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13  Description:  Description:
14  ----------------------------------------------------------------------  ----------------------------------------------------------------------
15  Name: Matthias Blume  Name: Matthias Blume
16    Date: 2000/06/12 11:40:00
17    Tag: blume-20000612-parmakefix
18    Description:
19    
20    More cleanup after changing the file naming scheme: This time I
21    repaired the parallel make mechanism for CMB.make which I broke earlier.
22    
23    ----------------------------------------------------------------------
24    Name: Allen Leung
25    Date: 2000/06/09 01:25:00
26    Tag: leunga-20000609-various
27    
28    None of these things should affect normal SML/NJ operations
29    
30    1. Peephole improvements provided by Fermin (c--)
31    2. New annotation DEFUSE for adding extra dependence (moby)
32    3. New X86 LOCK instructions (moby)
33    4. New machine description language for reservation tables (scheduling)
34    5. Fixes to various optimization/analysis modules (branch chaining, dominator
35       trees etc.)
36    6. I've changed the CM files so that they can work with versions
37       110.0.6, 110.25 and 110.28
38    
39    ----------------------------------------------------------------------
40    Name: Matthias Blume
41    Date: 2000/06/09 12:40:00
42    Tag: blume-20000609-log
43    Description:
44    
45    - Removed all(?) remaining RCS Log entries from sources.
46    
47    - Fixed bug in ml-yacc and ml-lex sources (use explicit anchors for
48      anchored paths).
49    
50    ----------------------------------------------------------------------
51    Name: Matthias Blume
52    Date: 2000/06/07 17:00:00 JST
53    Tag: blume-20000607-no-implicit-anchors
54    Description:
55    
56    1. This update changes the default setting for
57    CM.Control.implicit_anchors from true to false.  This means that
58    implicit anchors are no longer permitted by default.  I also tried to
59    make sure that nothing else still relies on implicit anchors.
60    (This is the next step on the schedule towards a CM that does not even
61    have the notion of implicit anchors anymore.)
62    
63    2. More CM manual updates.
64    
65    3. I managed to track down and fix the pickling bug I mentioned last
66    time.  Because of the previously existing workaround, this entails no
67    immediate practical changes.
68    
69    ----------------------------------------------------------------------
70    Name: Matthias Blume
71    Date: 2000/06/06 11:15:00 JST
72    Tag: blume-20000606-lazierpickle
73    Description:
74    
75    !!!! NEW BOOT FILES !!!!
76    
77    * The main purpose of this update is to make library pickles lazier in
78    order to reduce the initial space penalty for autoloading a library.
79    As a result, it is now possible to have $smlnj/compiler.cm
80    pre-registered.  This should take care of the many complaints or
81    inquiries about missing structure Compiler.  This required changes to
82    CM's internal data structures and small tweaks to some algorithms.
83    
84    As a neat additional effect, it is no longer necessary (for the sake
85    of lean heap image files) to distinguish between a "minimal" CM and a
86    "full" CM.  Now, there is only one CM (i.e., the "full" version:
87    $smlnj/cm.cm aka $smlnj/cm/full.cm), and it is always available at the
88    interactive top level. ($smlnj/cm/minimal.cm is gone.)
89    
90    To make the life of compiler-hackers easier, "makeml" now also
91    pre-registers $smlnj/cmb.cm (aka $smlnj/cmb/current.cm).  In other
92    words, after you bootstrap a new sml for the first time, you will not
93    have to autoload $smlnj/cmb.cm again afterwards.  (The first time
94    around you will still have to do it, though.)
95    
96    * A second change consists of major updates to the CM manual.  There
97    are now several appendices with summary information and also a full
98    specification of the CM description file syntax.
99    
100    * In directory src/system I added the script "allcross".  This script
101    invokes sml and cross-compiles the compiler for all supported
102    architectures.  (Useful when providing a new set of boot files.)
103    
104    * There seems to be a latent bug in my "lazy pickles" mechanism.  I
105    added a small tweak to pickle-util.sml to work around this problem,
106    but it is not a proper fix yet.  I will investigate further.  (The
107    effect of the bug was an inflation of library pickle size.)
108    
109    * Version number increased to 110.28.1 (to avoid compatibility problems).
110    
111    ----------------------------------------------------------------------
112    Name: Allen Leung
113    Date: 2000/05/25 17:28 EDT
114    Tag: leunga-20000525-ra
115    Description:
116    
117      Fixed a bug in freezing phase of the register allocator.
118    
119    ----------------------------------------------------------------------
120    Name: Allen Leung
121    Date: 2000/05/15 22:53 EDT
122    Tag: leunga-20000515-alpha-x86-ra
123    Description:
124    
125      1. Alpha
126    
127          Slight cleanup.  Removed the instruction SGNXL
128    
129      2. X86
130    
131          Added the following instructions to the instruction set:
132    
133            ROLx, RORx,
134            BTx, BTSx, BTLx, BTRx,
135            XCHGx, and variants with the LOCK prefix
136    
137      3. Register Allocation
138    
139          The module ra-rewrite-with-renaming has been improved.
140    
141      These have no effect on SML/NJ.
142    
143    ----------------------------------------------------------------------
144    Name: Matthias Blume
145    Date: 2000/05/15 16:20:00 JST
146    Tag: blume-20000515-lightrebuild
147    Description:
148    
149    1. I added an alternative to "-rebuild" to "makeml".  The difference is
150       that prior to calling CMB.make' the CM-variable "LIGHT" will be
151       defined.  In effect, the command will not build any cross-compiler
152       backends and therefore finish more quickly.
153    
154       The "fixpt" script also takes a "-light" switch to be able to use
155       this new facility while compiling for a fixpoint.
156    
157    2. I replaced all mentions of anchored paths in group owner specifications
158       with simple relative paths (usually starting with "..").
159       The rationale is that a library's internal workings should not be
160       compromised by the lack of some anchor.  (An anchor is necessary
161       for someone who wants to refer to the library by an anchored path,
162       but it should not be necessary to build the same library in the first
163       place.)
164    
165    3. I changed the way CM's tool mechanism determines the shell command
166       string used for things like ml-yacc etc. so that it does not break
167       when CM.Control.implicit_anchors is turned off.
168    
169    ----------------------------------------------------------------------
170    Name: Matthias Blume
171    Date: 2000/05/12 18:20:00 JST
172    Tag: blume-20000512-ml-build
173    Description:
174    
175    Fixed a bug in config/_ml-build that prevented ml-yacc and ml-lex from
176    getting installed properly (by config/install.sh).
177    
178    ----------------------------------------------------------------------
179    Name: Matthias Blume
180  Date: 2000/05/12 17:30:00 JST  Date: 2000/05/12 17:30:00 JST
181  Tag: blume-20000512-anchors  Tag: blume-20000512-anchors
182  Description:  Description:

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