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User-visible changes between 0.5.9-20020822 and 0.5.9-20020901:
The store optimization is now disabled by default, but can be enabled by the user (see Store Optimization). Documentation for this optimization is also new.
User-visible changes between 0.5.9-20010501 and 0.5.9-20020822:
There is now a manual (in info, HTML, Postscript, or plain text format).
There is the vmgen-ex2 variant of the vmgen-ex example; the new variant uses a union type instead of lots of casting.
Both variants of the example can now be compiled with an ANSI C compiler
(using switch dispatch and losing quite a bit of performance); tested
Users of the gforth-0.5.9-20010501 version of Vmgen need to change several things in their source code to use the current version. I recommend keeping the gforth-0.5.9-20010501 version until you have completed the change (note that you can have several versions of Gforth installed at the same time). I hope to avoid such incompatible changes in the future.
The required changes are:
INST_TAIL;(less chance of an accidental match).
Also some new macros have to be defined, e.g.,
LABEL; some macros have to be defined in new contexts, e.g.,
VM_IS_INST is now also needed in the disassembler.