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1 : dbm 570 This is the HISTORY file for the Yale SML/NJ CVS repository.
2 :    
3 :     An entry should be made for _every_ commit to the repository.
4 :     The entries in this file will be used when creating the README
5 :     for new versions, so keep that in mind when writing the
6 :     description.
7 :    
8 :     The form of an entry should be:
9 :    
10 : mblume 1384 Name:
11 : george 1003 Date: yyyy/mm/dd
12 : dbm 570 Tag: <post-commit CVS tag>
13 :     Description:
14 : leunga 1142
15 : george 1136 ----------------------------------------------------------------------
16 : mblume 1384 Name: Matthias Blume (blume (at) tti - c (dot) org)
17 : mblume 1465 Date: 2004/03/04 16:35:00 CST
18 :     Tag: blume-20040304-intinf-fmt
19 :     Description:
20 :    
21 :     Fixed problem with IntInf.fmt (sign would show up on the right instead
22 :     of on the left for BIN, OCT, and HEX).
23 :    
24 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
25 :     Name: Matthias Blume (blume (at) tti - c (dot) org)
26 : mblume 1464 Date: 2004/03/04 11:25:00 CST
27 :     Tag: blume-20040304-symlinks
28 :     Description:
29 :    
30 :     Fixed problem with installer script (unix only) where bin/ml-yacc and
31 :     friends pointed (via symlinks) to absolute locations instead of just
32 :     .run-sml. This was reported by Vesa A Norrman.
33 :    
34 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
35 :     Name: Matthias Blume (blume (at) tti - c (dot) org)
36 : mblume 1455 Date: 2004/02/13 14:50:00 CST
37 :     Tag: Release_110_45
38 :     Description:
39 :    
40 :     New working version (110.45). New bootfiles.
41 :    
42 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
43 :     Name: Matthias Blume (blume (at) tti - c (dot) org)
44 : mblume 1448 Date: 2004/01/26 15:15:15 CST
45 :     Tag: blume-20040126-toplevel
46 :     Description:
47 :    
48 :     Improved handling of exceptions at the interactive toplevel.
49 :    
50 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
51 :     Name: Matthias Blume (blume (at) tti - c (dot) org)
52 :     Date: 2004/01/26 11:25:00
53 : mblume 1446 Tag: blume-20040126-app
54 :     Description:
55 :    
56 :     Type of top-level "app" corrected.
57 : mblume 1447 Added code for setting vp_limitPtrMask to Win32-specific runtime.
58 : mblume 1446
59 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
60 :     Name: Matthias Blume (blume (at) tti - c (dot) org)
61 : mblume 1427 Date: 2003/11/18 17:10 CST
62 :     Tag: blume-20031118-basis-fiddle
63 :     Description:
64 :    
65 :     - changed Timer interface to what might become the spec
66 :     - POSIX_FLAGS -> BIT_FLAGS according to spec
67 :     - some other minor discrepancies wrt. spec eliminated
68 :    
69 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
70 :     Name: Matthias Blume (blume (at) tti - c (dot) org)
71 : mblume 1414 Date: 2003/11/06 12:00:00 CST
72 :     Tag: Release_110_44
73 :     Description:
74 :    
75 :     New working version (110.44). New bootfiles.
76 :    
77 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
78 :     Name: Matthias Blume (blume (at) tti - c (dot) org)
79 : mblume 1411 Date: 2003/11/04 11:50:00 CST
80 :     Tag: blume-20031104-move-libraries
81 :     Description:
82 :    
83 :     Eliminated the "dont_move_libraries" directive in config/targets.
84 :     (The mechanism was broken and could not be fixed easily. Moreover,
85 :     there does not seem to be any reason not to move all libraries into
86 :     lib during installation. I originally implemented this directive as a
87 :     backward-compatibility feature when I first introduced the new CM.
88 :     Now that things have been stable for a long time and going back to the
89 :     old CM is not an option, there is no reason to keep it around.)
90 :    
91 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
92 :     Name: Matthias Blume (blume (at) tti - c (dot) org)
93 : mblume 1409 Date: 2003/11/03 16:00:00 CST
94 :     Tag: blume-20031103-installdir
95 :     Description:
96 :    
97 :     Made installer honor INSTALLDIR variable again. (Thanks to Chris
98 :     Richards for pointing out the problem and providing the solution.)
99 :    
100 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
101 :     Name: Matthias Blume (blume (at) tti - c (dot) org)
102 : mblume 1400 Date: 2003/10/01 17:05:00 CDT
103 :     Tag: blume-20031001-lal-mlrisc
104 :     Description:
105 :    
106 :     MLRISC bug fix from Lal.
107 :    
108 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
109 :     Name: Matthias Blume (blume (at) tti - c (dot) org)
110 : mblume 1399 Date: 2003/09/30 16:10:00 CDT
111 :     Tag: blume-20030930-primio-bat
112 : mblume 1398 Description:
113 :    
114 :     1. Added openVector, nullRd, and nullWr to PRIM_IO.
115 :     2. Improved .bat files (for Win32 port) to make things work under Win95.
116 :     (thanks to Aaron S. Hawley for this one)
117 :    
118 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
119 :     Name: Matthias Blume (blume (at) tti - c (dot) org)
120 : mblume 1395 Date: 2003/09/26 16:05:00 CDT
121 :     Tag: blume-20030926-wrappriv
122 :     Description:
123 :    
124 :     Added missing wrapper for privilege "primitive" in $smlnj/viscomp/core.cm.
125 :    
126 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
127 :     Name: Matthias Blume (blume (at) tti - c (dot) org)
128 : mblume 1394 Date: 2003/09/26 15:00:00 CDT
129 :     Tag: blume-20030926-110_43_3
130 :     Description:
131 :    
132 :     - additional cleanup
133 :     - version number bump, NEW BOOTFILES
134 :    
135 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
136 :     Name: Matthias Blume (blume (at) tti - c (dot) org)
137 : mblume 1393 Date: 2003/09/26 12:00:00 CDT
138 :     Tag: blume-20030926-ppautoload
139 :     Description:
140 :    
141 :     I modified the read-eval-print loop so that the autoloader gets
142 :     invoked whenever the prettyprinter tries to look up a symbol that
143 :     is not currently defined in the toplevel environment but which
144 :     appears in CM's autoload registry. As a result, we see far fewer of
145 :     those ?.Foo.Bar.xxx names in the prettyprinter's output.
146 :    
147 :     In addition to this I tried to clean up some pieces of the Basis
148 :     implementation (e.g., Socket, Word8Array) in order to prevent other
149 :     instances of these ?.Foo.Bar.xxx names from being printed.
150 :    
151 :     The mechanism that picks names for types still needs some work, though.
152 :     (Right now it seems that if there is a type A.t which is defined to
153 : mblume 1394 be B.u, but B is unavailable at toplevel, then A.t gets printed as
154 :     "?.B.u" although the perhaps more sensible solution would be to use
155 : mblume 1393 "A.t" in this case. In other words, the prettyprinter should follow
156 :     a chain of DEFtycs not farther than there are corresponding toplevel
157 :     names in the current environment.)
158 :    
159 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
160 :     Name: Matthias Blume (blume (at) tti - c (dot) org)
161 : mblume 1391 Date: 2003/09/24 16:31:00 CDT
162 :     Tag: blume-20030924-installer
163 :     Description:
164 :    
165 :     Another installer tweak: All the ML code for the installer is now
166 :     compiled during CMB.make and put into a little library called
167 :     $smlnj/installer.cm. The installation then simply invokes
168 :    
169 :     sml -m $smlnj/installer.cm
170 :    
171 :     and everything happens automagically.
172 :    
173 :     Win32: ML code senses value of environment variable SMLNJ_HOME.
174 :     Unix: ML code senses values of environment variables ROOT, CONFIGDIR,
175 :     and BINDIR.
176 :    
177 :     The new scheme guarantees that the ML code responsible for the installation
178 :     is in sync with the APIs of the main system. Also, the installer is
179 :     somewhat faster because the installer script is precompiled.
180 :    
181 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
182 :     Name: Matthias Blume (blume (at) tti - c (dot) org)
183 : mblume 1390 Date: 2003/09/24 15:35:00 CDT
184 :     Tag: blume-20030924-synsock
185 :     Description:
186 :    
187 :     Added a signature SYNCHRONOUS_SOCKET to basis.cm. This is like SOCKET
188 :     but excludes all non-blocking operations. Defined SOCKET (in Basis)
189 :     and CML_SOCKET in terms of SYNCHRONOUS_SOCKET. Removed superfluous
190 :     implementations of non-blocking operations from CML's Socket
191 :     structure.
192 :    
193 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
194 :     Name: Matthias Blume (blume (at) tti - c (dot) org)
195 : mblume 1389 Date: 2003/09/24 15:10:05 CDT
196 :     Tag: blume-20030924-sockets
197 :     Description:
198 :    
199 :     1. Fixed SOCKET API and implementation to match Basis spec.
200 :     This required changing the internal representation of sockets to one
201 :     that remembers (for each socket file descriptor) whether it is currently
202 :     blocking or non-blocking. This state is maintained lazily (i.e., a system
203 :     call is made only if the state actually needs to change).
204 :    
205 :     2. OS-specific details of sockets were moved into separate files, thus
206 :     making it possible to unify the bulk of the socket implementations
207 :     between Unix and Win32.
208 :    
209 :     3. CML's socket API changed accordingly.
210 :     (Note that we need to remove non-blocking functions from this API
211 :     since they are redundant in the case of CML!)
212 :    
213 :     4. CML's socket implementation now makes use of non-blocking functions
214 :     provided by Basis, thus removing all OS-dependent code from this part
215 :     of CML.
216 :    
217 :     5. Changed Real64.precision from 52 to 53. Minor cleanup in Real64 code.
218 :    
219 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
220 :     Name: Matthias Blume (blume (at) tti - c (dot) org)
221 : mblume 1387 Date: 2003/09/22 12:10:00 CDT
222 : mblume 1388 Tag: blume-20030922-110_43_2
223 : mblume 1387 Description:
224 :    
225 :     Made a new interim version and bootfiles for developer's bootstrapping
226 :     convenience.
227 :    
228 :     110.43.2 -- NEW BOOTFILES
229 :    
230 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
231 :     Name: Matthias Blume (blume (at) tti - c (dot) org)
232 : mblume 1385 Date: 2003/09/19 15:55:00 CDT
233 :     Tag: blume-20030919-cmdir
234 :     Description:
235 :    
236 :     1. new-install.sh -> install.sh
237 :     2. changed default CM "metadata" directory name to ".cm" (instead of "CM")
238 :     3. tweaked installer so that another name instead of .cm can be chosen
239 :     at install time (by setting the CM_DIR_ARC environment variable
240 :     during installation); once installation is complete, the name is
241 :     fixed
242 :    
243 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
244 :     Name: Matthias Blume (blume (at) tti - c (dot) org)
245 : mblume 1384 Date: 2003/09/18 16:00:00 CDT
246 :     Tag: blume-20030918-110_43_1
247 :     Description:
248 :    
249 :     Made a new interim version and bootfiles for developer's bootstrapping
250 :     convenience.
251 :    
252 :     110.43.1 -- NEW BOOTFILES
253 :    
254 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
255 :     Name: Matthias Blume (blume (at) tti - c (dot) org)
256 : mblume 1383 Date: 2003/09/18 15:20:00 CDT
257 :     Tag: blume-20030918-misc
258 :     Description:
259 :    
260 :     1. Exported fractionsPerSecond etc. from TimeImp (but not from Time as
261 :     this seems to be controversial at the moment) and used those in
262 :     Posix.ProcEnv.times.
263 :    
264 :     2. Added Time.{from,to}Nanoseconds to Time.
265 :    
266 :     3. Improved Real.{from,to}LargeInt by avoiding needless calculations.
267 :     For example, fromLargeInt never needs to look at more than 3 "big
268 :     digits" to get its 53 bits of precision.
269 :    
270 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
271 : mblume 1384 Name: Matthias Blume (blume (at) tti - c (dot) org)
272 : mblume 1381 Date: 2003/09/17 16:30:00 CDT
273 :     Tag: blume-20030917-real32-slices
274 :     Description:
275 :    
276 :     Added an entry to the primitive environment
277 :     (compiler/Semant/statenv/prim.sml) for int32->real64 conversion and
278 :     added code to compiler/CodeGen/main/mlriscGen.sml to implement it.
279 :    
280 :     Removed some of the "magic" constants in real64.sml and replaced them
281 :     with code that generates these values from their corresponding
282 :     integer counterparts.
283 :    
284 :     Made all(?) the slice-related changes to the Basis and made everything
285 :     compile again...
286 :    
287 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
288 : mblume 1368 Name: Matthias Blume (blume (at) tti - c (dot) org)
289 : mblume 1375 Date: 2003/09/15 17:45:00 CDT
290 :     Tag: blume-20030915-rbase
291 :     Description:
292 :    
293 :     Fixed bug in Real.fromLargeInt.
294 :    
295 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
296 :     Name: Matthias Blume (blume (at) tti - c (dot) org)
297 : mblume 1369 Date: 2003/09/13 18:11:00 CDT
298 :     Tag: blume-20030913-libinstall
299 :     Description:
300 :    
301 :     Minor bugfix in config/libinstall (set anchor with path to
302 :     standalone tool after installing it, otherwise libraries that
303 :     need ml-lex or ml-yacc won't compile the first time the installer
304 :     runs).
305 :    
306 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
307 :     Name: Matthias Blume (blume (at) tti - c (dot) org)
308 : mblume 1368 Date: 2003/09/12 11:45:00 CDT
309 :     Tag: blume-20030912-various
310 :     Description:
311 :    
312 :     - fixed bug in Real.toLargeInt
313 :     - fixed bug in Posix.ProcEnv.times
314 :     - changed inputLine functions to return an option
315 :     - minor installer improvements / bugfixes
316 :     - changed default @SMLalloc parameter for x86/celeron to 64k
317 :    
318 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
319 :     Name: Matthias Blume (blume (at) tti - c (dot) org)
320 : mblume 1356 Date: 2003/09/09 22:00:00 CDT
321 :     Tag: Release_110_43
322 :     Description:
323 :    
324 :     New working release 110.43. New bootfiles.
325 :    
326 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
327 : mblume 1368 Name: Matthias Blume (blume (at) tti - c (dot) org)
328 : mblume 1354 Date: 2003/09/09 19:20:00 CDT
329 :     Tag: blume-20030909-installer
330 :     Description:
331 :    
332 :     Rewrote large parts of config/install.sh in SML (config/libinstall.sml).
333 :     Modified config/install.bat to take advantage of it. Also modified
334 :     config/install.sh (and called it config/new-install.sh) to take advantage
335 :     of it on Unix systems. (The SML code is (supposed to be) platform-
336 :     independent.)
337 :    
338 :     The installer can now install everything under Win32
339 :     as well as under *nix as long as it compiles.
340 :    
341 :     Other changes:
342 :    
343 :     - made CML compile again under Win32
344 :     - made eXene compile under Win32 (by providing a fake structure UnixSock
345 :     and by using OS.Process.getEnv instead of Posix.ProcEnv.getenv)
346 :     - fixed a bug in nowhere: it assumed that type OS.Process.status is the
347 :     same as type int; under Win32 it isn't
348 :     - fixed some slice-related problems in the win32-specific parts of CML
349 :     - added a functor argument "sameVol" to os-path-fn.sml in the Basis
350 :     (under Win32, the volume name is case-insensitive, and the
351 :     OS.Path code compares volume names for equality)
352 :    
353 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
354 : mblume 1368 Name: Matthias Blume (blume (at) tti - c (dot) org)
355 : mblume 1353 Date: 2003/09/08 11:55:00 CDT
356 :     Tag: blume-20030908-fullpath
357 :     Description:
358 :    
359 :     Made Win32 version of OS.FileSys.fullPath return current directory
360 :     when given an empty string. This is what the spec says, and incidentally,
361 :     CM depends on it. (CM otherwise goes into an infinite loop in certain
362 :     cases when presented with the name of a non-existing .cm file.)
363 :    
364 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
365 : mblume 1368 Name: Matthias Blume (blume (at) tti - c (dot) org)
366 : mblume 1350 Date: 2003/09/04 16:30:00 CDT
367 : mblume 1352 Tag: blume-20030905-slices-etc
368 : mblume 1350 Description:
369 :    
370 :     1. Changed interface to vectors and arrays in Basis to match
371 :     (draft) Basis spec.
372 :     2. Added signatures and implementations of slices according to
373 :     Basis spec.
374 :     3. Edited source code throughout the system to make it compile again
375 :     under 1. and 2. (In some cases code had to be added to have it
376 :     match the new signatures.)
377 :     4. MLRISC should be backward-compatible: the copies of the originals
378 :     of files that needed to change under 3. were retained, the .cm files
379 :     check the compiler version number and use old versions when
380 :     appropriate.
381 :     5. Changed type of OS.FileSys.readDir and Posix.FileSys.readdir to
382 :     dirstream -> string option (in accordance with Basis spec).
383 :     6. When generating code that counts lines, ml-lex used function
384 :     CharVector.foldli, taking advantage of its old interface.
385 :     This has been replaced with the corresponding code from
386 :     CharVectorSlice. (html-lex must be re-lexed!)
387 :     7. BitArray in smlnj-lib/Util has been extended/modified to match the
388 :     new MONO_ARRAY signature. (Do we need BitArraySlice?)
389 :     8. Removed temporary additions (fromInternal, toInternal) from the
390 :     (now obsolete) IntInf in smlnj-lib/Util.
391 :     9. Cleaned up structure Byte.
392 :     10. Added localOffset, scan, and fromString to Date (according to spec).
393 :     Cleaned/corrected implementation of Date.
394 :     (Still need to check for correctness; implement better canonicalizeDate.)
395 :     11. Added "scan" to signature IEEE_REAL.
396 :     12. Some improvements to IntInf [in particular: efficiency-hack for
397 :     mod and rem when second operand is 2 (for parity checks).]
398 :     13. Changed representation of type Time.time, using a single IntInf.int
399 :     value counting microseconds. This considerably simplified the
400 :     implementation of structure Time. We now support negative time
401 :     values; scan and fromString handle signs.
402 :     14. Functor PrimIO now takes two additional arguments (VectorSlice and
403 :     ArraySlice).
404 :    
405 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
406 : mblume 1368 Name: Matthias Blume (blume (at) tti - c (dot) org)
407 : mblume 1347 Date: 2003/08/28 17:00:00 CDT
408 :     Tag: blume-20030828-intinf
409 :     Description:
410 :    
411 :     This is a major update which comes with a version number bump
412 :     (110.42.99 -- yes, we are really close to 110.43 :-), NEW BOOTFILES,
413 :     and an implementation of IntInf in the Basis.
414 :    
415 :     There are a fairly large number of related changes and updates throughout
416 :     the system:
417 :    
418 :     Basis:
419 :     - Implemented IntInf.
420 :     - Made LargeInt a projection of IntInf (by filtering through INTEGER).
421 : mblume 1348 - Added some missing Real64 operations, most notably Real.toLargeInt.
422 : mblume 1347 - Added FixedInt as a synonym for Int32.
423 :    
424 :     compiler:
425 :     * Added support for a built-in intinf type.
426 :     - literals
427 :     - pattern matching
428 :     - conversion shortcuts (Int32.fromLarge o Int.toLarge etc.)
429 :     - overloading on literals and operations
430 :    
431 :     This required adding a primitive type intinf, some additional
432 :     primops, and implementations for several non-trivial intinf
433 :     operations in Core. (The intinf type is completely abstract
434 :     to the compiler; all operations get delegated back to the Core.)
435 :    
436 :     * Intinf equality is handled by polyequal. However, the compiler
437 :     does not print its usual warning in this case (since polyequal
438 :     is the right thing to do there).
439 :    
440 :     * Improved the organization of structure InlineT.
441 :    
442 :     * A word about conversion primops:
443 :     If conversions involving intinf do not cancel out during
444 : mblume 1348 CPS contract, then the compiler must insert calls to Core functions.
445 : mblume 1347 Since all core access must be resolved already during the FLINT
446 :     translate phase, it would be too late a the time of CPS contract
447 : mblume 1348 to add new Core calls. For this reason, conversion primops
448 : mblume 1347 for intinf carry two arguments: 1. the numeric argument that
449 :     they are supposed to convert, and 2. the Core function that
450 :     can help with this conversion if necessary. If CPS contract
451 : mblume 1348 eliminates a primop, then the associated Core function becomes
452 :     dead and goes away. Intinf conversion primops that do not get
453 :     eliminated by CPS contract get rewritten into calls of their
454 :     core functions by a separate, new phase.
455 : mblume 1347
456 :     interactive system:
457 :     - Control.Print.intinfDepth controls max length of intinf constants
458 :     being printed. (Analogous to Control.Print.stringDepth.)
459 :     - Cleanup in printutil and pputil: got rid of unused stuff and
460 :     duplicates; replaced some of the code with code that makes better
461 :     use of library functionality.
462 :    
463 :     CM:
464 :     Bugfix: parse-errors in init group (system/smlnj/init/init.cmi)
465 :     are no longer silent.
466 :    
467 :     CKIT:
468 :     Fixed mismatched uses of Int32 and LargeInt. I always decided
469 :     in favor of LargeInt -- which is now the same as IntInf.
470 :     CKIT-knowledgable people should check whether this is what's
471 :     intended and otherwise change things back to using Int32 or
472 :     FixedInt.
473 :    
474 :     Throughout the code:
475 : mblume 1348 Started using IntInf.int literals and built-in operations
476 : mblume 1347 (e.g., comparison with 0) where this seems appropriate.
477 :    
478 :    
479 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
480 : macqueen 1343 Name: Dave MacQueen (dbm@cs.uchicago.edu)
481 :     Date: 2003/08/13 11:36:00 CDT
482 :     Tag: dbm-20030813-mcz-merge1
483 :     Description:
484 :    
485 :     Merging changes from the mcz-branch development branch into trunk.
486 :     These changes involve replacement of the emulated old prettyprinter
487 :     interface with direct use of the SML/NJ Lib PP library, and fixing
488 :     of a couple of bugs (895, 1186) relating to error messages. A new
489 :     prettyprinter for ast datatypes (Elaborator/print/ppast.{sig,sml})
490 :     has been added.
491 :    
492 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
493 : mblume 1368 Name: Matthias Blume (blume (at) tti - c (dot) org)
494 : mblume 1342 Date: 2003/08/11 15:45:00 CDT
495 :     Tag: blume-20030811-windows
496 :     Description:
497 :    
498 :     Version number bumped to 110.42.9. NEW BOOTFILES!!!
499 :    
500 :     http://smlnj.cs.uchicago.edu/dist/working/110.42.9/
501 :    
502 :     This patch restores SML/NJ's ability to run under win32. There are a
503 :     number of changes, including fixes for several bugs that had gone
504 :     unnoticed until now:
505 :    
506 :     - uname "CYGWIN_NT*" is recognized as win32 (This is relevant only when
507 :     trying to run the win32 version from within cygwin.)
