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Update NEWS for 4.7.0.1-st through 4.7.0.6

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+4.7.0.6
+
+The stability (-st) branch is now the official branch for point
+releases, so the -st suffix has been retired.
+
+- Security fixes
+ - on 64-bit machines the "random" procedure no longer truncates result
+ values (which caused very nonrandom results for very large values).
+ Note that random shouldn't be used for security-critical code.
+- Core libraries
+ - tcp-connect now closes socket on connection timeout
+ [thanks to Jörg Wittenberger].
+ - Ensure srfi-13 string comparison returns a boolean, fix bugs in
+ xsubstring and string-xcopy!, and add a test suite.
+ - Fix off-by-one error in pending finalizer code which could lead to crash.
+ - Exceptions signalled by code that executes in finalizers will now
+ be caught and do not propagate upwards into arbitrary user code.
+
+4.7.0.5-st
+
+- Build system
+ - LLVM gcc and clang can now be used to compile the system. Previously,
+ building with LLVM produced binaries that would hang and use 100% CPU.
+ Fixes compatibility with OS X 10.6 and later.
+- Core libraries
+ - symbols with a single-char print-name were not always properly escaped
+ when printed readably (#772)
+
+4.7.0.4-st
+
+- Core libraries
+ - "with-input-from-file", "with-output-to-file", "with-input-from-pipe" and
+ "with-output-to-pipe" now properly restore the standard input/output
+ ports in case the body thunk escapes
+- Build system
+ - Fixes for port tests
+ - C_TARGET_INCLUDE_HOME fix for cygwin
+
+4.7.0.3-st
+
+- Core libraries
+ - fixed bug in reading of octal escape in string literal
+- Compiler
+ - fixed erroneous optimization of toplevel assignments in the presence
+ of conditionals (found by Paul Colby and Mario Domenench Goulart).
+ For example, this had printed "undefined" and now prints "good":
+ (define A #t)
+ (define B 'undefined)
+ (if A
+ (set! B 'good)
+ (set! B 'bad))
+ (print B)
+
+4.7.0.2-st
+
+- Core libraries
+ - port-procedures now check correctly for argument-ports being open
+ (thanks to Peter Bex)
+ - fixed irregex overlapping charsets problem (#636)
+- Runtime system
+ - fixed handling of "inf" floating-point predicate for Solaris
+ (thanks to Claude Marinier)
+- Core tools
+ - "chicken-profile"
+ - fixed broken percentage calculation (thanks to "megane")
+- Compiler
+ - the "-uses" option handles whitespace in unit lists given on the
+ command line (thanks to Santosh Rajan)
+
+4.7.0.1-st
+
+- Build system
+ - The default target library name for an installation configured for cross-
+ compilation is now "libchicken" and independent on any particular
+ setting of PROGRAM_PREFIX/PROGRAM_SUFFIX (thanks to Otavio Salvador)
+- Compiler
+ - Fixed incorrect optimization rules for some fp-rounding and fixnum operators
+ - Unused arguments in callback wrappers were incorrectly optimized away (#584)
+- Core libraries
+ - Fixed bugs in "make-pathname" and "normalize-pathname" (thanks to Jim Ursetto)
+ - The reader is now more consistent when parsing symbol- and keyword names
+ that are fully or partially escaped (thanks to Kon Lovett)
+ - Fixed a bug in the Windows implementation of "file-type" (thanks to
+ Jim Ursetto)
+ - Fixed a bug in the implementation of "current-milliseconds" that could
+ result in integer-overflow
+ - Fixed an incorrect type-check in "list-ref" (thanks to Sven Hartrumpf)
+ - Fixed bug in "string->number" that caused out-of-range characters to
+ be accepted for base > 10 (thanks to Jim Ursetto)
+- Foreign function interface
+ - "int32" was not properly detected as a valid foreign type (thanks
+ to Jim Ursetto)
+- Syntax expander
+ - Fixed a bug in the processing of extended lambda-lists (thanks to Peter Bex)
+
4.7.0
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