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13  Description:  Description:
14    
15  ----------------------------------------------------------------------  ----------------------------------------------------------------------
16    Name: Matthias Blume
17    Date: 2002/02/13 16:41:00 EST
18    Tag: blume-20020213-cmlpq
19    Description:
20    
21    Added new priority queue export symbols (which have just been added to
22    smlnj-lib.cm) to CML's version of smlnj-lib.cm.  (Otherwise CML would
23    not compile and the installer would choke.)
24    
25    ----------------------------------------------------------------------
26    Name: Matthias Blume
27    Date: 2002/02/13 16:15:00 EST
28    Tag: blume-20020213-various
29    Description:
30    
31    1. More tweaks to ml-nlffigen:
32    
33       - better internal datastructures (resulting in slight speedup)
34       - "-match" option requires exact match
35       - "localized" gensym counters (untagged structs/unions nested within
36         other structs/unions or within typedefs get a fresh counter; their
37         tag will be prefixed by a concatenation of their parents' tags)
38       - bug fixes (related to calculation of transitive closure of types
39         to be included in the output)
40    
41    2. Minor Basis updates:
42    
43       - added implementations for List.collate and Option.app
44    
45    ----------------------------------------------------------------------
46    Name: Matthias Blume
47    Date: 2002/02/11 15:55:00 EST
48    Tag: blume-20020211-gensym
49    Description:
50    
51    Added a "-gensym" option to command line of ml-nlffigen.  This can be
52    used to specify a "stem" -- a string that is inserted in all "gensym'd"
53    names (ML structure names that correspond to unnamed C structs, unions,
54    and enums), so that separate runs of ml-nlffigen do not clash.
55    
56    ----------------------------------------------------------------------
57    Name: Matthias Blume
58    Date: 2002/02/11 12:05:00 EST
59    Tag: blume-20020211-gensml
60    Description:
61    
62    A quick fix for a problem with GenSML (in the pgraph-util library):
63    Make generation of toplevel "local" optional.  (Strictly speaking,
64    signature definitions within "local" are not legal SML.)
65    
66    Other than that: updates to INSTALL and cm/TODO.
67    
68    ----------------------------------------------------------------------
69    Name: Matthias Blume
70    Date: 2002/02/08 15:00:00 EST
71    Tag: blume-20020208-uniquepid
72    Description:
73    
74    0. Version number has been bumped to 110.38.1.  NEW BOOTFILES!!!
75    
76    1. The installer (config/install.sh) has gotten smarter:
77    
78         - Configuration options are a bit easier to specify now
79           (in config/targets).
80         - Bug in recognizing .tar.bz2 files fixed.
81         - Installer automatically resolves dependencies between
82           configuration options (e.g., if you ask for eXene, you will
83           also get cml -- regardless whether you asked for it or not).
84         - Installer can run in "quieter mode" by setting the environment
85           variable INSTALL_QUIETLY to "true".  "Quieter" does not mean
86           "completely silent", though.
87         - Build HashCons library as part of smlnj-lib.
88    
89    2. A new scheme for assigning persistent identifiers to compilation
90       units (and, by extension, to types etc.) has been put into place.
91       This fixes a long-standing bug where types and even dynamic values
92       can get internally confused, thereby compromising type safety
93       (abstraction) and dynamic correctness.  See
94    
95         http://cm.bell-labs.com/cm/cs/who/blume/pid-confusion.tgz
96    
97       for an example of how things could go wrong until now.
98    
99       The downside of the new scheme is that pids are not quite as
100       persistent as they used to be: CM will generate a fresh pid
101       for every compilation unit that it thinks it sees for the first
102       time.  That means that if you compile starting from a clean, fresh
103       source tree at two different times, you end up with different
104       binaries.
105    
106       Cutoff recompilation, however, has not been compromised because
107       CM keeps pid information in special caches between runs.
108    
109    ----------------------------------------------------------------------
110    Name: Lal George
111    Date: 2002/02/07 15:34:13 EST 2002
112    Tag: <none>
113    Description:
114    
115    Compilers that generate assembly code may produce  global labels
116    whose value is resolved at link time. The various peephole optimization
117    modules did not take this in account.
118    
119    TODO. The Labels.addrOf function should really return an option
120    type so that clients are forced to deal with this issue, rather
121    than an exception being raised.
122    
123    ----------------------------------------------------------------------
124  Name: Lal George  Name: Lal George
125  Date: 2002/02/06 13:55:02 EST  Date: 2002/02/06 13:55:02 EST
126  Tag: george-20020206-ra-breakup  Tag: george-20020206-ra-breakup

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