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1 : dbm 570 This is the HISTORY file for the Yale SML/NJ CVS repository.
2 :    
3 :     An entry should be made for _every_ commit to the repository.
4 :     The entries in this file will be used when creating the README
5 :     for new versions, so keep that in mind when writing the
6 :     description.
7 :    
8 :     The form of an entry should be:
9 :    
10 :     Name:
11 :     Date:
12 :     Tag: <post-commit CVS tag>
13 :     Description:
14 : leunga 591 ----------------------------------------------------------------------
15 : blume 697 Name: Matthias Blume
16 :     Date: 2000/08/08 12:33:00 JST
17 :     Tag: blume-20000808-manual
18 :     Description:
19 :    
20 :     Tiny update to CM manual.
21 :    
22 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
23 : leunga 695 Name: Allen Leung
24 :     Date: 2000/08/7 19:31:00
25 :     Tag: leunga-20000807-a-whole-bunch-of-stuff
26 :    
27 :     Moby, C--, SSA, x86, machine descriptions etc. Should only affect C--
28 :     and Mobdy.
29 :    
30 :     1. x86
31 :    
32 :     a. Fixes to peephole module by John and Dan.
33 :     b. Assembly fix to SETcc by Allen.
34 :     c. Fix to c-call by John.
35 :     d. Fix to spilling by John. (This one deals with the missing FSTPT case)
36 :     e. Instruction selection optimization to SETcc as suggested by John.
37 :    
38 :     For example,
39 :    
40 :     MV(32, x, COND(32, CMP(32, LT, a, b), LI 1, LI 0))
41 :    
42 :     should generate:
43 :    
44 :     MOVL a, x
45 :     SUBL b, x
46 :     SHRL 31, x
47 :    
48 :     2. IR stuff
49 :    
50 :     A bunch of new DJ-graph related algorithms added. These
51 :     speed up SSA construction.
52 :    
53 :     3. SSA + Scheduling
54 :    
55 :     Added code for SSA and scheduling to the repository
56 :    
57 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
58 : george 694 Name: Lal George
59 :     Date: 2000/07/27 11:53:14 EDT
60 :    
61 :     Tag: lal-20000727-linux-ppc
62 :     Description:
63 :    
64 :     Made changes to support Linux PPC.
65 :     p.s. I have confirmation that the 110.29 boot files work fine.
66 :    
67 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
68 : blume 684 Name: Matthias Blume
69 : blume 692 Date: 2000/07/27 17:40:00 JST
70 :     Tag: blume-20000727-scripts
71 :     Description:
72 :    
73 :     !!!! WARNING !!!!
74 :     You must recompile the runtime system!
75 :     !!!! WARNING !!!!
76 :    
77 :     This is basically another round of script-enhancements:
78 :    
79 :     1. sml, ml-build, and ml-makedepend accept options -D and -U to define
80 :     and undefine CM preprocessor symbols.
81 :    
82 :     2. ml-build avoids generating a new heap image if it finds that the
83 :     existing one is still ok. (The condition is that no ML file had to
84 :     be recompiled and all ML files are found to be older that the heap
85 :     file.)
86 :    
87 :     To make this work smoothly, I also hacked the runtime system as
88 :     well as SMLofNJ.SysInfo to get access to the heap image suffix
89 :     (.sparc-solaris, ...) that is currently being used.
90 :    
91 :     Moreover, the signature of CM.mk_standalone has changed. See the
92 :     CM manual.
93 :    
94 :     3. ml-makedepend accepts additional options -n, -a, and -o. (See the
95 :     CM manual for details.)
96 :    
97 :     4. More CM manual updates:
98 :     - all of the above has been documented.
99 :     - there is now a section describing the (CM-related) command line
100 :     arguments that are accepted by the "sml" command
101 :    
102 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
103 :     Name: Matthias Blume
104 : blume 691 Date: 2000/07/25 16:20:00 JST
105 :     Tag: blume-20000725-makedepend
106 :     Description:
107 :    
108 :     Added a script called ml-makedepend. This can be used in makefiles
109 :     for Unix' make in a way very similar to the "makedepend" command for
110 :     C.
111 :    
112 :     The script internally uses function CM.sources.
113 :    
114 :     Synopsis:
115 :    
116 :     ml-makedepend [-f makefile] cmfile targetname
117 :    
118 :     The default for the makefile is "makefile" (or "Makefile" should
119 :     "makefile" not exist).
120 :    
121 :     ml-makedepend adds a cmfile/targetname-specific section to this
122 :     makefile (after removing the previous version of this section). The
123 :     section contains a single dependency specification with targetname on
124 :     the LHS (targetname is an arbitrary name), and a list of files derived
125 :     from the cmfile on the RHS. Some of the files on the RHS are
126 :     ARCH/OPSYS-specific. Therefore, ml-makedepend inserts references to
127 :     "make" variables $(ARCH) and $(OPSYS) in place of the corresponding
128 :     path names. The makefile writer is responsible for making sure that
129 :     these variables have correct at the time "make" is invoked.
130 :    
131 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
132 :     Name: Matthias Blume
133 : blume 690 Date: 2000/07/22 23:30:00 JST
134 :     Tag: blume-20000722-urlupdate
135 :     Description:
136 :    
137 :     Changed BOOT and config/srcarchiveurl to point to BL server:
138 :    
139 :     ftp://ftp.research.bell-labs.com/dist/smlnj/working/110.29/
140 :    
141 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
142 :     Name: Matthias Blume
143 : blume 686 Date: 2000/07/18 18:00:00 JST
144 :     Tag: blume-20000718-Version_110_29
145 :     Description:
146 :    
147 :     1. Updated src/compiler/TopLevel/main/version.sml to version 110.29
148 :    
149 :     2. Updated config/version to 110.29
150 :    
151 :     3. Updated config/srcarchiveurl
152 :    
153 :     3. New boot files!
154 :     ftp://ftp.cs.princeton.edu/pub/people/blume/sml/110.29-autofetch
155 :    
156 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
157 :     Name: Matthias Blume
158 : blume 684 Date: 2000/07/11 13:58:00 JST
159 :     Tag: blume-20000711-doctypo
160 :     Description:
161 :    
162 :     Fixed a few typos in CM manual.
163 :    
164 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
165 : leunga 683 Name: Allen Leung
166 :     Date: 2000/06/15 00:38:00
167 :     Tag: leunga-20000704-sparc-x86
168 :    
169 :     1. x86 peephole improvement sp += k; sp -= k => nop [from John]
170 :     2. fix to x86 RET bug [found by Dan Grossman]
171 :     3. sparc assembly bug fix for ticc instructions [found by Fermin]
172 :    
173 :     Affects c-- and moby only
174 :    
175 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
176 : blume 680 Name: Matthias Blume
177 : blume 682 Date: 2000/07/04 15:26:00
178 :     Tag: blume-20000704-trigger
179 :     Description:
180 :    
181 :     1. Improvements to CM manual.
182 :     2. SMLofNJ.Internals.BTrace.trigger reinstated as an alternative way
183 :     of getting a back-trace. The function, when called, raises an
184 :     internal exception which explicitly carries the full back-trace history,
185 :     so it is unaffected by any intervening handle-raise pairs ("trivial"
186 :     or not). The interactive loop will print that history once it arrives
187 :     at top level.
188 :     Short of having all exceptions implicitly carry the full history, the
189 :     recommended way of using this facility is:
190 :     - compile your program with instrumentation "on"
191 :     - run it, when it raises an exception, look at the history
192 :     - if the history is "cut off" because of some handler, go and modify
193 :     your program so that it explicitly calls BTrace.trigger
194 :     - recompile (still instrumented), and rerun; look at the full history
195 :    
196 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
197 :     Name: Matthias Blume
198 :     Date: 2000/07/03 15:36:00 JST
199 : blume 680 Tag: blume-20000702-manual
200 :     Description:
201 :    
202 :     Small corrections and updates to CM manual.
203 :    
204 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
205 : blume 682 Name: Matthias Blume
206 : blume 679 Date: 2000/06/29 16:04:00 JST
207 :     Tag: blume-20000629-yacctool
208 :     Description:
209 :    
210 :     Changes:
211 :    
212 :     1. Class "mlyacc" now takes separate arguments to pass options to
213 :     generated .sml- and .sig-files independently.
214 :     2. Corresponding CM manual updates.
215 :     3. BTrace module now also reports call sites. (However, for loop clusters
216 :     it only shows from where the cluster was entered.) There are associated
217 :     modifications to core.sml, internals.{sig,sml}, btrace.sml, and btimp.sml.
218 :    
219 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
220 : blume 675 Name: Matthias Blume
221 : blume 678 Date: 2000/06/27 16:51:00 JST
222 :     Tag: blume-20000627-noweb
223 :     Description:
224 :    
225 :     Changes:
226 :    
227 :     1. Implemented "subdir" and "witness" options for noweb tool.
228 :     This caused some slight internal changes in CM's tool implementation.
229 :     2. Fixed bug in "tool plugin" mechanism. This is essentially cleaning
230 :     some remaining issues from earlier path anchor changes.
231 :     3. Updated CM manual accordingly.
232 :    
233 :     4. Changed implementation of back-tracing so that I now consider it
234 :     ready for prime-time.
235 :    
236 :     In particular, you don't have to explicitly trigger the back-trace
237 :     anymore. Instead, if you are running BTrace-instrumented code and
238 :     there is an uncaught exception (regardless of whether or not it was
239 :     raised in instrumented code), the top-level evalloop will print
240 :     the back-trace.
241 :    
242 :     Features:
243 :    
244 :     - Instrumented and uninstrumented code work together seemlessly.
245 :     (Of course, uninstrumented code is never mentioned in actual
246 :     back-traces.)
247 :    
248 :     - Asymptotic time- and space-complexity of instrumented code is
249 :     equal to that of uninstrumented code. (This means that
250 :     tail-recursion is preserved by the instrumentation phase.)
251 :    
252 :     - Modules whose code has been instrumented in different sessions
253 :     work together without problem.
254 :    
255 :     - There is no penalty whatsoever on uninstrumented code.
256 :    
257 :     - There is no penalty on "raise" expressions, even in
258 :     instrumented code.
259 :    
260 :     A potential bug (or perhaps it is a feature, too):
261 :    
262 :     A back-trace reaches no further than the outermost instrumented
263 :     non-trivial "raise". Here, a "trivial" raise is one that is the
264 :     sole RHS of a "handle" rule. Thus, back-traces reach trough
265 :    
266 :     <exp> handle e => raise e
267 :    
268 :     and even
269 :    
270 :     <exp> handle Foo => raise Bar
271 :    
272 :     and, of course, through
273 :    
274 :     <exp> handle Foo => ...
275 :    
276 :     if the exception was not Foo.
