c iobj" -- a type obtained by
1935 :     using one of the functors PointerToIncompleteType or PointerToCompleteType.
1936 :    
1937 :     Operations that work on both incomplete and complete pointer types are
1938 :     typed as taking an 'o ptr while operations that require the target to
1939 :     be known are typed as taking some ('t, 'c) obj ptr.
1940 :    
1941 :     voidptr is now a bit "more concrete", namely "type voidptr = void ptr'"
1942 :     where void is an eqtype without any values. This makes it possible
1943 :     to work on voidptr values using functions meant to operate on light
1944 :     incomplete pointers.
1945 :    
1946 :     * As a result of the above, signature POINTER_TO_INCOMPLETE_TYPE has
1947 :     been vastly simplified.
1948 :    
1949 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
1950 :     Name: Matthias Blume
1951 : blume 1076 Date: 2002/02/19 10:48:00 EST
1952 :     Tag: blume-20020219-pqfix
1953 :     Description:
1954 :    
1955 :     Applied Chris Okasaki's bug fix for priority queues.
1956 :    
1957 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
1958 :     Name: Matthias Blume
1959 : blume 1073 Date: 2002/02/15 17:05:00
1960 : blume 1069 Tag: Release_110_39
1961 :     Description:
1962 :    
1963 : blume 1073 Last-minute retagging is becoming a tradition... :-(
1964 :    
1965 :     This is the working release 110.39.
1966 :    
1967 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
1968 :     Name: Matthias Blume
1969 :     Date: 2002/02/15 16:00:00 EST
1970 :     Tag: Release_110_39-orig
1971 :     Description:
1972 :    
1973 : blume 1069 Working release 110.39. New bootfiles.
1974 :    
1975 : blume 1073 (Update: There was a small bug in the installer so it wouldn't work
1976 :     with all shells. So I retagged. -Matthias)
1977 :    
1978 : blume 1069 ----------------------------------------------------------------------
1979 :     Name: Matthias Blume
1980 : blume 1068 Date: 2002/02/15 14:17:00 EST
1981 :     Tag: blume-20020215-showbindings
1982 :     Description:
1983 :    
1984 :     Added EnvRef.listBoundSymbols and CM.State.showBindings. Especially
1985 :     the latter can be useful for exploring what bindings are available at
1986 :     the interactive prompt. (The first function returns only the list
1987 :     of symbols that are really bound, the second prints those but also the
1988 :     ones that CM's autoloading mechanism knows about.)
1989 :    
1990 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
1991 :     Name: Matthias Blume
1992 : blume 1067 Date: 2002/02/15 12:08:00 EST
1993 :     Tag: blume-20020215-iptrs
1994 :     Description:
1995 :    
1996 :     Two improvements to ml-nlffigen:
1997 :    
1998 :     1. Write files only if they do not exist or if their current contents
1999 :     do not coincide with what's being written. (That is, avoid messing
2000 :     with the time stamps unless absolutely necessary.)
2001 :    
2002 :     2. Implement a "repository" mechanism for generated files related
2003 :     to "incomplete pointer types". See the README file for details.
2004 :    
2005 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
2006 :     Name: Matthias Blume
2007 : blume 1066 Date: 2002/02/14 11:50:00 EST
2008 :     Tag: blume-20020214-quote
2009 :     Description:
2010 :    
2011 :     Added a type 't t_' to tag.sml (in ml-nlffi-lib.cm). This is required
2012 :     because of the new and improved tag generation scheme. (Thanks to Allen
2013 :     Leung for pointing it out.)
2014 :    
2015 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
2016 : george 1065 Name: Lal George
2017 :     Date: 2002/02/14 09:55:27 EST 2002
2018 :     Tag: george-20020214-isabelle-bug
2019 :     Description:
2020 :    
2021 :     Fixed the MLRISC bug sent by Markus Wenzel regarding the compilation
2022 :     of Isabelle on the x86.
2023 :    
2024 :     From Allen:
2025 :     -----------
2026 :     I've found the problem:
2027 :    
2028 :     in ra-core.sml, I use the counter "blocked" to keep track of the
2029 :     true number of elements in the freeze queue. When the counter goes
2030 :     to zero, I skip examining the queue. But I've messed up the
2031 :     bookkeeping in combine():
2032 :    
2033 :     else ();
2034 :     case !ucol of
2035 :     PSEUDO => (if !cntv > 0 then
2036 :     (if !cntu > 0 then blocked := !blocked - 1 else ();
2037 :     ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
2038 :     moveu := mergeMoveList(!movev, !moveu)
2039 :     )
2040 :     else ();
2041 :    
2042 :     combine() is called to coalesce two nodes u and v.
2043 :     I think I was thinking that if the move counts of u and v are both
2044 :     greater than zero then after they are coalesced then one node is
2045 :     removed from the freeze queue. Apparently I was thinking that
2046 :     both u and v are of low degree, but that's clearly not necessarily true.
2047 :    
2048 :    
2049 :     02/12/2002:
2050 :     Here's the patch. HOL now compiles.
2051 :    
2052 :     I don't know how this impact on performance (compile
2053 :     time or runtime). This bug caused the RA (especially on the x86)
2054 :     to go thru the potential spill phase when there are still nodes on the
2055 :     freeze queue.
2056 :    
2057 :    
2058 :    
2059 :    
2060 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
2061 : blume 1058 Name: Matthias Blume
2062 : blume 1064 Date: 2002/02/13 22:40:00 EST
2063 :     Tag: blume-20020213-fptr-rtti
2064 :     Description:
2065 :    
2066 :     Fixed a bug in ml-nlffigen that was introduced with one of the previous
2067 :     updates.
2068 :    
2069 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
2070 :     Name: Matthias Blume
2071 : blume 1063 Date: 2002/02/13 16:41:00 EST
2072 :     Tag: blume-20020213-cmlpq
2073 :     Description:
2074 :    
2075 :     Added new priority queue export symbols (which have just been added to
2076 :     smlnj-lib.cm) to CML's version of smlnj-lib.cm. (Otherwise CML would
2077 :     not compile and the installer would choke.)
2078 :    
2079 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
2080 :     Name: Matthias Blume
2081 : blume 1062 Date: 2002/02/13 16:15:00 EST
2082 :     Tag: blume-20020213-various
2083 :     Description:
2084 :    
2085 :     1. More tweaks to ml-nlffigen:
2086 :    
2087 :     - better internal datastructures (resulting in slight speedup)
2088 :     - "-match" option requires exact match
2089 :     - "localized" gensym counters (untagged structs/unions nested within
2090 :     other structs/unions or within typedefs get a fresh counter; their
2091 :     tag will be prefixed by a concatenation of their parents' tags)
2092 :     - bug fixes (related to calculation of transitive closure of types
2093 :     to be included in the output)
2094 :    
2095 :     2. Minor Basis updates:
2096 :    
2097 :     - added implementations for List.collate and Option.app
2098 :    
2099 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
2100 :     Name: Matthias Blume
2101 : blume 1060 Date: 2002/02/11 15:55:00 EST
2102 :     Tag: blume-20020211-gensym
2103 :     Description:
2104 :    
2105 :     Added a "-gensym" option to command line of ml-nlffigen. This can be
2106 :     used to specify a "stem" -- a string that is inserted in all "gensym'd"
2107 :     names (ML structure names that correspond to unnamed C structs, unions,
2108 :     and enums), so that separate runs of ml-nlffigen do not clash.
2109 :    
2110 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
2111 :     Name: Matthias Blume
2112 : blume 1059 Date: 2002/02/11 12:05:00 EST
2113 :     Tag: blume-20020211-gensml
2114 :     Description:
2115 :    
2116 :     A quick fix for a problem with GenSML (in the pgraph-util library):
2117 :     Make generation of toplevel "local" optional. (Strictly speaking,
2118 :     signature definitions within "local" are not legal SML.)
2119 :    
2120 :     Other than that: updates to INSTALL and cm/TODO.
2121 :    
2122 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
2123 :     Name: Matthias Blume
2124 : blume 1058 Date: 2002/02/08 15:00:00 EST
2125 :     Tag: blume-20020208-uniquepid
2126 :     Description:
2127 :    
2128 :     0. Version number has been bumped to 110.38.1. NEW BOOTFILES!!!
2129 :    
2130 :     1. The installer (config/install.sh) has gotten smarter:
2131 :    
2132 :     - Configuration options are a bit easier to specify now
2133 :     (in config/targets).
2134 :     - Bug in recognizing .tar.bz2 files fixed.
2135 :     - Installer automatically resolves dependencies between
2136 :     configuration options (e.g., if you ask for eXene, you will
2137 :     also get cml -- regardless whether you asked for it or not).
2138 :     - Installer can run in "quieter mode" by setting the environment
2139 :     variable INSTALL_QUIETLY to "true". "Quieter" does not mean
2140 :     "completely silent", though.
2141 :     - Build HashCons library as part of smlnj-lib.
2142 :    
2143 :     2. A new scheme for assigning persistent identifiers to compilation
2144 :     units (and, by extension, to types etc.) has been put into place.
2145 :     This fixes a long-standing bug where types and even dynamic values
2146 :     can get internally confused, thereby compromising type safety
2147 :     (abstraction) and dynamic correctness. See
2148 :    
2149 :     http://cm.bell-labs.com/cm/cs/who/blume/pid-confusion.tgz
2150 :    
2151 :     for an example of how things could go wrong until now.
2152 :    
2153 :     The downside of the new scheme is that pids are not quite as
2154 :     persistent as they used to be: CM will generate a fresh pid
2155 :     for every compilation unit that it thinks it sees for the first
2156 :     time. That means that if you compile starting from a clean, fresh
2157 :     source tree at two different times, you end up with different
2158 :     binaries.
2159 :    
2160 :     Cutoff recompilation, however, has not been compromised because
2161 :     CM keeps pid information in special caches between runs.
2162 :    
2163 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
2164 : george 1053 Name: Lal George
2165 : george 1055 Date: 2002/02/07 15:34:13 EST 2002
2166 :     Tag: <none>
2167 :     Description:
2168 :    
2169 :     Compilers that generate assembly code may produce global labels
2170 :     whose value is resolved at link time. The various peephole optimization
2171 :     modules did not take this in account.
2172 :    
2173 :     TODO. The Labels.addrOf function should really return an option
2174 :     type so that clients are forced to deal with this issue, rather
2175 :     than an exception being raised.
2176 :    
2177 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
2178 :     Name: Lal George
2179 : george 1053 Date: 2002/02/06 13:55:02 EST
2180 :     Tag: george-20020206-ra-breakup
2181 :     Description:
2182 :    
2183 :     1. A bug fix from Allen.
2184 :    
2185 :     A typo causes extra fstp %st(0)'s to be generated at compensation
2186 :     edges, which might cause stack underflow traps at runtime. This
2187 :     occurs in fft where there are extraneous fstps right before the 'into'
2188 :     trap instruction (in this case they are harmless since none of the
2189 :     integers overflow.)
2190 :    
2191 : george 1054 2. Pulled out various utility modules that were embedded in the modules
2192 : george 1053 of the register allocator. I need these modules for other purposes, but
2193 : george 1054 they are not complete enough to put into a library (just yet).
2194 : george 1053 ----------------------------------------------------------------------
2195 : blume 1049 Name: Matthias Blume
2196 :     Date: 2002/01/31 16:05:00 EST
2197 :     Tag: blume-20020131-sparc-ccalls
2198 :     Description:
2199 :    
2200 :     1. C-calls on Sparc needlessly allocated a huge chunk (96 bytes)
2201 :     of extra stack space by mistake. Fixed.
2202 :    
2203 :     2. Bug in logic of handling of command-line options in ml-nlffigen fixed.
2204 :    
2205 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
2206 : leunga 1048 Name: Allen Leung
2207 :     Date: 2002/01/30
2208 :     Tag: leunga-20020130-nowhere-bug-fix
2209 :     Description:
2210 :    
2211 :     MLRISC bug fixes:
2212 :     1. Fixed a bindings computation bug in the 'nowhere' program generator tool.
2213 :     2. MachineInt.fromString was negating its value.
2214 :    
2215 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
2216 : blume 1039 Name: Matthias Blume
2217 : blume 1047 Date: 2002/01/29
2218 :     Tag: blume-20020129-INSTALL
2219 :     Description:
2220 :    
2221 :     - Added somewhat detailed installation instructions (file INSTALL).
2222 :     - Fixed curl-detection bug in config/install.sh.
