[ANNOUNCE] GHC 9.2.1-rc1 now available
david.feuer at gmail.com
Mon Aug 23 00:15:10 UTC 2021
I mean GHC.Tuple, of course.
On Sun, Aug 22, 2021, 8:14 PM David Feuer <david.feuer at gmail.com> wrote:
> One more question: is Solo exported from Data.Tuple yet, or do we still
> have to depend on ghc-prim and import it from GHC.Magic? It would be really
> nice to have that fixed by release, and it's so tiny.
> On Sun, Aug 22, 2021, 6:01 PM Ben Gamari <ben at well-typed.com> wrote:
>> Hi all,
>> The GHC developers are very happy to announce the availability of the
>> release cadidate of the 9.2.1 release. Binary distributions, source
>> distributions, and documentation are available at
>> GHC 9.2 will bring a number of exciting features including:
>> * A native code generation backend for AArch64, significantly speeding
>> compilation time on ARM platforms like the Apple M1.
>> * Many changes in the area of records, including the new
>> `RecordDotSyntax` and `NoFieldSelectors` language extensions, as well
>> as Support for `DuplicateRecordFields` with `PatternSynonyms`.
>> * Introduction of the new `GHC2021` language extension set, giving
>> users convenient access to a larger set of language extensions which
>> have been long considered stable.
>> * Merge of `ghc-exactprint` into the GHC tree, providing infrastructure
>> for source-to-source program rewriting out-of-the-box.
>> * Introduction of a `BoxedRep` `RuntimeRep`, allowing for polymorphism
>> over levity of boxed objects (#17526)
>> * Implementation of the `UnliftedDataTypes` extension, allowing users
>> to define types which do not admit lazy evaluation ([proposal])
>> * The new [-hi profiling] mechanism which provides significantly
>> improved insight into thunk leaks.
>> * Support for the `ghc-debug` out-of-process heap inspection library
>> * Support for profiling of pinned objects with the cost-centre profiler
>> * Introduction of Haddock documentation support in TemplateHaskell
>> Finally, thank you to Microsoft Research, GitHub, IOHK, the Zw3rk stake
>> pool, Tweag I/O, Serokell, Equinix, SimSpace, and other anonymous
>> contributors whose on-going financial and in-kind support has
>> facilitated GHC maintenance and release management over the years.
>> Moreover, this release would not have been possible without the hundreds
>> of open-source contributors whose work comprise this release.
>> As always, do give this release a try and open a [ticket] if you see
>> anything amiss.
>> Happy testing,
>> - Ben
>> [apple-m1]: https://www.haskell.org/ghc/blog/20210309-apple-m1-story.html
>> [ticket]: https://gitlab.haskell.org/ghc/ghc/-/issues/new
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