277 :    
278 :     Back-traces always reach right through any un-instrumented code
279 :     including any of its "handle" expressions, trivial or not.
280 :    
281 :     To try this out, do the following:
282 :    
283 :     - Erase all existing binfiles for your program.
284 :     (You may keep binfiles for those modules where you think you
285 :     definitely don't need back-tracing.)
286 :     - Turn on back-trace instrumentation:
287 :     SMLofNJ.Internals.BTrace.mode (SOME true);
288 :     - Recompile your program. (I.e., run "CM.make" or "use".)
289 :     - You may now turn instrumentation off again (if you want):
290 :     SMLofNJ.Internals.BTrace.mode (SOME false);
291 :     - Run your program as usual. If it raises an exception that
292 :     reaches the interactive toplevel, then a back-trace will
293 :     automatically be printed. After that, the toplevel loop
294 :     will print the exception history as usual.
295 :    
296 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
297 :     Name: Matthias Blume
298 : blume 677 Date: 2000/06/26 09:56:46 JST
299 :     Tag: blume-20000626-setup
300 :     Description:
301 :    
302 :     CM: - setup-parameter to "sml" added; this can be used to run arbitrary
303 :     ML code before and after compiling a file (e.g., to set compiler
304 :     flags)
305 :    
306 :     Compiler: - improved btrace API (in core.sml, internals.{sig,sml})
307 :     - associated changes to btrace.sml (BTrace instrumentation pass)
308 :     - cleaner implementation of btimp.sml (BTrace tracing and report
309 :     module)
310 :    
311 :     CM manual: * new path encoding documented
312 :     * description of setup-parameter to "sml" added
313 :    
314 :     The biggest user-visible change to back-tracing is that it is no
315 :     longer necessary to compile all traced modules within the same
316 :     session. (This was a real limitation.)
317 :    
318 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
319 :     Name: Matthias Blume
320 : blume 676 Date: 2000/06/24 12:40:00 JST
321 :     Tag: blume-20000624-startup
322 :     Description:
323 :    
324 :     Fixes startup slowdown problem. (I was calling SrcPath.sync a _tad_
325 :     bit too often -- to put it mildly. :)
326 :    
327 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
328 :     Name: Matthias Blume
329 : blume 675 Date: 2000/06/23 18:20:00 JST
330 :     Tag: blume-20000623-btrace
331 :     Description:
332 :    
333 :     This updates adds a backtrace facility to aid programmers in debugging
334 :     their programs. This involves the following changes:
335 :    
336 :     1. Module system/smlnj/init/core.sml (structure _Core) now has hooks for
337 :     keeping track of the current call stack. When programs are compiled
338 :     in a special mode, the compiler will insert calls to these hooks
339 :     into the user program.
340 :     "Hook" means that it is possible for different implementations of
341 :     back-tracing to register themselves (at different times).
342 :    
343 :     2. compiler/MiscUtil/profile/btrace.sml implements the annotation phase
344 :     as an Absyn.dec->Absyn.dec rewrite. Normally this phase is turned off.
345 :     It can be turned on using this call:
346 :     SMLofNJ.Internals.BTrace.mode (SOME true);
347 :     Turning it off again:
348 :     SMLofNJ.Internals.BTrace.mode (SOME false);
349 :     Querying the current status:
350 :     SMLofNJ.Internals.BTrace.mode NONE;
351 :     Annotated programs are about twice as big as normal ones, and they
352 :     run a factor of 2 to 4 slower with a dummy back-trace plugin (one
353 :     where all hooks do nothing). The slowdown with a plugin that is
354 :     actually useful (such as the one supplied by default) is even greater,
355 :     but in the case of the default plugin it is still only an constant
356 :     factor (amortized).
357 :    
358 :     3. system/Basis/Implementation/NJ/internals.{sig,sml} have been augmented
359 :     with a sub-structure BTrace for controlling back-tracing. In particular,
360 :     the above-mentioned function "mode" controls whether the annotation
361 :     phase is invoked by the compiler. Another important function is
362 :     "trigger": when called it aborts the current execution and causes
363 :     the top-level loop to print a full back-trace.
364 :    
365 :     4. compiler/MiscUtil/profile/btimp.sml is the current default plugin
366 :     for back-tracing. It keeps track of the dynamic call stack and in
367 :     addition to that it keeps a partial history at each "level" of that
368 :     stack. For example, if a tail-calls b, b tail-calls c, and c tail-calls
369 :     d and b (at separate times, dynamically), then the report will show:
370 :    
371 :     GOTO d
372 :     /c
373 :     GOTO \b
374 :     CALL a
375 :    
376 :     This shows that there was an initial non-tail call of a, then a
377 :     tail-call to b or c, looping behavior in a cluster of functions that
378 :     consist of b and c, and then a goto from that cluster (i.e., either from
379 :     b or from c) to d.
380 :    
381 :     Note that (depending on the user program) the amount of information
382 :     that the back-trace module has to keep track of at each level is bounded
383 :     by a constant. Thus, the whole implementation has the same asymptotical
384 :     complexity as the original program (both in space and in time).
385 :    
386 :     5. compiler/TopLevel/interact/evalloop.sml has been modified to
387 :     handle the special exception SMLofNJ.Internals.BTrace.BTrace
388 :     which is raised by the "trigger" function mentioned above.
389 :    
390 :     Notes on usage:
391 :    
392 :     - Annotated code works well together with unannotated code:
393 :     Unannotated calls simply do not show up at all in the backtrace.
394 :    
395 :     - It is not a good idea to let modules that were annotated during
396 :     different sessions run at the same time. This is because the compiler
397 :     chooses small integers to identify individual functions, and there
398 :     will be clashes if different modules were compiled in separate sessions.
399 :     (Nothing will crash, and you will even be told about the clashes, but
400 :     back-trace information will in general not be useful.)
401 :    
402 :     - Back-tracing can be confused by callcc and capture.
403 :    
404 :     - The only way of getting a back-trace right now is to explicitly
405 :     invoke the "trigger" function from your user program. Eventually, we
406 :     should make every exception carry back-trace information (if
407 :     available). But since this creates more overhead at "raise"-time
408 :     (similar to the current exnHistory overhead), I have not yet
409 :     implemented this. (The implementation will be rather easy.) With
410 :     exceptions carrying back-trace information, this facility will be even
411 :     more useful because users don't need to modify their programs...
412 :    
413 :     - While it is possible to compile the compiler with back-trace
414 :     annotations turned on (I did it to get some confidence in
415 :     correctness), you must make absolutely sure that core.sml and
416 :     btimp.sml are compiled WITHOUT annotation! (core.sml cannot actually
417 :     be compiled with annotation because there is no core access yet, but
418 :     if you compile btimp.sml with annotation, then the system will go into
419 :     an infinite recursion and crash.)
420 :     Since CM currently does not know about BTrace, the only way to turn
421 :     annotations on and off for different modules of the compiler is to
422 :     interrupt CMB.make, change the settings, and re-invoke it. Of course,
423 :     this is awkward and clumsy.
424 :    
425 :     Sample sessions:
426 :    
427 :     Standard ML of New Jersey v110.28.1 [FLINT v1.5], June 5, 2000
428 :     - SMLofNJ.Internals.BTrace.mode (SOME true);
429 :     [autoloading]
430 :     [autoloading done]
431 :     val it = false : bool
432 :     - structure X = struct
433 :     - fun main n = let
434 :     - fun a (x, 0) = d x
435 :     - | a (x, n) = b (x, n - 1)
436 :     - and b (x, n) = c (x, n)
437 :     - and c (x, n) = a (x, n)
438 :     - and d x = e (x, 3)
439 :     - and e (x, 0) = f x
440 :     - | e (x, n) = e (x, n - 1)
441 :     - and f 0 = SMLofNJ.Internals.BTrace.trigger ()
442 :     - | f n = n * g (n - 1)
443 :     - and g n = a (n, 3)
444 :     - in
445 :     - f n
446 :     - end
447 :     - end;
448 :     structure X : sig val main : int -> int end
449 :     - X.main 3;
450 :     *** BACK-TRACE ***
451 :     GOTO stdIn:4.2-13.20: X.main[2].f
452 :     GOTO-( stdIn:4.2-13.20: X.main[2].e
453 :     GOTO stdIn:4.2-13.20: X.main[2].d
454 :     / stdIn:4.2-13.20: X.main[2].a
455 :     | stdIn:4.2-13.20: X.main[2].b
456 :     GOTO-\ stdIn:4.2-13.20: X.main[2].c
457 :     CALL stdIn:4.2-13.20: X.main[2].g
458 :     GOTO stdIn:4.2-13.20: X.main[2].f
459 :     GOTO-( stdIn:4.2-13.20: X.main[2].e
460 :     GOTO stdIn:4.2-13.20: X.main[2].d
461 :     / stdIn:4.2-13.20: X.main[2].a
462 :     | stdIn:4.2-13.20: X.main[2].b
463 :     GOTO-\ stdIn:4.2-13.20: X.main[2].c
464 :     CALL stdIn:4.2-13.20: X.main[2].g
465 :     GOTO stdIn:4.2-13.20: X.main[2].f
466 :     GOTO-( stdIn:4.2-13.20: X.main[2].e
467 :     GOTO stdIn:4.2-13.20: X.main[2].d
468 :     / stdIn:4.2-13.20: X.main[2].a
469 :     | stdIn:4.2-13.20: X.main[2].b
470 :     GOTO-\ stdIn:4.2-13.20: X.main[2].c
471 :     CALL stdIn:4.2-13.20: X.main[2].g
472 :     GOTO stdIn:4.2-13.20: X.main[2].f
473 :     CALL stdIn:2.15-17.4: X.main[2]
474 :     -
475 :    
476 :     (Note that because of a FLINt bug the above code currently does not
477 :     compile without BTrace turned on.)
478 :    
479 :     Here is another example, using my modified Tiger compiler:
480 :    
481 :     Standard ML of New Jersey v110.28.1 [FLINT v1.5], June 5, 2000
482 :     - SMLofNJ.Internals.BTrace.mode (SOME true);
483 :     [autoloading]
484 :     [autoloading done]
485 :     val it = false : bool
486 :     - CM.make "sources.cm";
487 :     [autoloading]
488 :     ...
489 :     [autoloading done]
490 :     [scanning sources.cm]
491 :     [parsing (sources.cm):parse.sml]
492 :     [creating directory CM/SKEL ...]
493 :     [parsing (sources.cm):tiger.lex.sml]
494 :     ...
495 :     [wrote CM/sparc-unix/semant.sml]
496 :     [compiling (sources.cm):main.sml]
497 :     [wrote CM/sparc-unix/main.sml]
498 :     [New bindings added.]
