[m-dev.] 0.13 release

Ian MacLarty maclarty at cs.mu.OZ.AU
Thu Mar 2 00:03:25 AEDT 2006

On 1 Mar 2006, at 13:42, Julien Fischer wrote:

> On Wed, 1 Mar 2006, Ian MacLarty wrote:
>> On 1 Mar 2006, at 05:27, Julien Fischer wrote:
>>> * `mmc --make' does not work with MinGW
>> Can you be more specific?  I can compile the xml parser with mmc 
>> --make
>> on MinGW.
> Specifically, we couldn't get the last g12 release to build and install
> with MinGW/MSYS (IIRC it had something to do with libary installation).

I'm not sure installation via mmc --make is the right way to do things 
on Windows.  Typically you don't install from source on Windows unless 
you're restricting yourself to a unix like environment like MSYS or 
Cygwin.  Usually you'd distribute a binary package.


>>> * clp(r) interface is broken
>>> * extras/trailed_update is broken
>>> 	- these are both related to the purity thing above, it was
>>> 	  annoying to keep fixing them while the treatment of inst any
>>> 	  variables in negated contexts kept changing.
>>> * fix up .NET backend
>>> 	- it generates invalid code for library/injection.m
>>> 	- make it work with .NET 2.0
>>> 	- Portable.NET/Mono(?)
>>> * test MSVC support
>> Do we want the streams proposal to be in 0.13 (assuming we are able to
>> come up with a design everyone is happy with)?
> Provided we actually have a design for it I have no problem with
> including the stream module itself in the standard library for 0.13.
> I'm somewhat more hesitant of about the idea of converting to
> term_to_xml, term_io to use it for 0.13 though - that should probably
> wait.

What's the reason you want to wait?
term_to_xml definitely needs to work on streams.
It's crippled at the moment because it can only
write to files and often you want to send XML over
network connections.

> Also, if we want io.input_stream and friends to be instances of the
> stream class the io module is going to require a bit of surgery.
> I'm happy to include the stream module as part of the standard library,

Did you mean to write something more there?

Yes I realise quite a bit of surgery is required for io and term_io, but
it will be quite easy to change term_to_xml.


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