[Haskell-cafe] ANNOUNCE: GHC version 7.10.1
austin at well-typed.com
Fri Mar 27 07:43:48 UTC 2015
The (Interactive) Glasgow Haskell Compiler -- version 7.10.1
The GHC Team is pleased to announce a new major release of GHC. There
have been a number of significant changes since the last major
* Several new language features and changes have been implemented:
- Applicative is now a superclass of Monad and in the Prelude.
- Many prelude combinators have been generalized
- Static pointers
* GHC now has preliminary and experimental support for DWARF based debugging.
* `integer-gmp` has been completely rewritten.
* Type-checking plugins can now extend the type checker.
* Support for partial type signatures
* Many bugfixes and other performance improvements.
* Preliminary support for 'backpack' features like signatures.
* Typeable is now generated by default for all data types automatically.
We've also fixed a handful of issues reported since RC3:
- A bug in the call arity analysis that would result in invalid core
was fixed (#10176)
- A bug in the Win32 package causing it to fail to load was fixed (#10165)
- ghc-prim has (correctly) been bumped to version 0.4.0.0, to comply
with the PVP.
- Several libraries have been bumped to their latest available
versions after coordination.
The full release notes are here:
How to get it
The easy way is to go to the web page, which should be self-explanatory:
We supply binary builds in the native package format for many
platforms, and the source distribution is available from the same
Packages will appear as they are built - if the package for your
system isn't available yet, please try again later.
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Hashes & Signatures
On https://downloads.haskell.org/~ghc/7.10.1/ you will find a signed
copy of the SHA256 hashes for the tarballs, using my GPG key (0F8F
3AA9 9235 C704 ADA0 B419 B942 AEE5 3B58 D86F).
Austin Seipp, Haskell Consultant
Well-Typed LLP, http://www.well-typed.com/
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