2223 :     - It is now possible to select the URL getter using the URLGETTER
2224 :     environment variable:
2225 :    
2226 :     not set / "unknown" --> automatic detection (script tries wget,
2227 :     curl, and lynx)
2228 :     "wget" / "curl" / "lynx" --> use the specified program (script "knows"
2229 :     how to properly invoke them)
2230 :     other --> use $URLGETTER directly, it must take
2231 :     precisely two command-line arguments
2232 :     (source URL and destination file name)
2233 :    
2234 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
2235 :     Name: Matthias Blume
2236 : blume 1044 Date: 2002/01/28
2237 : blume 1045 Tag: blume-20020128-sparc-ccalls
2238 :     Description:
2239 :    
2240 :     - Fixed problem with calculation of "used" registers in sparc-c-calls.
2241 :     - Make use of the allocParam argument in sparc-c-calls.
2242 :    
2243 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
2244 :     Name: Matthias Blume
2245 :     Date: 2002/01/28
2246 : blume 1044 Tag: blume-20020128-allocParam
2247 :     Description:
2248 :    
2249 :     John Reppy: Changes c-calls API to accept client-callback for
2250 :     allocating extra stack space.
2251 :     me: Corresponding changes to mlriscGen (using a dummy argument that
2252 :     does not change the current behavior).
2253 :    
2254 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
2255 :     Name: Matthias Blume
2256 : blume 1040 Date: 2002/01/28 12:00:00
2257 :     Tag: Release_110_38
2258 :     Description:
2259 :    
2260 :     This time for real!!!
2261 :    
2262 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
2263 :     Name: Matthias Blume
2264 : blume 1039 Date: 2002/01/28 10:56:00 EST
2265 :     Tag: blume-20020128-retraction
2266 :     Description:
2267 :    
2268 :     0. Retracted earlier 110.38. (The Release_110_38 tag has been replaced
2269 :     with blume-Release_110_38-retracted.)
2270 :    
2271 :     1. Fixed a problem with incorrect rounding modes in real64.sml.
2272 :     (Thanks to Andrew Mccreight <andrew.mccreight@yale.edu>.)
2273 :    
2274 :     2. A bug in ml-nlffigen related to the handling of unnamed structs, unions,
2275 :     and enums fixed. The naming of corresponding ML identifiers should
2276 :     now be consistent again.
2277 :    
2278 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
2279 : leunga 1038 Name: Allen Leung
2280 :     Date: 2002/01/27
2281 :     Tag: leunga-20020127-nowhere
2282 :     Description:
2283 :    
2284 :     Added a target called nowhere in the configuration scripts.
2285 :     Enabling this will build the MLRISC 'nowhere' tool (for translating
2286 :     programs with where-clauses into legal SML code) during installation.
2287 :    
2288 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
2289 : blume 1036 Name: Matthias Blume
2290 : leunga 1038 Date: 2002/01/25 21:27:00 EST
2291 : blume 1039 Tag: blume-Release_110_38-retracted
2292 : blume 1037 Description:
2293 :    
2294 :     Call it a (working) release! Version is 110.38. Bootfiles are ready.
2295 :    
2296 :     README will be added later.
2297 :    
2298 : blume 1039 !!! NOTE: Re-tagged as blume-Release_110_38-retracted. Original tag
2299 :     (Release_110_38) removed. Reason: Last-minute bug fixes.
2300 :    
2301 : blume 1037 ----------------------------------------------------------------------
2302 :     Name: Matthias Blume
2303 : blume 1036 Date: 2002/01/25
2304 :     Tag: blume-20020125-ffi
2305 :     Description:
2306 :    
2307 :     A large number of tweaks and improvements to ml-nlffi-lib and
2308 :     ml-nlffigen:
2309 :    
2310 :     - ML represenation types have been streamlined
2311 :     - getter and setter functions work with concrete values, not abstract
2312 :     ones where possible
2313 :     - ml-nlffigen command line more flexible (see README file there)
2314 :     - some bugs have been fixed (hopefully)
2315 :    
2316 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
2317 : george 1034 Name: Lal George
2318 :     Date: 2002/01/24
2319 :     Tag: george-20020124-risc-ra-interface
2320 :     Description:
2321 :    
2322 :     There is a dramatic simplification in the interface to the
2323 :     register allocator for RISC architectures as a result of making
2324 :     parallel copy instructions explicit.
2325 :    
2326 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
2327 : blume 1028 Name: Matthias Blume
2328 : blume 1032 Date: 2002/01/22
2329 :     Tag: blume-20020122-x86-ccalls
2330 :     Description:
2331 :    
2332 :     Bug fix for c-calls on x86 (having to do with how char- and
2333 :     short-arguments are being handled).
2334 :    
2335 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
2336 :     Name: Matthias Blume
2337 : blume 1031 Date: 2002/01/21
2338 :     Tag: blume-20020121-ff
2339 :     Description:
2340 :    
2341 :     Another day of fiddling with the FFI...
2342 :    
2343 :     1. Bug fix/workaround: CKIT does not complain about negative array
2344 :     dimensions, so ml-nlffigen has to guard itself against this possibility.
2345 :     (Otherwise a negative dimension would send it into an infinite loop.)
2346 :    
2347 :     2. Some of the abstract types (light objects, light pointers, most "base"
2348 :     types) in structure C are now eqtypes.
2349 :    
2350 :     3. Added constructors and test functions for NULL function pointers.
2351 :    
2352 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
2353 :     Name: Matthias Blume
2354 : blume 1028 Date: 2002/01/18
2355 : blume 1030 Tag: blume-20020118-ready-for-new-release
2356 :     Description:
2357 :    
2358 :     Made config/srcarchiveurl point to a new place. (Will provide boot
2359 :     files shortly.)
2360 :    
2361 :     Maybe we christen this to be 110.38?
2362 :    
2363 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
2364 :     Name: Matthias Blume
2365 :     Date: 2002/01/18
2366 : blume 1029 Tag: blume-20020118-more-ffifiddle
2367 :     Description:
2368 :    
2369 :     Today's FFI fiddling:
2370 :    
2371 :     - Provided a structure CGetSet with "convenient" versions of C.Get.* and
2372 :     C.Set.* that use concrete (MLRep.*) arguments and results instead
2373 :     of abstract ones.
2374 :    
2375 :     - Provided word-style bit operations etc. for "int" representation
2376 :     types in MLRep.S<Foo>Bitops where <Foo> ranges over Char, Int, Short,
2377 :     and Long.
2378 :    
2379 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
2380 :     Name: Matthias Blume
2381 :     Date: 2002/01/18
2382 : blume 1028 Tag: blume-20020118-use-x86-fp
2383 :     Description:
2384 :    
2385 :     Now that x86-fast-fp seems to be working, I turned it back on again
2386 :     by default. (Seems to work fine now, even with the FFI.)
2387 :    
2388 :     Other than that, I added some documentation about the FFI to
2389 :     src/ml-nlffigen/README and updated the FFI test examples in
2390 :     src/ml-nlffi-lib/Tests/*.
2391 :    
2392 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
2393 : leunga 1025 Name: Allen Leung
2394 :     Date: 2002/01/17
2395 :     Tag: leunga-20020117-x86-fast-fp-call
2396 :     Description:
2397 :    
2398 :     1. Fixed a problem with handling return fp values when x86's fast fp
2399 :     mode is turned on.
2400 :    
2401 :     2. Minor pretty printing fix for cellset. Print %st(0) as %st(0) instead
2402 :     of %f32.
2403 :    
2404 :     3. Added a constructor INT32lit to the ast of MLRISC tools.
2405 :    
2406 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
2407 : blume 1021 Name: Matthias Blume
2408 :     Date: 2002/01/16
2409 :     Tag: blume-20020116-ffifiddle
2410 :     Description:
2411 :    
2412 :     More fiddling with the FFI interface:
2413 :    
2414 :     - Make constness 'c instead of rw wherever possible. This eliminates
2415 :     the need for certain explicit coercions. (However, due to ML's
2416 :     value polymorphism, there will still be many cases where explicit
2417 :     coercions are necessary. Phantom types are not the whole answer
2418 :     to modeling a subtyping relationship in ML.)
2419 :    
2420 :     - ro/rw coersions for pointers added. (Avoids the detour through */&.)
2421 :    
2422 :     - "printf" test example added to src/ml-nlffi-lib/Tests. (Demonstrates
2423 :     clumsy workaround for varargs problem.)
2424 :    
2425 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
2426 : george 1016 Name: Lal George
2427 :     Date: 2002/01/15
2428 :     Tag: <none>
2429 :     Description:
2430 :    
2431 :     1. Since COPY instructions are no longer native to the architecture,
2432 :     a generic functor can be used to implement the expandCopies function.
2433 :    
2434 :     2. Allowed EXPORT and IMPORT pseudo-op declarations to appear inside a
2435 :     TEXT segment.
2436 :    
2437 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
2438 : blume 1011 Name: Matthias Blume
2439 : blume 1015 Date: 2002/01/15
2440 :     Tag: blume-20020115-ffiupdates
2441 :     Description:
2442 :    
2443 :     1. Fix for bug resulting in single-precision float values being returned
2444 :     incorrectly from FFI calls.
2445 :    
2446 :     2. Small modifications to C FFI API:
2447 :    
2448 :     - memory-allocation routines return straight objects (no options)
2449 :     and raise an exception in out-of-memory situations
2450 :     - unsafe extensions to cast between function pointers and pointers
2451 :     from/to ints
2452 :     - added structure C_Debug as an alternative to structure C where
2453 :     pointer-dereferencing (|*| and |*!) always check for null-pointers
2454 :     - added open_lib' to DynLinkage; open_lib' works like open_lib
2455 :     but also takes a (possibly empty) list of existing library handles
2456 :     that the current library depends on
2457 :    
2458 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
2459 :     Name: Matthias Blume
2460 : blume 1011 Date: 2002/01/10
2461 :     Tag: blume-20020110-newffigen
2462 :     Description:
2463 :    
2464 :     1. Updates to portable graph code.
2465 :    
2466 :     2. Major update to ml-nlffigen and ml-nlffi-lib. Things are much
2467 :     more scalable now so that even huge interfaces such as the one
2468 :     for GTK compile in finite time and space. :-)
2469 :     See src/ml-nlffigen/README for details on what's new.
2470 :    
2471 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
2472 : george 1003 Name: Lal George
2473 : george 1009 Date: 2001/01/09 14:31:35 EST 2002
2474 :     Tag: george-20011206-rm-native-copy
2475 :     Description:
2476 :    
2477 :     Removed the native COPY and FCOPY instructions
2478 :     from all the architectures and replaced it with the
2479 :     explicit COPY instruction from the previous commit.
2480 :    
2481 :     It is now possible to simplify many of the optimizations
2482 :     modules that manipulate copies. This has not been
2483 :     done in this change.
2484 :    
2485 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
2486 :     Name: Lal George
2487 : george 1003 Date: 2001/12/06 16:50:13 EST 2001
2488 :     Tag: george-20011206-mlrisc-instruction
2489 :     Description:
2490 : george 824
2491 : george 1003 Changed the representation of instructions from being fully abstract
2492 :     to being partially concrete. That is to say:
2493 :    
2494 :     from
2495 :     type instruction
2496 :    
2497 :     to
2498 :     type instr (* machine instruction *)
2499 :    
2500 :     datatype instruction =
2501 :     LIVE of {regs: C.cellset, spilled: C.cellset}
2502 :     | KILL of {regs: C.cellset, spilled: C.cellset}
2503 :     | COPYXXX of {k: CB.cellkind, dst: CB.cell list, src: CB.cell list}
2504 :     | ANNOTATION of {i: instruction, a: Annotations.annotation}
2505 :     | INSTR of instr
2506 :    
2507 :     This makes the handling of certain special instructions that appear on
2508 :     all architectures easier and uniform.
2509 :    
2510 :     LIVE and KILL say that a list of registers are live or killed at the
2511 :     program point where they appear. No spill code is generated when an
2512 :     element of the 'regs' field is spilled, but the register is moved to
2513 :     the 'spilled' (which is present, more for debugging than anything else).
2514 :    
2515 :     LIVE replaces the (now deprecated) DEFFREG instruction on the alpha.
2516 :     We used to generate:
2517 :    
2518 :     DEFFREG f1
2519 :     f1 := f2 + f3
2520 :     trapb
2521 :    
2522 :     but now generate:
2523 :    
2524 :     f1 := f2 + f3
2525 :     trapb
2526 :     LIVE {regs=[f1,f2,f3], spilled=[]}
2527 :    
2528 :     Furthermore, the DEFFREG (hack) required that all floating point instruction
2529 :     use all registers mentioned in the instruction. Therefore f1 := f2 + f3,
2530 :     defines f1 and uses [f1,f2,f3]! This hack is no longer required resulting
2531 :     in a cleaner alpha implementation. (Hopefully, intel will not get rid of
2532 :     this architecture).
