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ee13c26 [project @ 2000-07-10 16:15:33 by rrt]
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3 The (Interactive) Glasgow Haskell Compiler -- version 6.10.1
4 ==============================================================
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6 The GHC Team is pleased to announce a new major release of GHC. There
7 have been a number of significant changes since the last major release,
8 including:
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10 * Some new language features have been implemented:
11 * Record syntax: wild-card patterns, punning, and field disambiguation
12 * Generalised quasi-quotes
13 * Generalised list comprehensions
14 * View patterns
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16 * Type families have been completely re-implemented
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18 * Now comes with Haddock 2, which supports all GHC extensions
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20 * Parallel garbage collection
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22 * Base provides extensible exceptions
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24 * The GHC API is easier to use
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26 * External core (output only) now works again
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28 * Data Parallel Haskell (DPH) comes as part of GHC
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30 The full release notes are here:
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32 http://haskell.org/ghc/docs/6.10.1/html/users_guide/release-6-10-1.html
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34 How to get it
35 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~
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37 The easy way is to go to the web page, which should be self-explanatory:
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39 http://www.haskell.org/ghc/
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41 We supply binary builds in the native package format for many
42 platforms, and the source distribution is available from the same
43 place.
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45 Packages will appear as they are built - if the package for your
46 system isn't available yet, please try again later.
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49 Background
50 ~~~~~~~~~~
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52 Haskell is a standard lazy functional programming language.
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54 GHC is a state-of-the-art programming suite for Haskell. Included is
55 an optimising compiler generating good code for a variety of
56 platforms, together with an interactive system for convenient, quick
57 development. The distribution includes space and time profiling
58 facilities, a large collection of libraries, and support for various
59 language extensions, including concurrency, exceptions, and foreign
002b2a8 [project @ 2001-09-22 12:13:36 by simonmar]
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60 language interfaces (C, whatever). GHC is distributed under a
61 BSD-style open source license.
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63 A wide variety of Haskell related resources (tutorials, libraries,
64 specifications, documentation, compilers, interpreters, references,
65 contact information, links to research groups) are available from the
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66 Haskell home page (see below).
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69 On-line GHC-related resources
70 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
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72 Relevant URLs on the World-Wide Web:
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74 GHC home page http://www.haskell.org/ghc/
75 GHC developers' home page http://hackage.haskell.org/trac/ghc/
76 Haskell home page http://www.haskell.org/
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79 Supported Platforms
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80 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
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82 The list of platforms we support, and the people responsible for them,
83 is here:
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85 http://hackage.haskell.org/trac/ghc/wiki/Contributors
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87 Ports to other platforms are possible with varying degrees of
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88 difficulty. The Building Guide describes how to go about porting to a
89 new platform:
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91 http://hackage.haskell.org/trac/ghc/wiki/Building
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94 Developers
95 ~~~~~~~~~~
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97 We welcome new contributors. Instructions on accessing our source
98 code repository, and getting started with hacking on GHC, are
99 available from the GHC's developer's site run by Trac:
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101 http://hackage.haskell.org/trac/ghc/
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104 Mailing lists
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107 We run mailing lists for GHC users and bug reports; to subscribe, use
108 the web interfaces at
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110 http://www.haskell.org/mailman/listinfo/glasgow-haskell-users
111 http://www.haskell.org/mailman/listinfo/glasgow-haskell-bugs
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113 There are several other haskell and ghc-related mailing lists on
114 www.haskell.org; for the full list, see
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116 http://www.haskell.org/mailman/listinfo/
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118 Some GHC developers hang out on #haskell on IRC, too:
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120 http://www.haskell.org/haskellwiki/IRC_channel
c0b8f91 [project @ 2001-04-23 13:34:41 by simonmar]
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122 Please report bugs using our bug tracking system. Instructions on
123 reporting bugs can be found here:
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125 http://www.haskell.org/ghc/reportabug
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