508 :    
509 :     - There are a number of simple .bat scripts that substitute for their
510 :     corresponding Unix shell-scripts. (See below.)
511 :    
512 :     - The internals of ml-build have been modified slightly. The main
513 :     difference is that instead of calling ".link-sml" (or link-sml.bat)
514 :     using OS.Process.system, the ML process delegates this task back
515 :     to the script. Otherwise problems arise in mixed environments such
516 :     as Cygwin where scripts look and work like Unix scripts, but
517 :     where OS.Process.system cannot run them.
518 :    
519 :     - In CM, the srcpath pickler used native pathname syntax -- which
520 :     is incorrect in the case of cross-compilation. The new pickle format
521 :     is independent of platform-specific naming conventions.
522 :    
523 :     - Path configuration files (such as lib/pathconfig) can now choose
524 :     between native and standard syntax. Placing a line of the form
525 :    
526 :     standard!
527 :    
528 :     into the file causes all subsequent paths to be interpreted using
529 :     CM standard pathname syntax (= Unix conventions); a line
530 :    
531 :     native!
532 :    
533 :     switches back to native style. This was needed so that
534 :     path config files can be written portably, see src/system/pathconfig.
535 :    
536 :     - Runtime system:
537 :    
538 :     - win32-filesys.c: get_file_time and set_file_time now
539 :     access modification time, not creation time.
540 :    
541 :     - I/O code made aware of new array representation.
542 :    
543 :     - Bug fixes in X86.prim.masm.
544 :    
545 :     - src/system/makeml made aware of win32. (For use under cygwin
546 :     and other Unix-environments for windows.)
547 :    
548 :     - In Basis, fixed off-by-one error in win32-io.sml (function vecF)
549 :     which caused BinIO.inputAll to fail consistently.
550 :    
551 :     .bat scripts:
552 :    
553 :     Windows .bat scripts assume that SMLNJ_HOME is defined.
554 :    
555 :     - sml.bat, ml-yacc.bat, ml-lex.bat: Driver scripts for standalone
556 :     applications (sml, ml-yacc, ml-lex).
557 :     - ml-build.bat: analogous to ml-build.
558 :     - config\install.bat: Analogous to config/install.sh. This requires
559 :     that SMLNJ_HOME is set and that Microsoft Visual C is ready to use.
560 :     (nmake etc. must be on the path, and vcvars32 must have been run.)
561 :     Moreover, sources for ml-lex and ml-yacc need to exist under src,
562 :     and the bootfile hierarchy must have been unpacked under
563 :     sml.boot.x86-win32.
564 :     The script is very primitive and does a poor job at error checking.
565 :     It only installs the base system, ml-lex, and ml-yacc. No other
566 :     libraries are being installed (i.e., you get only those that
567 :     are part of the compiler.)
568 :     - link-sml.bat: analogous to .link-sml, but not currently used
569 :    
570 :     Unrelated bug fixes:
571 :    
572 :     - ml-nlffigen now exports structures ST_* corresponding to incomplete
573 :     types.
574 :     - Added getDevice to PP/src/pp-debug-fn.sml. (Would not compile
575 :     otherwise.)
576 :    
577 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
578 : macqueen 1337 Name: Dave MacQueen (macqueen@cs.uchicago.edu)
579 :     Date: 2003/06/17
580 :     Tag: macqueen-20030617-bug895
581 :     Description:
582 :    
583 :     Modified compiler/Elaborator/print/pptype.sml to fix bug 895.
584 :     Tag will be used for new development branch (mcz-branch) for
585 :     use by MacQueen, (Lucasz) Zairek, and (George) Cao at uchicago.
586 :    
587 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
588 : mblume 1368 Name: Matthias Blume (blume (at) tti - c (dot) org)
589 : mblume 1335 Date: 2003/05/27 16:55:00 CDT
590 :     Tag: blume-20030527-polyeq
591 :     Description:
592 :    
593 :     Tried to eliminated most cases of polymorphic equality.
594 :    
595 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
596 : mblume 1368 Name: Matthias Blume (blume (at) tti - c (dot) org)
597 : mblume 1334 Date: 2003/05/21 17:45:00 CDT
598 :     Tag: blume-20030517-complete
599 :     Description:
600 :    
601 :     Two changes:
602 :    
603 :     1. Added a flag for controlling whether non-exhaustive bindings will
604 :     be treated as errors (default is false).
605 :     2. Cleaned up the *entire* source tree so that CMB.make goes through
606 :     without a single non-exhaustive match- or bind warning.
607 :    
608 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
609 : mblume 1368 Name: Matthias Blume (blume (at) tti - c (dot) org)
610 : mblume 1332 Date: 2003/05/17 10:20:00 CDT
611 :     Tag: blume-20030517-absyn
612 :     Description:
613 :    
614 :     1. Added cases for IF, WHILE, ANDALSO, and ORELSE to Absyn.
615 :    
616 :     This mainly affects the quality of error messages. However, some
617 :     of the code is now more straightforward than before. (Treatment of
618 :     the above four constructs in translate.sml is much simpler than
619 :     the "macro-expansion" that was going on before. Plus, the mach-
620 :     compiler no longer gets invoked just to be able to compile an
621 :     if-expression.)
622 :    
623 :     2. The ErrorMsg.Error exception is now caught and absorbed by the
624 :     interactive loop.
625 :    
626 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
627 : allenleung 1327 Name: Allen Leung
628 :     Date: 2003/05/16 13:05:00 CDT
629 :     Tag: leunga-20030516-cygwin-runtime
630 :     Description:
631 :    
632 :     Ported the runtime system to cygwin, which uses the unix
633 :     x86-unix bin files. Missing/buggy features:
634 :    
635 :     o getnetbyname, getnetbyaddr: these functions seem to be missing in
636 :     the Cygwin library.
637 :     o Ctrl-C handling may be flaky.
638 :     o Windows system calls and Windows I/O are not supported.
639 :    
640 :     A new set of binfiles is located at:
641 :    
642 :     http://www.dorsai.org/~leunga/boot.x86-unix.tgz
643 :    
644 :     This is only needed for bootstrapping the cygwin version of smlnj.
645 :     Other x86 versions can use the existing binfiles.
646 :    
647 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
648 : mblume 1317 Name: Matthias Blume
649 :     Date: 2003/04/08 15:42:00 CDT
650 :     Tag: blume-20030408-listpair
651 :     Description:
652 :    
653 :     1. Added a target 'mlrisc' to installer.
654 :    
655 :     2. Added missing elements to structure ListPair.
656 :    
657 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
658 : leunga 1296 Name: Allen Leung
659 :     Date: 2003/01/07 10:40:00 EST
660 :     Tag: leunga-20030107-int-rem
661 :     Description:
662 :    
663 :     Fixed a bug in Int.rem(x,y) where y is a power of 2 on x86.
664 :     The arguments to the SUBL instruction were swapped.
665 :    
666 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
667 : blume 1229 Name: Matthias Blume
668 : blume 1294 Date: 2002/12/12 16:25:00 EST
669 :     Tag: blume-20021212-risc-ra
670 :     Description:
671 :    
672 :     Fixed a serious bug in the rewrite code for FP spilling/reloading that
673 :     sent the RA into an infinite loop when floating point registers get
674 :     spilled. (Because of this bug, e.g., nucleic stopped compiling between
675 :     110.37 and 110.38.)
676 :     There was another set of potential problems related to the handling of
677 :     MLRISC annotations (but those did not yet cause real problems, apparently).
678 :    
679 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
680 :     Name: Matthias Blume
681 : blume 1291 Date: 2002/12/06 22:40:00 EST
682 :     Tag: blume-20021206-cm-fileid
683 :     Description:
684 :    
685 :     Added a call of SrcPath.sync at the beginning of Parse.parse (in CM).
686 :     This fixes the problem of CM getting confused by files that suddenly
687 :     change their identity (e.g., by getting unlinked and recreated by some
688 :     text editor such as vi). There might be a better/cheaper/cleaner way
689 :     of doing this, but for now this will have to do.
690 :    
691 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
692 :     Name: Matthias Blume
693 : blume 1288 Date: 2002/10/28 09:50:00 EST
694 :     Tag: blume-20021028-typecheck
695 :     Description:
696 :    
697 :     Exported structure Typecheck from $smlnj/viscomp/core.cm.
698 :    
699 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
700 :     Name: Matthias Blume
701 : blume 1282 Date: 2002/10/17 09:10:00 EDT
702 : blume 1279 Tag: Release_110_42
703 :     Description:
704 :    
705 : blume 1282 In good old tradition, there has been a slight hiccup so that we have
706 :     to patch 110.42 after the fact. The old release tag has been replaced
707 :     (see below).
708 :    
709 :     The change solves a problem with two competing approaches the
710 :     configuration problem regarding MacOS 10.1 vs. MacOS 10.2 which got in
711 :     each other's way.
712 :    
713 :     This change only affects the runtime system code and the installer script.
714 :     (No new bootfiles.)
715 :    
716 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
717 :     Name: Matthias Blume
718 :     Date: 2002/10/16 12:00:00 EDT
719 :     Tag: Release_110_42_removed
720 :     Description:
721 :    
722 : blume 1279 New working release. New bootfiles.
723 :    
724 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
725 :     Name: Matthias Blume
726 : blume 1273 Date: 2002/10/10 13:10:00 EDT
727 :     Tag: blume-20021010-ppc-divs
728 :     Description:
729 :    
730 :     The mltree operator DIVS must be implemented with an overflow check on
731 :     the PPC because the hardware indicates divide-by-zero using "overflow" as
732 :     well.
733 :    
734 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
735 :     Name: Matthias Blume
736 : blume 1261 Date: 2002/07/23 11:45:00
737 :     Tag: blume-20020723-smlnj-home
738 :     Description:
739 :    
740 :     Sml now senses the SMLNJ_HOME environment variable. If this is set,
741 :     then the bin dir is assumed to be in $SMLNJ_HOME/bin and (unless
742 :     CM_PATHCONFIG is also set), the path configuration file is assumed
743 :     to be in $SMLNJ_HOME/lib/pathconfig. This way one can easily move
744 :     the entire tree to some other place and everything will "just work".
745 :    
746 :     (Companion commands such as ml-build and ml-makedepend also sense this
747 :     variable.)
748 :    
749 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
750 :     Name: Matthias Blume
751 : blume 1259 Date: 2002/07/12 21:19:00 EDT
752 :     Tag: blume-20020712-liveness
753 :     Description:
754 :    
755 :     Exported two useful "step" functions from liveness module (MLRISC).
756 :    
757 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
758 :     Name: Matthias Blume
759 : blume 1253 Date: 2002/07/05 16:00 EDT
760 :     Tag: Release_110_41
761 :     Description:
762 :    
763 :     New working release. New bootfiles.
764 :    
765 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
766 :     Name: Matthias Blume
767 : blume 1250 Date: 2002/07/05 10:25:00 EDT
768 :     Tag: blume-20020705-btimp
769 :     Description:
770 :    
771 :     Exported structure BTImp from $smlnj/viscomp/debugprof.cm so that
772 :     other clients can set up backtracing support.
773 :    
774 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
775 :     Name: Matthias Blume
776 : blume 1249 Date: 2002/06/25 17:23:00 EDT
777 :     Tag: blume-20020625-fpmax
778 :     Description:
779 :    
780 :     Fixed a bug in translation of INLMAX (and INLMIN) for the floating-point
781 :     case. (The sense of the isNaN test was reversed -- which made min and
782 :     max always return their first argument.)
783 :    
784 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
785 :     Name: Matthias Blume
786 : blume 1240 Date: 2002/06/11
787 :     Tag: blume-20020611-unixpath
788 :     Description:
789 :    
790 :     Back-ported OS.Path.{from,to}UnixPath from idlbasis-devel branch.
791 :    
792 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
793 :     Name: Matthias Blume
794 : blume 1238 Date: 2002/06/10 16:35:00 EDT
795 :     Tag: blume-20020610-ieeereal
796 :     Description:
797 :    
798 :     I back-ported my implementation of IEEEReal.fromString from the
799 :     idlbasis-devel branch so that we can test it.
800 :    
801 :     Another small change is that ppDec tries to give more information
802 :     than just "<sig>" in the case of functors. However, this code is
803 :     broken in some mysterious way if the functor's body's signature
804 :     has not been declared by ascription but gets inferred from the
805 :     implementation. This needs fixing...
806 :    
807 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
808 :     Name: Matthias Blume
809 : blume 1229 Date: 2002/05/31
810 :     Tag: blume-20020531-btrace-mode
811 :     Description:
812 :    
813 :     Resurrected SMLofNJ.Internals.BTrace.mode. (It accidentally fell by
814 :     the wayside when I switched over to using Controls everywhere.)
815 :    
816 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
817 : george 1222 Name: Lal George
818 :     Date: 2002/05/23 12:21:40 EDT
819 :     Tag: george-20020523-visual-labels
820 :     Description:
821 :    
822 :     Labels are now displayed in the graphical output to make
823 :     the fall-through and target blocks obvious.
824 :    
825 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
826 : blume 1204 Name: Matthias Blume
827 : blume 1220 Date: 2002/05/22 11:03:00 EDT
828 :     Tag: blume-20020522-shrink
829 :     Description:
830 :    
831 :     John tweaked yesterday's fix for 1131 to handle an out-of-memory
832 :     situation that comes up when allocating huge arrays.
833 :    
834 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
835 :     Name: Matthias Blume
836 : blume 1215 Date: 2002/05/21 16:00:00 EDT
837 :     Tag: Release_110_40
838 :     Description:
839 :    
840 :     New working release (110.40). New bootfiles.
841 :    
842 :     [Also: John Reppy fixed GC bug 1131.]
843 :    
844 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
845 :     Name: Matthias Blume
846 : blume 1212 Date: 2002/05/21 12:35:00 EDT
847 :     Tag: blume-20020521-cmdoc
848 :     Description:
849 :    
850 :     CM documentation update.
851 :    
852 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
853 :     Name: Matthias Blume
854 : blume 1211 Date: 2002/05/21 10:55:00 EDT
855 :     Tag: blume-20020521-misc
856 :     Description:
857 :    
858 :     - John tweaked runtime to be silent on heap export (except when
859 :     GC messages are on).
860 :     - I added a few more things (cross-compiling versions of CMB) to
861 :     config/preloads (as suggestions).
862 :    
863 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
864 :     Name: Matthias Blume
865 : blume 1208 Date: 2002/05/20 22:25:00 EDT
866 :     Tag: blume-20020520-controls
867 :     Description:
868 :    
869 :     - Added ControlUtil structure to control-lib.cm.
870 :     - Use it throughout.
871 :     - Used Controls facility to define MLRISC controls (as opposed to
872 :     registering MLRISC control ref cells with Controls after the fact)
873 :     - Fixed messed-up controls priorities.
874 :    
875 :     * Removed again all the stuff from config/preloads that one wouldn't
876 :     be able to preload at the time the initial heap image is built.
877 :     (Many libraries, e.g., CML, do not exist yet at this time. The
878 :     only libraries that can be preloaded via config/preloads are those
879 :     that come bundled with the bootfiles.)
880 :    
881 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
882 :     Name: Matthias Blume
883 : blume 1204 Date: 2002/05/20 10:59:00 EDT
884 :     Tag: blume-20020520-preloads
885 :     Description:
886 :    
887 :     Added a lot of commented-out suggestions for things to be included
888 :     in config/preloads.
889 :    
890 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
891 : leunga 1203 Name: Allen Leung
892 :     Date: 2002/05/18 14:20:00 EDT
893 :     Tag: leunga-20020518-mdl
894 :     Description:
895 :    
896 :     o Made the mdl tool stuff compile and run again.
897 :     o I've disabled all the stuff that depends on RTL specifications; they
898 :     are all badly broken anyway.
899 :    
900 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
901 : blume 1201 Name: Matthias Blume
902 :     Date: 2002/05/17 16:49:00 EDT
903 :     Tag: blume-20020517-controls
904 :     Description:
905 :    
906 :     0. John Reppy made several modifications to the SML/NJ library.
907 :     In particular, there is a shiny new controls-lib.cm.
908 :    
909 :     1. Pushed new controls interface through compiler so that everything
910 :     compiles again.
911 :    
912 :     2. Added FormatComb and FORMAT_COMB to the CML version of the
913 :     SML/NJ library (so that CML compiles again).
914 :    
915 :     3. Modified init scripts because XXX_DEFAULT environment variables
916 :     are no longer with us. (Boot-time initialization is now done
917 :     using the same environment variables that are also used for
918 :     startup-time initialization of controls.)
919 :    
920 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
921 : george 1192 Name: Lal George
922 :     Date: 2002/05/15 09:20:10 EDT
923 :     Tag: george-20020515-pseudo-op-decls
924 :     Description:
925 :    
926 :     All pseudo-ops emitted before the first segment declaration
927 :     such as TEXT, DATA, and BSS directives are assumed to be global
928 :     declarations and are emitted first in the assembly file. This is
929 :     useful in a number of situations where one has pseudo-ops that are not
930 :     specific to any segment, and also works around the constraint that one
931 :     cannot have client pseudo-ops in the TEXT segment.
932 :    
933 :     Because no segment is associated with these declarations it is
934 :     an error to allocate any space or objects before the first segment
935 :     directive and an exception will be raised. However, we cannot make
936 :     this check for client pseudo-ops.
937 :    
938 :     These top level declarations are a field in the CFG graph_info.
939 :     In theory you can continue to add to this field after the CFG has been
940 :     built -- provided you know what you are doing;-)
941 :    
942 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
943 : blume 1175 Name: Matthias Blume
944 : blume 1190 Date: 2002/05/13 16:40:00 EDT
945 :     Tag: blume-20020513-pp-etc
946 :     Description:
947 :    
948 :     A few minor bugfixes:
949 :    
950 :     - Stopgap measure for bug recently reported by Elsa Gunter (ppDec).
951 :     (Bogus printouts for redefined bindings still occur. Compiler
952 :     bug should no longer occur now. We need to redo the prettyprinter
953 :     from scratch.)
954 :    
955 :     - CM pathname printer now also adds escape sequences for ( and )
956 :    
957 :     - commend and docu fixes for ml-nlffi
958 :    
959 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
960 :     Name: Matthias Blume
961 : blume 1189 Date: 2002/05/10 16:40:00 EDT
962 :     Tag: blume-20020510-erg-textio
963 :     Description:
964 :    
965 :     Applied the following bugfix provided by Emden Gansner:
966 :    
967 :     Output is corrupted when outputSubstr is used rather than output.
968 :    
969 :     The problem occurs when a substring
970 :    
971 :     ss = (s, dataStart, dataLen)
972 :    
973 :     where dataStart > 0, fills a stream buffer with avail bytes left.
974 :     avail bytes of s, starting at index dataStart, are copied into the
975 :     buffer, the buffer is flushed, and then the remaining dataLen-avail
976 :     bytes of ss are copied into the beginning of the buffer. Instead of
977 :     starting this copy at index dataStart+avail in s, the current code
978 :     starts the copy at index avail.
979 :    
980 :     Fix:
981 :     In text-io-fn.sml, change line 695 from
982 :     val needsFlush = copyVec(v, avail, dataLen-avail, buf, 0)
983 :     to
984 :     val needsFlush = copyVec(v, dataStart+avail, dataLen-avail, buf, 0)
985 :    
986 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
987 :     Name: Matthias Blume
988 : blume 1186 Date: 2002/04/12 13:55:00 EDT
989 :     Tag: blume-20020412-assyntax
990 :     Description:
991 :    
992 :     1. Grabbed newer assyntax.h from the XFree86 project.
993 :     2. Fiddled with how to compile X86.prim.asm without warnings.
994 :     3. (Very) Minor cleanup in CM.
995 :    
996 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
997 :     Name: Matthias Blume
998 : blume 1185 Date: 2002/04/01 (no joke!) 17:07:00 EST
999 :     Tag: blume-20020401-x86div
1000 :     Description:
1001 :    
1002 :     Added full support for div/mod/rem/quot on the x86, using the machine
1003 :     instruction's two results (without clumsily recomputing the remainder)
1004 :     directly where appropriate.
1005 :    
1006 :     Some more extensive power-of-two support was added to the x86 instruction
1007 :     selector (avoiding expensive divs, mods, and muls where they can be
1008 :     replaced with cheaper shifts and masks). However, this sort of thing
1009 :     ought to be done earlier, e.g., within the CPS optimizer so that
1010 :     all architectures benefit from it.
1011 :    
1012 :     The compiler compiles to a fixed point, but changes might be somewhat
1013 :     fragile nevertheless. Please, report any strange things that you might
1014 :     see wrt. div/mod/quot/rem...
1015 :    
1016 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
1017 :     Name: Matthias Blume
1018 : blume 1184 Date: 2002/03/29 17:22:00
1019 :     Tag: blume-20020329-div
1020 :     Description:
1021 :    
1022 :     Fixed my broken div/mod logic. Unfortunately, this means that the
1023 :     inline code for div/mod now has one more comparison than before.
1024 :     Fast paths (quotient > 0 or remainder = 0) are not affected, though.
1025 :     The problem was with quotient = 0, because that alone does not tell
1026 :     us which way the rounding went. One then has to look at whether
1027 :     remainder and divisor have the same sign... :(
1028 :    
1029 :     Anyway, I replaced the bootfiles with fresh ones...
1030 :    
1031 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
1032 :     Name: Matthias Blume
1033 : blume 1183 Date: 2002/03/29 14:10:00 EST
1034 :     Tag: blume-20020329-inlprims
1035 :     Description:
1036 :    
1037 :     NEW BOOTFILES!!! Version number bumped to 110.39.3.
1038 :    
1039 :     Primops have changed. This means that the bin/boot-file formats have
1040 :     changed as well.
1041 :    
1042 :     To make sure that there is no confusion, I made a new version.
1043 :    
1044 :    
1045 :     CHANGES:
1046 :    
1047 :     * removed REMT from mltree (remainder should never overflow).
1048 :    
1049 :     * added primops to deal with divisions of all flavors to the frontend
1050 :    
1051 :     * handled these primops all the way through so they map to their respective
1052 :     MLRISC support
1053 :    
1054 :     * used these primops in the implementation of Int, Int32, Word, Word32
1055 :    
1056 :     * removed INLDIV, INLMOD, and INLREM as they are no longer necessary
1057 :    
1058 :     * parameterized INLMIN, INLMAX, and INLABS by a numkind
1059 :    
1060 :     * translate.sml now deals with all flavors of INL{MIN,MAX,ABS}, including
1061 :     floating point
1062 :    
1063 :     * used INL{MIN,MAX,ABS} in the implementation of Int, Int32, Word, Word32,
1064 :     and Real (but Real.abs maps to a separate floating-point-only primop)
1065 :    
1066 :    
1067 :     TODO items:
1068 :    
1069 :     * Hacked Alpha32 instruction selection, disabling the selection of REMx
1070 :     instructions because the machine instruction encoder cannot handle
1071 :     them. (Hppa, PPC, and Sparc instruction selection did not handle
1072 :     REM in the first place, and REM is supported by the x86 machine coder.)