2533 :    
2534 :     COPYXXX is intended to replace the parallel COPY and FCOPY available on
2535 :     all the architectures. This will result in further simplification of the
2536 :     register allocator that must be aware of them for coalescing purposes, and
2537 :     will also simplify certain aspects of the machine description that provides
2538 :     callbacks related to parallel copies.
2539 :    
2540 :     ANNOTATION should be obvious, and now INSTR represents the honest to God
2541 :     machine instruction set!
2542 :    
2543 :     The <arch>/instructions/<arch>Instr.sml files define certain utility
2544 :     functions for making porting easier -- essentially converting upper case
2545 :     to lower case. All machine instructions (of type instr) are in upper case,
2546 :     and the lower case form generates an MLRISC instruction. For example on
2547 :     the alpha we have:
2548 :    
2549 :     datatype instr =
2550 :     LDA of {r:cell, b:cell, d:operand}
2551 :     | ...
2552 :    
2553 :     val lda : {r:cell, b:cell, d:operand} -> instruction
2554 :     ...
2555 :    
2556 :     where lda is just (INSTR o LDA), etc.
2557 :    
2558 : leunga 815 ----------------------------------------------------------------------
2559 : blume 986 Name: Matthias Blume
2560 : blume 993 Date: 2001/11/22 21:40:00 EST
2561 :     Tag: Release_110_37
2562 :     Description:
2563 :    
2564 :     Release 110.37. This time for real.
2565 :    
2566 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
2567 :     Name: Matthias Blume
2568 : blume 988 Date: 2001/11/21 16:35:00 EST
2569 :     Tag: blume-20011121-foot-in-mouth
2570 :     Description:
2571 :    
2572 :     Removed the "Release_110_37" tag because of a serious bug.
2573 :     This will be re-tagged once the bug is fixed.
2574 :    
2575 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
2576 :     Name: Matthias Blume
2577 : blume 987 Date: 2001/11/21 16:14:00 EST
2578 :     Tag: blume-20011121-forgottenfile
2579 :     Description:
2580 :    
2581 :     Forgot to add a file. (Just a .tex-file -- part of
2582 :     the CM manual source.)
2583 :    
2584 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
2585 :     Name: Matthias Blume
2586 : blume 986 Date: 2001/11/21 16:10:00 EST
2587 : blume 988 Tag: blume-20011121-invalid_110_37
2588 : blume 986 Description:
2589 :    
2590 : blume 988 Note: I removed the original tag "Release_110_37" from this commit
2591 :     because we found a serious bug in all non-x86 backends.
2592 :     - Matthias
2593 :    
2594 : blume 986 1. Modifications to the SML/NJ code generator and to the runtime system
2595 :     so that code object name strings are directly inserted into code
2596 :     objects at code generation time. The only business the runtime system
2597 :     has with this is now to read the name strings on occasions.
2598 :     (The encoding of the name string has also changed somewhat.)
2599 :    
2600 :     2. CM now implements a simple "set calculus" for specifying export lists.
2601 :     In particular, it is now possible to refer to the export lists of
2602 :     other libraries/groups/sources and form unions as well as differences.
2603 :     See the latest CM manual for details.
2604 :    
2605 :     3. An separate notion of "proxy" libraries has again be eliminated from
2606 :     CM's model. (Proxy libraries are now simply a special case of using
2607 :     the export list calculus.)
2608 :    
2609 :     4. Some of the existing libraries now take advantage of the new set
2610 :     calculus.
2611 :     (Notice that not all libraries have been converted because some
2612 :     of the existing .cm-files are supposed to be backward compatible
2613 :     with 110.0.x.)
2614 :    
2615 :     5. Some cleanup in stand-alone programs. (Don't use "exnMessage" -- use
2616 :     "General.exnMessage"! The former relies on a certain hook to be
2617 :     initialized, and that often does not happen in the stand-alone case.)
2618 :    
2619 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
2620 : george 984 Name: Lal George
2621 :     Date: 2001/11/21 13:56:18 EST
2622 :     Tag: george-2001121-pseudo-ops
2623 :     Description:
2624 :    
2625 :     Implemented a complete redesign of MLRISC pseudo-ops. Now there
2626 :     ought to never be any question of incompatabilities with
2627 :     pseudo-op syntax expected by host assemblers.
2628 :    
2629 :     For now, only modules supporting GAS syntax are implemented
2630 :     but more should follow, such as MASM, and vendor assembler
2631 :     syntax, e.g. IBM as, Sun as, etc.
2632 :    
2633 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
2634 : blume 977 Name: Matthias Blume
2635 :     Date: 2001/11/14 11:52:00 EST
2636 :     Tag: blume-20011114-srcname
2637 :     Description:
2638 :    
2639 :     1. Routed the name of the current source file to mlriscgen where it
2640 :     should be directly emitted into the code object. (This last part
2641 :     is yet to be done.)
2642 :    
2643 :     2. Some cleanup of the pgraph code to make it match the proposal that
2644 :     I put out the other day. (The proposal notwithstanding, things are
2645 :     still in flux here.)
2646 :    
2647 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
2648 : george 976 Name: Lal George
2649 :     Date: 2001/11/14 09:44:04 EST
2650 :     Tag:
2651 :     Description:
2652 :    
2653 :     Fix for a backpatching bug reported by Allen.
2654 :    
2655 :     Because the boundary between short and long span-dependent
2656 :     instructions is +/- 128, there are an astounding number of
2657 :     span-dependent instructions whose size is over estimated.
2658 :    
2659 :     Allen came up with the idea of letting the size of span
2660 :     dependent instructions be non-monotonic, for a maxIter
2661 :     number of times, after which the size must be monotonically
2662 :     increasing.
2663 :    
2664 :     This table shows the number of span-dependent instructions
2665 :     whose size was over-estimated as a function of maxIter, for the
2666 :     file Parse/parse/ml.grm.sml:
2667 :    
2668 :     maxIter # of instructions:
2669 :     10 687
2670 :     20 438
2671 :     30 198
2672 :     40 0
2673 :    
2674 :     In compiling the compiler, there is no significant difference in
2675 :     compilation speed between maxIter=10 and maxIter=40. Actually,
2676 :     my measurements showed that maxIter=40 was a tad faster than
2677 :     maxIter=10! Also 96% of the files in the compiler reach a fix
2678 :     point within 13 iterations, so fixing maxIter at 40, while high,
2679 :     is okay.
2680 :    
2681 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
2682 : blume 975 Name: Matthias Blume
2683 :     Date: 2001/10/31 15:25:00 EST
2684 :     Tag: blume-20011031-pgraph
2685 :     Description:
2686 :    
2687 :     CKIT:
2688 :     * Changed the "Function" constructor of type Ast.ctype to carry optional
2689 :     argument identifiers.
2690 :     * Changed the return type of TypeUtil.getFunction accordingly.
2691 :     * Type equality ignores the argument names.
2692 :     * TypeUtil.composite tries to preserve argument names but gives up quickly
2693 :     if there is a mismatch.
2694 :    
2695 :     installation script:
2696 :     * attempts to use "curl" if available (unless "wget" is available as well)
2697 :    
2698 :     CM:
2699 :     * has an experimental implementation of "portable graphs" which I will
2700 :     soon propose as an implementation-independent library format
2701 :     * there are also new libraries $/pgraph.cm and $/pgraph-util.cm
2702 :    
2703 :     NLFFI-LIB:
2704 :     * some cleanup (all cosmetic)
2705 :    
2706 :     NLFFIGEN:
2707 :     * temporarily disabled the mechanism that suppresses ML output for
2708 :     C definitions whose identifiers start with an underscore character
2709 :     * generate val bindings for enum constants
2710 :     * user can request that only one style (light or heavy) is being used;
2711 :     default is to use both (command-line arguments: -heavy and -light)
2712 :     * fixed bug in handling of function types involving incomplete pointers
2713 :     * generate ML entry points that take record arguments (i.e., using
2714 :     named arguments) for C functions that have a prototype with named
2715 :     arguments
2716 :     (see changes to CKIT)
2717 :    
2718 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
2719 : leunga 972 Name: Allen Leung
2720 :     Date: 2001/10/27 20:34:00 EDT
2721 :     Tag: leunga-20011027-x86-fast-fp-call
2722 :     Description:
2723 :    
2724 :     Fixed the bug described in blume-20010920-slowfp.
2725 :    
2726 :     The fix involves
2727 :     1. generating FCOPYs in FSTP in ia32-svid
2728 :     2. marking a CALL with the appropriate annotation
2729 :    
2730 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
2731 : blume 961 Name: Matthias Blume
2732 :     Date: 2001/10/16 11:32:00 EDT
2733 :     Tag: blume-20011016-netbsd
2734 :     Description:
2735 :    
2736 :     Underscore patch from Chris Richards (fixing problem with compiling
2737 :     runtime system under recent NetBSD).
2738 :    
2739 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
2740 : george 959 Name: Allen Leung
2741 :     Date: 2001/10/12 17:18:32 EDT 2001
2742 :     Tag: leung-20011012-x86-printflowgraph
2743 :     Description:
2744 :    
2745 :     X86RA now uses a valid (instead of dummy) PrintFlowgraph module.
2746 :    
2747 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
2748 : george 952 Name: Lal George
2749 : george 958 Date: 2001/10/11 23:51:34 EDT
2750 :     Tag: george-20011011-too-many-instrs
2751 :     Description:
2752 :    
2753 :     The representation of a program point never expected to see more
2754 :     than 65536 instructions in a basic block!
2755 :    
2756 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
2757 :     Name: Lal George
2758 : george 952 Date: 2001/10/09 09:41:37 EDT
2759 :     Tag: george-20011008-mlrisc-labels
2760 :     Description:
2761 :    
2762 :     Changed the machine description files to support printing of
2763 :     local and global labels in assembly code, based on host assembler
2764 :     conventions.
2765 :    
2766 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
2767 : blume 916 Name: Matthias Blume
2768 : blume 939 Date: 2001/09/25 15:25:00 EDT
2769 :     Tag: blume-20010925-exninfo
2770 :     Description:
2771 :    
2772 :     I provided a non-hook implementation of exnName (at the toplevel) and
2773 :     made the "dummy" implementation of exnMessage (at the toplevel) more
2774 :     useful: if nothing gets "hooked in", then at least you are going to
2775 :     see the exception name and a message indicating why you don't see more.
2776 :    
2777 :     [For the time being, programs that need exnMessage and want to use
2778 :     ml-build should either use General.exnMessage (strongly recommended) or
2779 :     refer to structure General at some other point so that CM sees a
2780 :     static dependency.]
2781 :    
2782 :     [Similar remarks go for "print" and "use": If you want to use their
2783 :     functionality in stand-alone programs generated by ml-build, then use
2784 :     TextIO.output and Backend.Interact.useFile (from $smlnj/compiler.cm).]
2785 :    
2786 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
2787 :     Name: Matthias Blume
2788 : blume 938 Date: 2001/09/20 17:28:00 EDT
2789 :     Tag: blume-20010920-slowfp
2790 :     Description:
2791 :    
2792 :     Allen says that x86-fast-fp is not safe yet, so I turned it off again...
2793 :    
2794 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
2795 :     Name: Matthias Blume
2796 : blume 937 Date: 2001/09/20 17:20:00 EDT
2797 :     Tag: blume-20010920-canonicalpaths
2798 :     Description:
2799 :    
2800 :     0. Updated the BOOT file (something that I forgot to do earlier).
2801 :    
2802 :     1. Small internal change to CM so that it avoids "/../" in filenames
2803 :     as much as possible (but only where it is safe).
2804 :    
2805 :     2. Changed config/_run-sml (resulting in a changed bin/.run-sml) so
2806 :     that arguments that contain delimiters are passed through correctly.
2807 :     This change also means that all "special" arguments of the form
2808 :     @SMLxxx... must come first.
2809 :    
2810 :     3. Changed install script to put relative anchor names for tool commands
2811 :     into pathconfig.
2812 :    
2813 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
2814 :     Name: Matthias Blume
2815 : blume 932 Date: 2001/09/18 15:35:00 EDT
2816 :     Tag: blume-20010918-readme11036
2817 :     Description:
2818 :    
2819 :     Added README files.
2820 :    
2821 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
2822 :     Name: Matthias Blume
2823 : blume 929 Date: 2001/09/18 11:45:00 EDT
2824 :     Tag: Release_110_36 (retag)
2825 :     Description:
2826 :    
2827 :     Fixed mistake in config/preloads. Retagged as 110.36.
2828 :    
2829 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
2830 :     Name: Matthias Blume
2831 : blume 928 Date: 2001/09/18 09:40:00 EDT
2832 : blume 929 Tag: Release_110_36_orig (tag changed)
2833 : blume 928 Description:
2834 :    
2835 :     New version (110.36). New bootfiles.
