ANNOUNCE: The Glasgow Haskell Compiler, version 4.02 
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 ANNOUNCE: The Glasgow Haskell Compiler, version 4.02

      The Glasgow Haskell Compiler -- version 4.02
     ==============================================

We are pleased to announce a new release of the Glasgow Haskell
Compiler (GHC), version 4.02.  The source distribution is freely
available via the World-Wide Web and through anon. FTP; details below.

Haskell is "the" standard lazy functional programming language; the
current language version is Haskell 98, agreed in December 1998.
Haskell related information is available from the Haskell home page at

  http://www.*-*-*.com/

GHC has a new Web page; point your browser at

  http://www.*-*-*.com/

+ What's new
=============

GHC 4.02 fixes several bugs in 4.01 and adds the following major features:

 * Full Haskell 98 language support,

 * Scoped type variables,

 * Better warnings for unused variables,

 * A new generational garbage collector.

NOTE: documentation for scoped type variables is currently sadly lacking,
but will be forthcoming soon.  Watch this space.

The following things have not been fixed yet:

 * The native code generator is still flaky, and is turned off by
   default for the time being.

 * The profiler is still flaky.

See the release notes for full details:

http://www.*-*-*.com/
rs_guide-1.html#ss1.4

A source distribution and binaries for common architectures are
available from the web page.

+ Mailing lists
================

We run mailing lists for GHC users and bug reports; to subscribe, send mail




+ On-line GHC-related resources
================================

Relevant URLs on the World-Wide Web:

GHC home page       http://www.*-*-*.com/
Haskell home page   http://www.*-*-*.com/
comp.lang.functional FAQ
http://www.*-*-*.com/

+ How to get it
================

The easy way is to go to the WWW page, which should be
self-explanatory:

  http://www.*-*-*.com/

Once you have the distribution, please follow the pointers in the
README file to find all of the documentation about this release.  NB:
preserve modification times when un-tarring the files (no `m' option for
tar, please)!

+ System requirements
======================

To compile up this source-only release, you need a machine with 32+MB
memory, GNU C (`gcc'), `perl' plus a version of GHC installed (version 2.10
at least, 3.02 recommended).  This release is known to work on the following
platforms:

  * i386-unknown-{linux,solaris2,freebsd,cygwin32}
  * sparc-sun-{sunos4,solaris2}

Ports to the following platforms should be relatively easy, but
haven't been tested due to lack of time/hardware:

  * alpha-dec-osf{2,3}
  * hppa1.1-hp-hpux{9,10}
  * mips-sgi-irix{5,6}
  * {rs6000,powerpc}-ibm-aix

The installer's guide included in distribution gives a complete
run-down of what-ports-work; an on-line version can be found at

http://www.*-*-*.com/
ide/installing.html



Sun, 29 Jul 2001 03:00:00 GMT  
 ANNOUNCE: The Glasgow Haskell Compiler, version 4.02

Quote:

> To compile up this source-only release, you need a machine with 32+MB
> memory, GNU C (`gcc'), `perl' plus a version of GHC installed (version 2.10
> at least, 3.02 recommended). [...]

I couldn't compile GHC 4.02 using version 4.00 on my glibc2.0-based
GNU/Linux system:

==fptools== make all --no-print-directory -r;
 in /usr/src/fptools/ghc/compiler
------------------------------------------------------------------------
ghc -cpp -fglasgow-exts -Rghc-timing -I. -IcodeGen -InativeGen -Iparser -iutils:basicTypes:types:hsSyn:prelude:rename:typecheck:deSugar:coreSyn:specialise:simplCore:stranal:stgSyn:simplStg:codeGen:absCSyn:main:reader:profiling:parser:nativeGen -recomp   -Onot -H90m -fno-warn-incomplete-patterns  -c rename/ParseIface.hs -o rename/ParseIface.o -osuf o
GHC's heap exhausted;
while trying to allocate 0 bytes in a 65536-byte heap;
use the `-H<size>' option to increase the total heap size.

Is this a bug in 4.00?  (IIRC couldn't compile ghc with itself,
either.)



Wed, 01 Aug 2001 03:00:00 GMT  
 
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