Gwydion Dylan 2.3.9 Released 
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 Gwydion Dylan 2.3.9 Released

Gwydion Dylan 2.3.9 Released
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The Gwydion Hackers are proud to announce version 2.3.9 of Gwydion
Dylan. The source tarball is available from

  ftp://ftp.gwydiondylan.org/pub/gd/src/gwydion-dylan-2.3.9.tar.gz

Binary versions will appear on the FTP server during the next few
days.

This is probably the last release of the unstable development
tree, and the basis for version 2.4, which shall be a high-quality
stable release.

Besides the obvious ton of bugfixes, 2.3.9 provides each-subclass
slots, a rudimentary network library, greatly improved common-dylan
compliance, better performance, increased debuggability, updated
documentation and all that. This version comes with the quality
assurance library and tests kindly provided by Functional
Objects.

Gwydion Dylan provides two implementations of the Dylan programming
language: Mindy and d2c. Mindy is bytecode compiler and interpreter,
and d2c is a Dylan-to-C compiler. Mindy compiles programs quickly, but
the resulting executables run slowly. On the other hand, d2c compiles
programs slowly, but they run quickly, at up to the speed of
comparable C code. Ports of Gwydion Dylan are available for all modern
platforms.

Gwydion Dylan was originally written by the Gwydion Group at CMU as
part of a research project studying advanced hypercode development
environments. It is now maintained by a group of volunteers.

The following online resources are available:

  Maintainers' website:     http://www.*-*-*.com/
  Gwydion group:           http://www.*-*-*.com/
  FTP Site:                ftp://ftp.gwydiondylan.org/pub/gd/
  FTP Site (mirror):       ftp://ftp.fu-berlin.de/pub/unix/languages/dylan/


  Newsgroup:               comp.lang.dylan

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so you can ask questions and report the inevitable bugs. Send a

want to contribute code or documentation, we enthusiastically
encourage you to do so.



Tue, 05 Apr 2005 05:01:10 GMT  
 
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