2836 :    
2837 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
2838 :     Name: Matthias Blume
2839 : blume 927 Date: 2001/09/14 16:15:00 EDT
2840 :     Tag: blume-20010914-x86fastfp
2841 :     Description:
2842 :    
2843 :     John committed some changes that Allen made, in particular a (hopefully)
2844 :     correctly working version of the x86-fp module.
2845 :    
2846 :     I changed the default setting of the Control.MLRISC.getFlag "x86-fast-fp"
2847 :     flag to "true". Everything seems to compile to a fixpoint ok, and
2848 :     "mandelbrot" speeds up by about 15%.
2849 :    
2850 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
2851 :     Name: Matthias Blume
2852 : blume 923 Date: 2001/09/13 11:20:00 EDT
2853 :     Tag: blume-20010913-minimal
2854 :     Description:
2855 :    
2856 :     1. Stefan Monnier's patch to fix a miscompilation problem that
2857 :     was brought to light by John Reppy's work on Moby.
2858 :    
2859 :     2. Implemented a minimal "structure Compiler" that contains just
2860 :     "version" and "architecture". The minimal version will be
2861 :     available when the full version is not. This is for backward-
2862 :     compatibility with code that wants to test Compiler.version.
2863 :    
2864 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
2865 :     Name: Matthias Blume
2866 : blume 920 Date: 2001/08/28 14:03:00 EDT
2867 :     Tag: blume-20010828-ml-lex
2868 :     Description:
2869 :    
2870 :     Fix for bug 1581, received from Neophytos Michael.
2871 :    
2872 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
2873 :     Name: Matthias Blume
2874 : blume 918 Date: 2001/08/27 11:20:00 EDT
2875 :     Tag: blume-20010827-readme11035
2876 :     Description:
2877 :    
2878 :     Fleshed out the README file for 110.35.
2879 :    
2880 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
2881 :     Name: Matthias Blume
2882 : blume 916 Date: 2001/08/24 17:10:00 EDT
2883 :     Tag: Release_110_35
2884 :     Description:
2885 :    
2886 :     New version number (110.35). New bootfiles.
2887 :    
2888 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
2889 : george 915 Name: Lal George
2890 : george 909 Date: 2001/08/24 13:47:18 EDT 2001
2891 :     Tag: george-20010824-MLRISC-graphs
2892 :     Description:
2893 :    
2894 :     removed clusters from MLRISC completely and replaced with graphs.
2895 :    
2896 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
2897 :     Name: Matthias Blume
2898 : blume 905 Date: 2001/08/23 17:50:00 EDT
2899 :     Tag: blume-20010823-toplevel
2900 :     Description:
2901 :    
2902 :     - some reorganization of the code that implements various kinds of
2903 :     environments in the compiler (static, dynamic, symbolic, combined)
2904 :     - re-implemented the EnvRef module so that evalStream works properly
2905 :     (if the stream contains references to "use", "CM.make", etc.)
2906 :     - cleaned up evalloop.sml and interact.sml (but they need more cleaning)
2907 :    
2908 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
2909 :     Name: Matthias Blume
2910 : blume 904 Date: 2001/08/20 15:50 EDT
2911 :     Tag: blume20010820-slipup
2912 :     Description:
2913 :    
2914 :     I forgot to commit a few files. Here they are...
2915 :    
2916 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
2917 :     Name: Matthias Blume
2918 : blume 903 Date: 2001/08/20 15:35:00 EDT
2919 :     Tag: blume-20010820-debugprof
2920 :     Description:
2921 :    
2922 :     !!!! NEW BOOTFILES !!!!
2923 :    
2924 :     This is another round of reorganizing the compiler sources. This
2925 :     time the main goal was to factor out all the "instrumentation"
2926 :     passes (for profiling and backtracing) into their own library.
2927 :     The difficulty was to do it in such a way that it does not depend
2928 :     on elaborate.cm but only on elabdata.cm.
2929 :    
2930 :     Therefore there have been further changes to both elaborate.cm and
2931 :     elabdata.cm -- more "generic" things have been moved from the former
2932 :     to the latter. As a result, I was forced to split the assignment
2933 :     of numbers indicating "primtyc"s into two portions: SML-generic and
2934 :     SML/NJ-specific. Since it would have been awkward to maintain,
2935 :     I bit the bullet and actually _changed_ the mapping between these
2936 :     numbers and primtycs. The bottom line of this is that you need
2937 :     a new set of bin- and bootfiles.
2938 :    
2939 :     I have built new bootfiles for all architectures, so doing a fresh
2940 :     checkout and config/install.sh should be all you need.
2941 :    
2942 :     The newly created library's name is
2943 :    
2944 :     $smlnj/viscomp/debugprof.cm
2945 :    
2946 :     and its sources live under
2947 :    
2948 :     src/compiler/DebugProf
2949 :    
2950 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
2951 :     Name: Matthias Blume
2952 : blume 902 Date: 2001/08/15 17:15:00 EDT
2953 :     Tag: blume-20010815-compreorg
2954 :     Description:
2955 :    
2956 :     This is a first cut at reorganizing the CM libraries that make up the
2957 :     core of the compiler. The idea is to separate out pieces that could
2958 :     be used independently by tools, e.g., the parser, the typechecker, etc.
2959 :    
2960 :     The current status is a step in this direction, but it is not quite
2961 :     satisfactory yet. Expect more changes in the future.
2962 :    
2963 :     Here is the current (new) organization...
2964 :    
2965 :     What used to be $smlnj/viscomp/core.cm is now divided into
2966 :     six CM libraries:
2967 :    
2968 :     $smlnj/viscomp/basics.cm
2969 :     /parser.cm
2970 :     /elabdata.cm
2971 :     /elaborate.cm
2972 :     /execute.cm
2973 :     /core.cm
2974 :    
2975 :     The CM files for these libraries live under src/system/smlnj/viscomp.
2976 :     All these libraries are proxy libraries that contain precisely
2977 :     one CM library component. Here are the locations of the components
2978 :     (all within the src/compiler tree):
2979 :    
2980 :     Basics/basics.cm
2981 :     Parse/parser.cm
2982 :     ElabData/elabdata.cm
2983 :     Elaborator/elaborate.cm
2984 :     Execution/execute.cm
2985 :     core.cm
2986 :    
2987 :     [This organization is the same that has been used already
2988 :     for a while for the architecture-specific parts of the visible
2989 :     compiler and for the old version of core.cm.]
2990 :    
2991 :     As you will notice, many source files have been moved from their
2992 :     respective original locations to a new home in one of the above
2993 :     subtrees.
2994 :    
2995 :     The division of labor between the new libraries is the following:
2996 :    
2997 :     basics.cm:
2998 :     - Simple, basic definitions that pertain to many (or all) of
2999 :     the other libraries.
3000 :     parser.cm:
3001 :     - The SML parser, producing output of type Ast.dec.
3002 :     - The type family for Ast is also defined and exported here.
3003 :     elabdata.cm:
3004 :     - The datatypes that describe input and output of the elaborator.
3005 :     This includes types, absyn, and static environments.
3006 :     elaborator.cm:
3007 :     - The SML/NJ type checker and elaborator.
3008 :     This maps an Ast.dec (with a given static environment) to
3009 :     an Absyn.dec (with a new static environment).
3010 :     - This libraries implements certain modules that used to be
3011 :     structures as functors (to remove dependencies on FLINT).
3012 :     execute.cm:
3013 :     - Everything having to do with executing binary code objects.
3014 :     - Dynamic environments.
3015 :     core.cm:
3016 :     - SML/NJ-specific instantiations of the elaborator and MLRISC.
3017 :     - Top-level modules.
3018 :     - FLINT (this should eventually become its own library)
3019 :    
3020 :     Notes:
3021 :    
3022 :     I am not 100% happy with the way I separated the elaborator (and its
3023 :     data structures) from FLINT. Two instances of the same problem:
3024 :    
3025 :     1. Data structures contain certain fields that carry FLINT-specific
3026 :     information. I hacked around this using exn and the property list
3027 :     module from smlnj-lib. But the fact that there are middle-end
3028 :     specific fields around at all is a bit annoying.
3029 :    
3030 :     2. The elaborator calculates certain FLINT-related information. I tried
3031 :     to make this as abstract as I could using functorization, but, again,
3032 :     the fact that the elaborator has to perform calculations on behalf
3033 :     of the middle-end at all is not nice.
3034 :    
3035 :     3. Having to used exn and property lists is unfortunate because it
3036 :     weakens type checking. The other alternative (parameterizing
3037 :     nearly *everything*) is not appealing, though.
3038 :    
3039 :     I removed the "rebinding =" warning hack because due to the new organization
3040 :     it was awkward to maintain it. As a result, the compiler now issues some of
3041 :     these warnings when compiling init.cmi during bootstrap compilation. On
3042 :     the plus side, you also get a warning when you do, for example:
3043 :     val op = = Int32.+
3044 :     which was not the case up to now.
3045 :    
3046 :     I placed "assign" and "deref" into the _Core structure so that the
3047 :     code that deals with the "lazy" keyword can find them there. This
3048 :     removes the need for having access to the primitive environment
3049 :     during elaboration.
3050 :    
3051 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
3052 :     Name: Matthias Blume
3053 : blume 898 Date: 2001/08/13
3054 :     Tag: blume-20010813-closures
3055 :     Description:
3056 :    
3057 :     This fix was sent to us by Zhong Shao. It is supposed to improve the
3058 :     performance of certain loops by avoiding needless closure allocation.
3059 :    
3060 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
3061 : george 890 Name: Lal George
3062 : george 896 Date: 2001/07/31 10:03:23 EDT 2001
3063 :     Tag: george-20010731-x86-fmalloc
3064 :     Description: Fixed bug in x86 calls
3065 :    
3066 :     There was a bug where call instructions would mysteriously
3067 :     vanish. The call instruction had to be one that returned
3068 :     a floating point value.
3069 :    
3070 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
3071 :     Name: Lal George
3072 : george 890 Date: 2001/07/19 16:36:29 EDT 2001
3073 :     Tag: george-20010719-simple-cells
3074 :     Description:
3075 :    
3076 :     I have dramatically simplified the interface for CELLS in MLRISC.
3077 :    
3078 :     In summary, the cells interface is broken up into three parts:
3079 :    
3080 :     1. CellsBasis : CELLS_BASIS
3081 :    
3082 :     CellsBasis is a top level structure and common for all
3083 :     architectures. it contains the definitions of basic datatypes
3084 :     and utility functions over these types.
3085 :    
3086 :     2. functor Cells() : CELLS
3087 :    
3088 :     Cells generates an interface for CELLS that incorporates the
3089 :     specific resources on the target architecture, such as the
3090 :     presence of special register classes, their number and size,
3091 :     and various useful substructures.
3092 :    
3093 :     3. <ARCH>CELLS
3094 :    
3095 :     e.g. SparcCells: SPARCCELLS
3096 :    
3097 :     <ARCH>CELLS usually contains additional bindings for special
3098 :     registers on the architecture, such as:
3099 :    
3100 :     val r0 : cell (* register zero *)
3101 :     val y : cell (* Y register *)
3102 :     val psr : cell (* processor status register *)
3103 :     ...
3104 :    
3105 :     The structure returned by applying the Cells functor is opened
3106 :     in this interface.
3107 :    
3108 :     The main implication of all this is that the datatypes for cells is
3109 :     split between CellsBasis and CELLS -- a fairly simple change for user
3110 :     code.
3111 :    
3112 :     In the old scheme the CELLS interface had a definitional binding of
3113 :     the form:
3114 :    
3115 :     signature CELLS = sig
3116 :    
3117 :     structure CellsBasis = CellsBasis
3118 :    
3119 :     ...
3120 :    
3121 :     end
3122 :    
3123 :     With all the sharing constraints that goes on in MLRISC, this old
3124 :     design quickly leads to errors such as:
3125 :    
3126 :     "structure definition spec inside of sharing ... "
3127 :    
3128 :    
3129 :     and appears to require an unacceptable amount of sharing and where
3130 :     constraint hackery.
3131 :    
3132 :     I think this error message (the interaction of definitional specs and
3133 :     sharing) requires more explanation on our web page.
3134 :    
3135 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
3136 : blume 826 Name: Matthias Blume
3137 : blume 879 Date: 2001/07/19 15:00:00 EDT
3138 :     Tag: blume-20010719-libreorg
3139 :     Description:
3140 :    
3141 :     This update puts together a fairly extensive but straightforward change
3142 :     to the way the libraries that implement the interactive system are
3143 :     organized:
3144 :    
3145 :     The biggest change is the elimination of structure Compiler. As a
3146 :     replacement for this structure, there is now a CM library
3147 :     (known as $smlnj/compiler.cm or $smlnj/compiler/current.cm)
3148 :     that exports all the substructures of the original structure Compiler
3149 :     directly. So instead of saying Compiler.Foo.bar one now simply
3150 :     says Foo.bar. (The CM libraries actually export a collection of
3151 :     structures that is richer than the collection of substructures of
3152 :     structure Compiler.)