1073 :    
1074 :     * Handle DIV and MOD with DIV_TO_NEGINF directly in the x86 instruction
1075 :     selection phase. (The two can be streamlined because the hardware
1076 :     delivers both quotient and remainder at the same time anyway.)
1077 :    
1078 :     * Think about what to do with "valOf(Int32.minInt) div ~1" and friends.
1079 :     (Currently the behavior is inconsistent both across architectures and
1080 :     wrt. the draft Basis spec.)
1081 :    
1082 :     * Word8 should eventually be handled natively, too.
1083 :    
1084 :     * There seems to be one serious bug in mltree-gen.sml. It appears, though,
1085 :     as if there currently is no execution path that could trigger it in
1086 :     SML/NJ. (The assumptions underlying functions arith and promotable do not
1087 :     hold for things like multiplication and division.)
1088 :    
1089 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
1090 :     Name: Matthias Blume
1091 : blume 1181 Date: 2002/03/27 16:27:00 EST
1092 :     Tag: blume-20020327-mlrisc-divisions
1093 :     Description:
1094 :    
1095 :     Added support for all four division operations (ML's div, mod, quot,
1096 :     and rem) to MLRISC. In the course of doing so, I also rationalized
1097 :     the naming (no more annoying switch-around of DIV and QUOT), by
1098 :     parameterizing the operation by div_rounding_mode (which can be either
1099 :     DIV_TO_ZERO or DIV_TO_NEGINF).
1100 :    
1101 :     The generic MLTreeGen functor takes care of compiling all four
1102 :     operations down to only round-to-zero div.
1103 :    
1104 :     Missing pieces:
1105 :    
1106 :     * Doing something smarter than relying on MLTreeGen on architectures
1107 :     like, e.g., the x86 where hardware division delivers both quotient and
1108 :     remainder at the same time. With this, the implementation of the
1109 :     round-to-neginf operations could be further streamlined.
1110 :    
1111 :     * Remove inlining support for div/mod/rem from the frontend and replace it
1112 :     with primops that get carried through to the backend. Do this for all
1113 :     int and word types.
1114 :    
1115 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
1116 :     Name: Matthias Blume
1117 : blume 1180 Date: 2002/03/25 17:25:00 EST
1118 :     Tag: blume-20020325-divmod
1119 :     Description:
1120 :    
1121 :     I improved (hopefully without breaking them) the implementation of Int.div,
1122 :     Int.mod, and Int.rem. For this, the code in translate.sml now takes
1123 :     advantage of the following observations:
1124 :    
1125 :     Let q = x quot y r = x rem y
1126 :     d = x div y m = x mod y
1127 :    
1128 :     where "quot" is the round-to-zero version of integer division that
1129 :     hardware usually provides. Then we have:
1130 :    
1131 :     r = x - q * y where neither the * nor the - will overflow
1132 :     d = if q >= 0 orelse x = q * y then q else q - 1
1133 :     where neither the * nor the - will overflow
1134 :     m = if q >= 0 orelse r = 0 then r else r + y
1135 :     where the + will not overflow
1136 :    
1137 :     This results in substantial simplification of the generated code.
1138 :     The following table shows the number of CFG nodes and edges generated
1139 :     for
1140 :     fun f (x, y) = x OPER y
1141 :     (* with OPER \in div, mod, quot, rem *)
1142 :    
1143 :    
1144 :     OPER | nodes(old) | edges(old) | nodes(new) | edges(new)
1145 :     --------------------------------------------------------
1146 :     div | 24 | 39 | 12 | 16
1147 :     mod | 41 | 71 | 12 | 16
1148 :     quot | 8 | 10 | 8 | 10
1149 :     rem | 10 | 14 | 8 | 10
1150 :    
1151 :    
1152 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
1153 :     Name: Matthias Blume
1154 : blume 1179 Date: 2002/03/25 22:06:00 EST
1155 :     Tag: blume-20020325-cprotobug
1156 :     Description:
1157 :    
1158 :     Fixed a bug in cproto (c prototype decoder).
1159 :    
1160 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
1161 :     Name: Matthias Blume
1162 : blume 1178 Date: 2002/03/25 16:00:00 EST
1163 :     Tag: blume-20020325-raw-primops
1164 :     Description:
1165 :    
1166 :     I did some cleanup to Allen's new primop code and
1167 :     replaced yesterday's bootfiles with new ones.
1168 :     (But they are stored in the same place.)
1169 :    
1170 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
1171 :     Name: Matthias Blume
1172 : blume 1175 Date: 2002/03/24 22:40:00 EST
1173 :     Tag: blume-20020324-bootfiles
1174 :     Description:
1175 :    
1176 :     Made the bootfiles that Allen asked for.
1177 :    
1178 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
1179 : leunga 1174 Name: Allen Leung
1180 :     Date: 2002/03/23 15:50:00 EST
1181 :     Tag: leunga-20020323-flint-cps-rcc-primops
1182 :     Description:
1183 :    
1184 :     1. Changes to FLINT primops:
1185 :    
1186 :     (* make a call to a C-function;
1187 :     * The primop carries C function prototype information and specifies
1188 :     * which of its (ML-) arguments are floating point. C prototype
1189 :     * information is for use by the backend, ML information is for
1190 :     * use by the CPS converter. *)
1191 :     | RAW_CCALL of { c_proto: CTypes.c_proto,
1192 :     ml_args: ccall_type list,
1193 :     ml_res_opt: ccall_type option,
1194 :     reentrant : bool
1195 :     } option
1196 :     (* Allocate uninitialized storage on the heap.
1197 :     * The record is meant to hold short-lived C objects, i.e., they
1198 :     * are not ML pointers. With the tag, the representation is
1199 :     * the same as RECORD with tag tag_raw32 (sz=4), or tag_fblock (sz=8)
1200 :     *)
1201 :     | RAW_RECORD of {tag:bool,sz:int}
1202 :     and ccall_type = CCALL_INT32 | CCALL_REAL64 | CCALL_ML_PTR
1203 :    
1204 :     2. These CPS primops are now overloaded:
1205 :    
1206 :     rawload of {kind:numkind}
1207 :     rawstore of {kind:numkind}
1208 :    
1209 :     The one argument form is:
1210 :    
1211 :     rawload {kind} address
1212 :    
1213 :     The two argument form is:
1214 :    
1215 :     rawload {kind} [ml object, byte-offset]
1216 :    
1217 :     3. RAW_CCALL/RCC now takes two extra arguments:
1218 :    
1219 :     a. The first is whether the C call is reentrant, i.e., whether
1220 :     ML state should be saved and restored.
1221 :     b. The second argument is a string argument specifying the name of
1222 :     library and the C function.
1223 :    
1224 :     These things are currently not handled in the code generator, yet.
1225 :    
1226 :     4. In CProto,
1227 :    
1228 :     An encoding type of "bool" means "ml object" and is mapped into
1229 :     C prototype of PTR. Note that "bool" is different than "string",
1230 :     even though "string" is also mapped into PTR, because "bool"
1231 :     is assigned an CPS type of BOGt, while "string" is assigned INT32t.
1232 :    
1233 :     5. Pickler/unpicker
1234 :    
1235 :     Changed to handle RAW_RECORD and newest RAW_CCALL
1236 :    
1237 :     6. MLRiscGen,
1238 :    
1239 :     1. Changed to handle the new rawload/rawstore/rawrecord operators.
1240 :     2. Code for handling C Calls has been moved to a new module CPSCCalls,
1241 :     in the file CodeGen/cpscompile/cps-c-calls.sml
1242 :    
1243 :     7. Added the conditional move operator
1244 :    
1245 :     condmove of branch
1246 :    
1247 :     to cps. Generation of this is still buggy so it is currently
1248 :     disabled.
1249 :    
1250 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
1251 : george 1168 Name: Lal George
1252 :     Date: 2002/03/22 14:18:25 EST
1253 : george 1171 Tag: george-20020322-cps-branch-prob
1254 : george 1168 Description:
1255 :    
1256 : george 1171 Implemented the Ball-Larus branch prediction-heuristics, and
1257 : george 1168 incorporated graphical viewers for control flow graphs.
1258 :    
1259 : george 1171 Ball-Larus Heuristics:
1260 : george 1168 ---------------------
1261 :     See the file compiler/CodeGen/cpscompile/cpsBranchProb.sml.
1262 :    
1263 :     By design it uses the Dempster-Shafer theory for combining
1264 :     probabilities. For example, in the function:
1265 :    
1266 :     fun f(n,acc) = if n = 0 then acc else f(n-1, n*acc)
1267 :    
1268 :     the ball-larus heuristics predicts that the n=0 is unlikely
1269 :     (OH-heuristic), and the 'then' branch is unlikely because of the
1270 :     RH-heuristic -- giving the 'then' branch an even lower combined
1271 : george 1171 probability using the Dempster-Shafer theory.
1272 : george 1168
1273 :     Finally, John Reppy's loop analysis in MLRISC, further lowers the
1274 :     probability of the 'then' branch because of the loop in the else
1275 :     branch.
1276 :    
1277 :    
1278 :     Graphical Viewing:
1279 :     ------------------
1280 :     I merely plugged in Allen's graphical viewers into the compiler. The
1281 :     additional code is not much. At the top level, saying:
1282 :    
1283 :     Control.MLRISC.getFlag "cfg-graphical-view" := true;
1284 :    
1285 :     will display the graphical view of the control flow graph just before
1286 :     back-patching. daVinci must be in your path for this to work. If
1287 :     daVinci is not available, then the default viewer can be changed
1288 :     using:
1289 :    
1290 :     Control.MLRISC.getString "viewer"
1291 :    
1292 :     which can be set to "dot" or "vcg" for the corresponding viewers. Of
1293 :     course, these viewers must be in your path.
1294 :    
1295 :     The above will display the compilation unit at the level of clusters,
1296 :     many of which are small, boring, and un-interesting. Also setting:
1297 :    
1298 :     Control.MLRISC.getInt "cfg-graphical-view_size"
1299 :    
1300 :     will display clusters that are larger than the value set by the above.
1301 :    
1302 :    
1303 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
1304 : blume 1159 Name: Matthias Blume
1305 :     Date: 2002/03/21 22:20:00 EST
1306 :     Tag: blume-20020321-kmp-bugfix
1307 :     Description:
1308 :    
1309 :     Changed the interface to the KMP routine in PreString and fixed
1310 :     a minor bug in one place where it was used.
1311 :    
1312 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
1313 : leunga 1156 Name: Allen Leung
1314 : leunga 1158 Date: 2002/03/21 20:30:00 EST
1315 :     Tag: leunga-20020321-cfg
1316 :     Description:
1317 :    
1318 :     Fixed a potential problem in cfg edge splitting.
1319 :    
1320 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
1321 :     Name: Allen Leung
1322 : leunga 1156 Date: 2002/03/21 17:15:00 EST
1323 :     Tag: leunga-20020321-x86-fp-cfg
1324 :     Description:
1325 :    
1326 :     1. Recoded the buggy parts of x86-fp.
1327 :    
1328 :     a. All the block reordering code has been removed.
1329 :     We now depend on the block placement phases to do this work.
1330 :    
1331 :     b. Critical edge splitting code has been simplified and moved into the
1332 :     CFG modules, as where they belong.
1333 :    
1334 :     Both of these were quite buggy and complex. The code is now much, much
1335 :     simpler.
1336 :    
1337 :     2. X86 backend.
1338 :    
1339 :     a. Added instructions for 64-bit support. Instruction selection for
1340 :     64-bit has not been committed, however, since that
1341 :     requires changes to MLTREE which haven't been approved by
1342 :     Lal and John.
1343 :    
1344 :     b. Added support for FUCOMI and FUCOMIP when generating code for
1345 :     PentiumPro and above. We only generate these instructions in
1346 :     the fast-fp mode.
1347 :    
1348 :     c. Added cases for JP and JNP in X86FreqProps.
1349 :    
1350 :     3. CFG
1351 :    
1352 :     CFG now has a bunch of methods for edge splitting and merging.
1353 :    
1354 :     4. Machine description.
1355 :    
1356 :     John's simplification of MLTREE_BASIS.fcond broke a few machine
1357 :     description things:
1358 :    
1359 :     rtl-build.{sig,sml} and hppa.mdl fixed.
1360 :    
1361 :     NOTE: the machine description stuff in the repository is still broken.
1362 :     Again, I can't put my fixes in because that involves
1363 :     changes to MLTREE.
1364 :    
1365 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
1366 : blume 1145 Name: Matthias Blume
1367 : blume 1155 Date: 2002/03/20 15:55:00 EST
1368 :     Tag: blume-20020320-kmp
1369 :     Description:
1370 :    
1371 :     Implemented Knuth-Morris-Pratt string matching in PreString and used
1372 :     it for String.isSubstring, Substring.isSubstring, and
1373 :     Substring.position.
1374 :    
1375 :     (Might need some stress-testing. Simple examples worked fine.)
1376 :    
1377 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
1378 :     Name: Matthias Blume
1379 : blume 1152 Date: 2002/03/19 16:37:00 EST
1380 :     Tag: blume-20020319-witnesses
1381 :     Description:
1382 :    
1383 :     Added a structure C.W and functions convert/Ptr.convert to ml-nlffi-lib.
1384 :    
1385 :     This implements a generic mechanism for changing constness qualifiers
1386 :     anywhere within big C types without resorting to outright "casts".
1387 :     (So far, functions such as C.rw/C.ro or C.Ptr.rw/C.Ptr.ro only let you
1388 :     modify the constness at the outermost level.)
1389 :     The implementation of "convert" is based on the idea of "witness"
1390 :     values -- values that are not used by the operation but whose types
1391 :     "testify" to their applicability. On the implementation side, "convert"
1392 :     is simply a projection (returning its second curried argument). With
1393 :     cross-module inlining, it should not result in any machine code being
1394 :     generated.
1395 :    
1396 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
1397 :     Name: Matthias Blume
1398 : blume 1148 Date: 2002/03/15 16:40:00 EST
1399 :     Tag: blume-20020315-basis
1400 :     Description:
1401 :    
1402 :     Provided (preliminary?) implementations for
1403 :    
1404 :     {String,Substring}.{concatWith,isSuffix,isSubstring}
1405 :    
1406 :     and
1407 :    
1408 :     Substring.full
1409 :    
1410 :     Those are in the Basis spec but they were missing in SML/NJ.
1411 :    
1412 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
1413 :     Name: Matthias Blume
1414 : blume 1145 Date: 2002/03/14 21:30:00 EST
1415 :     Tag: blume-20020314-controls
1416 :     Description:
1417 :    
1418 :     Controls:
1419 :     ---------
1420 :    
1421 :     1. Factored out the recently-added Controls : CONTROLS stuff and put
1422 :     it into its own library $/controls-lib.cm. The source tree for
1423 :     this is under src/smlnj-lib/Controls.
1424 :    
1425 :     2. Changed the names of types and functions in this interface, so they
1426 :     make a bit more "sense":
1427 :    
1428 :     module -> registry
1429 :     'a registry -> 'a group
1430 :    
1431 :     3. The interface now deals in ref cells only. The getter/setter interface
1432 :     is (mostly) gone.
1433 :    
1434 :     4. Added a function that lets one register an already-existing ref cell.
1435 :    
1436 :     5. Made the corresponding modifications to the rest of the code so that
1437 :     everything compiles again.
1438 :    
1439 :     6. Changed the implementation of Controls.MLRISC back to something closer
1440 :     to the original. In particular, this module (and therefore MLRISC)
1441 :     does not depend on Controls. There now is some link-time code in
1442 :     int-sys.sml that registers the MLRISC controls with the Controls
1443 :     module.
1444 :    
1445 :     CM:
1446 :     ---
1447 :    
1448 :     * One can now specify the lambda-split aggressiveness in init.cmi.
1449 :    
1450 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
1451 : leunga 1142 Name: Allen Leung
1452 :     Date: 2002/03/13 17:30:00 EST
1453 :     Tag: leunga-20020313-x86-fp-unary
1454 :     Description:
1455 :    
1456 :     Bug fix for:
1457 :    
1458 :     > leunga@weaselbane:~/Yale/tmp/sml-dist{21} bin/sml
1459 :     > Standard ML of New Jersey v110.39.1 [FLINT v1.5], March 08, 2002
1460 :     > - fun f(x,(y,z)) = Real.~ y;
1461 :     > [autoloading]
1462 :     > [autoloading done]
1463 :     > fchsl (%eax), 184(%esp)
1464 :     > Error: MLRisc bug: X86MCEmitter.emitInstr
1465 :     >
1466 :     > uncaught exception Error
1467 :     > raised at: ../MLRISC/control/mlriscErrormsg.sml:16.14-16.19
1468 :    
1469 :     The problem was that the code generator did not generate any fp registers
1470 :     in this case, and the ra didn't know that it needed to run the X86FP phase to
1471 :     translate the pseudo fp instruction. This only happened with unary fp
1472 :     operators in certain situations.
1473 :    
1474 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
1475 : blume 1137 Name: Matthias Blume
1476 : blume 1140 Date: 2002/03/13 14:00:00 EST
1477 :     Tag: blume-20020313-overload-etc
1478 :     Description:
1479 :    
1480 :     1. Added _overload as a synonym for overload for backward compatibility.
1481 :     (Control.overloadKW must be true for either version to be accepted.)
1482 :    
1483 :     2. Fixed bug in install script that caused more things to be installed
1484 :     than what was requested in config/targets.
1485 :    
1486 :     3. Made CM aware of the (_)overload construct so that autoloading
1487 :     works.
1488 :    
1489 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
1490 :     Name: Matthias Blume
1491 : blume 1138 Date: 2002/03/12 22:03:00 EST
1492 :     Tag: blume-20020312-url
1493 :     Description:
1494 :    
1495 :     Forgot to update BOOT and srcarchiveurl.
1496 :    
1497 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
1498 :     Name: Matthias Blume
1499 : blume 1137 Date: 2002/03/12 17:30:00 EST
1500 :     Tag: blume-20020312-version110392
1501 :     Description:
1502 :    
1503 :     Yet another version number bump (because of small changes to the
1504 :     binfile format). Version number is now 110.39.2. NEW BOOTFILES!
1505 :    
1506 :     Changes:
1507 :    
1508 :     The new pid generation scheme described a few weeks ago was overly
1509 :     complicated. I implemented a new mechanism that is simpler and
1510 :     provides a bit more "stability": Once CM has seen a compilation
1511 :     unit, it keeps its identity constant (as long as you do not delete
1512 :     those crucial CM/GUID/* files). This means that when you change
1513 : blume 1145 an interface, compile, then go back to the old interface, and
1514 : blume 1137 compile again, you arrive at the original pid.
1515 :    
1516 :     There now also is a mechanism that instructs CM to use the plain
1517 :     environment hash as a module's pid (effectively making its GUID
1518 :     the empty string). For this, "noguid" must be specified as an
1519 :     option to the .sml file in question within its .cm file.
1520 :     This is most useful for code that is being generated by tools such
1521 :     as ml-nlffigen (because during development programmers tend to
1522 :     erase the tool's entire output directory tree including CM's cached
1523 :     GUIDs). "noguid" is somewhat dangerous (since it can be used to locally
1524 :     revert to the old, broken behavior of SML/NJ, but in specific cases
1525 :     where there is no danger of interface confusion, its use is ok
1526 :     (I think).
1527 :    
1528 :     ml-nlffigen by default generates "noguid" annotations. They can be
1529 :     turned off by specifying -guid in its command line.
1530 :    
1531 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
1532 : george 1136 Name: Lal George
1533 :     Date: 2002/03/12 12 14:42:36 EST
1534 :     Tag: george-20020312-frequency-computation
1535 :     Description:
1536 :    
1537 :     Integrated jump chaining and static block frequency into the
1538 :     compiler. More details and numbers later.
1539 : leunga 1025
1540 : george 1003 ----------------------------------------------------------------------
1541 : george 1133 Name: Lal George
1542 :     Date: 2002/03/11 11 22:38:53 EST
1543 :     Tag: george-20020311-jump-chain-elim
1544 :     Description:
1545 :    
1546 :     Tested the jump chain elimination on all architectures (except the
1547 :     hppa). This is on by default right now and is profitable for the
1548 :     alpha and x86, however, it may not be profitable for the sparc and ppc
1549 :     when compiling the compiler.
1550 :    
1551 :     The gc test will typically jump to a label at the end of the cluster,
1552 :     where there is another jump to an external cluster containing the actual
1553 :     code to invoke gc. This is to allow factoring of common gc invocation
1554 :     sequences. That is to say, we generate:
1555 :    
1556 :     f:
1557 :     testgc
1558 :     ja L1 % jump if above to L1
1559 :    
1560 :     L1:
1561 :     jmp L2
1562 :    
1563 :    
1564 :     After jump chain elimination the 'ja L1' instructions is converted to
1565 :     'ja L2'. On the sparc and ppc, many of the 'ja L2' instructions may end
1566 :     up being implemented in their long form (if L2 is far away) using:
1567 :    
1568 :     jbe L3 % jump if below or equal to L3
1569 :     jmp L2
1570 :     L3:
1571 :     ...
1572 :    
1573 :    
1574 :     For large compilation units L2 may be far away.
1575 :    
1576 :    
1577 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
1578 : blume 1132 Name: Matthias Blume
1579 :     Date: 2002/03/11 13:30:00 EST
1580 :     Tag: blume-20020311-mltreeeval
1581 :     Description:
1582 :    
1583 :     A functor parameter was missing.
1584 :    
1585 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
1586 : leunga 1130 Name: Allen Leung
1587 : leunga 1131 Date: 2002/03/11 10:30:00 EST
1588 : leunga 1142 Tag: leunga-20020311-runtime-string0
1589 : leunga 1131 Description:
1590 :    
1591 :     The representation of the empty string now points to a
1592 :     legal null terminated C string instead of unit. It is now possible
1593 :     to convert an ML string into C string with InlineT.CharVector.getData.
1594 :     This compiles into one single machine instruction.
1595 :    
1596 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
1597 :     Name: Allen Leung
1598 : leunga 1130 Date: 2002/03/10 23:55:00 EST
1599 :     Tag: leunga-20020310-x86-call
1600 :     Description:
1601 :    
1602 :     Added machine generation for CALL instruction (relative displacement mode)
1603 :    
1604 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
1605 : blume 1128 Name: Matthias Blume
1606 :     Date: 2002/03/08 16:05:00
1607 :     Tag: blume-20020308-entrypoints
1608 :     Description:
1609 :    
1610 :     Version number bumped to 110.39.1. NEW BOOTFILES!
1611 :    
1612 :     Entrypoints: non-zero offset into a code object where execution should begin.
1613 :    
1614 :     - Added the notion of an entrypoint to CodeObj.
1615 :     - Added reading/writing of entrypoint info to Binfile.
1616 :     - Made runtime system bootloader aware of entrypoints.
1617 :     - Use the address of the label of the first function given to mlriscGen
1618 :     as the entrypoint. This address is currently always 0, but it will
1619 :     not be 0 once we turn on block placement.
1620 :     - Removed the linkage cluster code (which was The Other Way(tm) of dealing
1621 :     with entry points) from mlriscGen.
