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  <title>SML/NJ 110.36 NEWS</title>
  <meta name="author" content="Matthias Blume">
  <meta name="description" content="working release announcement for SML/NJ">
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<h1>S  M  L   /   N  J &nbsp;                    1  1  0  . 36 &nbsp;   
  N  E  W  S</h1>
<div align="Center"><i>September 18, 2001</i><br>
<div align="Center"><b>WARNING    	This version is intended for compiler hackers.
The  	version ought to be stable, however we have not run 	our full regression
testing.          <a href="http://cm.bell-labs.com/cm/cs/what/smlnj/index.html">
</b><a href="http://cm.bell-labs.com/cm/cs/what/smlnj/index.html"><b><br>
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   <li>This is a bugfix release, mainly with the purpose of solving a problem
with the FLINT optimizer that was erroneously throwing away code in some
  <li>Other changes include a minor bugfix for ml-lex, the implementation
of a "minimal" structure Compiler, and switching over to an improved code
generator on the x86 (affecting floating-point computations).<br>
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<h4>FLINT:   </h4>
  <li>There was a problem with FLINT occasionally using the wrong continuation
for certain functions because of a faulty internal analysis.&nbsp; Fixed.<br>
<h4>MLRISC (x86):   </h4>
   <li>An updated version of the x86-fp module has been enabled by default.
 This results in significant speedups for FP-intensive code.</li>
<h4>Interactive system / libraries:</h4>
  <li>A minimal version of structure Compiler is that only contains "version"
and "architecture" is available at toplevel.&nbsp; Thus, legacy code that
wants to test the current version number can do so without having to load
the rather heavy (and obsolete) full structure Compiler from $smlnj/compiler/compiler.cm.<br>
  <li>Bug 1581 (concerning open parentheses in constant strings) has been

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