3153 :    
3154 :     To make the transition smooth, there is a separate library called
3155 :     $smlnj/compiler/compiler.cm which puts together and exports the
3156 :     original structure Compiler (or at least something very close to it).
3157 :    
3158 :     There are five members of the original structure Compiler
3159 :     that are not exported directly but which instead became members
3160 :     of a new structure Backend (described by signature BACKEND). These are:
3161 :     structure Profile (: PROFILE), structure Compile (: COMPILE), structure
3162 :     Interact (: INTERACT), structure Machine (: MACHINE), and val
3163 :     architecture (: string).
3164 :    
3165 :     Structure Compiler.Version has become structure CompilerVersion.
3166 :    
3167 :     Cross-compilers for alpha32, hppa, ppc, sparc, and x86 are provided
3168 :     by $smlnj/compiler/<arch>.cm where <arch> is alpha32, hppa, ppc, sparc,
3169 :     or x86, respectively.
3170 :     Each of these exports the same frontend structures that
3171 :     $smlnj/compiler.cm exports. But they do not have a structure Backend
3172 :     and instead export some structure <Arch>Backend where <Arch> is Alpha32,
3173 :     Hppa, PPC, Sparc, or X86, respectively.
3174 :    
3175 :     Library $smlnj/compiler/all.cm exports the union of the exports of
3176 :     $smlnj/compiler/<arch>.cm
3177 :    
3178 :     There are no structures <Arch>Compiler anymore, use
3179 :     $smlnj/compiler/<arch>.cm instead.
3180 :    
3181 :     Library host-compiler-0.cm is gone. Instead, the internal library
3182 :     that instantiates CM is now called cm0.cm. Selection of the host
3183 :     compiler (backend) is no longer done here but. (Responsibility for it
3184 :     now lies with $smlnj/compiler/current.cm. This seems to be more
3185 :     logical.)
3186 :    
3187 :     Many individual files have been moved or renamed. Some files have
3188 :     been split into multiple files, and some "dead" files have been deleted.
3189 :    
3190 :     Aside from these changes to library organization, there are also changes
3191 :     to the way the code itself is organized:
3192 :    
3193 :     Structure Binfile has been re-implemented in such a way that it no
3194 :     longer needs any knowledge of the compiler. It exclusively deals
3195 :     with the details of binfile layout. It no longer invokes the
3196 :     compiler (for the purpose of creating new prospective binfile
3197 :     content), and it no longer has any knowledge of how to interpret
3198 :     pickles.
3199 :    
3200 :     Structure Compile (: COMPILE) has been stripped down to the bare
3201 :     essentials of compilation. It no longer deals with linking/execution.
3202 :     The interface has been cleaned up considerably.
3203 :    
3204 :     Utility routines for dealing with linking and execution have been
3205 :     moved into their own substructures.
3206 :    
3207 :     (The ultimate goal of these changes is to provide a light-weight
3208 :     binfile loader/linker (at least for, e.g., stable libraries) that
3209 :     does not require CM or the compiler to be present.)
3210 :    
3211 :     CM documentation has been updated to reflect the changes to library
3212 :     organization.
3213 :    
3214 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
3215 :     Name: Matthias Blume
3216 : blume 875 Date: 2001/07/10 17:30:00 EDT
3217 :     Tag: Release_110_34
3218 :     Description:
3219 :    
3220 : blume 876 Minor tweak to 110.34 (re-tagged):
3221 :    
3222 :     - README.html file added to CVS repository
3223 :     - runtime compiles properly under FreeBSD 3.X and 4.X
3224 :    
3225 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
3226 :     Name: Matthias Blume
3227 :     Date: 2001/07/10 17:30:00 EDT
3228 :     Tag: Release_110_34
3229 :     Description:
3230 :    
3231 : blume 875 New version number (110.34). New bootfiles.
3232 :    
3233 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
3234 :     Name: Matthias Blume
3235 : blume 874 Date: 2001/07/09 16:00:00 EDT
3236 :     Tag: blume-20010709-more-varargs
3237 :     Description:
3238 :    
3239 :     I changed the handling of varargs in ml-nlffigen again:
3240 :     The ellipsis ... will now simply be ignored (with an accompanying warning).
3241 :    
3242 :     The immediate effect is that you can actually call a varargs function
3243 :     from ML -- but you can't actually supply any arguments beyond the ones
3244 :     specified explicitly. (For example, you can call printf with its format
3245 :     string, but you cannot pass additional arguments.)
3246 :    
3247 :     This behavior is only marginally more useful than the one before, but
3248 :     it has the advantage that a function or, more importantly, a function
3249 :     type never gets dropped on the floor, thus avoiding follow-up problems with
3250 :     other types that refer to the offending one.
3251 :    
3252 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
3253 :     Name: Matthias Blume
3254 : blume 873 Date: 2001/07/09 11:25:00 EDT
3255 :     Tag: blume-20010709-varargs
3256 :     Description:
3257 :    
3258 :     1. ckit-lib.cm now exports structure Error
3259 :     2. ml-nlffigen reports occurences of "..." (i.e., varargs function types)
3260 :     with a warning accompanied by a source location. Moreover, it
3261 :     merely skips the offending function or type and proceeds with the
3262 :     rest of its work.u As a result, one can safely feed C code containing
3263 :     "..." to ml-nlffigen.
3264 :     3. There are some internal improvements to CM, providing slightly
3265 :     more general string substitutions in the tools subsystem.
3266 :    
3267 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
3268 :     Name: Matthias Blume
3269 : blume 854 Date: 2001/06/27 15:10:00 EDT
3270 :     Tag: blume-20010627-concur
3271 :     Description:
3272 :    
3273 :     Fixed a small bug in CM's handling of parallel compilation.
3274 :     (You could observe the bug by Control-C-interrupting an ordinary
3275 :     CMB.make or CM.stabilize and then attaching some compile servers.
3276 :     The result was that all of a sudden the previously interrupted
3277 :     compilation would continue on its own. This was because of
3278 :     an over-optimization: CM did not bother to clean out certain queues
3279 :     when no servers were attached "anyway", resulting in the contents
3280 :     of these queues to grab control when new servers did get attached.)
3281 :    
3282 :     There is also another minor update to the CM manual.
3283 :    
3284 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
3285 :     Name: Matthias Blume
3286 : blume 853 Date: 2001/06/26 16:15:00 EDT
3287 :     Tag: blume-20010626-cmdoc
3288 :     Description:
3289 :    
3290 :     Minor typo fixed in CM manual (syntax diagram for libraries).
3291 :    
3292 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
3293 :     Name: Matthias Blume
3294 : blume 852 Date: 2001/06/25 22:55:00 EDT
3295 :     Tag: blume-20010625-x86pc
3296 :     Description:
3297 :    
3298 :     Fixed a nasty bug in the X86 assembly code that caused signal
3299 :     handlers to fail (crash) randomly.
3300 :    
3301 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
3302 :     Name: Matthias Blume
3303 : blume 846 Date: 2001/06/25 12:05:00 EDT
3304 :     Tag: blume-20010625-nlffigen
3305 :     Description:
3306 :    
3307 :     This update fixes a number of minor bugs in ml-nlffigen as reported by
3308 :     Nick Carter <nbc@andrew.cmu.edu>.
3309 :    
3310 :     1. Silly but ok typedefs of the form "typedef void myvoid;" are now accepted.
3311 :     2. Default names for generated files are now derived from the name of
3312 :     the C file *without its directory*. In particular, this causes generated
3313 :     files to be placed locally even if the C file is in some system directory.
3314 :     3. Default names for generated signatures and structures are also derived
3315 :     from the C file name without its directory. This avoids silly things
3316 :     like "structure GL/GL".
3317 :     (Other silly names are still possible because ml-nlffigen does not do
3318 : blume 847 a thorough check of whether generated names are legal ML identifiers.
3319 :     When in doubt, use command line arguments to force particular names.)
3320 : blume 846
3321 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
3322 :     Name: Matthias Blume
3323 : blume 845 Date: 2001/06/21 12:25:00 EDT
3324 :     Tag: blume-20010621-eXene
3325 :     Description:
3326 :    
3327 :     eXene now compiles and (sort of) works again.
3328 :    
3329 :     The library name (for version > 110.33) is $/eXene.cm.
3330 :    
3331 :     I also added an new example in src/eXene/examples/nbody. See the
3332 :     README file there for details.
3333 :    
3334 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
3335 :     Name: Matthias Blume
3336 : blume 844 Date: 2001/06/20 16:40:00 EDT
3337 :     Tag: blume-20010620-cml
3338 :     Description:
3339 :    
3340 :     CML now compiles and works again.
3341 :    
3342 :     Libraries (for version > 110.33):
3343 :    
3344 :     $cml/cml.cm Main CML library.
3345 :     $cml/basis.cm CML's version of $/basis.cm.
3346 :     $cml/cml-internal.cm Internal helper library.
3347 :     $cml/core-cml.cm Internal helper library.
3348 :     $cml-lib/trace-cml.cm Tracing facility.
3349 :     $cml-lib/smlnj-lib.cm CML's version of $/smlnj-lib.cm
3350 :    
3351 :     The installer (config/install.sh) has been taught how to properly
3352 :     install this stuff.
3353 :    
3354 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
3355 :     Name: Matthias Blume
3356 : blume 843 Date: 2001/06/19 17:55:00 EDT
3357 :     Tag: blume-20010619-instantiate
3358 :     Description:
3359 :    
3360 :     This un-breaks the fix for bug 1432.
3361 :     (The bug was originally fixed in 110.9 but I broke it again some
3362 :     time after that.)
3363 :    
3364 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
3365 :     Name: Matthias Blume
3366 : blume 842 Date: 2001/06/19 17:25:00 EDT
3367 :     Tag: blume-20010619-signals
3368 :     Description:
3369 :    
3370 :     This should (hopefully) fix the long-standing signal handling bug.
3371 :     (The runtime system was constructing a continuation record with an
3372 :     incorrect descriptor which would cause the GC to drop data on the floor...)
3373 :    
3374 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
3375 :     Name: Matthias Blume
3376 : blume 840 Date: 2001/06/15 15:05:00 EDT
3377 : blume 841 Tag: blume-20010615-moresparc
3378 :     Description:
3379 :    
3380 :     Here is a short late-hour update related to Sparc c-calls:
3381 :    
3382 :     -- made handling of double-word arguments a bit smarter
3383 :    
3384 :     -- instruction selection phase tries to collapse certain clumsily
3385 :     constructed ML-Trees; typical example:
3386 :    
3387 :     ADD(ty,ADD(_,e,LI d1),LI d2) -> ADD(ty,e,LI(d1+d2))
3388 :    
3389 :     This currently has no further impact on SML/NJ since mlriscGen does
3390 :     not seem to generate such patterns in the first place, and c-calls
3391 :     (which did generate them in the beginning) has meanwhile been fixed
3392 :     so as to avoid them as well.
3393 :    
3394 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
3395 :     Name: Matthias Blume
3396 :     Date: 2001/06/15 15:05:00 EDT
3397 : blume 840 Tag: blume-20010615-sparc
3398 :     Description:
3399 :    
3400 :     The purpose of this update is to provide an implementation of NLFFI
3401 :     on Sparc machines.
3402 :    
3403 :     Here are the changes in detail:
3404 :    
3405 :     * src/MLRISC/sparc/c-calls/sparc-c-calls.sml is a new file containing
3406 :     the Sparc implementation of the c-calls API.
3407 :     * The Sparc backend of SML/NJ has been modified to uniformely use %fp
3408 :     for accessing the ML frame. Thus, we have a real frame pointer and
3409 :     can freely modify %sp without need for an omit-frame-ptr phase.
3410 :     The vfp logic in src/compiler/CodeGen/* has been changed to accomodate
3411 :     this case.
3412 :     * ml-nlffigen has been taught to produce code for different architectures
3413 :     and calling conventions.
3414 :     * In a way similar to what was done in the x86 case, the Sparc
3415 :     backend uses its own specific extension to mltree. (For example,
3416 :     it needs to be able to generate UNIMP instructions which are part
3417 :     of the calling convention.)
3418 :     * ml-nlffi-lib was reorganized to make it more modular (in particular,
3419 :     to make it easier to plug in new machine- and os-dependent parts).
3420 :    
3421 :     There are some other fairly unrelated bug fixes and cleanups as well:
3422 :    
3423 :     * I further hacked the .cm files for MLRISC tools (like MDLGen) so
3424 :     that they properly share their libraries with existing SML/NJ libraries.
