[Haskell] ANNOUNCE: Hugs interim release

ross at soi.city.ac.uk ross at soi.city.ac.uk
Fri Mar 11 19:00:14 EST 2005

Chasing the Jones's, we are pleased to announce an interim release of
Hugs98, primarily targeted at Unix systems to gain experience with new
features, especially Cabal.  It is available from the Hugs web page:


The new Cabal-based library build system has the potential to make
building on Windows easier, but it's not there yet.  Volunteers welcome.

Feature highlights of this new release are:

- The default current module is now the empty module Hugs.Base instead
  of the Prelude.
- The Char type and the Char module now support Unicode as specified
  in the Haskell 98 Report (contributed by Dmitry Golubovsky).
- The new -X option groups several options into one argument.
- The syntax of the ffihugs command has changed: the +G and +L options
  are gone, and a new +i option can be used to specify include files.
- Hugs now has basic support for Cabal.
- Numerous bug fixes since the previous major release in Nov 2003.

The home page for Hugs is at http://haskell.org/hugs.

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 The Hugs 98 system is Copyright (c) Mark P Jones, Alastair Reid, the
 Yale Haskell Group, and the OGI School of Science & Engineering at OHSU,
 1994-2005, All rights reserved.  It is distributed as free software under
 the license in the file "License", which is included in the distribution.

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