499 :     val it = true : bool
500 :     - Main.compile ("../testcases/merge.tig", "foo.out");
501 :     *** BACK-TRACE ***
502 :     CALL lib/semant.sml:99.2-396.21: SemantFun[2].transExp.trvar
503 :     CALL lib/semant.sml:99.2-396.21: SemantFun[2].transExp.trexp
504 :     CALL lib/semant.sml:289.3-295.22: SemantFun[2].transExp.trexp.check[2]
505 :     GOTO lib/semant.sml:289.3-295.22: SemantFun[2].transExp.trexp.check[2]
506 :     CALL lib/semant.sml:99.2-396.21: SemantFun[2].transExp.trexp
507 :     CALL lib/semant.sml:99.2-396.21: SemantFun[2].transExp.trexp
508 :     CALL lib/semant.sml:488.3-505.6: SemantFun[2].transDec.trdec[2].transBody[2]
509 :     / lib/semant.sml:411.65-543.8: SemantFun[2].transDec
510 :     CALL-\ lib/semant.sml:413.2-540.9: SemantFun[2].transDec.trdec[2]
511 :     CALL lib/semant.sml:99.2-396.21: SemantFun[2].transExp.trexp
512 :     CALL lib/semant.sml:8.52-558.4: SemantFun[2].transProg[2]
513 :     CALL main.sml:1.18-118.4: Main.compile[2]
514 :     -
515 :    
516 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
517 : blume 673 Name: Matthias Blumen
518 :     Date: 2000/06/21 18:00:00 JST
519 :     Tag: blume-20000621-manual
520 :     Description:
521 :    
522 :     CM manual update: Path environments documented.
523 :    
524 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
525 : blume 666 Name: Matthias Blume
526 : blume 672 Date: 2000/06/19 13:40:00
527 :     Tag: blume-20000619-manual
528 :     Description:
529 :    
530 :     CM manual and system/README update. This only covers the fact that
531 :     there are no more implicit anchors. (Path environments and the "bind"
532 :     option to "cm" have yet to be documented.)
533 :    
534 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
535 :     Name: Matthias Blume
536 : blume 671 Date: 2000/06/19 11:05:00 JST
537 :     Tag: blume-20000619-chdir-bugfix
538 :     Description:
539 :    
540 :     Fixed a bug in new SrcPath module that sometimes led to a bad chDir call.
541 :    
542 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
543 :     Name: Matthias Blume
544 : blume 670 Date: 2000/06/18 22:00:10 JST
545 :     Tag: blume-20000618-implicit-anchors-really-gone
546 :     Description:
547 :    
548 :     I updates the previous HISTORY entry where I forgot to mention that
549 :     implicit anchors are no longer with us.
550 :    
551 :     The current update also gets rid of the (now useless) controller
552 :     CM.Control.implicit_anchors.
553 :    
554 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
555 :     Name: Matthias Blume
556 : blume 666 Date: 2000/06/16 17:30:00 JST
557 :     Tag: blume-20000616-anchorenv
558 :     Description:
559 :    
560 :     This patch implements the long anticipated (just kidding :) "anchor
561 :     environment" mechanism. In the course of doing this, I also
562 :     re-implemented CM's internal "SrcPath" module from scratch. The new
563 :     one should be more robust in certain boundary cases. In any case, it
564 :     is a lot cleaner than its predecessor (IMHO).
565 :    
566 :     This time, although there is yet another boot file format change, I
567 :     kept the unpickler backward-compatible. As a result, no new bootfiles
568 :     are necessary and bootstrapping is straightforward. (You cannot read
569 :     new bootfiles into an old system, but the other way around is no
570 :     problem.)
571 :    
572 :     Visible changes:
573 :    
574 : blume 670 ** 0. Implicit path anchors (without the leading $-symbol) are no
575 :     longer recognized at all. This means that such path names are not
576 :     illegal either. For example, the name basis.cm simply refers to a
577 :     local file called "basis.cm" (i.e, the name is an ordinary path
578 :     relative to .cm-files directory). Or, to put it differently, only
579 :     names that start with $ are anchored paths.
580 : blume 666
581 : blume 670 ** 1. The $<singlearc> abbreviation for $/<singlearc> has finally
582 :     vanished.
583 :    
584 :     John (Reppy) had critizised this as soon as I originally proposed and
585 : blume 666 implemented it, but at that time I did not really deeply believe
586 :     him. :) Now I came full-circle because I need the $<singlearc> syntax
587 :     in another place where it cannot be seen as an abbreviation for
588 :     $/<singlearc>. To avoid the confusion, $<singlearc> now means what it
589 :     seems to mean (i.e., it "expands" into the corresponding anchor
590 :     value).
591 :    
592 :     However, when paths are used as members in CM description files, it
593 :     continues to be true that there must be at least another arc after the
594 :     anchor. This is now enforced separately during semantic analysis
595 : blume 670 (i.e., from a lexical/syntactical point of view, the notation is ok.)
596 : blume 666
597 :     ** 2. The "cm" class now accepts an option "bind". The option's value
598 :     is a sub-option list of precisely two items -- one labeled "anchor"
599 :     and the other one labeled "value". As you might expect, "anchor" is
600 :     used to specify an anchor name to be bound, and "value" specifies what
601 :     the anchor is being bound to.
602 :    
603 :     The value must be a directory name and can be given in either standard
604 :     syntax (including the possibility that it is itself an anchored path)
605 :     or native syntax.
606 :    
607 :     Examples:
608 :    
609 :     foo.cm (bind:(anchor:bar value:$mystuff/bar))
610 :     lib.cm (bind:(anchor:a value:"H:\\x\\y\\z")) (* only works under windows *)
611 :    
612 :     and so on.
613 :    
614 :     The meaning of this is that the .cm-file will be processed with an
615 :     augmented anchor environment where the given anchor(s) is/are bound to
616 :     the given values(s).
617 :    
618 :     The rationale for having this feature is this: Suppose you are trying
619 :     to use two different (already stable) libraries a.cm and b.cm (that
620 :     you perhaps didn't write yourself). Further, suppose each of these
621 :     two libraries internally uses its own auxiliary library $aux/lib.cm.
622 :     Normally you would now have a problem because the anchor "lib" can not
623 :     be bound to more than one value globally. Therefore, the project that
624 :     uses both a.cm and b.cm must locally redirect the anchor to some other
625 :     place:
626 :    
627 :     a.cm (bind:(anchor:lib value:/usr/lib/smlnj/a-stuff))
628 :     b.cm (bind:(anchor:lib value:/usr/lib/smlnj/b-stuff))
629 :    
630 :     This hard-wires $lib/aux.cm to /usr/lib/smlnj/a-stuff/aux.cm or
631 :     /usr/lib/smlnj/b-stuff/aux.cm, respectively.
632 :    
633 :     Hard-wiring path names is a bit inflexible (and CM will verbosely warn
634 :     you when you do so at the time of CM.stabilize). Therefore, you can
635 :     also use an anchored path as the value:
636 :    
637 :     a.cm (bind:(anchor:lib value:$a-lib))
638 :     b.cm (bind:(anchor:lib value:$b-lib))
639 :    
640 :     Now you can globally configure (using the usual CM.Anchor.anchor or
641 :     pathconfig machinery) bindings for "a-lib" and "b-lib". Since "lib"
642 :     itself is always locally bound, setting it globally is no longer
643 :     meaningful or necessary (but it does not hurt either). In fact, "lib"
644 :     can still be used as a global anchor for separate purposes. As a
645 :     matter of fact, one can locally define "lib" in terms of a global
646 :     "lib":
647 :    
648 :     a.cm (bind:(anchor:lib value:$lib/a))
649 :     b.cm (bind:(anchor:lib value:$lib/b))
650 :    
651 :     ** 3: The encoding of path names has changed. This affects the way
652 :     path names are shown in CM's progress report and also the internal
653 :     protocol encoding used for parallel make.
654 :    
655 :     The encoding now uses one or more ':'-separated segments. Each
656 :     segments corresponds to a file that has been specified relative to the
657 :     file given by its preceding segment. The first segment is either
658 :     relative to the CWD, absolute, or anchored. Each segment itself is
659 :     basically a Unix pathname; all segments but the first are relative.
660 :    
661 :     Example:
662 :    
663 :     $foo/bar/baz.cm:a/b/c.sml
664 :    
665 :     This path denotes the file bar/a/b/c.sml relative to the directory
666 :     denoted by anchor "foo". Notice that the encoding also includes
667 :     baz.cm which is the .cm-file that listed a/b/c.sml. As usual, such
668 :     paths are resolved relative to the .cm-files directory, so baz.cm must
669 :     be ignored to get the "real" pathname.
670 :    
671 :     To make this fact more obvious, CM puts the names of such "virtual
672 :     arcs" into parentheses when they appear in progress reports. (No
673 :     parentheses will appear in the internal protocol encoding.) Thus,
674 :     what you really see is:
675 :    
676 :     $foo/bar/(baz.cm):a/b/c.sml
677 :    
678 :     I find this notation to be much more informative than before.
679 :    
680 :     Another new feature of the encoding is that special characters
681 :     including parentheses, colons, (back)slashes, and white space are
682 :     written as \ddd (where ddd is the decimal encoding of the character).
683 :    
684 : blume 670 *** The CM manual still needs to be updated.
685 :    
686 : blume 666 ----------------------------------------------------------------------
687 : leunga 660 Name: Allen Leung
688 :     Date: 2000/06/15 00:38:00
689 :     Tag: leunga-20000615-x86-peephole
690 :    
691 :     x86 Peephole fix by Fermin. Affects c-- and moby only.
692 :    
693 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
694 : blume 658 Name: Matthias Blume
695 :     Date: 2000/06/12 11:40:00
696 :     Tag: blume-20000612-parmakefix
697 :     Description:
698 :    
699 :     More cleanup after changing the file naming scheme: This time I
700 :     repaired the parallel make mechanism for CMB.make which I broke earlier.
701 :    
702 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
703 : leunga 657 Name: Allen Leung
704 :     Date: 2000/06/09 01:25:00
705 :     Tag: leunga-20000609-various
706 :    
707 :     None of these things should affect normal SML/NJ operations
708 :    
709 :     1. Peephole improvements provided by Fermin (c--)
710 :     2. New annotation DEFUSE for adding extra dependence (moby)
711 :     3. New X86 LOCK instructions (moby)
712 :     4. New machine description language for reservation tables (scheduling)
713 :     5. Fixes to various optimization/analysis modules (branch chaining, dominator
714 :     trees etc.)
715 :     6. I've changed the CM files so that they can work with versions
716 :     110.0.6, 110.25 and 110.28
717 :    
718 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
719 : blume 652 Name: Matthias Blume
720 : blume 656 Date: 2000/06/09 12:40:00
721 :     Tag: blume-20000609-log
722 :     Description:
723 :    
724 :     - Removed all(?) remaining RCS Log entries from sources.
