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Guile 1.6.5 has been released.

From: Rob Browning
Subject: Guile 1.6.5 has been released.
Date: Tue, 05 Oct 2004 12:47:44 -0500
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We are pleased to announce the availability of a new Guile release.
This is the next maintenance release for the 1.6 stable series.

You can find it here:

Guile is Project GNU's extension language library, an interpreter for
Scheme, packaged as a library that you can link into your applications
to give them their own scripting language.  Guile should eventually
support other languages as well, giving users of Guile-based
applications a choice of languages.

This is primarily a bugfix release.  Highlights include:

  - Various architecture (and compiler optimization) related bugs have
    been fixed: these changes should improve the situation on at least
    ia64, arm, m68k, alpha, and powerpc.

  - SRFI-31 has been added (special form `rec' for recursive
     evaluation).  Try (use-modules (srfi srfi-31)).

  - SRFI-39 has been added (parameter objects)

  - SRFI-19 has been fixed: date-week-number now correctly respects
    the requested day of week starting the week.

  - SRFI-4 has been overhauled.  Bugs have been fixed, and performance
    may be improved in certain situations.  Among other things, large
    values in 64-bit homogeneous vectors should print correctly now.

  - In the srfi-1 module's delete and delete! functions, the order of
    the arguments to the "=" procedure now matches the SRFI-1

  - Bugs have been fixed that prevented the (re)generation of

  - The use of scm_must_realloc() for memory which is scanned by GC
    could trigger a GC scan of a free()d block of memory. This has
    been fixed.

  - array-map! and array-map-in-order! now require at least one source
    array.  Previously a call without any source arrays like
    (array-map! array proc) would cause a segfault.  Now such calls
    are properly rejected.

  - gethost no longer causes an exception when trying to throw an

  - call-with-output-string won't segv on a closed port.  Now an
    exception is raised.

  - open-pipe, open-input-pipe and open-output-pipe used to leave an
    extra copy of their pipe file descriptor in the child, which was
    normally harmless, but could prevent the parent seeing eof or a
    broken pipe immediately.  This has been fixed.

  - Properties set with set-source-properties! can now be read back
    correctly with source-properties.

  - Guile is now compiled with -fno-strict-aliasing when gcc is

  - The --enable-htmldoc option has been removed from 'configure',
    because support for translating the documentation into HTML is now
    always provided.  Use 'make html'.

The Guile WWW page is located at

It contains a link to the Guile FAQ and pointers to the mailing lists,
among other things.

Any bugs found in this release will be addressed by further bugfix
releases numbered 1.6.*.  The next stable Guile release with
significant functional improvements will be version 1.8.0.

In between 1.6.x and 1.8.x, you can follow Guile development in CVS
and in the Guile mailing lists (see ANON-CVS and HACKING).  Guile
builds from the development branch of CVS will have version number

Guile versions with an odd middle number, i.e. 1.5.* are unstable
development versions.  Even middle numbers indicate stable versions.
This has been the case since the 1.3.* series.

Please send bug reports to address@hidden

Rob Browning
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