1622 :    
1623 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
1624 : leunga 1127 Name: Allen Leung
1625 :     Date: 2002/03/07 20:45:00 EST
1626 :     Tag: leunga-20020307-x86-cmov
1627 :     Description:
1628 :    
1629 :     Bug fixes for CMOVcc on x86.
1630 :    
1631 :     1. Added machine code generation for CMOVcc
1632 :     2. CMOVcc is now generated in preference over SETcc on PentiumPro or above.
1633 :     3. CMOVcc cannot have an immediate operand as argument.
1634 :    
1635 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
1636 : blume 1126 Name: Matthias Blume
1637 :     Date: 2002/03/07 16:15:00 EST
1638 :     Tag: blume-20020307-controls
1639 :     Description:
1640 :    
1641 :     This is a very large but mostly boring patch which makes (almost)
1642 :     every tuneable compiler knob (i.e., pretty much everything under
1643 :     Control.* plus a few other things) configurable via both the command
1644 :     line and environment variables in the style CM did its configuration
1645 :     until now.
1646 :    
1647 :     Try starting sml with '-h' (or, if you are brave, '-H')
1648 :    
1649 :     To this end, I added a structure Controls : CONTROLS to smlnj-lib.cm which
1650 :     implements the underlying generic mechanism.
1651 :    
1652 :     The interface to some of the existing such facilities has changed somewhat.
1653 :     For example, the MLRiscControl module now provides mkFoo instead of getFoo.
1654 :     (The getFoo interface is still there for backward-compatibility, but its
1655 :     use is deprecated.)
1656 :    
1657 :     The ml-build script passes -Cxxx=yyy command-line arguments through so
1658 :     that one can now twiddle the compiler settings when using this "batch"
1659 :     compiler.
1660 :    
1661 :     TODO items:
1662 :    
1663 :     We should go through and throw out all controls that are no longer
1664 :     connected to anything. Moreover, we should go through and provide
1665 :     meaningful (and correct!) documentation strings for those controls
1666 :     that still are connected.
1667 :    
1668 :     Currently, multiple calls to Controls.new are accepted (only the first
1669 :     has any effect). Eventually we should make sure that every control
1670 :     is being made (via Controls.new) exactly once. Future access can then
1671 :     be done using Controls.acc.
1672 :    
1673 :     Finally, it would probably be a good idea to use the getter-setter
1674 :     interface to controls rather than ref cells. For the time being, both
1675 :     styles are provided by the Controls module, but getter-setter pairs are
1676 :     better if thread-safety is of any concern because they can be wrapped.
1677 :    
1678 :     *****************************************
1679 :    
1680 :     One bug fix: The function blockPlacement in three of the MLRISC
1681 :     backpatch files used to be hard-wired to one of two possibilities at
1682 :     link time (according to the value of the placementFlag). But (I
1683 :     think) it should rather sense the flag every time.
1684 :    
1685 :     *****************************************
1686 :    
1687 :     Other assorted changes (by other people who did not supply a HISTORY entry):
1688 :    
1689 :     1. the cross-module inliner now works much better (Monnier)
1690 :     2. representation of weights, frequencies, and probabilities in MLRISC
1691 :     changed in preparation of using those for weighted block placement
1692 :     (Reppy, George)
1693 :    
1694 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
1695 : george 1116 Name: Lal George
1696 : george 1124 Date: 2002/03/07 14:44:24 EST 2002
1697 :     Tag: george-20020307-weighted-block-placement
1698 :    
1699 :     Tested the weighted block placement optimization on all architectures
1700 :     (except the hppa) using AMPL to generate the block and edge frequencies.
1701 :     Changes were required in the machine properties to correctly
1702 :     categorize trap instructions. There is an MLRISC flag
1703 :     "weighted-block-placement" that can be used to enable weighted block
1704 :     placement, but this will be ineffective without block/edge
1705 :     frequencies (coming soon).
1706 :    
1707 :    
1708 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
1709 :     Name: Lal George
1710 : george 1116 Date: 2002/03/05 17:24:48 EST
1711 :     Tag: george-20020305-linkage-cluster
1712 :    
1713 : george 1124 In order to support the block placement optimization, a new cluster
1714 :     is generated as the very first cluster (called the linkage cluster).
1715 :     It contains a single jump to the 'real' entry point for the compilation
1716 :     unit. Block placement has no effect on the linkage cluster itself, but
1717 :     all the other clusters have full freedom in the manner in which they
1718 :     reorder blocks or functions.
1719 : george 1116
1720 :     On the x86 the typical linkage code that is generated is:
1721 :     ----------------------
1722 :     .align 2
1723 :     L0:
1724 :     addl $L1-L0, 72(%esp)
1725 : george 1124 jmp L1
1726 : george 1116
1727 :    
1728 :     .align 2
1729 :     L1:
1730 :     ----------------------
1731 :    
1732 :     72(%esp) is the memory location for the stdlink register. This
1733 :     must contain the address of the CPS function being called. In the
1734 : george 1124 above example, it contains the address of L0; before
1735 : george 1116 calling L1 (the real entry point for the compilation unit), it
1736 :     must contain the address for L1, and hence
1737 :    
1738 :     addl $L1-L0, 72(%esp)
1739 :    
1740 : george 1124 I have tested this on all architectures except the hppa.The increase
1741 :     in code size is of course negligible
1742 : george 1116
1743 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
1744 : leunga 1115 Name: Allen Leung
1745 :     Date: 2002/03/03 13:20:00 EST
1746 :     Tag: leunga-20020303-mlrisc-tools
1747 :    
1748 :     Added #[ ... ] expressions to mlrisc tools
1749 :    
1750 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
1751 : blume 1096 Name: Matthias Blume
1752 : blume 1098 Date: 2002/02/27 12:29:00 EST
1753 :     Tag: blume-20020227-cdebug
1754 :     Description:
1755 :    
1756 :     - made types in structure C and C_Debug to be equal
1757 :     - got rid of code duplication (c-int.sml vs. c-int-debug.sml)
1758 :     - there no longer is a C_Int_Debug (C_Debug is directly derived from C)
1759 :    
1760 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
1761 :     Name: Matthias Blume
1762 : blume 1096 Date: 2002/02/26 12:00:00 EST
1763 :     Tag: blume-20020226-ffi
1764 :     Description:
1765 :    
1766 :     1. Fixed a minor bug in CM's "noweb" tool:
1767 :     If numbering is turned off, then truly don't number (i.e., do not
1768 :     supply the -L option to noweb). The previous behavior was to supply
1769 :     -L'' -- which caused noweb to use the "default" line numbering scheme.
1770 :     Thanks to Chris Richards for pointing this out (and supplying the fix).
1771 :    
1772 :     2. Once again, I reworked some aspects of the FFI:
1773 :    
1774 :     A. The incomplete/complete type business:
1775 :    
1776 :     - Signatures POINTER_TO_INCOMPLETE_TYPE and accompanying functors are
1777 :     gone!
1778 :     - ML types representing an incomplete type are now *equal* to
1779 :     ML types representing their corresponding complete types (just like
1780 :     in C). This is still safe because ml-nlffigen will not generate
1781 :     RTTI for incomplete types, nor will it generate functions that
1782 :     require access to such RTTI. But when ML code generated from both
1783 :     incomplete and complete versions of the C type meet, the ML types
1784 :     are trivially interoperable.
1785 :    
1786 :     NOTE: These changes restore the full generality of the translation
1787 :     (which was previously lost when I eliminated functorization)!
1788 :    
1789 :     B. Enum types:
1790 :    
1791 :     - Structure C now has a type constructor "enum" that is similar to
1792 :     how the "su" constructor works. However, "enum" is not a phantom
1793 :     type because each "T enum" has values (and is isomorphic to
1794 :     MLRep.Signed.int).
1795 :     - There are generic access operations for enum objects (using
1796 :     MLRep.Signed.int).
1797 :     - ml-nlffigen will generate a structure E_foo for each "enum foo".
1798 :     * The structure contains the definition of type "mlrep" (the ML-side
1799 :     representation type of the enum). Normally, mlrep is the same
1800 :     as "MLRep.Signed.int", but if ml-nlffigen was invoked with "-ec",
1801 :     then mlrep will be defined as a datatype -- thus facilitating
1802 :     pattern matching on mlrep values.
1803 :     ("-ec" will be suppressed if there are duplicate values in an
1804 :     enumeration.)
1805 :     * Constructors ("-ec") or values (no "-ec") e_xxx of type mlrep
1806 :     will be generated for each C enum constant xxx.
1807 :     * Conversion functions m2i and i2m convert between mlrep and
1808 :     MLRep.Signed.int. (Without "-ec", these functions are identities.)
1809 :     * Coversion functions c and ml convert between mlrep and "tag enum".
1810 :     * Access functions (get/set) fetch and store mlrep values.
1811 :     - By default (unless ml-nlffigen was invoked with "-nocollect"), unnamed
1812 :     enumerations are merged into one single enumeration represented by
1813 :     structure E_'.
1814 :    
1815 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
1816 : leunga 1080 Name: Allen Leung
1817 : leunga 1094 Date: 2002/02/25 04:45:00 EST
1818 :     Tag: leunga-20020225-cps-spill
1819 :    
1820 :     This is a new implementation of the CPS spill phase.
1821 :     The new phase is in the new file compiler/CodeGen/cpscompile/spill-new.sml
1822 :     In case of problems, replace it with the old file spill.sml
1823 :    
1824 :     The current compiler runs into some serious performance problems when
1825 :     constructing a large record. This can happen when we try to compile a
1826 :     structure with many items. Even a very simple structure like the following
1827 :     makes the compiler slow down.
1828 :    
1829 :     structure Foo = struct
1830 :     val x_1 = 0w1 : Word32.int
1831 :     val x_2 = 0w2 : Word32.int
1832 :     val x_3 = 0w3 : Word32.int
1833 :     ...
1834 :     val x_N = 0wN : Word32.int
1835 :     end
1836 :    
1837 :     The following table shows the compile time, from N=1000 to N=4000,
1838 :     with the old compiler:
1839 :    
1840 :     N
1841 :     1000 CPS 100 spill 0.04u 0.00s 0.00g
1842 :     MLRISC ra 0.06u 0.00s 0.05g
1843 :     (spills = 0 reloads = 0)
1844 :     TOTAL 0.63u 0.07s 0.21g
1845 :    
1846 :     1100 CPS 100 spill 8.25u 0.32s 0.64g
1847 :     MLRISC ra 5.68u 0.59s 3.93g
1848 :     (spills = 0 reloads = 0)
1849 :     TOTAL 14.71u 0.99s 4.81g
1850 :    
1851 :     1500 CPS 100 spill 58.55u 2.34s 1.74g
1852 :     MLRISC ra 5.54u 0.65s 3.91g
1853 :     (spills = 543 reloads = 1082)
1854 :     TOTAL 65.40u 3.13s 6.00g
1855 :    
1856 :     2000 CPS 100 spill 126.69u 4.84s 3.08g
1857 :     MLRISC ra 0.80u 0.10s 0.55g
1858 :     (spills = 42 reloads = 84)
1859 :     TOTAL 129.42u 5.10s 4.13g
1860 :    
1861 :     3000 CPS 100 spill 675.59u 19.03s 11.64g
1862 :     MLRISC ra 2.69u 0.27s 1.38g
1863 :     (spills = 62 reloads = 124)
1864 :     TOTAL 682.48u 19.61s 13.99g
1865 :    
1866 :     4000 CPS 100 spill 2362.82u 56.28s 43.60g
1867 :     MLRISC ra 4.96u 0.27s 2.72g
1868 :     (spills = 85 reloads = 170)
1869 :     TOTAL 2375.26u 57.21s 48.00g
1870 :    
1871 :     As you can see the old cps spill module suffers from some serious
1872 : leunga 1115 performance problem. But since I cannot decipher the old code fully,
1873 :     instead of patching the problems up, I'm reimplementing it
1874 : leunga 1094 with a different algorithm. The new code is more modular,
1875 :     smaller when compiled, and substantially faster
1876 :     (O(n log n) time and O(n) space). Timing of the new spill module:
1877 :    
1878 :     4000 CPS 100 spill 0.02u 0.00s 0.00g
1879 :     MLRISC ra 0.25u 0.02s 0.15g
1880 :     (spills=1 reloads=3)
1881 :     TOTAL 7.74u 0.34s 1.62g
1882 :    
1883 :     Implementation details:
1884 :    
1885 :     As far as I can tell, the purpose of the CPS spill module is to make sure the
1886 :     number of live variables at any program point (the bandwidth)
1887 :     does not exceed a certain limit, which is determined by the
1888 :     size of the spill area.
1889 :    
1890 :     When the bandwidth is too large, we decrease the register pressure by
1891 :     packing live variables into spill records. How we achieve this is
1892 :     completely different than what we did in the old code.
1893 :    
1894 :     First, there is something about the MLRiscGen code generator
1895 :     that we should be aware of:
1896 :    
1897 :     o MLRiscGen performs code motion!
1898 :    
1899 :     In particular, it will move floating point computations and
1900 :     address computations involving only the heap pointer to
1901 :     their use sites (if there is only a single use).
1902 :     What this means is that if we have a CPS record construction
1903 :     statement
1904 :    
1905 :     RECORD(k,vl,w,e)
1906 :    
1907 :     we should never count the new record address w as live if w
1908 :     has only one use (which is often the case).
1909 :    
1910 :     We should do something similar to floating point, but the transformation
1911 :     there is much more complex, so I won't deal with that.
1912 :    
1913 :     Secondly, there are now two new cps primops at our disposal:
1914 :    
1915 :     1. rawrecord of record_kind option
1916 :     This pure operator allocates some uninitialized storage from the heap.
1917 :     There are two forms:
1918 :    
1919 :     rawrecord NONE [INT n] allocates a tagless record of length n
1920 :     rawrecord (SOME rk) [INT n] allocates a tagged record of length n
1921 :     and initializes the tag.
1922 :    
1923 :     2. rawupdate of cty
1924 :     rawupdate cty (v,i,x)
1925 :     Assigns to x to the ith component of record v.
1926 :     The storelist is not updated.
1927 :    
1928 :     We use these new primops for both spilling and increment record construction.
1929 :    
1930 :     1. Spilling.
1931 :    
1932 :     This is implemented with a linear scan algorithm (but generalized
1933 :     to trees). The algorithm will create a single spill record at the
1934 :     beginning of the cps function and use rawupdate to spill to it,
1935 :     and SELECT or SELp to reload from it. So both spills and reloads
1936 :     are fine-grain operations. In contrast, in the old algorithm
1937 :     "spills" have to be bundled together in records.
1938 :    
1939 :     Ideally, we should sink the spill record construction to where
1940 :     it is needed. We can even split the spill record into multiple ones
1941 :     at the places where they are needed. But CPS is not a good
1942 :     representation for global code motion, so I'll keep it simple and
1943 :     am not attempting this.
1944 :    
1945 :     2. Incremental record construction (aka record splitting).
1946 :    
1947 :     Long records with many component values which are simulatenously live
1948 :     (recall that single use record addresses are not considered to
1949 :     be live) are constructed with rawrecord and rawupdate.
1950 :     We allocate space on the heap with rawrecord first, then gradually
1951 :     fill it in with rawupdate. This is the technique suggested to me
1952 :     by Matthias.
1953 :    
1954 :     Some restrictions on when this is applicable:
1955 :     1. It is not a VECTOR record. The code generator currently does not handle
1956 :     this case. VECTOR record uses double indirection like arrays.
1957 :     2. All the record component values are defined in the same "basic block"
1958 :     as the record constructor. This is to prevent speculative
1959 :     record construction.
1960 :    
1961 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
1962 :     Name: Allen Leung
1963 : leunga 1086 Date: 2002/02/22 01:02:00 EST
1964 :     Tag: leunga-20020222-mlrisc-tools
1965 :    
1966 :     Minor bug fixes in the parser and rewriter
1967 :    
1968 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
1969 :     Name: Allen Leung
1970 : leunga 1085 Date: 2002/02/21 20:20:00 EST
1971 :     Tag: leunga-20020221-peephole
1972 :    
1973 :     Regenerated the peephole files. Some contained typos in the specification
1974 :     and some didn't compile because of pretty printing bugs in the old version
1975 :     of 'nowhere'.
1976 :    
1977 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
1978 :     Name: Allen Leung
1979 : leunga 1079 Date: 2002/02/19 20:20:00 EST
1980 :     Tag: leunga-20020219-mlrisc-tools
1981 :     Description:
1982 :    
1983 :     Minor bug fixes to the mlrisc-tools library:
1984 :    
1985 :     1. Fixed up parsing colon suffixed keywords
1986 :     2. Added the ability to shut the error messages up
1987 :     3. Reimplemented the pretty printer and fixed up/improved
1988 :     the pretty printing of handle and -> types.
1989 :     4. Fixed up generation of literal symbols in the nowhere tool.
1990 :     5. Added some SML keywords to to sml.sty
1991 :    
1992 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
1993 :     Name: Matthias Blume
1994 : blume 1078 Date: 2002/02/19 16:20:00 EST
1995 :     Tag: blume-20020219-cmffi
1996 :     Description:
1997 :    
1998 :     A wild mix of changes, some minor, some major:
1999 :    
2000 :     * All C FFI-related libraries are now anchored under $c:
2001 :     $/c.cm --> $c/c.cm
2002 :     $/c-int.cm --> $c/internals/c-int.cm
2003 :     $/memory.cm --> $c/memory/memory.cm
2004 :    
2005 :     * "make" tool (in CM) now treats its argument pathname slightly
2006 :     differently:
2007 :     1. If the native expansion is an absolute name, then before invoking
2008 :     the "make" command on it, CM will apply OS.Path.mkRelative
2009 :     (with relativeTo = OS.FileSys.getDir()) to it.
2010 :     2. The argument will be passed through to subsequent phases of CM
2011 :     processing without "going native". In particular, if the argument
2012 :     was an anchored path, then "make" will not lose track of that anchor.
2013 :    
2014 :     * Compiler backends now "know" their respective C calling conventions
2015 :     instead of having to be told about it by ml-nlffigen. This relieves
2016 :     ml-nlffigen from one of its burdens.
2017 :    
2018 :     * The X86Backend has been split into X86CCallBackend and X86StdCallBackend.
2019 :    
2020 :     * Export C_DEBUG and C_Debug from $c/c.cm.
2021 :    
2022 :     * C type encoding in ml-nlffi-lib has been improved to model the conceptual
2023 :     subtyping relationship between incomplete pointers and their complete
2024 :     counterparts. For this, ('t, 'c) ptr has been changed to 'o ptr --
2025 :     with the convention of instantiating 'o with ('t, 'c) obj whenever
2026 :     the pointer target type is complete. In the incomplete case, 'o
2027 :     will be instantiated with some "'c iobj" -- a type obtained by
2028 :     using one of the functors PointerToIncompleteType or PointerToCompleteType.
2029 :    
2030 :     Operations that work on both incomplete and complete pointer types are
2031 :     typed as taking an 'o ptr while operations that require the target to
2032 :     be known are typed as taking some ('t, 'c) obj ptr.
2033 :    
2034 :     voidptr is now a bit "more concrete", namely "type voidptr = void ptr'"
2035 :     where void is an eqtype without any values. This makes it possible
2036 :     to work on voidptr values using functions meant to operate on light
2037 :     incomplete pointers.
2038 :    
2039 :     * As a result of the above, signature POINTER_TO_INCOMPLETE_TYPE has
2040 :     been vastly simplified.
2041 :    
2042 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
2043 :     Name: Matthias Blume
2044 : blume 1076 Date: 2002/02/19 10:48:00 EST
2045 :     Tag: blume-20020219-pqfix
2046 :     Description:
2047 :    
2048 :     Applied Chris Okasaki's bug fix for priority queues.
2049 :    
2050 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
2051 :     Name: Matthias Blume
2052 : blume 1073 Date: 2002/02/15 17:05:00
2053 : blume 1069 Tag: Release_110_39
2054 :     Description:
2055 :    
2056 : blume 1073 Last-minute retagging is becoming a tradition... :-(
2057 :    
2058 :     This is the working release 110.39.
2059 :    
2060 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
2061 :     Name: Matthias Blume
2062 :     Date: 2002/02/15 16:00:00 EST
2063 :     Tag: Release_110_39-orig
2064 :     Description:
2065 :    
2066 : blume 1069 Working release 110.39. New bootfiles.
2067 :    
2068 : blume 1073 (Update: There was a small bug in the installer so it wouldn't work
2069 :     with all shells. So I retagged. -Matthias)
2070 :    
2071 : blume 1069 ----------------------------------------------------------------------
2072 :     Name: Matthias Blume
2073 : blume 1068 Date: 2002/02/15 14:17:00 EST
2074 :     Tag: blume-20020215-showbindings
2075 :     Description:
2076 :    
2077 :     Added EnvRef.listBoundSymbols and CM.State.showBindings. Especially
2078 :     the latter can be useful for exploring what bindings are available at
2079 :     the interactive prompt. (The first function returns only the list
2080 :     of symbols that are really bound, the second prints those but also the
2081 :     ones that CM's autoloading mechanism knows about.)
2082 :    
2083 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
2084 :     Name: Matthias Blume
2085 : blume 1067 Date: 2002/02/15 12:08:00 EST
2086 :     Tag: blume-20020215-iptrs
2087 :     Description:
2088 :    
2089 :     Two improvements to ml-nlffigen:
2090 :    
2091 :     1. Write files only if they do not exist or if their current contents
2092 :     do not coincide with what's being written. (That is, avoid messing
2093 :     with the time stamps unless absolutely necessary.)
2094 :    
2095 :     2. Implement a "repository" mechanism for generated files related
2096 :     to "incomplete pointer types". See the README file for details.
2097 :    
2098 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
2099 :     Name: Matthias Blume
2100 : blume 1066 Date: 2002/02/14 11:50:00 EST
2101 :     Tag: blume-20020214-quote
2102 :     Description:
2103 :    
2104 :     Added a type 't t_' to tag.sml (in ml-nlffi-lib.cm). This is required
2105 :     because of the new and improved tag generation scheme. (Thanks to Allen
2106 :     Leung for pointing it out.)
2107 :    
2108 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
2109 : george 1065 Name: Lal George
2110 :     Date: 2002/02/14 09:55:27 EST 2002
2111 :     Tag: george-20020214-isabelle-bug
2112 :     Description:
2113 :    
2114 :     Fixed the MLRISC bug sent by Markus Wenzel regarding the compilation
2115 :     of Isabelle on the x86.
2116 :    
2117 :     From Allen:
2118 :     -----------
2119 :     I've found the problem:
2120 :    
2121 :     in ra-core.sml, I use the counter "blocked" to keep track of the
2122 :     true number of elements in the freeze queue. When the counter goes
2123 :     to zero, I skip examining the queue. But I've messed up the
2124 :     bookkeeping in combine():
2125 :    
2126 :     else ();
2127 :     case !ucol of
2128 :     PSEUDO => (if !cntv > 0 then
2129 :     (if !cntu > 0 then blocked := !blocked - 1 else ();
2130 :     ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
2131 :     moveu := mergeMoveList(!movev, !moveu)
2132 :     )
2133 :     else ();
2134 :    
2135 :     combine() is called to coalesce two nodes u and v.