725 :    
726 :     - Fixed bug in ml-yacc and ml-lex sources (use explicit anchors for
727 :     anchored paths).
728 :    
729 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
730 :     Name: Matthias Blume
731 : blume 653 Date: 2000/06/07 17:00:00 JST
732 :     Tag: blume-20000607-no-implicit-anchors
733 :     Description:
734 :    
735 :     1. This update changes the default setting for
736 :     CM.Control.implicit_anchors from true to false. This means that
737 :     implicit anchors are no longer permitted by default. I also tried to
738 :     make sure that nothing else still relies on implicit anchors.
739 :     (This is the next step on the schedule towards a CM that does not even
740 :     have the notion of implicit anchors anymore.)
741 :    
742 :     2. More CM manual updates.
743 :    
744 :     3. I managed to track down and fix the pickling bug I mentioned last
745 :     time. Because of the previously existing workaround, this entails no
746 :     immediate practical changes.
747 :    
748 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
749 :     Name: Matthias Blume
750 : blume 652 Date: 2000/06/06 11:15:00 JST
751 :     Tag: blume-20000606-lazierpickle
752 :     Description:
753 :    
754 :     !!!! NEW BOOT FILES !!!!
755 :    
756 :     * The main purpose of this update is to make library pickles lazier in
757 :     order to reduce the initial space penalty for autoloading a library.
758 :     As a result, it is now possible to have $smlnj/compiler.cm
759 :     pre-registered. This should take care of the many complaints or
760 :     inquiries about missing structure Compiler. This required changes to
761 :     CM's internal data structures and small tweaks to some algorithms.
762 :    
763 :     As a neat additional effect, it is no longer necessary (for the sake
764 :     of lean heap image files) to distinguish between a "minimal" CM and a
765 :     "full" CM. Now, there is only one CM (i.e., the "full" version:
766 :     $smlnj/cm.cm aka $smlnj/cm/full.cm), and it is always available at the
767 :     interactive top level. ($smlnj/cm/minimal.cm is gone.)
768 :    
769 :     To make the life of compiler-hackers easier, "makeml" now also
770 :     pre-registers $smlnj/cmb.cm (aka $smlnj/cmb/current.cm). In other
771 :     words, after you bootstrap a new sml for the first time, you will not
772 :     have to autoload $smlnj/cmb.cm again afterwards. (The first time
773 :     around you will still have to do it, though.)
774 :    
775 :     * A second change consists of major updates to the CM manual. There
776 :     are now several appendices with summary information and also a full
777 :     specification of the CM description file syntax.
778 :    
779 :     * In directory src/system I added the script "allcross". This script
780 :     invokes sml and cross-compiles the compiler for all supported
781 :     architectures. (Useful when providing a new set of boot files.)
782 :    
783 :     * There seems to be a latent bug in my "lazy pickles" mechanism. I
784 :     added a small tweak to pickle-util.sml to work around this problem,
785 :     but it is not a proper fix yet. I will investigate further. (The
786 :     effect of the bug was an inflation of library pickle size.)
787 :    
788 :     * Version number increased to 110.28.1 (to avoid compatibility problems).
789 :    
790 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
791 : leunga 646 Name: Allen Leung
792 : leunga 648 Date: 2000/05/25 17:28 EDT
793 :     Tag: leunga-20000525-ra
794 :     Description:
795 :    
796 :     Fixed a bug in freezing phase of the register allocator.
797 :    
798 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
799 :     Name: Allen Leung
800 : leunga 647 Date: 2000/05/15 22:53 EDT
801 : leunga 646 Tag: leunga-20000515-alpha-x86-ra
802 :     Description:
803 :    
804 :     1. Alpha
805 :    
806 :     Slight cleanup. Removed the instruction SGNXL
807 :    
808 :     2. X86
809 :    
810 :     Added the following instructions to the instruction set:
811 :    
812 :     ROLx, RORx,
813 :     BTx, BTSx, BTLx, BTRx,
814 :     XCHGx, and variants with the LOCK prefix
815 :    
816 :     3. Register Allocation
817 :    
818 :     The module ra-rewrite-with-renaming has been improved.
819 :    
820 : leunga 647 These have no effect on SML/NJ.
821 :    
822 : leunga 646 ----------------------------------------------------------------------
823 : blume 642 Name: Matthias Blume
824 : blume 645 Date: 2000/05/15 16:20:00 JST
825 :     Tag: blume-20000515-lightrebuild
826 :     Description:
827 :    
828 :     1. I added an alternative to "-rebuild" to "makeml". The difference is
829 :     that prior to calling CMB.make' the CM-variable "LIGHT" will be
830 :     defined. In effect, the command will not build any cross-compiler
831 :     backends and therefore finish more quickly.
832 :    
833 :     The "fixpt" script also takes a "-light" switch to be able to use
834 :     this new facility while compiling for a fixpoint.
835 :    
836 :     2. I replaced all mentions of anchored paths in group owner specifications
837 :     with simple relative paths (usually starting with "..").
838 :     The rationale is that a library's internal workings should not be
839 :     compromised by the lack of some anchor. (An anchor is necessary
840 :     for someone who wants to refer to the library by an anchored path,
841 :     but it should not be necessary to build the same library in the first
842 :     place.)
843 :    
844 :     3. I changed the way CM's tool mechanism determines the shell command
845 :     string used for things like ml-yacc etc. so that it does not break
846 :     when CM.Control.implicit_anchors is turned off.
847 :    
848 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
849 :     Name: Matthias Blume
850 : blume 644 Date: 2000/05/12 18:20:00 JST
851 :     Tag: blume-20000512-ml-build
852 :     Description:
853 :    
854 :     Fixed a bug in config/_ml-build that prevented ml-yacc and ml-lex from
855 :     getting installed properly (by config/install.sh).
856 :    
857 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
858 :     Name: Matthias Blume
859 : blume 643 Date: 2000/05/12 17:30:00 JST
860 :     Tag: blume-20000512-anchors
861 :     Description:
862 :    
863 :     !!! NEW BOOT FILES !!!
864 :    
865 :     This change is in preparation of fading out support for "implicitly
866 :     anchored path names". I went through all sources and used the
867 :     explicit (and relatively new) $-notation. See system/README and the
868 :     CM manual for more info on this.
869 :    
870 :     I also modified the anchoring scheme for some things such as "smlnj",
871 :     "MLRISC", "cm", etc. to take advantage of the fact that explicit
872 :     anchors are more expressive: anchor name and first arc do not have to
873 :     coincide. This entails the following user-visible change:
874 :    
875 :     You have to write $smlnj/foo/bar instead of smlnj/foo/bar. In
876 :     particular, when you fire up sml with a command-line argument, say,
877 :     e.g.:
878 :    
879 :     sml '$smlnj/cmb.cm'
880 :    
881 :     At the ML toplevel prompt:
882 :    
883 :     CM.autoload "$smlnj/cmb.cm";
884 :    
885 :     There is also a new controller in CM.Control that can be used to turn
886 :     off all remaining support for implicit anchors by saying:
887 :    
888 :     CM.autoload "$smlnj/
889 :     #set CM.Control.implicit_anchors false;
890 :    
891 :     This causes CM to reject implicitly anchored paths. This is (for the
892 :     time being) less permissive than the "final" version where there will
893 :     be no more such implicit anchors and relative paths will be just that:
894 :     relative.
895 :    
896 :     The next step (version after next version?) will be to make the
897 :     default for CM.Control.implicit_anchors false. After the dust has
898 :     settled, I can then produce the "final" version of this...
899 :    
900 :     Note: Since bootstrapping is a bit tricky, I provided new boot files.
901 :    
902 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
903 :     Name: Matthias Blume
904 : blume 642 Date: 2000/05/11 16:30:00 JST
905 :     Tag: blume-20000511-sources
906 :     Description:
907 :    
908 :     The main change is that I added function CM.sources as a generalized
909 :     version of the earlier CM.makedepend. This entails the following
910 :     additional changes:
911 :    
912 :     - CM.makedepend has been dropped.
913 :    
914 :     - CM manual has been updated.
915 :    
916 :     - TOOLS signature and API have been changed.
917 :    
918 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
919 : leunga 640 Name: Allen Leung
920 : leunga 641 Date: 2000/05/10 21:17 EDT
921 :     Tag: leunga-20000510-moby-c--ssa
922 :     Description:
923 :    
924 :     Various bug fixes and new features for C--, Moby and MLRISC optimizations.
925 :     None of these affect SML/NJ.
926 :    
927 :     1. Register Allocation
928 :    
929 :     a. A new ra spilling module (ra/ra-spill-with-renaming) is implemented.
930 :     This module tries to remove local (i.e. basic block level) redundancies
931 :     during spilling.
932 :    
933 :     b. A new framework for performing region based register allocation.
934 :     Not yet entirely functional.
935 :    
936 :     2. X86
937 :    
938 :     a. DefUse for POP was missing the stack pointer [found by Lal]
939 :     b. Reload for CALL was incorrect in X86Spill [found by John]
940 :     c. Various fixes in X86Spill so that it can be used correctly for
941 :     the new spilling module.
942 :    
943 :     3. SSA/IR
944 :    
945 :     a. New module ir/dj-dataflow.sml implements elimination based
946 :     data flow analysis.
947 :    
948 :     4. MLRiscGen
949 :    
950 :     a. Fix for gc type annotation
951 :    
952 :     5. MDGen
953 :    
954 :     Various fixes for machine description -> ml code translation. For ssa
955 :     only.
956 :    
957 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
958 :     Name: Allen Leung
959 : leunga 640 Date: 2000/05/08 22:17 EDT
960 :     Tag: leunga-20000508-labexp
961 :     Description:
962 :    
963 :     Fermin has found a few assembly problems with constant expressions
964 :     generated in LabelExp. Mostly, the problems involve extra parentheses,
965 :     which choke on dumb assemblers. This is his fix.
966 :    
967 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
968 : dbm 635 Name: Dave MacQueen
969 :     Date: 2000/04/09 14:00 EDT
970 :     Tag: dbm-20000502-Version_110_28
971 :     Description:
972 :    
973 :     1. Updated src/compiler/TopLevel/main/version.sml to version 110.28
974 :    
975 :     2. Updated config/version to 110.28
976 :    
977 :     3. Updated config/srcarchiveurl
978 :    
979 :     3. New boot files!
980 :     ftp://ftp.research.bell-labs.com/dist/smlnj/working/110.28/
981 :    
982 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
983 : blume 634 Name: Matthias Blume
984 :     Date: 2000/05/01 19:05:00 JST
985 :     Tag: blume-20000501-noweb
986 :     Description:
987 :    
988 :     A new noweb tool has been added. The existing system is entirely
989 :     unaffected by this, but some CM users have asked for renewed noweb
990 :     support. Everything is documented in the CM manual.
