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[Chicken-announce] [ANN] Development snapshot 4.10.1 now available

From: Peter Bex
Subject: [Chicken-announce] [ANN] Development snapshot 4.10.1 now available
Date: Sat, 29 Aug 2015 19:41:55 +0200
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.21 (2010-09-15)

Hello all,

We have just released a new development snapshot, 4.10.1:

In this version, only one thing has changed since 4.10.0,
and it's a very big change: the calling convention for CPS
functions in C has changed.  For pure Scheme code, this should
make no difference, but for code that uses the low-level C API
directly, this can potentially be a breaking change.

If you use the C_values() or C_do_apply() macros, or if you
cast functions to C_proc2, C_proc3 and so on, this will affect
your code.  Please test your code with the development snapshot
to ensure it won't break with the 4.11 release.

There is a NEWS file with a few notes about this new change:

The upshot of all this is that CHICKEN itself is now quite a
bit simpler; we don't need the assembly apply hacks anymore
to get large argument lists working, and CHICKEN should now
be more robust against changes in C compilers and ABI differences
between vararg functions versus "regular" functions where the
number of arguments are known in advance.


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