2136 :     I think I was thinking that if the move counts of u and v are both
2137 :     greater than zero then after they are coalesced then one node is
2138 :     removed from the freeze queue. Apparently I was thinking that
2139 :     both u and v are of low degree, but that's clearly not necessarily true.
2140 :    
2141 :    
2142 :     02/12/2002:
2143 :     Here's the patch. HOL now compiles.
2144 :    
2145 :     I don't know how this impact on performance (compile
2146 :     time or runtime). This bug caused the RA (especially on the x86)
2147 :     to go thru the potential spill phase when there are still nodes on the
2148 :     freeze queue.
2149 :    
2150 :    
2151 :    
2152 :    
2153 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
2154 : blume 1058 Name: Matthias Blume
2155 : blume 1064 Date: 2002/02/13 22:40:00 EST
2156 :     Tag: blume-20020213-fptr-rtti
2157 :     Description:
2158 :    
2159 :     Fixed a bug in ml-nlffigen that was introduced with one of the previous
2160 :     updates.
2161 :    
2162 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
2163 :     Name: Matthias Blume
2164 : blume 1063 Date: 2002/02/13 16:41:00 EST
2165 :     Tag: blume-20020213-cmlpq
2166 :     Description:
2167 :    
2168 :     Added new priority queue export symbols (which have just been added to
2169 :     smlnj-lib.cm) to CML's version of smlnj-lib.cm. (Otherwise CML would
2170 :     not compile and the installer would choke.)
2171 :    
2172 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
2173 :     Name: Matthias Blume
2174 : blume 1062 Date: 2002/02/13 16:15:00 EST
2175 :     Tag: blume-20020213-various
2176 :     Description:
2177 :    
2178 :     1. More tweaks to ml-nlffigen:
2179 :    
2180 :     - better internal datastructures (resulting in slight speedup)
2181 :     - "-match" option requires exact match
2182 :     - "localized" gensym counters (untagged structs/unions nested within
2183 :     other structs/unions or within typedefs get a fresh counter; their
2184 :     tag will be prefixed by a concatenation of their parents' tags)
2185 :     - bug fixes (related to calculation of transitive closure of types
2186 :     to be included in the output)
2187 :    
2188 :     2. Minor Basis updates:
2189 :    
2190 :     - added implementations for List.collate and Option.app
2191 :    
2192 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
2193 :     Name: Matthias Blume
2194 : blume 1060 Date: 2002/02/11 15:55:00 EST
2195 :     Tag: blume-20020211-gensym
2196 :     Description:
2197 :    
2198 :     Added a "-gensym" option to command line of ml-nlffigen. This can be
2199 :     used to specify a "stem" -- a string that is inserted in all "gensym'd"
2200 :     names (ML structure names that correspond to unnamed C structs, unions,
2201 :     and enums), so that separate runs of ml-nlffigen do not clash.
2202 :    
2203 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
2204 :     Name: Matthias Blume
2205 : blume 1059 Date: 2002/02/11 12:05:00 EST
2206 :     Tag: blume-20020211-gensml
2207 :     Description:
2208 :    
2209 :     A quick fix for a problem with GenSML (in the pgraph-util library):
2210 :     Make generation of toplevel "local" optional. (Strictly speaking,
2211 :     signature definitions within "local" are not legal SML.)
2212 :    
2213 :     Other than that: updates to INSTALL and cm/TODO.
2214 :    
2215 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
2216 :     Name: Matthias Blume
2217 : blume 1058 Date: 2002/02/08 15:00:00 EST
2218 :     Tag: blume-20020208-uniquepid
2219 :     Description:
2220 :    
2221 :     0. Version number has been bumped to 110.38.1. NEW BOOTFILES!!!
2222 :    
2223 :     1. The installer (config/install.sh) has gotten smarter:
2224 :    
2225 :     - Configuration options are a bit easier to specify now
2226 :     (in config/targets).
2227 :     - Bug in recognizing .tar.bz2 files fixed.
2228 :     - Installer automatically resolves dependencies between
2229 :     configuration options (e.g., if you ask for eXene, you will
2230 :     also get cml -- regardless whether you asked for it or not).
2231 :     - Installer can run in "quieter mode" by setting the environment
2232 :     variable INSTALL_QUIETLY to "true". "Quieter" does not mean
2233 :     "completely silent", though.
2234 :     - Build HashCons library as part of smlnj-lib.
2235 :    
2236 :     2. A new scheme for assigning persistent identifiers to compilation
2237 :     units (and, by extension, to types etc.) has been put into place.
2238 :     This fixes a long-standing bug where types and even dynamic values
2239 :     can get internally confused, thereby compromising type safety
2240 :     (abstraction) and dynamic correctness. See
2241 :    
2242 :     http://cm.bell-labs.com/cm/cs/who/blume/pid-confusion.tgz
2243 :    
2244 :     for an example of how things could go wrong until now.
2245 :    
2246 :     The downside of the new scheme is that pids are not quite as
2247 :     persistent as they used to be: CM will generate a fresh pid
2248 :     for every compilation unit that it thinks it sees for the first
2249 :     time. That means that if you compile starting from a clean, fresh
2250 :     source tree at two different times, you end up with different
2251 :     binaries.
2252 :    
2253 :     Cutoff recompilation, however, has not been compromised because
2254 :     CM keeps pid information in special caches between runs.
2255 :    
2256 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
2257 : george 1053 Name: Lal George
2258 : george 1055 Date: 2002/02/07 15:34:13 EST 2002
2259 :     Tag: <none>
2260 :     Description:
2261 :    
2262 :     Compilers that generate assembly code may produce global labels
2263 :     whose value is resolved at link time. The various peephole optimization
2264 :     modules did not take this in account.
2265 :    
2266 :     TODO. The Labels.addrOf function should really return an option
2267 :     type so that clients are forced to deal with this issue, rather
2268 :     than an exception being raised.
2269 :    
2270 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
2271 :     Name: Lal George
2272 : george 1053 Date: 2002/02/06 13:55:02 EST
2273 :     Tag: george-20020206-ra-breakup
2274 :     Description:
2275 :    
2276 :     1. A bug fix from Allen.
2277 :    
2278 :     A typo causes extra fstp %st(0)'s to be generated at compensation
2279 :     edges, which might cause stack underflow traps at runtime. This
2280 :     occurs in fft where there are extraneous fstps right before the 'into'
2281 :     trap instruction (in this case they are harmless since none of the
2282 :     integers overflow.)
2283 :    
2284 : george 1054 2. Pulled out various utility modules that were embedded in the modules
2285 : george 1053 of the register allocator. I need these modules for other purposes, but
2286 : george 1054 they are not complete enough to put into a library (just yet).
2287 : george 1053 ----------------------------------------------------------------------
2288 : blume 1049 Name: Matthias Blume
2289 :     Date: 2002/01/31 16:05:00 EST
2290 :     Tag: blume-20020131-sparc-ccalls
2291 :     Description:
2292 :    
2293 :     1. C-calls on Sparc needlessly allocated a huge chunk (96 bytes)
2294 :     of extra stack space by mistake. Fixed.
2295 :    
2296 :     2. Bug in logic of handling of command-line options in ml-nlffigen fixed.
2297 :    
2298 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
2299 : leunga 1048 Name: Allen Leung
2300 :     Date: 2002/01/30
2301 :     Tag: leunga-20020130-nowhere-bug-fix
2302 :     Description:
2303 :    
2304 :     MLRISC bug fixes:
2305 :     1. Fixed a bindings computation bug in the 'nowhere' program generator tool.
2306 :     2. MachineInt.fromString was negating its value.
2307 :    
2308 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
2309 : blume 1039 Name: Matthias Blume
2310 : blume 1047 Date: 2002/01/29
2311 :     Tag: blume-20020129-INSTALL
2312 :     Description:
2313 :    
2314 :     - Added somewhat detailed installation instructions (file INSTALL).
2315 :     - Fixed curl-detection bug in config/install.sh.
2316 :     - It is now possible to select the URL getter using the URLGETTER
2317 :     environment variable:
2318 :    
2319 :     not set / "unknown" --> automatic detection (script tries wget,
2320 :     curl, and lynx)
2321 :     "wget" / "curl" / "lynx" --> use the specified program (script "knows"
2322 :     how to properly invoke them)
2323 :     other --> use $URLGETTER directly, it must take
2324 :     precisely two command-line arguments
2325 :     (source URL and destination file name)
2326 :    
2327 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
2328 :     Name: Matthias Blume
2329 : blume 1044 Date: 2002/01/28
2330 : blume 1045 Tag: blume-20020128-sparc-ccalls
2331 :     Description:
2332 :    
2333 :     - Fixed problem with calculation of "used" registers in sparc-c-calls.
2334 :     - Make use of the allocParam argument in sparc-c-calls.
2335 :    
2336 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
2337 :     Name: Matthias Blume
2338 :     Date: 2002/01/28
2339 : blume 1044 Tag: blume-20020128-allocParam
2340 :     Description:
2341 :    
2342 :     John Reppy: Changes c-calls API to accept client-callback for
2343 :     allocating extra stack space.
2344 :     me: Corresponding changes to mlriscGen (using a dummy argument that
2345 :     does not change the current behavior).
2346 :    
2347 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
2348 :     Name: Matthias Blume
2349 : blume 1040 Date: 2002/01/28 12:00:00
2350 :     Tag: Release_110_38
2351 :     Description:
2352 :    
2353 :     This time for real!!!
2354 :    
2355 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
2356 :     Name: Matthias Blume
2357 : blume 1039 Date: 2002/01/28 10:56:00 EST
2358 :     Tag: blume-20020128-retraction
2359 :     Description:
2360 :    
2361 :     0. Retracted earlier 110.38. (The Release_110_38 tag has been replaced
2362 :     with blume-Release_110_38-retracted.)
2363 :    
2364 :     1. Fixed a problem with incorrect rounding modes in real64.sml.
2365 :     (Thanks to Andrew Mccreight <andrew.mccreight@yale.edu>.)
2366 :    
2367 :     2. A bug in ml-nlffigen related to the handling of unnamed structs, unions,
2368 :     and enums fixed. The naming of corresponding ML identifiers should
2369 :     now be consistent again.
2370 :    
2371 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
2372 : leunga 1038 Name: Allen Leung
2373 :     Date: 2002/01/27
2374 :     Tag: leunga-20020127-nowhere
2375 :     Description:
2376 :    
2377 :     Added a target called nowhere in the configuration scripts.
2378 :     Enabling this will build the MLRISC 'nowhere' tool (for translating
2379 :     programs with where-clauses into legal SML code) during installation.
2380 :    
2381 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
2382 : blume 1036 Name: Matthias Blume
2383 : leunga 1038 Date: 2002/01/25 21:27:00 EST
2384 : blume 1039 Tag: blume-Release_110_38-retracted
2385 : blume 1037 Description:
2386 :    
2387 :     Call it a (working) release! Version is 110.38. Bootfiles are ready.
2388 :    
2389 :     README will be added later.
2390 :    
2391 : blume 1039 !!! NOTE: Re-tagged as blume-Release_110_38-retracted. Original tag
2392 :     (Release_110_38) removed. Reason: Last-minute bug fixes.
2393 :    
2394 : blume 1037 ----------------------------------------------------------------------
2395 :     Name: Matthias Blume
2396 : blume 1036 Date: 2002/01/25
2397 :     Tag: blume-20020125-ffi
2398 :     Description:
2399 :    
2400 :     A large number of tweaks and improvements to ml-nlffi-lib and
2401 :     ml-nlffigen:
2402 :    
2403 :     - ML represenation types have been streamlined
2404 :     - getter and setter functions work with concrete values, not abstract
2405 :     ones where possible
2406 :     - ml-nlffigen command line more flexible (see README file there)
2407 :     - some bugs have been fixed (hopefully)
2408 :    
2409 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
2410 : george 1034 Name: Lal George
2411 :     Date: 2002/01/24
2412 :     Tag: george-20020124-risc-ra-interface
2413 :     Description:
2414 :    
2415 :     There is a dramatic simplification in the interface to the
2416 :     register allocator for RISC architectures as a result of making
2417 :     parallel copy instructions explicit.
2418 :    
2419 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
2420 : blume 1028 Name: Matthias Blume
2421 : blume 1032 Date: 2002/01/22
2422 :     Tag: blume-20020122-x86-ccalls
2423 :     Description:
2424 :    
2425 :     Bug fix for c-calls on x86 (having to do with how char- and
2426 :     short-arguments are being handled).
2427 :    
2428 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
2429 :     Name: Matthias Blume
2430 : blume 1031 Date: 2002/01/21
2431 :     Tag: blume-20020121-ff
2432 :     Description:
2433 :    
2434 :     Another day of fiddling with the FFI...
2435 :    
2436 :     1. Bug fix/workaround: CKIT does not complain about negative array
2437 :     dimensions, so ml-nlffigen has to guard itself against this possibility.
2438 :     (Otherwise a negative dimension would send it into an infinite loop.)
2439 :    
2440 :     2. Some of the abstract types (light objects, light pointers, most "base"
2441 :     types) in structure C are now eqtypes.
2442 :    
2443 :     3. Added constructors and test functions for NULL function pointers.
2444 :    
2445 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
2446 :     Name: Matthias Blume
2447 : blume 1028 Date: 2002/01/18
2448 : blume 1030 Tag: blume-20020118-ready-for-new-release
2449 :     Description:
2450 :    
2451 :     Made config/srcarchiveurl point to a new place. (Will provide boot
2452 :     files shortly.)
2453 :    
2454 :     Maybe we christen this to be 110.38?
2455 :    
2456 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
2457 :     Name: Matthias Blume
2458 :     Date: 2002/01/18
2459 : blume 1029 Tag: blume-20020118-more-ffifiddle
2460 :     Description:
2461 :    
2462 :     Today's FFI fiddling:
2463 :    
2464 :     - Provided a structure CGetSet with "convenient" versions of C.Get.* and
2465 :     C.Set.* that use concrete (MLRep.*) arguments and results instead
2466 :     of abstract ones.
2467 :    
2468 :     - Provided word-style bit operations etc. for "int" representation
2469 :     types in MLRep.S<Foo>Bitops where <Foo> ranges over Char, Int, Short,
2470 :     and Long.
2471 :    
2472 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
2473 :     Name: Matthias Blume
2474 :     Date: 2002/01/18
2475 : blume 1028 Tag: blume-20020118-use-x86-fp
2476 :     Description:
2477 :    
2478 :     Now that x86-fast-fp seems to be working, I turned it back on again
2479 :     by default. (Seems to work fine now, even with the FFI.)
2480 :    
2481 :     Other than that, I added some documentation about the FFI to
2482 :     src/ml-nlffigen/README and updated the FFI test examples in
2483 :     src/ml-nlffi-lib/Tests/*.
2484 :    
2485 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
2486 : leunga 1025 Name: Allen Leung
2487 :     Date: 2002/01/17
2488 :     Tag: leunga-20020117-x86-fast-fp-call
2489 :     Description:
2490 :    
2491 :     1. Fixed a problem with handling return fp values when x86's fast fp
2492 :     mode is turned on.
2493 :    
2494 :     2. Minor pretty printing fix for cellset. Print %st(0) as %st(0) instead
2495 :     of %f32.
2496 :    
2497 :     3. Added a constructor INT32lit to the ast of MLRISC tools.
2498 :    
2499 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
2500 : blume 1021 Name: Matthias Blume
2501 :     Date: 2002/01/16
2502 :     Tag: blume-20020116-ffifiddle
2503 :     Description:
2504 :    
2505 :     More fiddling with the FFI interface:
2506 :    
2507 :     - Make constness 'c instead of rw wherever possible. This eliminates
2508 :     the need for certain explicit coercions. (However, due to ML's
2509 :     value polymorphism, there will still be many cases where explicit
2510 :     coercions are necessary. Phantom types are not the whole answer
2511 :     to modeling a subtyping relationship in ML.)
2512 :    
2513 :     - ro/rw coersions for pointers added. (Avoids the detour through */&.)
2514 :    
2515 :     - "printf" test example added to src/ml-nlffi-lib/Tests. (Demonstrates
2516 :     clumsy workaround for varargs problem.)
2517 :    
2518 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
2519 : george 1016 Name: Lal George
2520 :     Date: 2002/01/15
2521 :     Tag: <none>
2522 :     Description:
2523 :    
2524 :     1. Since COPY instructions are no longer native to the architecture,
2525 :     a generic functor can be used to implement the expandCopies function.
2526 :    
2527 :     2. Allowed EXPORT and IMPORT pseudo-op declarations to appear inside a
2528 :     TEXT segment.
2529 :    
2530 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
2531 : blume 1011 Name: Matthias Blume
2532 : blume 1015 Date: 2002/01/15
2533 :     Tag: blume-20020115-ffiupdates
2534 :     Description:
2535 :    
2536 :     1. Fix for bug resulting in single-precision float values being returned
2537 :     incorrectly from FFI calls.
2538 :    
2539 :     2. Small modifications to C FFI API:
2540 :    
2541 :     - memory-allocation routines return straight objects (no options)
2542 :     and raise an exception in out-of-memory situations
2543 :     - unsafe extensions to cast between function pointers and pointers
2544 :     from/to ints
2545 :     - added structure C_Debug as an alternative to structure C where
2546 :     pointer-dereferencing (|*| and |*!) always check for null-pointers
2547 :     - added open_lib' to DynLinkage; open_lib' works like open_lib
2548 :     but also takes a (possibly empty) list of existing library handles
2549 :     that the current library depends on
2550 :    
2551 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
2552 :     Name: Matthias Blume
2553 : blume 1011 Date: 2002/01/10
2554 :     Tag: blume-20020110-newffigen
2555 :     Description:
2556 :    
2557 :     1. Updates to portable graph code.
2558 :    
2559 :     2. Major update to ml-nlffigen and ml-nlffi-lib. Things are much
2560 :     more scalable now so that even huge interfaces such as the one
2561 :     for GTK compile in finite time and space. :-)
2562 :     See src/ml-nlffigen/README for details on what's new.
2563 :    
2564 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
2565 : george 1003 Name: Lal George
2566 : george 1009 Date: 2001/01/09 14:31:35 EST 2002
2567 :     Tag: george-20011206-rm-native-copy
2568 :     Description:
2569 :    
2570 :     Removed the native COPY and FCOPY instructions
2571 :     from all the architectures and replaced it with the
2572 :     explicit COPY instruction from the previous commit.
2573 :    
2574 :     It is now possible to simplify many of the optimizations
2575 :     modules that manipulate copies. This has not been
2576 :     done in this change.
2577 :    
2578 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
2579 :     Name: Lal George
2580 : george 1003 Date: 2001/12/06 16:50:13 EST 2001
2581 :     Tag: george-20011206-mlrisc-instruction
2582 :     Description:
2583 : george 824
2584 : george 1003 Changed the representation of instructions from being fully abstract
2585 :     to being partially concrete. That is to say:
2586 :    
2587 :     from
2588 :     type instruction
2589 :    
2590 :     to
2591 :     type instr (* machine instruction *)
2592 :    
2593 :     datatype instruction =
2594 :     LIVE of {regs: C.cellset, spilled: C.cellset}
2595 :     | KILL of {regs: C.cellset, spilled: C.cellset}
2596 :     | COPYXXX of {k: CB.cellkind, dst: CB.cell list, src: CB.cell list}
2597 :     | ANNOTATION of {i: instruction, a: Annotations.annotation}
2598 :     | INSTR of instr
2599 :    
2600 :     This makes the handling of certain special instructions that appear on
2601 :     all architectures easier and uniform.
2602 :    
2603 :     LIVE and KILL say that a list of registers are live or killed at the
2604 :     program point where they appear. No spill code is generated when an
2605 :     element of the 'regs' field is spilled, but the register is moved to
2606 :     the 'spilled' (which is present, more for debugging than anything else).
2607 :    
2608 :     LIVE replaces the (now deprecated) DEFFREG instruction on the alpha.
2609 :     We used to generate:
2610 :    
2611 :     DEFFREG f1
2612 :     f1 := f2 + f3
2613 :     trapb
2614 :    
2615 :     but now generate:
2616 :    
2617 :     f1 := f2 + f3
2618 :     trapb
2619 :     LIVE {regs=[f1,f2,f3], spilled=[]}
2620 :    
2621 :     Furthermore, the DEFFREG (hack) required that all floating point instruction
2622 :     use all registers mentioned in the instruction. Therefore f1 := f2 + f3,
2623 :     defines f1 and uses [f1,f2,f3]! This hack is no longer required resulting
2624 :     in a cleaner alpha implementation. (Hopefully, intel will not get rid of
2625 :     this architecture).
2626 :    
2627 :     COPYXXX is intended to replace the parallel COPY and FCOPY available on
2628 :     all the architectures. This will result in further simplification of the
2629 :     register allocator that must be aware of them for coalescing purposes, and
2630 :     will also simplify certain aspects of the machine description that provides
2631 :     callbacks related to parallel copies.
2632 :    
2633 :     ANNOTATION should be obvious, and now INSTR represents the honest to God
2634 :     machine instruction set!
2635 :    
2636 :     The <arch>/instructions/<arch>Instr.sml files define certain utility
2637 :     functions for making porting easier -- essentially converting upper case
2638 :     to lower case. All machine instructions (of type instr) are in upper case,
2639 :     and the lower case form generates an MLRISC instruction. For example on
2640 :     the alpha we have:
2641 :    
2642 :     datatype instr =
2643 :     LDA of {r:cell, b:cell, d:operand}
2644 :     | ...
2645 :    
2646 :     val lda : {r:cell, b:cell, d:operand} -> instruction
2647 :     ...
2648 :    
2649 :     where lda is just (INSTR o LDA), etc.
2650 :    
2651 : leunga 815 ----------------------------------------------------------------------
2652 : blume 986 Name: Matthias Blume
2653 : blume 993 Date: 2001/11/22 21:40:00 EST
2654 :     Tag: Release_110_37
2655 :     Description:
2656 :    
2657 :     Release 110.37. This time for real.
2658 :    
2659 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
2660 :     Name: Matthias Blume
2661 : blume 988 Date: 2001/11/21 16:35:00 EST
2662 :     Tag: blume-20011121-foot-in-mouth
2663 :     Description:
2664 :    
2665 :     Removed the "Release_110_37" tag because of a serious bug.
2666 :     This will be re-tagged once the bug is fixed.
2667 :    
2668 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
2669 :     Name: Matthias Blume
2670 : blume 987 Date: 2001/11/21 16:14:00 EST
2671 :     Tag: blume-20011121-forgottenfile
2672 :     Description:
2673 :    
2674 :     Forgot to add a file. (Just a .tex-file -- part of
2675 :     the CM manual source.)