991 :    
992 :     New (plugin) libraries:
993 :    
994 :     noweb-tool.cm
995 :     nw-ext.cm
996 :    
997 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
998 : dbm 633 Name: Dave MacQueen
999 :     Date: 2000/04/30 12:40PM EDT
1000 :     Tag: dbm-20000430-bug_fixes
1001 :     Description:
1002 :    
1003 :     1. Fix for bug 1498
1004 :     smlnj/src/system/Basis/Implementation/Unsafe/object.sig
1005 :     smlnj/src/system/Basis/Implementation/Unsafe/object.sml
1006 :     added toRealArray function
1007 :     smlnj/src/compiler/MiscUtil/print/ppobj.sml
1008 :     added check for tag Obj.RealArray to array printing case in ppObj
1009 :    
1010 :     2. Fix for bug 1510
1011 :     smlnj/src/compiler/Semant/types/typesutil.sml
1012 :     fixed definition of dummyargs (used by equalTycon) so that
1013 :     dummy args are distinct types
1014 :    
1015 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
1016 : blume 629 Name: Matthias Blume
1017 : blume 632 Date: 2000/04/30 01:00:00 JST
1018 :     Tag: blume-20000430-versions
1019 :     Description:
1020 :    
1021 :     1. CM version numbering added. This is an implementation of Lal's
1022 :     proposal for adding version numbers and version checking to .cm
1023 :     files. Lal said that his proposal was just that -- a proposal.
1024 :     For the time being I went ahead and implemented it so that people
1025 :     can comment on it. Everything is completely backward-compatible
1026 :     (except for the stable library format, i.e., new bootfiles!).
1027 :    
1028 :     As usual, see the CM manual for details.
1029 :    
1030 :     2. An alternative syntax for anchored paths has been implemented.
1031 :     Dave has recently voiced the same concerns that I had when I did
1032 :     this, so there should be some support. My take is that eventually
1033 :     I will let support for the current syntax (where anchors are
1034 :     "implicit") fade out in favor of the new, explicit syntax.
1035 :     In order to be backward-compatible, both old and new syntax are
1036 :     currently supported.
1037 :    
1038 :     Again, see the CM manual for details.
1039 :    
1040 :     3. Parallel make is trying to be slightly smarter: When the master
1041 :     process finds a "bottleneck", i.e., when there is only one
1042 :     compilation unit that can be compiled and everybody else is
1043 :     waiting on it, then it will simply compile it directly instead
1044 :     of clumsily telling one of the slaves to do it.
1045 :    
1046 :     4. Support for "unsharing" added. This is necessary in order to be
1047 :     able to have two different versions of the same library running
1048 :     at the same time (e.g., for trying out a new MLRISC while still
1049 :     having the old MLRISC linked into the current compiler, etc.)
1050 :     See the CM manual.
1051 :    
1052 :     5. Simple "makedepend" functionality added for generating Makefile
1053 :     dependency information. (This is rather crude at the moment.
1054 :     Expect some changes here in the future.)
1055 :    
1056 :     6. ".fun" added as a recognized suffix for ML files. Also documented
1057 :     explicitly in the manual that the fallback behavior (unknown suffix
1058 :     -> ML file) is not an official feature!
1059 :    
1060 :     7. Small changes to the pickler for stable libraries.
1061 :    
1062 :     8. Several internal changes to CM (for cleanup/improvement).
1063 :    
1064 :    
1065 :     !!!! NEW BINFILES !!!!
1066 :    
1067 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
1068 :     Name: Matthias Blume
1069 : blume 631 Date: 2000/04/28 17:30:00 JST
1070 :     Tag: blume-20000428-pathconfig
1071 :     Description:
1072 :    
1073 :     1. I changed config/install.sh to remove duplicate entries from the
1074 :     lib/pathconfig file at the end. Moreover, the final version of
1075 :     lib/pathconfig is sorted alphabetically. The same (sorting) is done
1076 :     in src/system/installml.
1077 :    
1078 :     2. The config/install.sh script now consistently uses relative
1079 :     pathnames in lib/pathconfig whenever the anchor is in the lib
1080 :     directory. (So far this was true for the libraries that come
1081 :     pre-compiled and bundled as part of the bootfiles but not for
1082 :     libraries that are compiled by the script itself.)
1083 :    
1084 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
1085 :     Name: Matthias Blume
1086 : blume 629 Date: 2000/04/26 13:10:00 JST
1087 :     Tag: blume-20000426-fun_suffix
1088 :     Description:
1089 :    
1090 :     Added ".fun" as a recognized file name suffix (for ML code).
1091 :    
1092 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
1093 : leunga 628 Name: Allen Leung
1094 :     Date: 2000/04/25 17:00:00 EST
1095 :     Tag: leunga-20000425-alpha-ra
1096 :     Description:
1097 :    
1098 :     1. Alpha
1099 :    
1100 :     PSEUDOARITH was missing in AlphaRewrite. This causes an endless loop
1101 :     in C--.
1102 :    
1103 :     2. RA
1104 :    
1105 :     Added a flag "ra-dump-size" to print out the size of the flowgraph
1106 :     and the interference graph.
1107 :    
1108 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
1109 : dbm 627 Name: Dave MacQueen
1110 :     Date: 2000/04/25/
1111 :     Tag: dbm-20000425-mlyacc_doc_examples
1112 :     Description:
1113 :     Updated mlyacc.tex sections 5 and 7 for SML '97 and CM.
1114 :     Updated all three examples in src/ml-yacc/examples to run
1115 :     under 110.* using CM.make.
1116 :    
1117 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
1118 : leunga 624 Name: Allen Leung
1119 :     Date: 2000/04/20 23:04:00 EST
1120 :     Tag: leunga-20000420-ssa-c---stuff
1121 :     Description:
1122 :    
1123 :     This update synchronizes my repository with Yale's. Most of these
1124 :     changes, however, do not affect SML/NJ at all (the RA is an exception).
1125 :    
1126 :     1. Register Allocator
1127 :    
1128 :     a. An improvement in the interference graph construction:
1129 :     Given a copy
1130 :    
1131 :     s <- t
1132 :    
1133 : leunga 628 no interference edge between s and t is added for this definition of s.
1134 : leunga 624
1135 :     b. I've added two new spill heuristic modules that Fermin and I developed
1136 :     (in the new library RA.cm). These are unused in SML/NJ but maybe
1137 :     useful for others (Moby?)
1138 :    
1139 :     2. X86
1140 :    
1141 :     a. Various fixes in the backend provided by Fermin [C--] and Lal.
1142 :    
1143 :     3. Alpha
1144 :    
1145 :     a. Added the BSR instruction and code generation that goes with it [C--]
1146 :     b. Other fixes too numerous to recount provided by Fermin [C--]
1147 :    
1148 :     4. Regmaps
1149 :    
1150 :     a. The regmaps are not initialized with the identity physical bindings
1151 :     at creation time. This is unneeded.
1152 :    
1153 :     5. MLRISC Optimizations
1154 :    
1155 :     a. The DJ-Graph module can now compute the iterated dominance frontiers
1156 :     intersects with liveness incrementally in linear time! Woohoo!
1157 :     This is now used in my new SSA construction algorithm.
1158 :    
1159 :     b. THe branch reorganization module is now smarter about linear chains of
1160 :     basic blocks.
1161 :    
1162 :    
1163 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
1164 : blume 615 Name: Matthias Blume
1165 :     Date: 2000/04/12 13:52:00 JST
1166 :     Tag: blume_main_v110p27_1
1167 :     Description:
1168 :    
1169 :     Changed install.sh script to handle archive files without version number
1170 :     and to use "boot.<arch>-<os>" instead of "sml.boot.<arch>-<os>" for the
1171 :     name of the boot file archive.
1172 :    
1173 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
1174 : dbm 607 Name: Dave MacQueen
1175 :     Date: 2000/04/09 14:00 EDT
1176 :     Tag: dbm-20000410-Version_110_27
1177 :     Description:
1178 :    
1179 :     1. Updated src/compiler/TopLevel/main/version.sml to version 110.27
1180 :    
1181 :     2. Updated src/config/version to 110.27
1182 :    
1183 :     3. New boot files!
1184 :    
1185 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
1186 : leunga 606 Name: Allen Leung
1187 :     Date: 2000/04/09 19:09:00 EST
1188 :     Tag: leunga-20000409-misc
1189 :     Description:
1190 :    
1191 :     1. Yet another fix for x86 assembly for idivl, imull, mull and friends.
1192 :    
1193 :     2. Miscellaneous improvements to MLRISC (unused in sml/nj)
1194 :    
1195 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
1196 : monnier 605 Name: Stefan
1197 :     Date: 2000/04/07 10:00:00 EDT
1198 :     Tag: monnier-20000406-branch-handling
1199 :     Description:
1200 :    
1201 :     Improved handling of branches (mostly those generated from
1202 :     polymorphic equality), removed switchoff and changed the
1203 :     default optimization settings (more cpsopt and less flintopt).
1204 :    
1205 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
1206 : leunga 601 Name: Allen Leung
1207 : leunga 602 Date: 2000/04/06 01:30:00 EST
1208 :     Tag: leunga-20000406-peephole-x86-SSA-2
1209 :     Description:
1210 :    
1211 :     Forgot a few files.
1212 :    
1213 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
1214 :     Name: Allen Leung
1215 : leunga 601 Date: 2000/04/06 00:36:00 EST
1216 :     Tag: leunga-20000406-peephole-x86-SSA
1217 :     Description:
1218 :    
1219 :     1. New Peephole code
1220 :    
1221 :     2. Minor improvement to X86 instruction selection
1222 :    
1223 :     3. Various fixes to SSA and machine description -> code translator
1224 :    
1225 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
1226 : blume 595 Name: Matthias Blume
1227 :     Date: 2000/04/05 12:30:00 JST
1228 :     Tag: blume_main_v110p26p2_3
1229 :     Description:
1230 :    
1231 :     This update just merges three minor cosmetic updates to CM's sources
1232 :     to get ready for the 110.27 code freeze on Friday. No functionality
1233 :     has changed.
1234 :    
1235 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
1236 : leunga 593 Name: Allen Leung
1237 : leunga 594 Date: 2000/04/04 19:39:00 EST
1238 :     Tag: leunga-20000404-x86-asm
1239 :     Description:
1240 :    
1241 :     1. Fixed a problem in X86 assembly.
1242 :    
1243 :     Things like
1244 :    
1245 :     jmp %eax
1246 :     jmp (%eax)
1247 :    
1248 :     should be output as
1249 :    
1250 :     jmp *%eax
1251 :     jmp *(%eax)
1252 :    
1253 :     2. Assembly output
1254 :    
1255 :     Added a new flag
1256 :    
1257 :     "asm-indent-copies" (default to false)
1258 :    
1259 :     When this flag is on, parallel copies will be indented an extra level.