3425 :     * I fixed a minor cosmetic bug in CM, supressing certain spurious
3426 :     follow-up error messages.
3427 :     * Updates to CM/CMB documentation.
3428 :    
3429 :     TODO items:
3430 :    
3431 :     * MLRISC should use a different register as its asmTemp on the Sparc.
3432 :     (The current %o2 is a really bad choice because it is part of the
3433 :     calling conventions, so things might interfere in unexpected ways.)
3434 :    
3435 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
3436 :     Name: Matthias Blume
3437 : blume 839 Date: 2001/06/07
3438 :     Tag: blume-20010607-calls
3439 :     Description:
3440 :    
3441 :     A number of internal changes related to C calls and calling conventions:
3442 :    
3443 :     1. ML-Tree CALL statements now carry a "pops" field. It indicates the
3444 :     number of bytes popped implicitly (by the callee). In most cases
3445 :     this field is 0 but on x86/win32 it is some non-zero value. This
3446 :     is information provided for the benefit of the "omit-frameptr" pass.
3447 :     2. The CALL instruction on the x86 carries a similar "pops" field.
3448 :     The instruction selection phase copies its value from the ML-Tree
3449 :     CALL statement.
3450 :     3. On all other architectures, the instruction selection phase checks
3451 :     whether "pops=0" and complains if not.
3452 :     4. The c-calls implementation for x86 now accepts two calling conventions:
3453 :     "ccall" and "stdcall". When "ccall" is selected, the caller cleans
3454 :     up after the call and pops is set to 0. For "stdcall", the caller
3455 :     does nothing, leaving the cleanup to the callee; pops is set to
3456 :     the number of bytes that were pushed onto the stack.
3457 :     5. The cproto decoder (compiler/Semant/types/cproto.sml) now can
3458 :     distinguish between "ccall" and "stdcall".
3459 :     6. The UNIMP instruction has been added to the supported Sparc instruction
3460 :     set. (This is needed for implementing the official C calling convention
3461 :     on this architecture.)
3462 :     7. I fixed some of the .cm files under src/MLRISC/Tools to make them
3463 :     work with the latest CM.
3464 :    
3465 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
3466 :     Name: Matthias Blume
3467 : blume 838 Date: 2001/06/05 15:10:00 EDT
3468 :     Tag: blume-20010605-cm-index
3469 :     Description:
3470 :    
3471 :     0. The "lambdasplit" parameter for class "sml" in CM has been documented.
3472 :    
3473 :     1. CM can now generate "index files". These are human-readable files
3474 :     that list on a per-.cm-file basis each toplevel symbol defined or
3475 :     imported. The location of the index file for
3476 :     <p>/<d>.cm is <p>/CM/INDEX/<d>.cm.
3477 :     To enable index-file generation, set CM.Control.generate_index to true
3478 :     or export an environment-symbol: export CM_GENERATE_INDEX=true.
3479 :    
3480 :     The CM manual has been updated accordingly.
3481 :    
3482 :     2. I made some slight modifications to the c-calls API in MLRISC.
3483 :    
3484 :     a) There is now a callback to support saving/restoring of
3485 :     dedicated but caller-save registers around the actual call
3486 :     instruction.
3487 :     b) One can optionally specify a comment-annotation for the
3488 :     call instruction.
3489 :    
3490 :     3. SML/NJ (mlriscGen.sml) uses this new API for the rawccall primop.
3491 :     (For example, the comment annotation shows the C prototype of
3492 :     the function being called.)
3493 :    
3494 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
3495 :     Name: Matthias Blume
3496 : blume 837 Date: 2001/06/01 13:30:00 EDT
3497 :     Tag: blume-20010601-nlffi-cleanup
3498 :     Description:
3499 :    
3500 :     This is mostly a cleanup of MLFFI stuff:
3501 :    
3502 :     - some signature files have been put into a more exposed place
3503 :     - the ugly 'f type parameter is gone (simplifies types tremendously!)
3504 :     - ml-nlffigen changed accordingly
3505 :     - tutorial updated
3506 :    
3507 :     Other changes:
3508 :    
3509 :     - author's affiliation in CM manual(s) updated
3510 :     - some more recognized keywords added to Allen's sml.sty
3511 :    
3512 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
3513 :     Name: Matthias Blume
3514 : blume 836 Date: 2001/05/25 15:30:00 EDT
3515 :     Tag: blume-20010525-iptr
3516 :     Description:
3517 :    
3518 :     - put the official 110.33-README (as it appears on the ftp server) under
3519 :     CVS
3520 :     - fixed a small bug related to incomplete pointer types in
3521 :     ml-nlffigen
3522 :     - small cosmetic change to the ml-nlffi-lib's "arr" type constructor
3523 :     (it does not need the 'f type parameter)
3524 :    
3525 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
3526 :     Name: Matthias Blume
3527 : blume 834 Date: 2001/05/23 14:30:00 EDT
3528 :     Tag: Release_110_33
3529 :     Description:
3530 :    
3531 :     New version number (110.33). New bootfiles.
3532 :    
3533 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
3534 :     Name: Matthias Blume
3535 : blume 833 Date: 2001/05/22 18:06:00 EDT
3536 :     Tag: blume-20010522-targets
3537 :     Description:
3538 :    
3539 :     Made install.sh use file config/targets.customized if it exists, falling
3540 :     back to config/targets if it doesn't. This way one can have a customized
3541 :     version of the targets file without touching the "real thing", thus
3542 :     eliminating the constant fear of accidentally checking something bogus
3543 :     back into the CVS repository... (File config/targets.customized must
3544 :     not be added to the repository!)
3545 :    
3546 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
3547 :     Name: Matthias Blume
3548 : blume 832 Date: 2001/05/22 16:30:00 EDT
3549 :     Tag: blume-20010522-minitut
3550 :     Description:
3551 :    
3552 :     1. Bug fix in ml-nlffigen; now (hopefully) correctly handling
3553 :     struct returns.
3554 :     2. Added src/ml-nlffi-lib/Doc/mini-tutorial.txt. This is some very
3555 :     incomplete, preliminary documentation for NLFFI.
3556 :    
3557 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
3558 :     Name: Matthias Blume
3559 : blume 829 Date: 2001/05/14 11:30:00 EDT
3560 :     Tag: blume-20010514-script
3561 :     Description:
3562 :    
3563 :     Some bugs in install script fixed.
3564 :    
3565 :     In addition to that I also made a slight change to the NLFFI API:
3566 :     Functors generated by ml-nlffigen now take the dynamic library as a
3567 :     straight functor argument, not as a suspended one. (The original
3568 :     functor code used to force the suspension right away anyway, so there
3569 :     was nothing gained by this complication of the interface.)
3570 :    
3571 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
3572 :     Name: Matthias Blume
3573 : blume 828 Date: 2001/05/11 14:35:00 EDT
3574 :     Tag: blume-20010511-ml-nlffi
3575 :     Description:
3576 :    
3577 :     I finally took the plunge and added my new FFI code to the main
3578 :     repository. For x86-linux it is now ready for prime-time.
3579 :    
3580 :     There are two new subdirectories of "src":
3581 :    
3582 :     - ml-nlffi-lib:
3583 :     The utility library for programs using the FFI interface.
3584 :     Here is the implementation of $/c.cm and its associated low-level
3585 :     partners $/c-int.cm and $/memory.cm.
3586 :     - ml-nlffigen:
3587 :     A stand-alone program for generating ML glue code from C source
3588 :     code.
3589 :    
3590 :     Building ml-nlffigen requires $/ckit-lib.cm.
3591 :    
3592 :     The config/install.sh script has been updates to do the Right Thing
3593 :     (hopefully).
3594 :    
3595 :     Notice that the source tree for the C-Kit will not be put under "src"
3596 :     but directly under the installation root directory. (This is the
3597 :     structure that currently exists on the CVS server when you check out
3598 :     module "sml".) Fortunately, config/install.sh knows about this oddity.
3599 :    
3600 :     Bugs: No documentation yet.
3601 :    
3602 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
3603 :     Name: Matthias Blume
3604 : blume 826 Date: 2001/05/09 16:35:00 EDT
3605 :     Tag: blume-20010509-cpscontract
3606 :     Description:
3607 :    
3608 :     Fixed a bug in the accounting code in cpsopt/contract.sml. (The
3609 :     wrapper/unwrapper elimination did not decrement usage counts and some
3610 :     dead variables got overlooked by the dead-up logic.)
3611 :    
3612 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
3613 : george 824 Name: Lal George
3614 :     Date: 2001/05/08 17:26:09 EDT
3615 :     Tag: george-20010508-omit-frameptr
3616 :     Description:
3617 :    
3618 :     Changes to implement the omit-frame-pointer optimization to support
3619 :     raw C calls. For now, there is only support on the Intel x86, but
3620 :     other architectures will follow as more experience is gained with this.
3621 :    
3622 :    
3623 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
3624 : blume 818 Name: Matthias Blume
3625 : blume 819 Date: 2001/05/07 14:40:00 EDT
3626 :     Tag: blume-20010507-proxies
3627 :     Description:
3628 :    
3629 :     I made into "proxy libraries" all libraries that qualify for such a
3630 :     change. (A qualifying library is a library that has another library or
3631 :     groups as its sole member and repeats that member's export list
3632 :     verbatim. A proxy library avoids this repetition by omitting its export
3633 :     list, effectively inheriting the list that its (only) member exports.
3634 :     See the CM manual for more explanation.)
3635 :     The main effect is that explicit export lists for these libraries
3636 :     do not have to be kepts in sync, making maintenance a bit easier.
3637 :    
3638 :     I also added copyright notices to many .cm-files.
3639 :    
3640 :     Last but not least, I made a new set of bootfiles.
3641 :    
3642 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
3643 :     Name: Matthias Blume
3644 : blume 818 Date: 2001/05/04 17:00:00 EDT
3645 :     Tag: blume-20010504-cm-lsplit
3646 :     Description:
3647 :    
3648 :     0. John merged pending changes to $/smlnj-lib.cm
3649 :    
3650 :     1. Allen's previous change accidentally backed out of one of Lal's
3651 :     earlier changes. I undid this mistake (re-introducing Lal's change).
3652 :    
3653 :     2. I used the new topOrder' function from graph-scc.sml (from $/smlnj-lib.cm)
3654 :     within the compiler where applicable. There is some code simplification
3655 :     because of that.
3656 :    
3657 :     3. The "split" phase (in FLINT) is now part of the default list of phases.
3658 :     Compiler.Control.LambdaSplitting.* can be used to globally control the
3659 :     lambda-splitting (cross-module-inlining) engine. In addition to that,
3660 :     it can now also be controlled on a per-source basis: CM has been taught
3661 :     a new tool parameter applicable to ML source files.
3662 :    
3663 :     - To turn lambda-splitting off completely:
3664 :     local open Compiler.Control.LambdaSplitting in
3665 :     val _ = set Off
3666 :     end
3667 :     - To make "no lambda-splitting" the global default (but allow per-source
3668 :     overriding); this is the initial setting:
3669 :     local open Compiler.Control.LambdaSplitting in
3670 :     val _ = set (Default NONE)
3671 :     end
3672 :     - To make "lambda-splitting with aggressiveness a" the global default
3673 :     (and allow per-source overriding):
3674 :     local open Compiler.Control.LambdaSplitting in
3675 :     val _ = set (Default (SOME a))
3676 :     end
3677 :    
3678 :     - To turn lambda-splitting off for a given ML souce file (say: a.sml)
3679 :     write (in the respective .cm-file):
3680 :     a.sml (lambdasplitting:off)
3681 :     - To turn lambda-splitting for a.sml on with minimal aggressiveness:
3682 :     a.sml (lambdasplitting:on)
3683 :     - To turn lambda-splitting for a.sml on with aggressiveness <a> (where
3684 :     <a> is a decimal non-negative integer):
3685 :     a.sml (lambdasplitting:<a>)
3686 :     - To turn lambda-splitting for a.sml on with maximal aggressiveness:
3687 :     a.sml (lambdasplitting:infinity)
3688 :     - To use the global default for a.sml:
3689 :     a.sml (lambdasplitting:default)
3690 :     or simply
3691 :     a.sml
3692 :    
3693 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
3694 : leunga 815 Name: Allen Leung
3695 :     Date: 2001/05/04 01:57:00 EDT
3696 :     Tag: leunga-20010504-sync
3697 :     Description:
3698 : leunga 788
3699 : leunga 815 MLRISC features.
3700 :    
3701 :     1. Fix to CMPXCHG instructions.
3702 :     2. Changed RA interface to allow annotations in callbacks.
3703 :     3. Added a new method to the stream interface to allow annotations updates.
