[Haskell] ANNOUNCE: GHC version 6.4
simonmar at microsoft.com
Fri Mar 11 07:25:04 EST 2005
The (Interactive) Glasgow Haskell Compiler -- version 6.4
The GHC Team is delighted to announce a new major release of GHC. It
has been a long time since the last major release (Dec 2003!), and a
lot has happened:
- GADTs (Generalised Abstract Datatypes) are supported
- STM (Software Transactional Memory) is implemented
- Full support for Cabal and a much improved package framework
- Better support for mutually-recursive modules
- A complete rewrite of the back end
- Accurate source locations in error messages
- Lots of new libraries
The full release notes are here:
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