1260 :    
1261 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
1262 :     Name: Allen Leung
1263 : leunga 593 Date: 2000/04/04 03:18:00 EST
1264 :     Tag: leunga-20000404-C--Moby
1265 :     Description:
1266 :    
1267 :     All of these fixes are related to C--, Moby, and my own optimization
1268 :     stuff; so they shouldn't affect SML/NJ.
1269 :    
1270 :     1. X86
1271 :    
1272 :     Various fixes related floating point, and extensions.
1273 :    
1274 :     2. Alpha
1275 :    
1276 :     Some extra patterns related to loads with signed/zero extension
1277 :     provided by Fermin.
1278 :    
1279 :     3. Assembly
1280 :    
1281 : monnier 659 When generating assembly, resolve the value of client defined constants,
1282 : leunga 593 instead of generating symbolic values. This is controlled by the
1283 :     new flag "asm-resolve-constants", which is default to true.
1284 :    
1285 :     4. Machine Descriptions
1286 :    
1287 :     a. The precedence parser was slightly broken when parsing infixr symbols.
1288 :     b. The type generalizing code had the bound variables reversed, resulting
1289 :     in a problem during arity raising.
1290 :     c. Various fixes in machine descriptions.
1291 :    
1292 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
1293 : blume 592 Name: Matthias Blume
1294 :     Date: 2000/04/03 16:05:00 JST
1295 :     Tag: blume_main_v110p26p2_2
1296 :     Description:
1297 :    
1298 :     I eliminated coreEnv from compInfo. Access to the "Core" structure is
1299 :     now done via the ordinary static environment that is context to each
1300 :     compilation unit.
1301 :    
1302 :     To this end, I arranged that instead of "structure Core" as "structure
1303 :     _Core" is bound in the pervasive environment. Core access is done via
1304 : monnier 659 _Core (which can never be accidentally rebound because _Core is not a
1305 : blume 592 legal surface-syntax symbol).
1306 :    
1307 :     The current solution is much cleaner because the core environment is
1308 :     now simply part of the pervasive environment which is part of every
1309 :     compilation unit's context anyway. In particular, this eliminates all
1310 :     special-case handling that was necessary until now in order to deal
1311 :     with dynamic and symbolic parts of the core environment.
1312 :    
1313 :     Remaining hackery (to bind the "magic" symbol _Core) is localized in the
1314 : monnier 659 compilation manager's bootstrap compiler (actually: in the "init group"
1315 : blume 592 handling). See the comments in src/system/smlnj/init/init.cmi for
1316 :     more details.
1317 :    
1318 :     I also tried to track down all mentions of "Core" (as string argument
1319 :     to Symbol.strSymbol) in the compiler and replaced them with a
1320 :     reference to the new CoreSym.coreSym. Seems cleaner since the actual
1321 :     name appears in one place only.
1322 :    
1323 :     Binfile and bootfile format have not changed, but the switchover from
1324 :     the old "init.cmi" to the new one is a bit tricky, so I supplied new
1325 :     bootfiles anyway.
1326 :    
1327 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
1328 : leunga 591 Name: Allen Leung
1329 :     Date: 2000/04/02 21:17:00 EST
1330 :     Tag: leunga-20000402-mltree
1331 :     Description:
1332 : leunga 585
1333 : leunga 591 1. Renamed the constructor CALL in MLTREE by popular demand.
1334 :     2. Added a bunch of files from my repository. These are currently
1335 :     used by other non-SMLNJ backends.
1336 :    
1337 : leunga 576 ----------------------------------------------------------------------
1338 : leunga 590 Name: Allen Leung
1339 :     Date: 2000/03/31 21:15:00 EST
1340 :     Tag: leunga-20000331-aliasing
1341 :     Description:
1342 :    
1343 :     This update contains a rewritten (and hopefully more correct) module
1344 :     for extracting aliasing information from CPS.
1345 :    
1346 :     To turn on this feature:
1347 :    
1348 :     Compiler.Control.CG.memDisambiguate := true
1349 :    
1350 :     To pretty print the region information with assembly
1351 :    
1352 :     Compiler.Control.MLRISC.getFlag "asm-show-region" := true;
1353 :    
1354 :     To control how many levels of aliasing information are printed, use:
1355 :    
1356 :     Compiler.Control.MLRISC.getInt "points-to-show-level" := n
1357 :    
1358 :     The default of n is 3.
1359 :    
1360 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
1361 : dbm 589 Name: David MacQueen
1362 :     Date: 2000/03/31 11:15:00 EST
1363 :     Tag: dbm-20000331-runtime_fix
1364 :     Description:
1365 :    
1366 :     This update contains:
1367 :    
1368 :     1. runtime/c-lib/c-libraries.c
1369 :     includes added in revision 1.2 caused compilation errors on hppa-hpux
1370 :    
1371 :     2. fix for bug 1556
1372 :     system/Basis/Implementation/NJ/internal-signals.sml
1373 :    
1374 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
1375 : blume 587 Name: Matthias Blume
1376 : blume 588 Date: 2000/03/31 18:00:00 JST
1377 :     Tag: blume_main_v110p26p2_1
1378 :     Description:
1379 :    
1380 :     This update contains:
1381 :    
1382 :     1. A small change to CM's handling of stable libraries:
1383 :     CM now maintains one "global" modmap that is used for all stable
1384 :     libraries. The use of such a global modmap maximizes sharing and
1385 :     minimizes the need for re-traversing parts of environments during
1386 :     modmap construction. (However, this has minor impact since modmap
1387 :     construction seems to account for just one percent or less of total
1388 :     compile time.)
1389 :    
1390 :     2. I added a "genmap" phase to the statistics. This is where I got the
1391 :     "one percent" number (see above).
1392 :    
1393 :     3. CM's new tool parameter mechanism just became _even_ better. :)
1394 :     - The parser understands named parameters and recursive options.
1395 :     - The "make" and "shell" tools use these new features.
1396 :     (This makes it a lot easier to cascade these tools.)
1397 :     - There is a small syntax change: named parameters use a
1398 :    
1399 :     <name> : ( <option> ... ) or
1400 :     <name> : <string>
1401 :    
1402 :     syntax. Previously, named parameters were implemented in an
1403 :     ad-hoc fashion by each tool individually (by parsing strings)
1404 :     and had the form
1405 :    
1406 :     <name>=<string>
1407 :    
1408 :     See the CM manual for a full description of these issues.
1409 :    
1410 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
1411 :     Name: Matthias Blume
1412 : blume 587 Date: 2000/03/30 18:00:00 JST
1413 :     Tag: blume_main_v110p26p2_0
1414 :     Description:
1415 :    
1416 :     !!!!! WARNING !!!!!!
1417 :     !! New binfiles !!
1418 :     !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
1419 :    
1420 :     This update contains:
1421 :    
1422 :     1. Moderate changes to CM:
1423 :    
1424 :     - Changes to CM's tools mechanism. In particular, it is now possible
1425 :     to have tools that accept additional "command line" parameters
1426 :     (specified in the .cm file at each instance where the tool's class is
1427 :     used).
1428 :    
1429 : monnier 659 This was done to accommodate the new "make" and "shell" tools which
1430 :     facilitate fairly seamless hookup to portions of code managed using
1431 : blume 587 Makefiles or Shell scripts.
1432 :    
1433 :     There are no classes "shared" or "private" anymore. Instead, the
1434 :     sharing annotation is now a parameter to the "sml" class.
1435 :    
1436 :     There is a bit of generic machinery for implementing one's own
1437 :     tools that accept command-line parameters. However, I am not yet fully
1438 :     satisfied with that part, so expect changes here in the future.
1439 :    
1440 :     All existing tools are described in the CM manual.
1441 :    
1442 : monnier 659 - Slightly better error handling. (CM now suppresses many followup
1443 : blume 587 error messages that tended to be more annoying than helpful.)
1444 :    
1445 :     2. Major changes to the compiler's static environment data structures.
1446 :    
1447 :     - no CMStaticEnv anymore.
1448 :     - no CMEnv, no "BareEnvironment" (actually, _only_ BareEnvironment,
1449 :     but it is called Environment), no conversions between different
1450 :     kinds of static environments
1451 :    
1452 :     - There is still a notion of a "modmap", but such modmaps are generated
1453 :     on demand at the time when they are needed. This sounds slow, but I
1454 :     sped up the code that generates modmaps enough for this not to lead to
1455 :     a slowdown of the compiler (at least I didn't detect any).
1456 :    
1457 :     - To facilitate rapid modmap generation, static environments now
1458 :     contain an (optional) "modtree" structure. Modtree annotations are
1459 :     constructed by the unpickler during unpickling. (This means that
1460 :     the elaborator does not have to worry about modtrees at all.)
1461 :     Modtrees have the advantage that they are compositional in the same
1462 :     way as the environment data structure itself is compositional.
1463 :     As a result, modtrees never hang on to parts of an environment that
1464 :     has already been rendered "stale" by filtering or rebinding.
1465 :    
1466 :     - I went through many, many trials and errors before arriving at the
1467 :     current solution. (The initial idea of "linkpaths" did not work.)
1468 :     But the result of all this is that I have touched a lot of files that
1469 :     depend on the "modules" and "types" data structures (most of the
1470 :     elaborator). There were a lot of changes during my "linkpath" trials
1471 :     that could have been reverted to their original state but weren't.
1472 :     Please, don't be too harsh on me for messing with this code a bit more
1473 :     than what was strictly necessary... (I _did_ resist the tempation
1474 :     of doing any "global reformatting" to avoid an untimely death at
1475 :     Dave's hands. :)
1476 :    
1477 :     - One positive aspect of the previous point: At least I made sure that
1478 :     all files that I touched now compile without warnings (other than
1479 :     "polyEqual").
1480 :    
1481 :     - compiler now tends to run "leaner" (i.e., ties up less memory in
1482 :     redundant modmaps)
1483 :    
1484 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
1485 : leunga 580 Name: Allen Leung
1486 : leunga 585 Date: 2000/03/29 18:00:00
1487 :     Tag: leunga-20000327-mlriscGen_hppa_alpha_x86
1488 : leunga 586 Boot files (optional): ftp://react-ilp.cs.nyu.edu/leunga/110.26.1-sml.boot.x86-unix-20000330.tar.gz
1489 : leunga 585 Description:
1490 :    
1491 :     This update contains *MAJOR* changes to the way code is generated from CPS
1492 :     in the module mlriscGen, and in various backend modules.
1493 :    
1494 :     CHANGES
1495 :     =======
1496 :    
1497 :     1. MLRiscGen: forward propagation fix.
1498 :    
1499 :     There was a bug in forward propagation introduced at about the same time
1500 :     as the MLRISC x86 backend, which prohibits coalescing to be
1501 :     performed effectively in loops.