2676 :    
2677 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
2678 :     Name: Matthias Blume
2679 : blume 986 Date: 2001/11/21 16:10:00 EST
2680 : blume 988 Tag: blume-20011121-invalid_110_37
2681 : blume 986 Description:
2682 :    
2683 : blume 988 Note: I removed the original tag "Release_110_37" from this commit
2684 :     because we found a serious bug in all non-x86 backends.
2685 :     - Matthias
2686 :    
2687 : blume 986 1. Modifications to the SML/NJ code generator and to the runtime system
2688 :     so that code object name strings are directly inserted into code
2689 :     objects at code generation time. The only business the runtime system
2690 :     has with this is now to read the name strings on occasions.
2691 :     (The encoding of the name string has also changed somewhat.)
2692 :    
2693 :     2. CM now implements a simple "set calculus" for specifying export lists.
2694 :     In particular, it is now possible to refer to the export lists of
2695 :     other libraries/groups/sources and form unions as well as differences.
2696 :     See the latest CM manual for details.
2697 :    
2698 :     3. An separate notion of "proxy" libraries has again be eliminated from
2699 :     CM's model. (Proxy libraries are now simply a special case of using
2700 :     the export list calculus.)
2701 :    
2702 :     4. Some of the existing libraries now take advantage of the new set
2703 :     calculus.
2704 :     (Notice that not all libraries have been converted because some
2705 :     of the existing .cm-files are supposed to be backward compatible
2706 :     with 110.0.x.)
2707 :    
2708 :     5. Some cleanup in stand-alone programs. (Don't use "exnMessage" -- use
2709 :     "General.exnMessage"! The former relies on a certain hook to be
2710 :     initialized, and that often does not happen in the stand-alone case.)
2711 :    
2712 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
2713 : george 984 Name: Lal George
2714 :     Date: 2001/11/21 13:56:18 EST
2715 :     Tag: george-2001121-pseudo-ops
2716 :     Description:
2717 :    
2718 :     Implemented a complete redesign of MLRISC pseudo-ops. Now there
2719 :     ought to never be any question of incompatabilities with
2720 :     pseudo-op syntax expected by host assemblers.
2721 :    
2722 :     For now, only modules supporting GAS syntax are implemented
2723 :     but more should follow, such as MASM, and vendor assembler
2724 :     syntax, e.g. IBM as, Sun as, etc.
2725 :    
2726 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
2727 : blume 977 Name: Matthias Blume
2728 :     Date: 2001/11/14 11:52:00 EST
2729 :     Tag: blume-20011114-srcname
2730 :     Description:
2731 :    
2732 :     1. Routed the name of the current source file to mlriscgen where it
2733 :     should be directly emitted into the code object. (This last part
2734 :     is yet to be done.)
2735 :    
2736 :     2. Some cleanup of the pgraph code to make it match the proposal that
2737 :     I put out the other day. (The proposal notwithstanding, things are
2738 :     still in flux here.)
2739 :    
2740 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
2741 : george 976 Name: Lal George
2742 :     Date: 2001/11/14 09:44:04 EST
2743 :     Tag:
2744 :     Description:
2745 :    
2746 :     Fix for a backpatching bug reported by Allen.
2747 :    
2748 :     Because the boundary between short and long span-dependent
2749 :     instructions is +/- 128, there are an astounding number of
2750 :     span-dependent instructions whose size is over estimated.
2751 :    
2752 :     Allen came up with the idea of letting the size of span
2753 :     dependent instructions be non-monotonic, for a maxIter
2754 :     number of times, after which the size must be monotonically
2755 :     increasing.
2756 :    
2757 :     This table shows the number of span-dependent instructions
2758 :     whose size was over-estimated as a function of maxIter, for the
2759 :     file Parse/parse/ml.grm.sml:
2760 :    
2761 :     maxIter # of instructions:
2762 :     10 687
2763 :     20 438
2764 :     30 198
2765 :     40 0
2766 :    
2767 :     In compiling the compiler, there is no significant difference in
2768 :     compilation speed between maxIter=10 and maxIter=40. Actually,
2769 :     my measurements showed that maxIter=40 was a tad faster than
2770 :     maxIter=10! Also 96% of the files in the compiler reach a fix
2771 :     point within 13 iterations, so fixing maxIter at 40, while high,
2772 :     is okay.
2773 :    
2774 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
2775 : blume 975 Name: Matthias Blume
2776 :     Date: 2001/10/31 15:25:00 EST
2777 :     Tag: blume-20011031-pgraph
2778 :     Description:
2779 :    
2780 :     CKIT:
2781 :     * Changed the "Function" constructor of type Ast.ctype to carry optional
2782 :     argument identifiers.
2783 :     * Changed the return type of TypeUtil.getFunction accordingly.
2784 :     * Type equality ignores the argument names.
2785 :     * TypeUtil.composite tries to preserve argument names but gives up quickly
2786 :     if there is a mismatch.
2787 :    
2788 :     installation script:
2789 :     * attempts to use "curl" if available (unless "wget" is available as well)
2790 :    
2791 :     CM:
2792 :     * has an experimental implementation of "portable graphs" which I will
2793 :     soon propose as an implementation-independent library format
2794 :     * there are also new libraries $/pgraph.cm and $/pgraph-util.cm
2795 :    
2796 :     NLFFI-LIB:
2797 :     * some cleanup (all cosmetic)
2798 :    
2799 :     NLFFIGEN:
2800 :     * temporarily disabled the mechanism that suppresses ML output for
2801 :     C definitions whose identifiers start with an underscore character
2802 :     * generate val bindings for enum constants
2803 :     * user can request that only one style (light or heavy) is being used;
2804 :     default is to use both (command-line arguments: -heavy and -light)
2805 :     * fixed bug in handling of function types involving incomplete pointers
2806 :     * generate ML entry points that take record arguments (i.e., using
2807 :     named arguments) for C functions that have a prototype with named
2808 :     arguments
2809 :     (see changes to CKIT)
2810 :    
2811 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
2812 : leunga 972 Name: Allen Leung
2813 :     Date: 2001/10/27 20:34:00 EDT
2814 :     Tag: leunga-20011027-x86-fast-fp-call
2815 :     Description:
2816 :    
2817 :     Fixed the bug described in blume-20010920-slowfp.
2818 :    
2819 :     The fix involves
2820 :     1. generating FCOPYs in FSTP in ia32-svid
2821 :     2. marking a CALL with the appropriate annotation
2822 :    
2823 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
2824 : blume 961 Name: Matthias Blume
2825 :     Date: 2001/10/16 11:32:00 EDT
2826 :     Tag: blume-20011016-netbsd
2827 :     Description:
2828 :    
2829 :     Underscore patch from Chris Richards (fixing problem with compiling
2830 :     runtime system under recent NetBSD).
2831 :    
2832 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
2833 : george 959 Name: Allen Leung
2834 :     Date: 2001/10/12 17:18:32 EDT 2001
2835 :     Tag: leung-20011012-x86-printflowgraph
2836 :     Description:
2837 :    
2838 :     X86RA now uses a valid (instead of dummy) PrintFlowgraph module.
2839 :    
2840 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
2841 : george 952 Name: Lal George
2842 : george 958 Date: 2001/10/11 23:51:34 EDT
2843 :     Tag: george-20011011-too-many-instrs
2844 :     Description:
2845 :    
2846 :     The representation of a program point never expected to see more
2847 :     than 65536 instructions in a basic block!
2848 :    
2849 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
2850 :     Name: Lal George
2851 : george 952 Date: 2001/10/09 09:41:37 EDT
2852 :     Tag: george-20011008-mlrisc-labels
2853 :     Description:
2854 :    
2855 :     Changed the machine description files to support printing of
2856 :     local and global labels in assembly code, based on host assembler
2857 :     conventions.
2858 :    
2859 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
2860 : blume 916 Name: Matthias Blume
2861 : blume 939 Date: 2001/09/25 15:25:00 EDT
2862 :     Tag: blume-20010925-exninfo
2863 :     Description:
2864 :    
2865 :     I provided a non-hook implementation of exnName (at the toplevel) and
2866 :     made the "dummy" implementation of exnMessage (at the toplevel) more
2867 :     useful: if nothing gets "hooked in", then at least you are going to
2868 :     see the exception name and a message indicating why you don't see more.
2869 :    
2870 :     [For the time being, programs that need exnMessage and want to use
2871 :     ml-build should either use General.exnMessage (strongly recommended) or
2872 :     refer to structure General at some other point so that CM sees a
2873 :     static dependency.]
2874 :    
2875 :     [Similar remarks go for "print" and "use": If you want to use their
2876 :     functionality in stand-alone programs generated by ml-build, then use
2877 :     TextIO.output and Backend.Interact.useFile (from $smlnj/compiler.cm).]
2878 :    
2879 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
2880 :     Name: Matthias Blume
2881 : blume 938 Date: 2001/09/20 17:28:00 EDT
2882 :     Tag: blume-20010920-slowfp
2883 :     Description:
2884 :    
2885 :     Allen says that x86-fast-fp is not safe yet, so I turned it off again...
2886 :    
2887 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
2888 :     Name: Matthias Blume
2889 : blume 937 Date: 2001/09/20 17:20:00 EDT
2890 :     Tag: blume-20010920-canonicalpaths
2891 :     Description:
2892 :    
2893 :     0. Updated the BOOT file (something that I forgot to do earlier).
2894 :    
2895 :     1. Small internal change to CM so that it avoids "/../" in filenames
2896 :     as much as possible (but only where it is safe).
2897 :    
2898 :     2. Changed config/_run-sml (resulting in a changed bin/.run-sml) so
2899 :     that arguments that contain delimiters are passed through correctly.
2900 :     This change also means that all "special" arguments of the form
2901 :     @SMLxxx... must come first.
2902 :    
2903 :     3. Changed install script to put relative anchor names for tool commands
2904 :     into pathconfig.
2905 :    
2906 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
2907 :     Name: Matthias Blume
2908 : blume 932 Date: 2001/09/18 15:35:00 EDT
2909 :     Tag: blume-20010918-readme11036
2910 :     Description:
2911 :    
2912 :     Added README files.
2913 :    
2914 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
2915 :     Name: Matthias Blume
2916 : blume 929 Date: 2001/09/18 11:45:00 EDT
2917 :     Tag: Release_110_36 (retag)
2918 :     Description:
2919 :    
2920 :     Fixed mistake in config/preloads. Retagged as 110.36.
2921 :    
2922 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
2923 :     Name: Matthias Blume
2924 : blume 928 Date: 2001/09/18 09:40:00 EDT
2925 : blume 929 Tag: Release_110_36_orig (tag changed)
2926 : blume 928 Description:
2927 :    
2928 :     New version (110.36). New bootfiles.
2929 :    
2930 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
2931 :     Name: Matthias Blume
2932 : blume 927 Date: 2001/09/14 16:15:00 EDT
2933 :     Tag: blume-20010914-x86fastfp
2934 :     Description:
2935 :    
2936 :     John committed some changes that Allen made, in particular a (hopefully)
2937 :     correctly working version of the x86-fp module.
2938 :    
2939 :     I changed the default setting of the Control.MLRISC.getFlag "x86-fast-fp"
2940 :     flag to "true". Everything seems to compile to a fixpoint ok, and
2941 :     "mandelbrot" speeds up by about 15%.
2942 :    
2943 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
2944 :     Name: Matthias Blume
2945 : blume 923 Date: 2001/09/13 11:20:00 EDT
2946 :     Tag: blume-20010913-minimal
2947 :     Description:
2948 :    
2949 :     1. Stefan Monnier's patch to fix a miscompilation problem that
2950 :     was brought to light by John Reppy's work on Moby.
2951 :    
2952 :     2. Implemented a minimal "structure Compiler" that contains just
2953 :     "version" and "architecture". The minimal version will be
2954 :     available when the full version is not. This is for backward-
2955 :     compatibility with code that wants to test Compiler.version.
2956 :    
2957 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
2958 :     Name: Matthias Blume
2959 : blume 920 Date: 2001/08/28 14:03:00 EDT
2960 :     Tag: blume-20010828-ml-lex
2961 :     Description:
2962 :    
2963 :     Fix for bug 1581, received from Neophytos Michael.
2964 :    
2965 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
2966 :     Name: Matthias Blume
2967 : blume 918 Date: 2001/08/27 11:20:00 EDT
2968 :     Tag: blume-20010827-readme11035
2969 :     Description:
2970 :    
2971 :     Fleshed out the README file for 110.35.
2972 :    
2973 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
2974 :     Name: Matthias Blume
2975 : blume 916 Date: 2001/08/24 17:10:00 EDT
2976 :     Tag: Release_110_35
2977 :     Description:
2978 :    
2979 :     New version number (110.35). New bootfiles.
2980 :    
2981 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
2982 : george 915 Name: Lal George
2983 : george 909 Date: 2001/08/24 13:47:18 EDT 2001
2984 :     Tag: george-20010824-MLRISC-graphs
2985 :     Description:
2986 :    
2987 :     removed clusters from MLRISC completely and replaced with graphs.
2988 :    
2989 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
2990 :     Name: Matthias Blume
2991 : blume 905 Date: 2001/08/23 17:50:00 EDT
2992 :     Tag: blume-20010823-toplevel
2993 :     Description:
2994 :    
2995 :     - some reorganization of the code that implements various kinds of
2996 :     environments in the compiler (static, dynamic, symbolic, combined)
2997 :     - re-implemented the EnvRef module so that evalStream works properly
2998 :     (if the stream contains references to "use", "CM.make", etc.)
2999 :     - cleaned up evalloop.sml and interact.sml (but they need more cleaning)
3000 :    
3001 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
3002 :     Name: Matthias Blume
3003 : blume 904 Date: 2001/08/20 15:50 EDT
3004 :     Tag: blume20010820-slipup
3005 :     Description:
3006 :    
3007 :     I forgot to commit a few files. Here they are...
3008 :    
3009 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
3010 :     Name: Matthias Blume
3011 : blume 903 Date: 2001/08/20 15:35:00 EDT
3012 :     Tag: blume-20010820-debugprof
3013 :     Description:
3014 :    
3015 :     !!!! NEW BOOTFILES !!!!
3016 :    
3017 :     This is another round of reorganizing the compiler sources. This
3018 :     time the main goal was to factor out all the "instrumentation"
3019 :     passes (for profiling and backtracing) into their own library.
3020 :     The difficulty was to do it in such a way that it does not depend
3021 :     on elaborate.cm but only on elabdata.cm.
3022 :    
3023 :     Therefore there have been further changes to both elaborate.cm and
3024 :     elabdata.cm -- more "generic" things have been moved from the former
3025 :     to the latter. As a result, I was forced to split the assignment
3026 :     of numbers indicating "primtyc"s into two portions: SML-generic and
3027 :     SML/NJ-specific. Since it would have been awkward to maintain,
3028 :     I bit the bullet and actually _changed_ the mapping between these
3029 :     numbers and primtycs. The bottom line of this is that you need
3030 :     a new set of bin- and bootfiles.
3031 :    
3032 :     I have built new bootfiles for all architectures, so doing a fresh
3033 :     checkout and config/install.sh should be all you need.
3034 :    
3035 :     The newly created library's name is
3036 :    
3037 :     $smlnj/viscomp/debugprof.cm
3038 :    
3039 :     and its sources live under
3040 :    
3041 :     src/compiler/DebugProf
3042 :    
3043 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
3044 :     Name: Matthias Blume
3045 : blume 902 Date: 2001/08/15 17:15:00 EDT
3046 :     Tag: blume-20010815-compreorg
3047 :     Description:
3048 :    
3049 :     This is a first cut at reorganizing the CM libraries that make up the
3050 :     core of the compiler. The idea is to separate out pieces that could
3051 :     be used independently by tools, e.g., the parser, the typechecker, etc.
3052 :    
3053 :     The current status is a step in this direction, but it is not quite
3054 :     satisfactory yet. Expect more changes in the future.
3055 :    
3056 :     Here is the current (new) organization...
3057 :    
3058 :     What used to be $smlnj/viscomp/core.cm is now divided into
3059 :     six CM libraries:
3060 :    
3061 :     $smlnj/viscomp/basics.cm
3062 :     /parser.cm
3063 :     /elabdata.cm
3064 :     /elaborate.cm
3065 :     /execute.cm
3066 :     /core.cm
3067 :    
3068 :     The CM files for these libraries live under src/system/smlnj/viscomp.
3069 :     All these libraries are proxy libraries that contain precisely
3070 :     one CM library component. Here are the locations of the components
3071 :     (all within the src/compiler tree):
3072 :    
3073 :     Basics/basics.cm
3074 :     Parse/parser.cm
3075 :     ElabData/elabdata.cm
3076 :     Elaborator/elaborate.cm
3077 :     Execution/execute.cm
3078 :     core.cm
3079 :    
3080 :     [This organization is the same that has been used already
3081 :     for a while for the architecture-specific parts of the visible
3082 :     compiler and for the old version of core.cm.]
3083 :    
3084 :     As you will notice, many source files have been moved from their
3085 :     respective original locations to a new home in one of the above
3086 :     subtrees.
3087 :    
3088 :     The division of labor between the new libraries is the following:
3089 :    
3090 :     basics.cm:
3091 :     - Simple, basic definitions that pertain to many (or all) of
3092 :     the other libraries.
3093 :     parser.cm:
3094 :     - The SML parser, producing output of type Ast.dec.
3095 :     - The type family for Ast is also defined and exported here.
3096 :     elabdata.cm:
3097 :     - The datatypes that describe input and output of the elaborator.
3098 :     This includes types, absyn, and static environments.
3099 :     elaborator.cm:
3100 :     - The SML/NJ type checker and elaborator.
3101 :     This maps an Ast.dec (with a given static environment) to
3102 :     an Absyn.dec (with a new static environment).
3103 :     - This libraries implements certain modules that used to be
3104 :     structures as functors (to remove dependencies on FLINT).
3105 :     execute.cm:
3106 :     - Everything having to do with executing binary code objects.
3107 :     - Dynamic environments.
3108 :     core.cm:
3109 :     - SML/NJ-specific instantiations of the elaborator and MLRISC.
3110 :     - Top-level modules.
3111 :     - FLINT (this should eventually become its own library)
3112 :    
3113 :     Notes:
3114 :    
3115 :     I am not 100% happy with the way I separated the elaborator (and its
3116 :     data structures) from FLINT. Two instances of the same problem:
3117 :    
3118 :     1. Data structures contain certain fields that carry FLINT-specific
3119 :     information. I hacked around this using exn and the property list
3120 :     module from smlnj-lib. But the fact that there are middle-end
3121 :     specific fields around at all is a bit annoying.
3122 :    
3123 :     2. The elaborator calculates certain FLINT-related information. I tried
3124 :     to make this as abstract as I could using functorization, but, again,
3125 :     the fact that the elaborator has to perform calculations on behalf
3126 :     of the middle-end at all is not nice.
3127 :    
3128 :     3. Having to used exn and property lists is unfortunate because it
3129 :     weakens type checking. The other alternative (parameterizing
3130 :     nearly *everything*) is not appealing, though.
3131 :    
3132 :     I removed the "rebinding =" warning hack because due to the new organization
3133 :     it was awkward to maintain it. As a result, the compiler now issues some of
3134 :     these warnings when compiling init.cmi during bootstrap compilation. On
3135 :     the plus side, you also get a warning when you do, for example:
3136 :     val op = = Int32.+
3137 :     which was not the case up to now.
3138 :    
3139 :     I placed "assign" and "deref" into the _Core structure so that the
3140 :     code that deals with the "lazy" keyword can find them there. This
3141 :     removes the need for having access to the primitive environment
3142 :     during elaboration.
3143 :    
3144 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
3145 :     Name: Matthias Blume
3146 : blume 898 Date: 2001/08/13
3147 :     Tag: blume-20010813-closures
3148 :     Description:
3149 :    
3150 :     This fix was sent to us by Zhong Shao. It is supposed to improve the
3151 :     performance of certain loops by avoiding needless closure allocation.
3152 :    
3153 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
3154 : george 890 Name: Lal George
3155 : george 896 Date: 2001/07/31 10:03:23 EDT 2001
3156 :     Tag: george-20010731-x86-fmalloc
3157 :     Description: Fixed bug in x86 calls
3158 :    
3159 :     There was a bug where call instructions would mysteriously
3160 :     vanish. The call instruction had to be one that returned
3161 :     a floating point value.
3162 :    
3163 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
3164 :     Name: Lal George
3165 : george 890 Date: 2001/07/19 16:36:29 EDT 2001
3166 :     Tag: george-20010719-simple-cells
3167 :     Description:
3168 :    
3169 :     I have dramatically simplified the interface for CELLS in MLRISC.
3170 :    
3171 :     In summary, the cells interface is broken up into three parts:
3172 :    
3173 :     1. CellsBasis : CELLS_BASIS
3174 :    
3175 :     CellsBasis is a top level structure and common for all
3176 :     architectures. it contains the definitions of basic datatypes
3177 :     and utility functions over these types.
3178 :    
3179 :     2. functor Cells() : CELLS
3180 :    
3181 :     Cells generates an interface for CELLS that incorporates the
3182 :     specific resources on the target architecture, such as the
3183 :     presence of special register classes, their number and size,
3184 :     and various useful substructures.
3185 :    
3186 :     3. <ARCH>CELLS
3187 :    
3188 :     e.g. SparcCells: SPARCCELLS
3189 :    
3190 :     <ARCH>CELLS usually contains additional bindings for special
3191 :     registers on the architecture, such as:
3192 :    
3193 :     val r0 : cell (* register zero *)
3194 :     val y : cell (* Y register *)
3195 :     val psr : cell (* processor status register *)
3196 :     ...
3197 :    
3198 :     The structure returned by applying the Cells functor is opened
3199 :     in this interface.
3200 :    
3201 :     The main implication of all this is that the datatypes for cells is
3202 :     split between CellsBasis and CELLS -- a fairly simple change for user
3203 :     code.
3204 :    
3205 :     In the old scheme the CELLS interface had a definitional binding of
3206 :     the form:
3207 :    
3208 :     signature CELLS = sig
3209 :    
3210 :     structure CellsBasis = CellsBasis
3211 :    
3212 :     ...
3213 :    
3214 :     end
3215 :    
3216 :     With all the sharing constraints that goes on in MLRISC, this old
3217 :     design quickly leads to errors such as:
3218 :    
3219 :     "structure definition spec inside of sharing ... "
3220 :    
3221 :    
3222 :     and appears to require an unacceptable amount of sharing and where
3223 :     constraint hackery.
3224 :    
3225 :     I think this error message (the interaction of definitional specs and
3226 :     sharing) requires more explanation on our web page.
3227 :    
3228 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
3229 : blume 826 Name: Matthias Blume
3230 : blume 879 Date: 2001/07/19 15:00:00 EDT
3231 :     Tag: blume-20010719-libreorg
3232 :     Description:
3233 :    
3234 :     This update puts together a fairly extensive but straightforward change
3235 :     to the way the libraries that implement the interactive system are
3236 :     organized:
3237 :    
3238 :     The biggest change is the elimination of structure Compiler. As a
3239 :     replacement for this structure, there is now a CM library
3240 :     (known as $smlnj/compiler.cm or $smlnj/compiler/current.cm)
3241 :     that exports all the substructures of the original structure Compiler
3242 :     directly. So instead of saying Compiler.Foo.bar one now simply
3243 :     says Foo.bar. (The CM libraries actually export a collection of
3244 :     structures that is richer than the collection of substructures of
3245 :     structure Compiler.)