3704 :    
3705 : george 749 ----------------------------------------------------------------------
3706 : blume 812 Name: Matthias Blume
3707 : blume 814 Date: 2001/05/01 11:45:00 EDT
3708 :     Tag: blume-20010501-pcedittmp
3709 :     Description:
3710 :    
3711 :     Changed install.sh to use the current working directory instead of
3712 :     /usr/tmp for a temporary file (pcedittmp). The previous choice
3713 :     of /usr/tmp caused trouble with MacOS X because of file premission
3714 :     problems.
3715 :    
3716 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
3717 :     Name: Matthias Blume
3718 : blume 812 Date: 2001/04/20 11:10:00 EDT
3719 :     Tag: blume-20010420-inMLflag
3720 :     Description:
3721 :    
3722 :     - added vp_limitPtrMask to vproc-state.h
3723 :     (for use by the raw-C-calls mechanism to implement proper interrupt
3724 :     handling)
3725 :     - made the ML compiler aware of various data-structure offsets so it
3726 :     can generate code for accessing the vp_inML flag and vp_limitPtrMask
3727 :     - tweaked mlriscGen.sml to have it emit interrupt-handling code for
3728 :     raw C-calls
3729 :    
3730 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
3731 : george 810 Name: Lal George
3732 :     Date: 2001/04/20 09:15:28 EDT
3733 :     Tag: george-20010420-macosX
3734 :     Description:
3735 :    
3736 :     - Changes to port to Mac OS X; Darwin.
3737 :    
3738 :     - In the process I found that sqrt was broken on the PPC, because the
3739 :     fsqrt instruction is not implemented.
3740 :    
3741 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
3742 : blume 799 Name: Matthias Blume
3743 : blume 808 Date: 2001/04/18 12:45:00 EDT
3744 :     Tag: blume-20010418-ccalls
3745 :     Description:
3746 :    
3747 :     - fixed two off-by-4 errors in the x86-specific c-calls implementation
3748 :     (this bug prevented structure arguments containing pointers from being
3749 :     passed correctly)
3750 :     - changed the raw-C-call code in mlriscGen.sml in such a way that
3751 :     structure arguments are represented as a pointer to the beginning
3752 :     of the structure (instead of having a series of synthesized arguments,
3753 :     one for each structure member)
3754 :    
3755 :     - made makeml script's verbosity level configurable via environment
3756 :     variable (MAKEML_VERBOSITY)
3757 :    
3758 : blume 813 - eliminated placeholder implementations for f32l, w16s, i16s, and f32s
3759 : blume 808 in rawmem-x86.sml; we are now using the real thing
3760 :    
3761 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
3762 :     Name: Matthias Blume
3763 : blume 806 Date: 2001/03/22 16:25:00 EST
3764 :     Tag: blume-20010322-bootfiles
3765 :     Description:
3766 :    
3767 :     Created a new set of bootfiles (for your automatic installation convenience).
3768 :    
3769 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
3770 :     Name: Matthias Blume
3771 : blume 805 Date: 2001/03/22 15:10:00 EST
3772 :     Tag: blume-20010322-rawmem-parcm
3773 :     Description:
3774 :    
3775 :     1. All "raw memory access" primitives for the new FFI are implemented now
3776 :     (at least on the x86).
3777 :     2. Some further cleanup of CM's parallel make mechanism.
3778 :    
3779 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
3780 :     Name: Matthias Blume
3781 : blume 801 Date: 2001/03/19 17:53:00 EST
3782 :     Tag: blume-20010319-parallel
3783 :     Description:
3784 :    
3785 :     Parallel make (using compile servers) now works again.
3786 :    
3787 :     To this end, CM.stabilize and CMB.make have been modified to work in
3788 :     two passes when compile servers are attached:
3789 :     1. Compile everything, do not perform stabilization; this pass
3790 :     uses compile servers
3791 :     2. Stabilize everything; this pass does not use compile servers
3792 :     If there are no compile servers, the two passes are combined into one
3793 :     (as before). Splitting the passes increases the inherent parallelism
3794 :     in the dependency graph because the entire graph including all
3795 :     libraries is available at the same time. This, in turn, improves
3796 :     server utilization. The downside is that the master process will
3797 :     have to do some extra work after compilation is done (because for
3798 :     technical reasons it must re-read all the binfiles during stabilization).
3799 :    
3800 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
3801 :     Name: Matthias Blume
3802 : blume 800 Date: 2001/03/16 12:22:00 EST
3803 :     Tag: blume-20010316-bootfiles
3804 :     Description:
3805 :    
3806 :     Created a new set of bootfiles (for your automatic installation convenience).
3807 :    
3808 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
3809 :     Name: Matthias Blume
3810 : blume 799 Date: 2001/03/16 11:00:00 EST
3811 :     Tag: blume-20010316-MLTREE-fixup
3812 :     Description:
3813 :    
3814 :     This is a minor fixup for an (untagged) earlier commit by Allen.
3815 :     (A file was missing).
3816 :    
3817 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
3818 : leunga 788 Name: Allen Leung
3819 : leunga 796 Date: Mon Mar 5 18:54:57 EST 2001
3820 :     Tag: leunga-20010305-cut-support
3821 :    
3822 :     1. New support for alternative control-flow in MLTREE.
3823 :     Currently we support
3824 :    
3825 :     FLOW_TO(CALL ...., [k1,...,kn])
3826 :    
3827 :     This is needed for 'cuts to' in C-- and try/handle-like constructs
3828 :     in Moby
3829 :    
3830 :     New assembler flag "asm-show-cutsto" to turn on control-flow debugging.
3831 :    
3832 :     2. Register Allocator
3833 :    
3834 :     Changes in interface [from Fermin, John]
3835 :    
3836 :     3. Alpha 8-bit SLL support [Fermin]
3837 :    
3838 :     4. All architectures
3839 :    
3840 :     A new module (ClusterExpandCopies) for expanding parallel copies.
3841 :    
3842 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
3843 :     Name: Allen Leung
3844 : leunga 788 Date: 2001/02/27 23:07:00 EST
3845 :     Tag: leunga-20010227-minor-stuff
3846 :    
3847 :     1. Alpha bug fix for CMOVNE
3848 :     2. Handle mltree COND(..,FCMP ...,...)
3849 :     3. Bug fix in simplifier
3850 :    
3851 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
3852 : blume 777 Name: Matthias Blume
3853 : blume 781 Date: 2001/01/30 17:50:00 EST
3854 :     Tag: blume-20010130-sync
3855 :     Description:
3856 :    
3857 :     This is just a minor update to sync my devel branch with the main brach.
3858 :     The only visible change is the addition of some README files.
3859 :    
3860 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
3861 :     Name: Matthias Blume
3862 : blume 778 Date: 2001/01/12 23:30:00 JST
3863 :     Tag: blume-20010112-bootfiles
3864 :     Description:
3865 :    
3866 :     Made a new set of bootfiles that goes with the current state of the
3867 :     repository.
3868 :    
3869 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
3870 :     Name: Matthias Blume
3871 : blume 777 Date: 2001/01/12 21:20:00 JST
3872 :     Tag: blume-20010112-sync
3873 :     Description:
3874 :    
3875 :     I am just flushing out some minor changes that had accumulated in
3876 :     my private branch in order to sync with the main tree. (This is
3877 :     mainly because I had CVS trouble when trying to merge _into_ my
3878 :     private branch.)
3879 :    
3880 :     Most people should be completely unaffected by this.
3881 :    
3882 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
3883 : leunga 775 Name: Allen Leung
3884 :     Date: Thu Jan 11 21:03:00 EST 2001
3885 :     Tag: leunga-20010111-labexp=mltree
3886 :     Description:
3887 :    
3888 :     1. Removed the type LabelExp and replace it by MLTree.
3889 :     2. Rewritten mltree-simplify with the pattern matcher tool.
3890 :     3. There were some bugs in alpha code generator which would break
3891 :     64-bit code generation.
3892 :     4. Redo the tools to generate code with the
3893 :     5. The CM files in MLRISC (and in src/system/smlnj/MLRISC)
3894 :     are now generated by perl scripts.
3895 :    
3896 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
3897 : blume 771 Name: Matthias Blume
3898 : blume 774 Date: 2001/01/10 21:55:00 JST
3899 :     Tag: blume-20010110-rcc
3900 :     Description:
3901 :    
3902 :     The RCC stuff now seems to work (but only on the x86).
3903 :     This required hacking of the c-calls interface (and -implementation) in
3904 :     MLRISC.
3905 :    
3906 :     Normal compiler users should be unaffected.
3907 :    
3908 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
3909 :     Name: Matthias Blume
3910 : blume 773 Date: 2001/01/09 01:20:00 JST
3911 :     Tag: blume-20010109-rcc
3912 :     Description:
3913 :    
3914 :     This is a fairly big patch, flushing out a large number of pending
3915 :     changes that I made to my development copy over the last couple of days.
3916 :    
3917 :     Of practical relevance at this moment is a workaround for a pickling
3918 :     bug that Allen ran into the other day. The cause of the bug itself is
3919 :     still unknown and it might be hard to fix it properly, but the
3920 :     workaround has some merits of its own (namely somewhat reducing pickling
3921 :     overhead for certain libraries). Therefore, I think this solution should
3922 :     be satisfactory at this time.
3923 :    
3924 :     The rest of the changes (i.e., the vast majority) has to do with my
3925 :     ongoing efforts of providing direct support for C function calls from
3926 :     ML. At the moment there is a new primop "RAW_CCALL", typing magic
3927 :     in types/cproto.sml (invoked from FLINT/trans/translate.sml), a new
3928 :     case in the FLINT CPS datatype (RCC), changes to cps/convert.sml to
3929 :     translate uses of RAW_CCALL into RCC, and changes to mlriscGen.sml to
3930 :     handle RCC.
3931 :    
3932 :     The last part (the changes to mlriscGen.sml) are still known to be
3933 :     wrong on the x86 and not implemented on all other architectures. But
3934 :     the infrastructure is in place. I had to change a few functor
3935 :     signatures in the backend to be able to route the CCalls interface
3936 :     from MLRISC there, and I had to specialize the mltree type (on the
3937 :     x86) to include the necessary extensions. (The extensions themselves
3938 :     were already there and redy to go in MLRISC/x86).
3939 :    
3940 :     Everything should be very happy as soon as someone helps me with
3941 :     mlriscGen.sml...
3942 :    
3943 :     In any case, nothing of this should matter to anyone as long as the
3944 :     new primop is not being used (which is going to be the case unless you
3945 :     find it where I hid it :). The rest of the compiler is completely
3946 :     unaffected.
3947 :    
3948 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
3949 :     Name: Matthias Blume
3950 : blume 772 Date: 2001/01/05 00:30:00 JST
3951 :     Tag: blume-20010105-primops
3952 :     Description:
3953 :    
3954 :     Added some experimental support for work that I am doing right now.
3955 :     These changes mostly concern added primops, but there is also a new
3956 :     experimental C library in the runtime system (but currently not enabled
3957 :     anywhere except on Linux/X86).
3958 :    
3959 :     In the course of adding primops (and playing with them), I discovered that
3960 :     Zhong's INL_PRIM hack (no type info for certain primops) was, in fact, badly
3961 :     broken. (Zhong was very right he labeled this stuff as "major gross hack".)
3962 :     To recover, I made type information in INL_PRIM mandatory and changed
3963 :     prim.sml as well as built-in.sml accordingly. The InLine structure now
3964 :     has complete, correct type information (i.e., no bottom types).
3965 :    
3966 :     Since all these changes mean that we need new binfiles, I also bumped the
3967 :     version number to 110.32.1.
3968 :    
3969 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
3970 :     Name: Matthias Blume
3971 : blume 771 Date: 2000/12/30 22:10:00 JST
3972 :     Tag: blume-20001230-various
3973 :     Description:
3974 :    
3975 :     Added proxy libraries for MLRISC and let MLRISC libraries refer
3976 :     to each other using path anchors. (See CM manual for explanation.)
3977 :    
3978 :     Updated CM documentation.
3979 :    
3980 :     Fixed some bugs in CM.
3981 :    
3982 :     Implemented "proxy" libraries (= syntactic sugar for CM).
3983 :    
3984 :     Added "-quiet" option to makeml and changed runtime system accordingly.
3985 :    
3986 :     Added cleanup handler for exportML to reset timers and compiler stats.
3987 :    
3988 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
3989 : george 761 Name: Lal George
3990 :     Date: 2000/12/22 22:22:58 EST 2000
3991 :     Tag: Release_110_32
3992 :     Description:
3993 :    
3994 :     Infinite precision used throughout MLRISC.
3995 :     see MLRISC/mltree/machine-int.sig
3996 :    
3997 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
3998 : blume 756 Name: Matthias Blume
3999 : blume 760 Date: 2000/12/22 23:16:00 JST
4000 :     Tag: blume-20001222-warn
4001 :     Description:
4002 : blume 759
4003 : blume 760 Corrected wording and formatting of some CM warning message which I
4004 :     broke in my previous patch.