1502 :    
1503 :     Effect: speed up of loops in RISC architectures.
1504 :     By itself, this actually slowed down certain benchmarks on the x86.
1505 :    
1506 :     2. MLRiscGen: forward propagating addresses from consing.
1507 :    
1508 :     I've changed the way consing code is generated. Basically I separated
1509 :     out the initialization part:
1510 :    
1511 :     store tag, offset(allocptr)
1512 :     store elem1, offset+4(allocptr)
1513 :     store elem2, offset+8(allocptr)
1514 :     ...
1515 :     store elemn, offset+4n(allocptr)
1516 :    
1517 :     and the address computation part:
1518 :    
1519 :     celladdr <- offset+4+alloctpr
1520 :    
1521 :     and move the address computation part
1522 :    
1523 :     Effect: register pressure is generally lower as a result. This
1524 :     makes compilation of certain expressions much faster, such as
1525 :     long lists with non-trivial elements.
1526 :    
1527 :     [(0,0), (0,0), .... (0,0)]
1528 :    
1529 :     3. MLRiscGen: base pointer elimination.
1530 :    
1531 :     As part of the linkage mechanism, we generate the sequence:
1532 :    
1533 :     L: ... <- start of the code fragment
1534 :    
1535 :     L1:
1536 :     base pointer <- linkreg - L1 + L
1537 :    
1538 :     The base pointer was then used for computing relocatable addresses
1539 :     in the code fragment. Frequently (such as in lots of continuations)
1540 :     this is not needed. We now eliminate this sequence whenever possible.
1541 :    
1542 :     For compile time efficiency, I'm using a very stupid local heuristic.
1543 :     But in general, this should be done as a control flow analysis.
1544 :    
1545 :     Effect: Smaller code size. Speed up of most programs.
1546 :    
1547 :     4. Hppa back end
1548 :    
1549 :     Long jumps in span dependence resolution used to depend on the existence
1550 :     of the base pointer.
1551 :    
1552 :     A jump to a long label L was expanded into the following sequence:
1553 :    
1554 :     LDIL %hi(L-8192), %r29
1555 :     LDO %lo(L-8192)(%r29), %r29
1556 :     ADD %r29, baseptr, %r29
1557 :     BV,n %r0(%r29)
1558 :    
1559 :     In the presence of change (3) above, this will not work. I've changed
1560 :     it so that the following sequence of instructions are generated, which
1561 :     doesn't mention the base pointer at all:
1562 :    
1563 :     BL,n L', %r29 /* branch and link, L' + 4 -> %r29 */
1564 :     L': ADDIL L-(L'+4), %r29 /* Compute address of L */
1565 :     BV,n %r0(%r29) /* Jump */
1566 :    
1567 :     5. Alpha back end
1568 :    
1569 :     New alpha instructions LDB/LDW have been added, as per Fermin's
1570 :     suggestions. This is unrelated to all other changes.
1571 :    
1572 :     6. X86 back end
1573 :    
1574 :     I've changed andl to testl in the floating point test sequence
1575 :     whenever appropriate. The Intel optimization guide states that
1576 : monnier 659 testl is preferable to andl.
1577 : leunga 585
1578 :     7. RA (x86 only)
1579 :    
1580 :     I've improved the spill propagation algorithm, using an approximation
1581 :     of maximal weighted independent sets. This seems to be necessary to
1582 :     alleviate the negative effect in light of the slow down in (1).
1583 :    
1584 :     I'll write down the algorithm one of these days.
1585 :    
1586 :     8. MLRiscGen: frequencies
1587 :    
1588 :     I've added an annotation that states that all call gc blocks have zero
1589 :     execution frequencies. This improves register allocation on the x86.
1590 :    
1591 :     BENCHMARKS
1592 :     ==========
1593 :    
1594 :     I've only perform the comparison on 110.25.
1595 :    
1596 :     The platforms are:
1597 :    
1598 :     HPPA A four processor HP machine (E9000) with 5G of memory.
1599 :     X86 A 300Hhz Pentium II with 128M of memory, and
1600 :     SPARC An Ultra sparc 2 with 512M of memory.
1601 :    
1602 :     I used the following parameters for the SML benchmarks:
1603 :    
1604 :     @SMLalloc
1605 :     HPPA 256k
1606 :     SPARC 512k
1607 :     X86 256k
1608 :    
1609 :     COMPILATION TIME
1610 :     ----------------
1611 :     Here are the numbers comparing the compilation times of the compilers.
1612 :     I've only compared 110.25 compiling the new sources versus
1613 :     a fixpoint version of the new compiler compiling the same.
1614 :    
1615 :     110.25 New
1616 :     Total Time in RA Spill+Reload Total Time In RA Spill+Reload
1617 :     HPPA 627s 116s 2684+3584 599s 95s 1003+1879
1618 :     SPARC 892s 173s 2891+3870 708s 116s 1004+1880
1619 :     X86 999s 315s 94006+130691 987s 296s 108877+141957
1620 :    
1621 :     110.25 New
1622 :     Code Size Code Size
1623 :     HPPA 8596736 8561421
1624 :     SPARC 8974299 8785143
1625 :     X86 9029180 8716783
1626 :    
1627 :     So in summary, things are at least as good as before. Dramatic
1628 :     reduction in compilation is obtained on the Sparc; I can't explain it,
1629 :     but it is reproducible. Perhaps someone should try to reproduce this
1630 :     on their own machines.
1631 :    
1632 :     SML BENCHMARKS
1633 :     --------------
1634 :    
1635 :     On the average, all benchmarks perform at least as well as before.
1636 :    
1637 :     HPPA Compilation Time Spill+Reload Run Time
1638 :     110.25 New 110.25 New 110.25 New
1639 :    
1640 :     barnesHut 3.158 3.015 4.75% 1+1 0+0 2.980 2.922 2.00%
1641 :     boyer 6.152 5.708 7.77% 0+0 0+0 0.218 0.213 2.34%
1642 :     count-graphs 1.168 1.120 4.32% 0+0 0+0 22.705 23.073 -1.60%
1643 :     fft 0.877 0.792 10.74% 1+3 1+3 0.602 0.587 2.56%
1644 :     knuthBendix 3.180 2.857 11.32% 0+0 0+0 0.675 0.662 2.02%
1645 :     lexgen 6.190 5.290 17.01% 0+0 0+0 0.913 0.788 15.86%
1646 :     life 0.803 0.703 14.22% 25+25 0+0 0.153 0.140 9.52%
1647 :     logic 2.048 2.007 2.08% 6+6 1+1 4.133 4.008 3.12%
1648 :     mandelbrot 0.077 0.080 -4.17% 0+0 0+0 0.765 0.712 7.49%
1649 :     mlyacc 22.932 20.937 9.53% 154+181 32+57 0.468 0.430 8.91%
1650 :     nucleic 5.183 5.060 2.44% 2+2 0+0 0.125 0.120 4.17%
1651 :     ratio-regions 3.357 3.142 6.84% 0+0 0+0 116.225 113.173 2.70%
1652 :     ray 1.283 1.290 -0.52% 0+0 0+0 2.887 2.855 1.11%
1653 :     simple 6.307 6.032 4.56% 28+30 5+7 3.705 3.658 1.28%
1654 :     tsp 0.888 0.862 3.09% 0+0 0+0 7.040 6.893 2.13%
1655 :     vliw 24.378 23.455 3.94% 106+127 25+45 2.758 2.707 1.91%
1656 :     --------------------------------------------------------------------------
1657 :     Average 6.12% 4.09%
1658 :    
1659 :     SPARC Compilation Time Spill+Reload Run Time
1660 :     110.25 New 110.25 New 110.25 New
1661 :    
1662 :     barnesHut 3.778 3.592 5.20% 2+2 0+0 3.648 3.453 5.65%
1663 :     boyer 6.632 6.110 8.54% 0+0 0+0 0.258 0.242 6.90%
1664 :     count-graphs 1.435 1.325 8.30% 0+0 0+0 33.672 34.737 -3.07%
1665 :     fft 0.980 0.940 4.26% 3+9 2+6 0.838 0.827 1.41%
1666 :     knuthBendix 3.590 3.138 14.39% 0+0 0+0 0.962 0.967 -0.52%
1667 :     lexgen 6.593 6.072 8.59% 1+1 0+0 1.077 1.078 -0.15%
1668 :     life 0.972 0.868 11.90% 26+26 0+0 0.143 0.140 2.38%
1669 :     logic 2.525 2.387 5.80% 7+7 1+1 5.625 5.158 9.05%
1670 :     mandelbrot 0.090 0.093 -3.57% 0+0 0+0 0.855 0.728 17.39%
1671 :     mlyacc 26.732 23.827 12.19% 162+189 32+57 0.550 0.560 -1.79%
1672 :     nucleic 6.233 6.197 0.59% 3+3 0+0 0.163 0.173 -5.77%
1673 :     ratio-regions 3.780 3.507 7.79% 0+0 0+0 133.993 131.035 2.26%
1674 :     ray 1.595 1.550 2.90% 1+1 0+0 3.440 3.418 0.63%
1675 :     simple 6.972 6.487 7.48% 29+32 5+7 3.523 3.525 -0.05%
1676 :     tsp 1.115 1.063 4.86% 0+0 0+0 7.393 7.265 1.77%
1677 :     vliw 27.765 24.818 11.87% 110+135 25+45 2.265 2.135 6.09%
1678 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------------
1679 :     Average 6.94% 2.64%
1680 :    
1681 :     X86 Compilation Time Spill+Reload Run Time
1682 :     110.25 New 110.25 New 110.25 New
1683 :    
1684 :     barnesHut 5.530 5.420 2.03% 593+893 597+915 3.532 3.440 2.66%
1685 :     boyer 8.768 7.747 13.19% 493+199 301+289 0.327 0.297 10.11%
1686 :     count-graphs 2.040 2.010 1.49% 298+394 315+457 26.578 28.660 -7.26%
1687 :     fft 1.327 1.302 1.92% 112+209 115+210 1.055 0.962 9.71%
1688 :     knuthBendix 5.218 5.475 -4.69% 451+598 510+650 0.928 0.932 -0.36%
1689 :     lexgen 9.970 9.623 3.60% 1014+841 1157+885 0.947 0.928 1.97%
1690 :     life 1.183 1.183 0.00% 162+182 145+148 0.127 0.103 22.58%
1691 :     logic 3.285 3.512 -6.45% 514+684 591+836 5.682 5.577 1.88%
1692 :     mandelbrot 0.147 0.143 2.33% 38+41 33+54 0.703 0.690 1.93%
1693 :     mlyacc 35.457 32.763 8.22% 3496+4564 3611+4860 0.552 0.550 0.30%
1694 :     nucleic 7.100 6.888 3.07% 239+168 201+158 0.175 0.173 0.96%
1695 :     ratio-regions 6.388 6.843 -6.65% 1182+257 981+300 120.142 120.345 -0.17%
1696 :     ray 2.332 2.338 -0.29% 346+398 402+494 3.593 3.540 1.51%
1697 :     simple 9.912 9.903 0.08% 1475+941 1579+1168 3.057 3.178 -3.83%
1698 :     tsp 1.623 1.532 5.98% 266+200 250+211 8.045 7.878 2.12%
1699 :     vliw 33.947 35.470 -4.29% 2629+2774 2877+3171 2.072 1.890 9.61%
1700 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------------
1701 :     Average 1.22% 3.36%
1702 :    
1703 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
1704 :     Name: Allen Leung
1705 : leunga 583 Date: 2000/03/23 16:25:00
1706 :     Tag: leunga-20000323-fix_x86_alpha
1707 :     Description:
1708 :    
1709 :     1. X86 fixes/changes
1710 :    
1711 :     a. The old code generated for SETcc was completely wrong.