3246 :    
3247 :     To make the transition smooth, there is a separate library called
3248 :     $smlnj/compiler/compiler.cm which puts together and exports the
3249 :     original structure Compiler (or at least something very close to it).
3250 :    
3251 :     There are five members of the original structure Compiler
3252 :     that are not exported directly but which instead became members
3253 :     of a new structure Backend (described by signature BACKEND). These are:
3254 :     structure Profile (: PROFILE), structure Compile (: COMPILE), structure
3255 :     Interact (: INTERACT), structure Machine (: MACHINE), and val
3256 :     architecture (: string).
3257 :    
3258 :     Structure Compiler.Version has become structure CompilerVersion.
3259 :    
3260 :     Cross-compilers for alpha32, hppa, ppc, sparc, and x86 are provided
3261 :     by $smlnj/compiler/<arch>.cm where <arch> is alpha32, hppa, ppc, sparc,
3262 :     or x86, respectively.
3263 :     Each of these exports the same frontend structures that
3264 :     $smlnj/compiler.cm exports. But they do not have a structure Backend
3265 :     and instead export some structure <Arch>Backend where <Arch> is Alpha32,
3266 :     Hppa, PPC, Sparc, or X86, respectively.
3267 :    
3268 :     Library $smlnj/compiler/all.cm exports the union of the exports of
3269 :     $smlnj/compiler/<arch>.cm
3270 :    
3271 :     There are no structures <Arch>Compiler anymore, use
3272 :     $smlnj/compiler/<arch>.cm instead.
3273 :    
3274 :     Library host-compiler-0.cm is gone. Instead, the internal library
3275 :     that instantiates CM is now called cm0.cm. Selection of the host
3276 :     compiler (backend) is no longer done here but. (Responsibility for it
3277 :     now lies with $smlnj/compiler/current.cm. This seems to be more
3278 :     logical.)
3279 :    
3280 :     Many individual files have been moved or renamed. Some files have
3281 :     been split into multiple files, and some "dead" files have been deleted.
3282 :    
3283 :     Aside from these changes to library organization, there are also changes
3284 :     to the way the code itself is organized:
3285 :    
3286 :     Structure Binfile has been re-implemented in such a way that it no
3287 :     longer needs any knowledge of the compiler. It exclusively deals
3288 :     with the details of binfile layout. It no longer invokes the
3289 :     compiler (for the purpose of creating new prospective binfile
3290 :     content), and it no longer has any knowledge of how to interpret
3291 :     pickles.
3292 :    
3293 :     Structure Compile (: COMPILE) has been stripped down to the bare
3294 :     essentials of compilation. It no longer deals with linking/execution.
3295 :     The interface has been cleaned up considerably.
3296 :    
3297 :     Utility routines for dealing with linking and execution have been
3298 :     moved into their own substructures.
3299 :    
3300 :     (The ultimate goal of these changes is to provide a light-weight
3301 :     binfile loader/linker (at least for, e.g., stable libraries) that
3302 :     does not require CM or the compiler to be present.)
3303 :    
3304 :     CM documentation has been updated to reflect the changes to library
3305 :     organization.
3306 :    
3307 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
3308 :     Name: Matthias Blume
3309 : blume 875 Date: 2001/07/10 17:30:00 EDT
3310 :     Tag: Release_110_34
3311 :     Description:
3312 :    
3313 : blume 876 Minor tweak to 110.34 (re-tagged):
3314 :    
3315 :     - README.html file added to CVS repository
3316 :     - runtime compiles properly under FreeBSD 3.X and 4.X
3317 :    
3318 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
3319 :     Name: Matthias Blume
3320 :     Date: 2001/07/10 17:30:00 EDT
3321 :     Tag: Release_110_34
3322 :     Description:
3323 :    
3324 : blume 875 New version number (110.34). New bootfiles.
3325 :    
3326 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
3327 :     Name: Matthias Blume
3328 : blume 874 Date: 2001/07/09 16:00:00 EDT
3329 :     Tag: blume-20010709-more-varargs
3330 :     Description:
3331 :    
3332 :     I changed the handling of varargs in ml-nlffigen again:
3333 :     The ellipsis ... will now simply be ignored (with an accompanying warning).
3334 :    
3335 :     The immediate effect is that you can actually call a varargs function
3336 :     from ML -- but you can't actually supply any arguments beyond the ones
3337 :     specified explicitly. (For example, you can call printf with its format
3338 :     string, but you cannot pass additional arguments.)
3339 :    
3340 :     This behavior is only marginally more useful than the one before, but
3341 :     it has the advantage that a function or, more importantly, a function
3342 :     type never gets dropped on the floor, thus avoiding follow-up problems with
3343 :     other types that refer to the offending one.
3344 :    
3345 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
3346 :     Name: Matthias Blume
3347 : blume 873 Date: 2001/07/09 11:25:00 EDT
3348 :     Tag: blume-20010709-varargs
3349 :     Description:
3350 :    
3351 :     1. ckit-lib.cm now exports structure Error
3352 :     2. ml-nlffigen reports occurences of "..." (i.e., varargs function types)
3353 :     with a warning accompanied by a source location. Moreover, it
3354 :     merely skips the offending function or type and proceeds with the
3355 :     rest of its work.u As a result, one can safely feed C code containing
3356 :     "..." to ml-nlffigen.
3357 :     3. There are some internal improvements to CM, providing slightly
3358 :     more general string substitutions in the tools subsystem.
3359 :    
3360 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
3361 :     Name: Matthias Blume
3362 : blume 854 Date: 2001/06/27 15:10:00 EDT
3363 :     Tag: blume-20010627-concur
3364 :     Description:
3365 :    
3366 :     Fixed a small bug in CM's handling of parallel compilation.
3367 :     (You could observe the bug by Control-C-interrupting an ordinary
3368 :     CMB.make or CM.stabilize and then attaching some compile servers.
3369 :     The result was that all of a sudden the previously interrupted
3370 :     compilation would continue on its own. This was because of
3371 :     an over-optimization: CM did not bother to clean out certain queues
3372 :     when no servers were attached "anyway", resulting in the contents
3373 :     of these queues to grab control when new servers did get attached.)
3374 :    
3375 :     There is also another minor update to the CM manual.
3376 :    
3377 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
3378 :     Name: Matthias Blume
3379 : blume 853 Date: 2001/06/26 16:15:00 EDT
3380 :     Tag: blume-20010626-cmdoc
3381 :     Description:
3382 :    
3383 :     Minor typo fixed in CM manual (syntax diagram for libraries).
3384 :    
3385 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
3386 :     Name: Matthias Blume
3387 : blume 852 Date: 2001/06/25 22:55:00 EDT
3388 :     Tag: blume-20010625-x86pc
3389 :     Description:
3390 :    
3391 :     Fixed a nasty bug in the X86 assembly code that caused signal
3392 :     handlers to fail (crash) randomly.
3393 :    
3394 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
3395 :     Name: Matthias Blume
3396 : blume 846 Date: 2001/06/25 12:05:00 EDT
3397 :     Tag: blume-20010625-nlffigen
3398 :     Description:
3399 :    
3400 :     This update fixes a number of minor bugs in ml-nlffigen as reported by
3401 :     Nick Carter <nbc@andrew.cmu.edu>.
3402 :    
3403 :     1. Silly but ok typedefs of the form "typedef void myvoid;" are now accepted.
3404 :     2. Default names for generated files are now derived from the name of
3405 :     the C file *without its directory*. In particular, this causes generated
3406 :     files to be placed locally even if the C file is in some system directory.
3407 :     3. Default names for generated signatures and structures are also derived
3408 :     from the C file name without its directory. This avoids silly things
3409 :     like "structure GL/GL".
3410 :     (Other silly names are still possible because ml-nlffigen does not do
3411 : blume 847 a thorough check of whether generated names are legal ML identifiers.
3412 :     When in doubt, use command line arguments to force particular names.)
3413 : blume 846
3414 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
3415 :     Name: Matthias Blume
3416 : blume 845 Date: 2001/06/21 12:25:00 EDT
3417 :     Tag: blume-20010621-eXene
3418 :     Description:
3419 :    
3420 :     eXene now compiles and (sort of) works again.
3421 :    
3422 :     The library name (for version > 110.33) is $/eXene.cm.
3423 :    
3424 :     I also added an new example in src/eXene/examples/nbody. See the
3425 :     README file there for details.
3426 :    
3427 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
3428 :     Name: Matthias Blume
3429 : blume 844 Date: 2001/06/20 16:40:00 EDT
3430 :     Tag: blume-20010620-cml
3431 :     Description:
3432 :    
3433 :     CML now compiles and works again.
3434 :    
3435 :     Libraries (for version > 110.33):
3436 :    
3437 :     $cml/cml.cm Main CML library.
3438 :     $cml/basis.cm CML's version of $/basis.cm.
3439 :     $cml/cml-internal.cm Internal helper library.
3440 :     $cml/core-cml.cm Internal helper library.
3441 :     $cml-lib/trace-cml.cm Tracing facility.
3442 :     $cml-lib/smlnj-lib.cm CML's version of $/smlnj-lib.cm
3443 :    
3444 :     The installer (config/install.sh) has been taught how to properly
3445 :     install this stuff.
3446 :    
3447 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
3448 :     Name: Matthias Blume
3449 : blume 843 Date: 2001/06/19 17:55:00 EDT
3450 :     Tag: blume-20010619-instantiate
3451 :     Description:
3452 :    
3453 :     This un-breaks the fix for bug 1432.
3454 :     (The bug was originally fixed in 110.9 but I broke it again some
3455 :     time after that.)
3456 :    
3457 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
3458 :     Name: Matthias Blume
3459 : blume 842 Date: 2001/06/19 17:25:00 EDT
3460 :     Tag: blume-20010619-signals
3461 :     Description:
3462 :    
3463 :     This should (hopefully) fix the long-standing signal handling bug.
3464 :     (The runtime system was constructing a continuation record with an
3465 :     incorrect descriptor which would cause the GC to drop data on the floor...)
3466 :    
3467 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
3468 :     Name: Matthias Blume
3469 : blume 840 Date: 2001/06/15 15:05:00 EDT
3470 : blume 841 Tag: blume-20010615-moresparc
3471 :     Description:
3472 :    
3473 :     Here is a short late-hour update related to Sparc c-calls:
3474 :    
3475 :     -- made handling of double-word arguments a bit smarter
3476 :    
3477 :     -- instruction selection phase tries to collapse certain clumsily
3478 :     constructed ML-Trees; typical example:
3479 :    
3480 :     ADD(ty,ADD(_,e,LI d1),LI d2) -> ADD(ty,e,LI(d1+d2))
3481 :    
3482 :     This currently has no further impact on SML/NJ since mlriscGen does
3483 :     not seem to generate such patterns in the first place, and c-calls
3484 :     (which did generate them in the beginning) has meanwhile been fixed
3485 :     so as to avoid them as well.
3486 :    
3487 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
3488 :     Name: Matthias Blume
3489 :     Date: 2001/06/15 15:05:00 EDT
3490 : blume 840 Tag: blume-20010615-sparc
3491 :     Description:
3492 :    
3493 :     The purpose of this update is to provide an implementation of NLFFI
3494 :     on Sparc machines.
3495 :    
3496 :     Here are the changes in detail:
3497 :    
3498 :     * src/MLRISC/sparc/c-calls/sparc-c-calls.sml is a new file containing
3499 :     the Sparc implementation of the c-calls API.
3500 :     * The Sparc backend of SML/NJ has been modified to uniformely use %fp
3501 :     for accessing the ML frame. Thus, we have a real frame pointer and
3502 :     can freely modify %sp without need for an omit-frame-ptr phase.
3503 :     The vfp logic in src/compiler/CodeGen/* has been changed to accomodate
3504 :     this case.
3505 :     * ml-nlffigen has been taught to produce code for different architectures
3506 :     and calling conventions.
3507 :     * In a way similar to what was done in the x86 case, the Sparc
3508 :     backend uses its own specific extension to mltree. (For example,
3509 :     it needs to be able to generate UNIMP instructions which are part
3510 :     of the calling convention.)
3511 :     * ml-nlffi-lib was reorganized to make it more modular (in particular,
3512 :     to make it easier to plug in new machine- and os-dependent parts).
3513 :    
3514 :     There are some other fairly unrelated bug fixes and cleanups as well:
3515 :    
3516 :     * I further hacked the .cm files for MLRISC tools (like MDLGen) so
3517 :     that they properly share their libraries with existing SML/NJ libraries.
3518 :     * I fixed a minor cosmetic bug in CM, supressing certain spurious
3519 :     follow-up error messages.
3520 :     * Updates to CM/CMB documentation.
3521 :    
3522 :     TODO items:
3523 :    
3524 :     * MLRISC should use a different register as its asmTemp on the Sparc.
3525 :     (The current %o2 is a really bad choice because it is part of the
3526 :     calling conventions, so things might interfere in unexpected ways.)
3527 :    
3528 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
3529 :     Name: Matthias Blume
3530 : blume 839 Date: 2001/06/07
3531 :     Tag: blume-20010607-calls
3532 :     Description:
3533 :    
3534 :     A number of internal changes related to C calls and calling conventions:
3535 :    
3536 :     1. ML-Tree CALL statements now carry a "pops" field. It indicates the
3537 :     number of bytes popped implicitly (by the callee). In most cases
3538 :     this field is 0 but on x86/win32 it is some non-zero value. This
3539 :     is information provided for the benefit of the "omit-frameptr" pass.
3540 :     2. The CALL instruction on the x86 carries a similar "pops" field.
3541 :     The instruction selection phase copies its value from the ML-Tree
3542 :     CALL statement.
3543 :     3. On all other architectures, the instruction selection phase checks
3544 :     whether "pops=0" and complains if not.
3545 :     4. The c-calls implementation for x86 now accepts two calling conventions:
3546 :     "ccall" and "stdcall". When "ccall" is selected, the caller cleans
3547 :     up after the call and pops is set to 0. For "stdcall", the caller
3548 :     does nothing, leaving the cleanup to the callee; pops is set to
3549 :     the number of bytes that were pushed onto the stack.
3550 :     5. The cproto decoder (compiler/Semant/types/cproto.sml) now can
3551 :     distinguish between "ccall" and "stdcall".
3552 :     6. The UNIMP instruction has been added to the supported Sparc instruction
3553 :     set. (This is needed for implementing the official C calling convention
3554 :     on this architecture.)
3555 :     7. I fixed some of the .cm files under src/MLRISC/Tools to make them
3556 :     work with the latest CM.
3557 :    
3558 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
3559 :     Name: Matthias Blume
3560 : blume 838 Date: 2001/06/05 15:10:00 EDT
3561 :     Tag: blume-20010605-cm-index
3562 :     Description:
3563 :    
3564 :     0. The "lambdasplit" parameter for class "sml" in CM has been documented.
3565 :    
3566 :     1. CM can now generate "index files". These are human-readable files
3567 :     that list on a per-.cm-file basis each toplevel symbol defined or
3568 :     imported. The location of the index file for
3569 :     <p>/<d>.cm is <p>/CM/INDEX/<d>.cm.
3570 :     To enable index-file generation, set CM.Control.generate_index to true
3571 :     or export an environment-symbol: export CM_GENERATE_INDEX=true.
3572 :    
3573 :     The CM manual has been updated accordingly.
3574 :    
3575 :     2. I made some slight modifications to the c-calls API in MLRISC.
3576 :    
3577 :     a) There is now a callback to support saving/restoring of
3578 :     dedicated but caller-save registers around the actual call
3579 :     instruction.
3580 :     b) One can optionally specify a comment-annotation for the
3581 :     call instruction.
3582 :    
3583 :     3. SML/NJ (mlriscGen.sml) uses this new API for the rawccall primop.
3584 :     (For example, the comment annotation shows the C prototype of
3585 :     the function being called.)
3586 :    
3587 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
3588 :     Name: Matthias Blume
3589 : blume 837 Date: 2001/06/01 13:30:00 EDT
3590 :     Tag: blume-20010601-nlffi-cleanup
3591 :     Description:
3592 :    
3593 :     This is mostly a cleanup of MLFFI stuff:
3594 :    
3595 :     - some signature files have been put into a more exposed place
3596 :     - the ugly 'f type parameter is gone (simplifies types tremendously!)
3597 :     - ml-nlffigen changed accordingly
3598 :     - tutorial updated
3599 :    
3600 :     Other changes:
3601 :    
3602 :     - author's affiliation in CM manual(s) updated
3603 :     - some more recognized keywords added to Allen's sml.sty
3604 :    
3605 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
3606 :     Name: Matthias Blume
3607 : blume 836 Date: 2001/05/25 15:30:00 EDT
3608 :     Tag: blume-20010525-iptr
3609 :     Description:
3610 :    
3611 :     - put the official 110.33-README (as it appears on the ftp server) under
3612 :     CVS
3613 :     - fixed a small bug related to incomplete pointer types in
3614 :     ml-nlffigen
3615 :     - small cosmetic change to the ml-nlffi-lib's "arr" type constructor
3616 :     (it does not need the 'f type parameter)
3617 :    
3618 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
3619 :     Name: Matthias Blume
3620 : blume 834 Date: 2001/05/23 14:30:00 EDT
3621 :     Tag: Release_110_33
3622 :     Description:
3623 :    
3624 :     New version number (110.33). New bootfiles.
3625 :    
3626 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
3627 :     Name: Matthias Blume
3628 : blume 833 Date: 2001/05/22 18:06:00 EDT
3629 :     Tag: blume-20010522-targets
3630 :     Description:
3631 :    
3632 :     Made install.sh use file config/targets.customized if it exists, falling
3633 :     back to config/targets if it doesn't. This way one can have a customized
3634 :     version of the targets file without touching the "real thing", thus
3635 :     eliminating the constant fear of accidentally checking something bogus
3636 :     back into the CVS repository... (File config/targets.customized must
3637 :     not be added to the repository!)
3638 :    
3639 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
3640 :     Name: Matthias Blume
3641 : blume 832 Date: 2001/05/22 16:30:00 EDT
3642 :     Tag: blume-20010522-minitut
3643 :     Description:
3644 :    
3645 :     1. Bug fix in ml-nlffigen; now (hopefully) correctly handling
3646 :     struct returns.
3647 :     2. Added src/ml-nlffi-lib/Doc/mini-tutorial.txt. This is some very
3648 :     incomplete, preliminary documentation for NLFFI.
3649 :    
3650 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
3651 :     Name: Matthias Blume
3652 : blume 829 Date: 2001/05/14 11:30:00 EDT
3653 :     Tag: blume-20010514-script
3654 :     Description:
3655 :    
3656 :     Some bugs in install script fixed.
3657 :    
3658 :     In addition to that I also made a slight change to the NLFFI API:
3659 :     Functors generated by ml-nlffigen now take the dynamic library as a
3660 :     straight functor argument, not as a suspended one. (The original
3661 :     functor code used to force the suspension right away anyway, so there
3662 :     was nothing gained by this complication of the interface.)
3663 :    
3664 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
3665 :     Name: Matthias Blume
3666 : blume 828 Date: 2001/05/11 14:35:00 EDT
3667 :     Tag: blume-20010511-ml-nlffi
3668 :     Description:
3669 :    
3670 :     I finally took the plunge and added my new FFI code to the main
3671 :     repository. For x86-linux it is now ready for prime-time.
3672 :    
3673 :     There are two new subdirectories of "src":
3674 :    
3675 :     - ml-nlffi-lib:
3676 :     The utility library for programs using the FFI interface.
3677 :     Here is the implementation of $/c.cm and its associated low-level
3678 :     partners $/c-int.cm and $/memory.cm.
3679 :     - ml-nlffigen:
3680 :     A stand-alone program for generating ML glue code from C source
3681 :     code.
3682 :    
3683 :     Building ml-nlffigen requires $/ckit-lib.cm.
3684 :    
3685 :     The config/install.sh script has been updates to do the Right Thing
3686 :     (hopefully).
3687 :    
3688 :     Notice that the source tree for the C-Kit will not be put under "src"
3689 :     but directly under the installation root directory. (This is the
3690 :     structure that currently exists on the CVS server when you check out
3691 :     module "sml".) Fortunately, config/install.sh knows about this oddity.
3692 :    
3693 :     Bugs: No documentation yet.
3694 :    
3695 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
3696 :     Name: Matthias Blume
3697 : blume 826 Date: 2001/05/09 16:35:00 EDT
3698 :     Tag: blume-20010509-cpscontract
3699 :     Description:
3700 :    
3701 :     Fixed a bug in the accounting code in cpsopt/contract.sml. (The
3702 :     wrapper/unwrapper elimination did not decrement usage counts and some
3703 :     dead variables got overlooked by the dead-up logic.)
3704 :    
3705 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
3706 : george 824 Name: Lal George
3707 :     Date: 2001/05/08 17:26:09 EDT
3708 :     Tag: george-20010508-omit-frameptr
3709 :     Description:
3710 :    
3711 :     Changes to implement the omit-frame-pointer optimization to support
3712 :     raw C calls. For now, there is only support on the Intel x86, but
3713 :     other architectures will follow as more experience is gained with this.
3714 :    
3715 :    
3716 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
3717 : blume 818 Name: Matthias Blume
3718 : blume 819 Date: 2001/05/07 14:40:00 EDT
3719 :     Tag: blume-20010507-proxies
3720 :     Description:
3721 :    
3722 :     I made into "proxy libraries" all libraries that qualify for such a
3723 :     change. (A qualifying library is a library that has another library or
3724 :     groups as its sole member and repeats that member's export list
3725 :     verbatim. A proxy library avoids this repetition by omitting its export
3726 :     list, effectively inheriting the list that its (only) member exports.
3727 :     See the CM manual for more explanation.)
3728 :     The main effect is that explicit export lists for these libraries
3729 :     do not have to be kepts in sync, making maintenance a bit easier.
3730 :    
3731 :     I also added copyright notices to many .cm-files.
3732 :    
3733 :     Last but not least, I made a new set of bootfiles.
3734 :    
3735 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
3736 :     Name: Matthias Blume
3737 : blume 818 Date: 2001/05/04 17:00:00 EDT
3738 :     Tag: blume-20010504-cm-lsplit
3739 :     Description:
3740 :    
3741 :     0. John merged pending changes to $/smlnj-lib.cm
3742 :    
3743 :     1. Allen's previous change accidentally backed out of one of Lal's
3744 :     earlier changes. I undid this mistake (re-introducing Lal's change).
3745 :    
3746 :     2. I used the new topOrder' function from graph-scc.sml (from $/smlnj-lib.cm)
3747 :     within the compiler where applicable. There is some code simplification
3748 :     because of that.
3749 :    
3750 :     3. The "split" phase (in FLINT) is now part of the default list of phases.