4005 : blume 759
4006 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
4007 :     Name: Matthias Blume
4008 : blume 763 Date: 2000/12/22 21:20:00 JST
4009 :     Tag: blume-20001222-anchorenv
4010 :     Description:
4011 :    
4012 :     Fixed CM's handling of anchor environments in connection with CMB.make.
4013 :    
4014 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
4015 :     Name: Matthias Blume
4016 : blume 758 Date: 2000/12/22 13:15:00 JST
4017 :     Tag: blume-20001222-cleanup
4018 :     Description:
4019 :    
4020 :     Removed src/cm/ffi which does not (and did not) belong here.
4021 :    
4022 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
4023 :     Name: Matthias Blume
4024 : blume 757 Date: 2000/12/21 23:55:00 JST
4025 :     Tag: blume-20001221-exn
4026 :     Description:
4027 :    
4028 :     Probably most important: CM no longer silently swallows all exceptions
4029 :     in the compiler.
4030 :     Plus: some other minor CM changes. For example, CM now reports some
4031 :     sizes for generated binfiles (code, data, envpickle, lambdapickle).
4032 :    
4033 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
4034 :     Name: Matthias Blume
4035 : blume 756 Date: 2000/12/15 00:01:05 JST
4036 :     Tag: blume-20001215-dirtool
4037 :     Description:
4038 :    
4039 :     - "dir" tool added.
4040 :     - improvements and cleanup to Tools structure
4041 :     - documentation updates
4042 :    
4043 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
4044 : leunga 752 Name: Allen Leung
4045 : leunga 755 Date: Thu Dec 14 03:45:24 EST 2000
4046 :     Description:
4047 :     Tag: leunga-20001214-int-inf
4048 :     Description:
4049 :    
4050 :     In IntInf, added these standard functions, which are missing from our
4051 :     implementation:
4052 :    
4053 :     andb : int * int -> int
4054 :     xorb : int * int -> int
4055 :     orb : int * int -> int
4056 :     notb : int -> int
4057 :     << : int * word -> int
4058 :     ~>> : int * word -> int
4059 :    
4060 :     Not tested, I hope they are correct.
4061 :    
4062 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
4063 :     Name: Allen Leung
4064 : leunga 752 Date: Fri Dec 8 19:23:26 EST 2000
4065 :     Description:
4066 :     Tag: leunga-20001208-nowhere
4067 :     Description:
4068 :    
4069 :     Slight improvements to the 'nowhere' tool to handle OR-patterns,
4070 :     to generate better error messages etc. Plus a brief manual.
4071 :    
4072 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
4073 : george 749 Name: Lal George
4074 :     Date: 2000/12/08 09:54:02 EST 2000
4075 :     Tag: Release_110_31
4076 :     Description:
4077 : george 705
4078 : george 749 - Version 110.31
4079 : leunga 591 ----------------------------------------------------------------------
4080 : leunga 744 Name: Allen Leung
4081 :     Date: Thu Dec 7 22:01:04 EST 2000
4082 :     Tag: leunga-20001207-cell-monster-hack
4083 :     Description:
4084 :    
4085 :     Major MLRISC internal changes. Affect all clients.
4086 :     Summary:
4087 :    
4088 :     1. Type CELLS.cell = int is now replaced by a datatype.
4089 :     As a result, the old regmap is now gone. Almost all interfaces
4090 :     in MLRISC change as a consequence.
4091 :    
4092 :     2. A new brand version of machine description tool (v3.0) that generates
4093 :     modules expecting the new interface. The old version is removed.
4094 :    
4095 :     3. The RA interface has been further abstracted into two new functors.
4096 :     RISC_RA and X86RA. These functors have much simpler interfaces.
4097 :     [See also directory MLRISC/demo.]
4098 :    
4099 :     4. Some other new source->source code generation tools are available:
4100 :    
4101 :     a. MLRISC/Tools/RewriteGen -- generate rewriters from rules.
4102 :     b. MLRISC/Tools/WhereGen -- expands conditional pattern matching rules.
4103 :     I use this tool to generate the peephole optimizers---with the new
4104 :     cell type changes, peephole rules are becoming difficult to write
4105 :     without conditional pattern matching.
4106 :    
4107 :     5. More Intmap -> IntHashTable change. Previous changes by Matthias didn't
4108 :     cover the entire MLRISC source tree so many things broke.
4109 :    
4110 :     6. CM files have been moved to the subdirectory MLRISC/cm.
4111 :     They are moved because there are a lot of them and they clutter up the
4112 :     root dir.
4113 :    
4114 :     7. More detailed documentation to come...
4115 :    
4116 :     NOTE: To rebuild from 110.30 (ftp distribution), you'll have to do
4117 :     a makeml -rebuild first. This is because of other other
4118 :     changes that Matthias has made (see below).
4119 :    
4120 :    
4121 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
4122 : blume 733 Name: Matthias Blume
4123 : blume 742 Date: 2000/11/30 23:12:00 JST
4124 :     Tag: blume-20001130-filereorg
4125 :     Description:
4126 :    
4127 :     Some manual updates and some file reorganizations in CM.
4128 :    
4129 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
4130 :     Name: Matthias Blume
4131 : blume 737 Date: 2000/11/24 17:45:00 JST
4132 :     Tag: blume-20001124-link
4133 :     Description:
4134 :    
4135 :     Drastically improved link traversal code for the case that the dynamic
4136 :     value was already loaded at bootstrap time. As a result, CM and CMB
4137 :     now both load blazingly fast -- even on a very slow machine. Also,
4138 :     memory consumption has been further reduced by this.
4139 :    
4140 :     Warning: The format of the PIDMAP file has changed. THerefore, to
4141 :     bootstrap you have to do this:
4142 :    
4143 :     1. Run CMB.make
4144 :     2. Make a symbolic link for the boot directory:
4145 :     ln -s sml.boot.ARCH-OS xxx
4146 :     3. "Rebuild" the boot directory:
4147 :     ./makeml -boot xxx -rebuild sml ; rm xxx
4148 :     4. Boot normally:
4149 :     ./makeml
4150 :    
4151 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
4152 :     Name: Matthias Blume
4153 : blume 735 Date: 2000/11/21 21:20:00 JST
4154 :     Tag: blume-20001121-tools
4155 :     Description:
4156 :    
4157 :     Continued hacking on autoloading problem -- with success this time.
4158 :     Also changed tool-plugin mechanism. See new CM manual.
4159 :    
4160 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
4161 :     Name: Matthias Blume
4162 : blume 734 Date: 2000/11/19 14:30:00 JST
4163 :     Tag: blume-20001119-autoload
4164 :     Description:
4165 :    
4166 :     Some hacking to make autoloading faster. Success for CMB, no success
4167 :     so far for CM. There is a reduced structure CM' that autoloads faster.
4168 :     (This is a temporary, non-documented hack to be eliminated again when
4169 :     the general problem is solved.)
4170 :    
4171 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
4172 :     Name: Matthias Blume
4173 : blume 733 Date: 2000/11/17 14:10:00 JST
4174 :     Tag: blume-20001117-pickle-lib
4175 :     Description:
4176 :    
4177 :     1. Eliminated comp-lib.cm
4178 :     2. Made pickle-lib.cm
4179 :     3. Eliminated all uses of intset.sml (from comp-lib.cm)
4180 :     4. Replaced all uses of intmap.{sig,sml} (from comp-lib.cm) with
4181 :     equivalent constructs from smlnj-lib.cm (INtHashTable).
4182 :     5. Point 4. also goes for those uses of intmap.* in MLRISC.
4183 :     Duplicated intmap modules thrown out.
4184 :     6. Hunted down all duplicated SCC code and replaced it with
4185 :     equivalent stuff (GraphSCCFn from smlnj-lib.cm).
4186 :     7. Rewrote Feedback module.
4187 :     8. Moved sortedlist.sml into viscomp-lib.cm. Eventually it
4188 :     should be thrown out and equivalent modules from smlnj-lib.cm
4189 :     should be used (IntRedBlackSet, IntListSet, ...).
4190 :    
4191 :     Confirmed that compiler compiles to fixpoint.
4192 :    
4193 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
4194 : leunga 731 Name: Allen Leung
4195 :     Date: 2000/11/10 18:00:00
4196 :     Tag: leunga-20001110-new-x86-fp
4197 :    
4198 :     A new x86 floating point code generator has been added.
4199 :     By default this is turned off. To turn this on, do:
4200 :    
4201 :     CM.autoload "$smlnj/compiler.cm";
4202 :     Compiler.Control.MLRISC.getFlag "x86-fast-fp" := true;
4203 :    
4204 :     Changes:
4205 :    
4206 :     1. Changed FTAN to FPTAN so that the assembly output is correct.
4207 :     2. Changed the extension callback for FTANGENT to generate:
4208 :    
4209 :     fptan
4210 :     fstp %st(0)
4211 :     instead of
4212 :     fptan
4213 :     fstpl ftempmem
4214 :    
4215 :     3. Numerous assembly fixes for x86.
4216 :    
4217 :     5. Cleaned up the machine code output module x86/x86MC.sml and added
4218 :     support for a whole bunch of instructions and addressing modes:
4219 :    
4220 :     fadd/fsub/fsubr/fmul/fdiv/fdivr %st, %st(n)
4221 :     faddp/fsubp/fsubrp/fmulp/fdivp/fdivrp %st, %st(n)
4222 :     fadd/fsub/fsubr/fmul/fdiv/fdivr %st(n), %st
4223 :     fiadd/fisub/fisubr/fimul/fidiv/fidivr mem
4224 :     fxch %st(n)
4225 :     fld %st(n)
4226 :     fst %st(n)
4227 :     fst mem
4228 :     fstp %st(n)
4229 :     fucom %st(n)
4230 :     fucomp %st(n)
4231 :    
4232 :     All these are now generated when the fast fp mode is turned on.
4233 :    
4234 :     6. Removed the dedicated registers %st(0), ..., %st(7) from X86CpsRegs
4235 :    
4236 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
4237 : blume 729 Name: Matthias Blume
4238 :     Date: 2000/11/09 11:20:00 JST
4239 :     Tag: blume-20001109-scc
4240 :     Description:
4241 :    
4242 :     Eliminated some code duplication:
4243 :    
4244 :     1. Added "where" clause to GraphSCCFn in SML/NJ Library.
4245 :     (Otherwise the functor is useless.)
4246 :     2. Used GraphSCCFn where SCCUtilFun was used previously.
4247 :     3. Got rid of SCCUtilFun (in comp-lib.cm).
4248 :    
4249 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
4250 : george 721 Name: Lal George
4251 :     Date: 2000/11/06 09:02:21 EST 2000
4252 :     Tag: Release_110_30
4253 :     Description:
4254 :    
4255 :     - Version 110.30
4256 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
4257 : blume 715 Name: Matthias Blume
4258 : blume 716 Date: 2000/11/04 14:45:00
4259 :     Tag: blume-20001104-mlbuild
4260 :     Description:
4261 :    
4262 :     - Made ml-build faster on startup.
4263 :     - Documentation fixes.
4264 :    
4265 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
4266 :     Name: Matthias Blume
4267 : blume 715 Date: 2000/11/02 17:00:00 JST
4268 :     Tag: blume-20001102-condcomp
4269 :     Description:
4270 :    
4271 :     - Small tweaks to pickler -- new BOOTFILES!
4272 :     - Version bumped to 110.29.2.
4273 :     - Added conditional compilation facility to init.cmi (see comment there).
4274 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
4275 : leunga 713 Name: Allen Leung
4276 :     Date: 2000/10/23 19:31:00
4277 :     Tag: leunga-20001023-demo-ra
4278 :    
4279 :     1. Minor RA changes that improves spilling on x86 (affects Moby and C-- only)
4280 :     2. Test programs for the graph library updated
4281 :     3. Some new MLRISC demo programs added
4282 :    
4283 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
4284 : blume 710 Name: Matthias Blume
4285 : blume 711 Date: 2000/08/31 22:15:00 JST
4286 :     Tag: blume-20001017-errmsg
4287 :     Description:
4288 :    
4289 :     More error message grief: Where there used to be no messages, there
4290 :     now were some that had bogus error regions. Fixed.
4291 :    
4292 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
4293 :     Name: Matthias Blume
4294 : blume 710 Date: 2000/08/31 17:30:00 JST
4295 :     Tag: blume-20001017-v110p29p1
4296 :     Description:
4297 :    
4298 :     I made a version 110.29.1 with new bootfiles.
4299 :    
4300 :     Changes: Modified pickler/unpickler for faster and leaner unpickling.
4301 :     CM documentation changes and a small bugfix in CM's error reporting.
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