1712 :     The Intel optimization guide is VERY misleading.
1713 :    
1714 :     2. ALPHA fixes/changes
1715 :    
1716 :     a. Added the instructions LDBU, LDWU, STB, STW as per Fermin's suggestion.
1717 :     b. Added a new mode byteWordLoadStores to the functor parameter to Alpha()
1718 :     c. Added reassociation code for address computation.
1719 :    
1720 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
1721 :     Name: Allen Leung
1722 : leunga 580 Date: 2000/03/22 01:23:00
1723 :     Tag: leunga-20000322-fix_x86_hppa_ra
1724 :     Description:
1725 :    
1726 :     1. X86 fixes/changes
1727 :    
1728 :     a. x86Rewrite bug with MUL3 (found by Lal)
1729 :     b. Added the instructions FSTS, FSTL
1730 :    
1731 :     2. PA-RISC fixes/changes
1732 :    
1733 :     a. B label should not be a delay slot candidate! Why did this work?
1734 :     b. ADDT(32, REG(32, r), LI n) now generates one instruction instead of two,
1735 :     as it should be.
1736 :     c. The assembly syntax for fstds and fstdd was wrong.
1737 :     d. Added the composite instruction COMICLR/LDO, which is the immediate
1738 :     operand variant of COMCLR/LDO.
1739 :    
1740 :     3. Generic MLRISC
1741 :    
1742 :     a. shuffle.sml rewritten to be slightly more efficient
1743 :     b. DIV bug in mltree-simplify fixed (found by Fermin)
1744 :    
1745 :     4. Register Allocator
1746 :    
1747 :     a. I now release the interference graph earlier during spilling.
1748 :     May improve memory usage.
1749 :    
1750 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
1751 : blume 577 Name: Matthias Blume
1752 : blume 578 Date: 2000/03/14 14:15:32
1753 :     Tag: blume_main_v110p26p1_2
1754 :     Description:
1755 :    
1756 :     1. Tools.registerStdShellCmdTool (from smlnj/cm/tool.cm) takes an
1757 :     additional argument called "template" which is an optional string that
1758 : monnier 659 specifies the layout of the tool command line. See the CM manual for
1759 : blume 578 explanation.
1760 :    
1761 : monnier 659 2. A special-purpose tool can be "registered" by simply dropping the
1762 : blume 578 corresponding <...>-tool.cm (and/or <...>-ext.cm) into the same
1763 :     directory where the .cm file lives that uses this tool. (The
1764 :     behavior/misfeature until now was to look for the tool description
1765 :     files in the current working directory.) As before, tool description
1766 :     files could also be anchored -- in which case they can live anywhere
1767 :     they like. Following the recent e-mail discussion, this change should
1768 :     make it easier to have special-purpose tools that are shipped together
1769 :     with the sources of the program that uses them.
1770 :    
1771 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
1772 :     Name: Matthias Blume
1773 : blume 577 Date: 2000/03/10 07:48:34
1774 :     Tag: blume_main_v110p26p1_1
1775 :     Description:
1776 :    
1777 :     I added a re-written version of Dave's fixpt script to src/system.
1778 :     Changes relative to the original version:
1779 :     - sh-ified (not everybody has ksh)
1780 :     - automatically figures out which architecture it runs on
1781 :     - uses ./makeml a bit more cleverly
1782 :     - never invokes ./installml (and, thus, does not clobber your
1783 :     good and working installation of sml in case something goes wrong)
1784 :     - accepts max iteration count using option "-iter <n>"
1785 :     - accepts a "base" name using option "-base <base>"
1786 :    
1787 :     It does not build any extraneous heap images but directly rebuilds
1788 :     bin- and boot-hierarchies using makeml's "-rebuild" switch. Finally,
1789 :     it can incorporate existing bin- and boot- hierarchies. For example,
1790 :     suppose the base is set to "sml" (which is the default). Then it
1791 :     successively builds
1792 :    
1793 :     sml.bin.<arch>-unix and sml.boot.<arch>-unix
1794 :     then sml1.bin.<arch>-unix and sml1.boot.<arch>-unix
1795 :     then sml2.bin.<arch>-unix and sml2.boot.<arch>-unix
1796 :     ...
1797 :     then sml<n>.bin.<arch>-unix and sml<n>.boot.<arch>-unix
1798 :    
1799 :     and so on. If any of these already exist, it will just use what's
1800 :     there. In particular, many people will have the initial set of bin
1801 :     and boot files around, so this saves time for at least one full
1802 :     rebuild. Having sets of the form <base><k>.{bin,boot}.<arch>-unix for
1803 :     <k>=1,2,... is normally not a good idea when invoking fixpt. However,
1804 :     they might be the result of an earlier partial run of fixpt (which
1805 : monnier 659 perhaps got accidentally killed). In this case, fixpt will quickly
1806 : blume 577 move through what exists before continuing where it left off earlier,
1807 :     and, thus, saves a lot of time.
1808 :    
1809 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
1810 : leunga 576 Name: Allen Leung
1811 :     Date: 00/03/10 02:20:00
1812 :     Tag: leunga-20000310-fix_x86_asm_ra
1813 :     Description:
1814 : dbm 570
1815 : leunga 576 More assembly output problems involving the indexed addressing mode
1816 :     on the x86 have been found and corrected. Thanks to Fermin Reig for the
1817 :     fix.
1818 :    
1819 :     The interface and implementation of the register allocator have been changed
1820 :     slightly to accommodate the possibility to skip the register allocation
1821 :     phases completely and go directly to memory allocation. This is needed
1822 :     for C-- use.
1823 :    
1824 : dbm 570 ----------------------------------------------------------------------
1825 : blume 572 Name: Matthias Blume
1826 : blume 575 Date: 00/03/09 10:23:53
1827 :     Tag: blume_main_v110p26p1_0
1828 :     Description:
1829 :    
1830 :     * Complete re-organization of library names. Many libraries have been
1831 :     consolidated so that they share the same path anchor. For example,
1832 :     all MLRISC-related libraries are anchored at MLRISC, most libraries that
1833 :     are SML/NJ-specific are under "smlnj". Notice that names like
1834 :     host-cmb.cm or host-compiler.cm no longer exist. See system/README
1835 :     for a complete description of the new naming scheme. Quick reference:
1836 :    
1837 :     host-cmb.cm -> smlnj/cmb.cm
1838 :     host-compiler.cm -> smlnj/compiler.cm
1839 :     full-cm.cm -> smlnj/cm.cm
1840 :     <arch>-<os>.cm -> smlnj/cmb/<arch>-<os>.cm
1841 :     <arch>-compiler.cm -> smlnj/compiler/<arch>.cm
1842 :    
1843 :     * Bug fixes in CM.
1844 :     - exceptions in user code are being passed through (i.e., reach top level)
1845 :     - more bugs in paranoia mode fixed
1846 :     - bug related to checking group owners fixed
1847 :    
1848 :     * New install.sh script that automagically fetches archive files:
1849 :     The new file config/srcarchiveurl must contain the URL of the
1850 :     (remote) directory that contains bin files (or other source archives).
1851 :     If install.sh does not find the archive locally, it tries to get
1852 :     it from that remote directory.
1853 :     This should simplify installation further: For machines that have
1854 :     access to the internet, just fetch <version>-config.tgz, unpack it,
1855 : monnier 659 edit config/targets, and go (run config/install.sh). The script will
1856 : blume 575 fetch everything else that it might need all by itself.
1857 :    
1858 :     For CVS users, this mechanism is not relevant for source archives, but
1859 :     it is convenient for getting new sets of binfiles.
1860 :    
1861 :     Archives should be tar files compressed with either gzip, compress, or
1862 :     bzip2. The script recognizes .tgz, .tar, tar.gz, tz, .tar.Z, and .tar.bz2.
1863 :    
1864 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
1865 :     Name: Matthias Blume
1866 : blume 572 Date: 2000/03/07 04:01:04
1867 :     Tag: blume_main_v110_26_2
1868 : dbm 570 Description:
1869 : blume 572 - size info in BOOTLIST
1870 :     * no fixed upper limits for number of bootfiles or length of
1871 :     bootfile names in runtime
1872 :     * falling back to old behavior if no BOOTLIST size info found
1873 :     - allocation size heuristics in .run-sml
1874 :     * tries to read cache size from /proc/cpuinfo (this is important for
1875 :     small-cache Celeron systems!)
1876 :     - install.sh robustified
1877 :     - CM manual updates
1878 :     - paranoid mode
1879 :     * no more CMB.deliver() (i.e., all done by CMB.make())
1880 :     * can re-use existing sml.boot.* files
1881 :     * init.cmi now treated as library
1882 :     * library stamps for consistency checks
1883 :     - sml.boot.<arch>-<os>/PIDMAP file
1884 :     * This file is read by the CM startup code. This is used to minimize
1885 :     the amount of dynamic state that needs to be stowed away for the
1886 :     purpose of sharing between interactive system and user code.
1887 :     - CM.Anchor.anchor instead of CM.Anchor.{set,cancel}
1888 :     * Upon request by Elsa. Anchors now controlled by get-set-pair
1889 :     like most other CM state variables.
1890 :     - Compiler.CMSA eliminated
1891 :     * No longer supported by CM anyway.
1892 :     - fixed bugs in pickler that kept biting Stefan
1893 :     * past refs to past refs (was caused by the possibility that
1894 :     ad-hoc sharing is more discriminating than hash-cons sharing)
1895 :     * integer overflow on LargeInt.minInt
1896 :     - ml-{lex,yacc} build scripts now use new mechanism
1897 :     for building standalone programs
1898 :     - fixed several gcc -Wall warnings that were caused by missing header
1899 :     files, missing initializations, etc., in runtime (not all warnings
1900 :     eliminated, though)

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