3751 :     Compiler.Control.LambdaSplitting.* can be used to globally control the
3752 :     lambda-splitting (cross-module-inlining) engine. In addition to that,
3753 :     it can now also be controlled on a per-source basis: CM has been taught
3754 :     a new tool parameter applicable to ML source files.
3755 :    
3756 :     - To turn lambda-splitting off completely:
3757 :     local open Compiler.Control.LambdaSplitting in
3758 :     val _ = set Off
3759 :     end
3760 :     - To make "no lambda-splitting" the global default (but allow per-source
3761 :     overriding); this is the initial setting:
3762 :     local open Compiler.Control.LambdaSplitting in
3763 :     val _ = set (Default NONE)
3764 :     end
3765 :     - To make "lambda-splitting with aggressiveness a" the global default
3766 :     (and allow per-source overriding):
3767 :     local open Compiler.Control.LambdaSplitting in
3768 :     val _ = set (Default (SOME a))
3769 :     end
3770 :    
3771 :     - To turn lambda-splitting off for a given ML souce file (say: a.sml)
3772 :     write (in the respective .cm-file):
3773 :     a.sml (lambdasplitting:off)
3774 :     - To turn lambda-splitting for a.sml on with minimal aggressiveness:
3775 :     a.sml (lambdasplitting:on)
3776 :     - To turn lambda-splitting for a.sml on with aggressiveness <a> (where
3777 :     <a> is a decimal non-negative integer):
3778 :     a.sml (lambdasplitting:<a>)
3779 :     - To turn lambda-splitting for a.sml on with maximal aggressiveness:
3780 :     a.sml (lambdasplitting:infinity)
3781 :     - To use the global default for a.sml:
3782 :     a.sml (lambdasplitting:default)
3783 :     or simply
3784 :     a.sml
3785 :    
3786 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
3787 : leunga 815 Name: Allen Leung
3788 :     Date: 2001/05/04 01:57:00 EDT
3789 :     Tag: leunga-20010504-sync
3790 :     Description:
3791 : leunga 788
3792 : leunga 815 MLRISC features.
3793 :    
3794 :     1. Fix to CMPXCHG instructions.
3795 :     2. Changed RA interface to allow annotations in callbacks.
3796 :     3. Added a new method to the stream interface to allow annotations updates.
3797 :    
3798 : george 749 ----------------------------------------------------------------------
3799 : blume 812 Name: Matthias Blume
3800 : blume 814 Date: 2001/05/01 11:45:00 EDT
3801 :     Tag: blume-20010501-pcedittmp
3802 :     Description:
3803 :    
3804 :     Changed install.sh to use the current working directory instead of
3805 :     /usr/tmp for a temporary file (pcedittmp). The previous choice
3806 :     of /usr/tmp caused trouble with MacOS X because of file premission
3807 :     problems.
3808 :    
3809 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
3810 :     Name: Matthias Blume
3811 : blume 812 Date: 2001/04/20 11:10:00 EDT
3812 :     Tag: blume-20010420-inMLflag
3813 :     Description:
3814 :    
3815 :     - added vp_limitPtrMask to vproc-state.h
3816 :     (for use by the raw-C-calls mechanism to implement proper interrupt
3817 :     handling)
3818 :     - made the ML compiler aware of various data-structure offsets so it
3819 :     can generate code for accessing the vp_inML flag and vp_limitPtrMask
3820 :     - tweaked mlriscGen.sml to have it emit interrupt-handling code for
3821 :     raw C-calls
3822 :    
3823 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
3824 : george 810 Name: Lal George
3825 :     Date: 2001/04/20 09:15:28 EDT
3826 :     Tag: george-20010420-macosX
3827 :     Description:
3828 :    
3829 :     - Changes to port to Mac OS X; Darwin.
3830 :    
3831 :     - In the process I found that sqrt was broken on the PPC, because the
3832 :     fsqrt instruction is not implemented.
3833 :    
3834 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
3835 : blume 799 Name: Matthias Blume
3836 : blume 808 Date: 2001/04/18 12:45:00 EDT
3837 :     Tag: blume-20010418-ccalls
3838 :     Description:
3839 :    
3840 :     - fixed two off-by-4 errors in the x86-specific c-calls implementation
3841 :     (this bug prevented structure arguments containing pointers from being
3842 :     passed correctly)
3843 :     - changed the raw-C-call code in mlriscGen.sml in such a way that
3844 :     structure arguments are represented as a pointer to the beginning
3845 :     of the structure (instead of having a series of synthesized arguments,
3846 :     one for each structure member)
3847 :    
3848 :     - made makeml script's verbosity level configurable via environment
3849 :     variable (MAKEML_VERBOSITY)
3850 :    
3851 : blume 813 - eliminated placeholder implementations for f32l, w16s, i16s, and f32s
3852 : blume 808 in rawmem-x86.sml; we are now using the real thing
3853 :    
3854 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
3855 :     Name: Matthias Blume
3856 : blume 806 Date: 2001/03/22 16:25:00 EST
3857 :     Tag: blume-20010322-bootfiles
3858 :     Description:
3859 :    
3860 :     Created a new set of bootfiles (for your automatic installation convenience).
3861 :    
3862 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
3863 :     Name: Matthias Blume
3864 : blume 805 Date: 2001/03/22 15:10:00 EST
3865 :     Tag: blume-20010322-rawmem-parcm
3866 :     Description:
3867 :    
3868 :     1. All "raw memory access" primitives for the new FFI are implemented now
3869 :     (at least on the x86).
3870 :     2. Some further cleanup of CM's parallel make mechanism.
3871 :    
3872 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
3873 :     Name: Matthias Blume
3874 : blume 801 Date: 2001/03/19 17:53:00 EST
3875 :     Tag: blume-20010319-parallel
3876 :     Description:
3877 :    
3878 :     Parallel make (using compile servers) now works again.
3879 :    
3880 :     To this end, CM.stabilize and CMB.make have been modified to work in
3881 :     two passes when compile servers are attached:
3882 :     1. Compile everything, do not perform stabilization; this pass
3883 :     uses compile servers
3884 :     2. Stabilize everything; this pass does not use compile servers
3885 :     If there are no compile servers, the two passes are combined into one
3886 :     (as before). Splitting the passes increases the inherent parallelism
3887 :     in the dependency graph because the entire graph including all
3888 :     libraries is available at the same time. This, in turn, improves
3889 :     server utilization. The downside is that the master process will
3890 :     have to do some extra work after compilation is done (because for
3891 :     technical reasons it must re-read all the binfiles during stabilization).
3892 :    
3893 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
3894 :     Name: Matthias Blume
3895 : blume 800 Date: 2001/03/16 12:22:00 EST
3896 :     Tag: blume-20010316-bootfiles
3897 :     Description:
3898 :    
3899 :     Created a new set of bootfiles (for your automatic installation convenience).
3900 :    
3901 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
3902 :     Name: Matthias Blume
3903 : blume 799 Date: 2001/03/16 11:00:00 EST
3904 :     Tag: blume-20010316-MLTREE-fixup
3905 :     Description:
3906 :    
3907 :     This is a minor fixup for an (untagged) earlier commit by Allen.
3908 :     (A file was missing).
3909 :    
3910 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
3911 : leunga 788 Name: Allen Leung
3912 : leunga 796 Date: Mon Mar 5 18:54:57 EST 2001
3913 :     Tag: leunga-20010305-cut-support
3914 :    
3915 :     1. New support for alternative control-flow in MLTREE.
3916 :     Currently we support
3917 :    
3918 :     FLOW_TO(CALL ...., [k1,...,kn])
3919 :    
3920 :     This is needed for 'cuts to' in C-- and try/handle-like constructs
3921 :     in Moby
3922 :    
3923 :     New assembler flag "asm-show-cutsto" to turn on control-flow debugging.
3924 :    
3925 :     2. Register Allocator
3926 :    
3927 :     Changes in interface [from Fermin, John]
3928 :    
3929 :     3. Alpha 8-bit SLL support [Fermin]
3930 :    
3931 :     4. All architectures
3932 :    
3933 :     A new module (ClusterExpandCopies) for expanding parallel copies.
3934 :    
3935 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
3936 :     Name: Allen Leung
3937 : leunga 788 Date: 2001/02/27 23:07:00 EST
3938 :     Tag: leunga-20010227-minor-stuff
3939 :    
3940 :     1. Alpha bug fix for CMOVNE
3941 :     2. Handle mltree COND(..,FCMP ...,...)
3942 :     3. Bug fix in simplifier
3943 :    
3944 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
3945 : blume 777 Name: Matthias Blume
3946 : blume 781 Date: 2001/01/30 17:50:00 EST
3947 :     Tag: blume-20010130-sync
3948 :     Description:
3949 :    
3950 :     This is just a minor update to sync my devel branch with the main brach.
3951 :     The only visible change is the addition of some README files.
3952 :    
3953 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
3954 :     Name: Matthias Blume
3955 : blume 778 Date: 2001/01/12 23:30:00 JST
3956 :     Tag: blume-20010112-bootfiles
3957 :     Description:
3958 :    
3959 :     Made a new set of bootfiles that goes with the current state of the
3960 :     repository.
3961 :    
3962 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
3963 :     Name: Matthias Blume
3964 : blume 777 Date: 2001/01/12 21:20:00 JST
3965 :     Tag: blume-20010112-sync
3966 :     Description:
3967 :    
3968 :     I am just flushing out some minor changes that had accumulated in
3969 :     my private branch in order to sync with the main tree. (This is
3970 :     mainly because I had CVS trouble when trying to merge _into_ my
3971 :     private branch.)
3972 :    
3973 :     Most people should be completely unaffected by this.
3974 :    
3975 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
3976 : leunga 775 Name: Allen Leung
3977 :     Date: Thu Jan 11 21:03:00 EST 2001
3978 :     Tag: leunga-20010111-labexp=mltree
3979 :     Description:
3980 :    
3981 :     1. Removed the type LabelExp and replace it by MLTree.
3982 :     2. Rewritten mltree-simplify with the pattern matcher tool.
3983 :     3. There were some bugs in alpha code generator which would break
3984 :     64-bit code generation.
3985 :     4. Redo the tools to generate code with the
3986 :     5. The CM files in MLRISC (and in src/system/smlnj/MLRISC)
3987 :     are now generated by perl scripts.
3988 :    
3989 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
3990 : blume 771 Name: Matthias Blume
3991 : blume 774 Date: 2001/01/10 21:55:00 JST
3992 :     Tag: blume-20010110-rcc
3993 :     Description:
3994 :    
3995 :     The RCC stuff now seems to work (but only on the x86).
3996 :     This required hacking of the c-calls interface (and -implementation) in
3997 :     MLRISC.
3998 :    
3999 :     Normal compiler users should be unaffected.
4000 :    
4001 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
4002 :     Name: Matthias Blume
4003 : blume 773 Date: 2001/01/09 01:20:00 JST
4004 :     Tag: blume-20010109-rcc
4005 :     Description:
4006 :    
4007 :     This is a fairly big patch, flushing out a large number of pending
4008 :     changes that I made to my development copy over the last couple of days.
4009 :    
4010 :     Of practical relevance at this moment is a workaround for a pickling
4011 :     bug that Allen ran into the other day. The cause of the bug itself is
4012 :     still unknown and it might be hard to fix it properly, but the
4013 :     workaround has some merits of its own (namely somewhat reducing pickling
4014 :     overhead for certain libraries). Therefore, I think this solution should
4015 :     be satisfactory at this time.
4016 :    
4017 :     The rest of the changes (i.e., the vast majority) has to do with my
4018 :     ongoing efforts of providing direct support for C function calls from
4019 :     ML. At the moment there is a new primop "RAW_CCALL", typing magic
4020 :     in types/cproto.sml (invoked from FLINT/trans/translate.sml), a new
4021 :     case in the FLINT CPS datatype (RCC), changes to cps/convert.sml to
4022 :     translate uses of RAW_CCALL into RCC, and changes to mlriscGen.sml to
4023 :     handle RCC.
4024 :    
4025 :     The last part (the changes to mlriscGen.sml) are still known to be
4026 :     wrong on the x86 and not implemented on all other architectures. But
4027 :     the infrastructure is in place. I had to change a few functor
4028 :     signatures in the backend to be able to route the CCalls interface
4029 :     from MLRISC there, and I had to specialize the mltree type (on the
4030 :     x86) to include the necessary extensions. (The extensions themselves
4031 :     were already there and redy to go in MLRISC/x86).
4032 :    
4033 :     Everything should be very happy as soon as someone helps me with
4034 :     mlriscGen.sml...
4035 :    
4036 :     In any case, nothing of this should matter to anyone as long as the
4037 :     new primop is not being used (which is going to be the case unless you
4038 :     find it where I hid it :). The rest of the compiler is completely
4039 :     unaffected.
4040 :    
4041 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
4042 :     Name: Matthias Blume
4043 : blume 772 Date: 2001/01/05 00:30:00 JST
4044 :     Tag: blume-20010105-primops
4045 :     Description:
4046 :    
4047 :     Added some experimental support for work that I am doing right now.
4048 :     These changes mostly concern added primops, but there is also a new
4049 :     experimental C library in the runtime system (but currently not enabled
4050 :     anywhere except on Linux/X86).
4051 :    
4052 :     In the course of adding primops (and playing with them), I discovered that
4053 :     Zhong's INL_PRIM hack (no type info for certain primops) was, in fact, badly
4054 :     broken. (Zhong was very right he labeled this stuff as "major gross hack".)
4055 :     To recover, I made type information in INL_PRIM mandatory and changed
4056 :     prim.sml as well as built-in.sml accordingly. The InLine structure now
4057 :     has complete, correct type information (i.e., no bottom types).
4058 :    
4059 :     Since all these changes mean that we need new binfiles, I also bumped the
4060 :     version number to 110.32.1.
4061 :    
4062 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
4063 :     Name: Matthias Blume
4064 : blume 771 Date: 2000/12/30 22:10:00 JST
4065 :     Tag: blume-20001230-various
4066 :     Description:
4067 :    
4068 :     Added proxy libraries for MLRISC and let MLRISC libraries refer
4069 :     to each other using path anchors. (See CM manual for explanation.)
4070 :    
4071 :     Updated CM documentation.
4072 :    
4073 :     Fixed some bugs in CM.
4074 :    
4075 :     Implemented "proxy" libraries (= syntactic sugar for CM).
4076 :    
4077 :     Added "-quiet" option to makeml and changed runtime system accordingly.
4078 :    
4079 :     Added cleanup handler for exportML to reset timers and compiler stats.
4080 :    
4081 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
4082 : george 761 Name: Lal George
4083 :     Date: 2000/12/22 22:22:58 EST 2000
4084 :     Tag: Release_110_32
4085 :     Description:
4086 :    
4087 :     Infinite precision used throughout MLRISC.
4088 :     see MLRISC/mltree/machine-int.sig
4089 :    
4090 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
4091 : blume 756 Name: Matthias Blume
4092 : blume 760 Date: 2000/12/22 23:16:00 JST
4093 :     Tag: blume-20001222-warn
4094 :     Description:
4095 : blume 759
4096 : blume 760 Corrected wording and formatting of some CM warning message which I
4097 :     broke in my previous patch.
4098 : blume 759
4099 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
4100 :     Name: Matthias Blume
4101 : blume 763 Date: 2000/12/22 21:20:00 JST
4102 :     Tag: blume-20001222-anchorenv
4103 :     Description:
4104 :    
4105 :     Fixed CM's handling of anchor environments in connection with CMB.make.
4106 :    
4107 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
4108 :     Name: Matthias Blume
4109 : blume 758 Date: 2000/12/22 13:15:00 JST
4110 :     Tag: blume-20001222-cleanup
4111 :     Description:
4112 :    
4113 :     Removed src/cm/ffi which does not (and did not) belong here.
4114 :    
4115 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
4116 :     Name: Matthias Blume
4117 : blume 757 Date: 2000/12/21 23:55:00 JST
4118 :     Tag: blume-20001221-exn
4119 :     Description:
4120 :    
4121 :     Probably most important: CM no longer silently swallows all exceptions
4122 :     in the compiler.
4123 :     Plus: some other minor CM changes. For example, CM now reports some
4124 :     sizes for generated binfiles (code, data, envpickle, lambdapickle).
4125 :    
4126 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
4127 :     Name: Matthias Blume
4128 : blume 756 Date: 2000/12/15 00:01:05 JST
4129 :     Tag: blume-20001215-dirtool
4130 :     Description:
4131 :    
4132 :     - "dir" tool added.
4133 :     - improvements and cleanup to Tools structure
4134 :     - documentation updates
4135 :    
4136 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
4137 : leunga 752 Name: Allen Leung
4138 : leunga 755 Date: Thu Dec 14 03:45:24 EST 2000
4139 :     Description:
4140 :     Tag: leunga-20001214-int-inf
4141 :     Description:
4142 :    
4143 :     In IntInf, added these standard functions, which are missing from our
4144 :     implementation:
4145 :    
4146 :     andb : int * int -> int
4147 :     xorb : int * int -> int
4148 :     orb : int * int -> int
4149 :     notb : int -> int
4150 :     << : int * word -> int
4151 :     ~>> : int * word -> int
4152 :    
4153 :     Not tested, I hope they are correct.
4154 :    
4155 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
4156 :     Name: Allen Leung
4157 : leunga 752 Date: Fri Dec 8 19:23:26 EST 2000
4158 :     Description:
4159 :     Tag: leunga-20001208-nowhere
4160 :     Description:
4161 :    
4162 :     Slight improvements to the 'nowhere' tool to handle OR-patterns,
4163 :     to generate better error messages etc. Plus a brief manual.
4164 :    
4165 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
4166 : george 749 Name: Lal George
4167 :     Date: 2000/12/08 09:54:02 EST 2000
4168 :     Tag: Release_110_31
4169 :     Description:
4170 : george 705
4171 : george 749 - Version 110.31
4172 : leunga 591 ----------------------------------------------------------------------
4173 : leunga 744 Name: Allen Leung
4174 :     Date: Thu Dec 7 22:01:04 EST 2000
4175 :     Tag: leunga-20001207-cell-monster-hack
4176 :     Description:
4177 :    
4178 :     Major MLRISC internal changes. Affect all clients.
4179 :     Summary:
4180 :    
4181 :     1. Type CELLS.cell = int is now replaced by a datatype.
4182 :     As a result, the old regmap is now gone. Almost all interfaces
4183 :     in MLRISC change as a consequence.
4184 :    
4185 :     2. A new brand version of machine description tool (v3.0) that generates
4186 :     modules expecting the new interface. The old version is removed.
4187 :    
4188 :     3. The RA interface has been further abstracted into two new functors.
4189 :     RISC_RA and X86RA. These functors have much simpler interfaces.
4190 :     [See also directory MLRISC/demo.]
4191 :    
4192 :     4. Some other new source->source code generation tools are available:
4193 :    
4194 :     a. MLRISC/Tools/RewriteGen -- generate rewriters from rules.
4195 :     b. MLRISC/Tools/WhereGen -- expands conditional pattern matching rules.
4196 :     I use this tool to generate the peephole optimizers---with the new
4197 :     cell type changes, peephole rules are becoming difficult to write
4198 :     without conditional pattern matching.
4199 :    
4200 :     5. More Intmap -> IntHashTable change. Previous changes by Matthias didn't
4201 :     cover the entire MLRISC source tree so many things broke.
4202 :    
4203 :     6. CM files have been moved to the subdirectory MLRISC/cm.
4204 :     They are moved because there are a lot of them and they clutter up the
4205 :     root dir.
4206 :    
4207 :     7. More detailed documentation to come...
4208 :    
4209 :     NOTE: To rebuild from 110.30 (ftp distribution), you'll have to do
4210 :     a makeml -rebuild first. This is because of other other
4211 :     changes that Matthias has made (see below).
4212 :    
4213 :    
4214 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
4215 : blume 733 Name: Matthias Blume
4216 : blume 742 Date: 2000/11/30 23:12:00 JST
4217 :     Tag: blume-20001130-filereorg
4218 :     Description:
4219 :    
4220 :     Some manual updates and some file reorganizations in CM.
4221 :    
4222 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
4223 :     Name: Matthias Blume
4224 : blume 737 Date: 2000/11/24 17:45:00 JST
4225 :     Tag: blume-20001124-link
4226 :     Description:
4227 :    
4228 :     Drastically improved link traversal code for the case that the dynamic
4229 :     value was already loaded at bootstrap time. As a result, CM and CMB
4230 :     now both load blazingly fast -- even on a very slow machine. Also,
4231 :     memory consumption has been further reduced by this.
4232 :    
4233 :     Warning: The format of the PIDMAP file has changed. THerefore, to
4234 :     bootstrap you have to do this:
4235 :    
4236 :     1. Run CMB.make
4237 :     2. Make a symbolic link for the boot directory:
4238 :     ln -s sml.boot.ARCH-OS xxx
4239 :     3. "Rebuild" the boot directory:
4240 :     ./makeml -boot xxx -rebuild sml ; rm xxx
4241 :     4. Boot normally:
4242 :     ./makeml
4243 :    
4244 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
4245 :     Name: Matthias Blume
4246 : blume 735 Date: 2000/11/21 21:20:00 JST
4247 :     Tag: blume-20001121-tools
4248 :     Description:
4249 :    
4250 :     Continued hacking on autoloading problem -- with success this time.
4251 :     Also changed tool-plugin mechanism. See new CM manual.
4252 :    
4253 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
4254 :     Name: Matthias Blume
4255 : blume 734 Date: 2000/11/19 14:30:00 JST
4256 :     Tag: blume-20001119-autoload
4257 :     Description:
4258 :    
4259 :     Some hacking to make autoloading faster. Success for CMB, no success
4260 :     so far for CM. There is a reduced structure CM' that autoloads faster.
4261 :     (This is a temporary, non-documented hack to be eliminated again when
4262 :     the general problem is solved.)
4263 :    
4264 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------
4265 :     Name: Matthias Blume
4266 : blume 733 Date: 2000/11/17 14:10:00 JST
4267 :     Tag: blume-20001117-pickle-lib
4268 :     Description:
4269 :    
4270 :     1. Eliminated comp-lib.cm
4271 :     2. Made pickle-lib.cm
4272 :     3. Eliminated all uses of intset.sml (from comp-lib.cm)
4273 :     4. Replaced all uses of intmap.{sig,sml} (from comp-lib.cm) with
4274 :     equivalent constructs from smlnj-lib.cm (INtHashTable).
4275 :     5. Point 4. also goes for those uses of intmap.* in MLRISC.
4276 :     Duplicated intmap modules thrown out.
4277 :     6. Hunted down all duplicated SCC code and replaced it with
4278 :     equivalent stuff (GraphSCCFn from smlnj-lib.cm).
4279 :     7. Rewrote Feedback module.
4280 :     8. Moved sortedlist.sml into viscomp-lib.cm. Eventually it
4281 :     should be thrown out and equivalent modules from smlnj-lib.cm
4282 :     should be used (IntRedBlackSet, IntListSet, ...).
4283 :    
4284 :     Confirmed that compiler compiles to fixpoint.
4285 :    
4286 :     ----------------------------------------------------------------------