ANNOUNCE: Hugs 98 January 2001 beta

Johan Nordlander
Wed, 31 Jan 2001 17:58:01 -0800

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  Version: January 2001 beta  

Dear all,

I'm pleased to announce the availability of a new beta release
of Hugs98.  This is a beta release that aims at giving as many 
people as possible a chance to react to the changes and additions 
that have recently been incorporated, before the next major version
is released on February 14 2001.  A list of the most important 
new features looks as follows:

   - A Foreign Function Interface closely modelled after the one
     provided by GHC.

   - Built-in, Hood-like debugging support.
   - A new syntax for recursive monad bindings.

   - A new GUI under Windows that doesn't consume all CPU time.

See the release notes in the "docs" directory of the distribution
for more information on some of these features.

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Johan Nordlander

Please don't confuse this release with today's concurrent
release of a new version of O'Hugs, the O'Haskell interpreter!