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revision 846, Mon Jun 25 16:06:46 2001 UTC revision 875, Tue Jul 10 21:19:41 2001 UTC
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15  ----------------------------------------------------------------------  ----------------------------------------------------------------------
16  Name: Matthias Blume  Name: Matthias Blume
17    Date: 2001/07/10 17:30:00 EDT
18    Tag: Release_110_34
19    Description:
20    
21    New version number (110.34). New bootfiles.
22    
23    ----------------------------------------------------------------------
24    Name: Matthias Blume
25    Date: 2001/07/09 16:00:00 EDT
26    Tag: blume-20010709-more-varargs
27    Description:
28    
29    I changed the handling of varargs in ml-nlffigen again:
30    The ellipsis ... will now simply be ignored (with an accompanying warning).
31    
32    The immediate effect is that you can actually call a varargs function
33    from ML -- but you can't actually supply any arguments beyond the ones
34    specified explicitly.  (For example, you can call printf with its format
35    string, but you cannot pass additional arguments.)
36    
37    This behavior is only marginally more useful than the one before, but
38    it has the advantage that a function or, more importantly, a function
39    type never gets dropped on the floor, thus avoiding follow-up problems with
40    other types that refer to the offending one.
41    
42    ----------------------------------------------------------------------
43    Name: Matthias Blume
44    Date: 2001/07/09 11:25:00 EDT
45    Tag: blume-20010709-varargs
46    Description:
47    
48    1. ckit-lib.cm now exports structure Error
49    2. ml-nlffigen reports occurences of "..." (i.e., varargs function types)
50       with a warning accompanied by a source location.  Moreover, it
51       merely skips the offending function or type and proceeds with the
52       rest of its work.u  As a result, one can safely feed C code containing
53       "..." to ml-nlffigen.
54    3. There are some internal improvements to CM, providing slightly
55       more general string substitutions in the tools subsystem.
56    
57    ----------------------------------------------------------------------
58    Name: Matthias Blume
59    Date: 2001/06/27 15:10:00 EDT
60    Tag: blume-20010627-concur
61    Description:
62    
63    Fixed a small bug in CM's handling of parallel compilation.
64    (You could observe the bug by Control-C-interrupting an ordinary
65    CMB.make or CM.stabilize and then attaching some compile servers.
66    The result was that all of a sudden the previously interrupted
67    compilation would continue on its own.  This was because of
68    an over-optimization: CM did not bother to clean out certain queues
69    when no servers were attached "anyway", resulting in the contents
70    of these queues to grab control when new servers did get attached.)
71    
72    There is also another minor update to the CM manual.
73    
74    ----------------------------------------------------------------------
75    Name: Matthias Blume
76    Date: 2001/06/26 16:15:00 EDT
77    Tag: blume-20010626-cmdoc
78    Description:
79    
80    Minor typo fixed in CM manual (syntax diagram for libraries).
81    
82    ----------------------------------------------------------------------
83    Name: Matthias Blume
84    Date: 2001/06/25 22:55:00 EDT
85    Tag: blume-20010625-x86pc
86    Description:
87    
88    Fixed a nasty bug in the X86 assembly code that caused signal
89    handlers to fail (crash) randomly.
90    
91    ----------------------------------------------------------------------
92    Name: Matthias Blume
93  Date: 2001/06/25 12:05:00 EDT  Date: 2001/06/25 12:05:00 EDT
94  Tag: blume-20010625-nlffigen  Tag: blume-20010625-nlffigen
95  Description:  Description:
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105       from the C file name without its directory.  This avoids silly things       from the C file name without its directory.  This avoids silly things
106       like "structure GL/GL".       like "structure GL/GL".
107       (Other silly names are still possible because ml-nlffigen does not do       (Other silly names are still possible because ml-nlffigen does not do
108        a thorough check of whether generated names are legal ML identifiers.)        a thorough check of whether generated names are legal ML identifiers.
109          When in doubt, use command line arguments to force particular names.)
110    
111  ----------------------------------------------------------------------  ----------------------------------------------------------------------
112  Name: Matthias Blume  Name: Matthias Blume

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