[m-rev.] for post-commit review: compilation of large programs in NEWS

Julien Fischer jfischer at opturion.com
Fri Apr 26 17:06:02 AEST 2013

For post-commit review by anyone.

Add improved compilation for large programs to 13.05 NEWS.

     Mention Zoltan's various improvements for supporting compilation
     of large programs.


diff --git a/NEWS b/NEWS
index ec83e0a..27b7861 100644
--- a/NEWS
+++ b/NEWS
@@ -60,6 +60,14 @@ Changes to the Mercury compiler:
  * A new option, `--cstack-reserve-size', allows the size of the C
    stack for executables to be changed on Microsoft Windows systems.

+* We have improved compilation times for very large programs.  In
+  particular, compilation times for predicates containing the following
+  have been improved:
+      - large ground terms
+      - large disjunctions
+      - large numbers of higher constructs and/or code that uses
+        large hierarchies of type classes
  Changes to the Mercury debugger:

  * We have added new capabilities to the "level", "retry" and "finish" mdb

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