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GNU Guile 1.8.3 released
GNU Guile 1.8.3 released
Tue, 16 Oct 2007 20:56:40 +0200
Gnus/5.11 (Gnus v5.11) Emacs/22.1 (gnu/linux)
We are pleased to announce GNU Guile release 1.8.3. This is the next
maintenance release for the 1.8 stable series.
You can find it here:
SHA1 checksum: 26cf7b70d4caff8fe2a5fbcc363f2457bc591c2b
A GPG detached signature of the package is available at:
The Guile web page is located at http://www.gnu.org/software/guile,
and among other things, it contains a link to the Guile FAQ and
pointers to the mailing lists.
Guile is an interpreter for the Scheme programming language, with
support for many SRFIs, packaged for use in a wide variety of
environments. In addition to implementing the R5RS Scheme standard,
Guile includes a module system, full access to POSIX system calls,
networking support, multiple threads, dynamic linking, a foreign
function call interface, and powerful string processing.
Guile can run interactively or as a script interpreter, and is also
packaged as a library so that applications can easily incorporate a
complete Scheme interpreter. An application can use Guile as an
extension language, a clean and powerful configuration language, or as
multi-purpose "glue" to connect primitives provided by the
application. It is easy to call Scheme code from C code and vice
versa. Applications can add new functions, data types, control
structures, and even syntax to Guile, to create a domain-specific
language tailored to the task at hand.
This is primarily a bugfix release. Here are the highlights, taken from
the `NEWS' file:
- New modules (see the manual for details)
- `(srfi srfi-35)'
- `(srfi srfi-37)'
- Bugs fixed
- The `(ice-9 slib)' module now works as expected
- Expressions like "(set! 'x #t)" no longer yield a crash
- Warnings about duplicate bindings now go to stderr
- A memory leak in `make-socket-address' was fixed
- Alignment issues (e.g., on SPARC) in network routines were fixed
- A threading issue that showed up at least on NetBSD was fixed
- Build problems on Solaris and IRIX fixed
- Implementation improvements
- The reader is now faster, which reduces startup time
- Procedures returned by `record-accessor' and `record-modifier' are faster
Any bugs found in this release will be addressed by further bugfix
releases numbered 1.8.*.
You can follow Guile development in CVS and on the Guile mailing lists
(see ANON-CVS and HACKING). Guile builds from the development branch
of CVS will have version number 1.9.0.
Guile versions with an odd middle number, e.g., 1.9.*, 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'.
Ludovic Courtès, on behalf of the Guile team.
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