Diff for /gforth/NEWS between versions 1.22 and 1.26

version 1.22, 2007/06/02 13:22:31 version 1.26, 2007/12/31 17:34:58
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 User-visible changes between 0.6.2 and 0.6.9 (up to 2006-05-07):  User-visible changes between 0.6.2 and 0.6.9 (up to 2007-09-12):
   
 Installation:  Installation:
   support for DESTDIR, POST_INSTALL, INSTALL_SCRIPT    support for DESTDIR, POST_INSTALL, INSTALL_SCRIPT
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   [DEFINED] and [UNDEFINED]    [DEFINED] and [UNDEFINED]
   PARSE-NAME (new name)    PARSE-NAME (new name)
   deferred words (new: DEFER@ DEFER! ACTION-OF)    deferred words (new: DEFER@ DEFER! ACTION-OF)
 Unicode support (incomplete):    X:structures: +FIELD FIELD: FFIELD: CFIELD: etc.
     X:ekeys: new: EKEY>FKEY K-SHIFT-MASK K-CTRL-MASK K-ALT-MASK K-F1...K-F12
   Unicode support (incomplete, documentation probably not up-to-date):
   added xchars words for dealing with variable-width multi-byte characters    added xchars words for dealing with variable-width multi-byte characters
   provide 8bit (ISO Latin 1) and UTF-8 support for xchars    provide 8bit (ISO Latin 1) and UTF-8 support for xchars
 Number prefixes:  Number prefixes:
   0x is a hex prefix: 0xff and 0XfF now produces (decimal) 255    0x is a hex prefix: 0xff and 0XfF now produces (decimal) 255
   # is a decimal prefix: #10 now produces (decimal) 10    # is a decimal prefix: #10 now produces (decimal) 10
     Signs after the number prefix are now accepted, e.g, #-50.
   ' now only handles a single (x)char: 'ab is no longer accepted,     ' now only handles a single (x)char: 'ab is no longer accepted, 
                                        'a' now produces (decimal) 97                                         'a' now produces (decimal) 97
 New words:  New words:
   \C C-FUNCTION (C interface)    \C C-FUNCTION (libcc C interface)
   OUTFILE-EXECUTE INFILE-EXECUTE BASE-EXECUTE (limited change of global state)    OUTFILE-EXECUTE INFILE-EXECUTE BASE-EXECUTE (limited change of global state)
   16-bit and 32-bit memory acces: UW@ UL@ SW@ SL@ W! L! W@ L@ /W /L    16-bit and 32-bit memory acces: UW@ UL@ SW@ SL@ W! L! W@ L@ /W /L
   NEXT-ARG SHIFT-ARGS (OS command-line argument processing)    NEXT-ARG SHIFT-ARGS (OS command-line argument processing)
   NOTHROW (for backtrace control)    NOTHROW (for backtrace control)
   FTRUNC FMOD (undocumented)    FTRUNC FMOD (undocumented)
     SEE-CODE SEE-CODE-RANGE (show generated dynamic native code)
 Improvements/changes of existing words:  Improvements/changes of existing words:
     S\", .\" now support \l, \m, \z, and limits hex and octal character specs.
     OPEN-FILE with W/O no longer creates or truncates files (no compat. file)
   TRY...ENDTRY changed significantly, compatibility files available (see docs).    TRY...ENDTRY changed significantly, compatibility files available (see docs).
   The disassembler (DISCODE) can now use gdb to disassemble code    The disassembler (DISCODE) can now use gdb to disassemble code
   Uninitialized defered words now give a warning when executed    Uninitialized defered words now give a warning when executed
Line 45  Improvements/changes of existing words: Line 51  Improvements/changes of existing words:
     on all platforms.      on all platforms.
 Newly documented words:  Newly documented words:
   S>NUMBER? S>UNUMBER?    S>NUMBER? S>UNUMBER?
   EKEY keypress names: K-LEFT K-RIGHT K-UP K-DOWN K-HOME K-END K-PRIOR    EKEY keypress names: K-LEFT  K-RIGHT K-UP K-DOWN K-HOME K-END K-PRIOR
     K-NEXT K-INSERT K-DELETE K1 K2 K3 K4 K5 K6 K7 K8 K9 K10 K11 K12      K-NEXT K-INSERT K-DELETE
     S-K1 S-K2 S-K3 S-K4 S-K5 S-K6 S-K7 S-K8 S-K9 S-K10 S-K11 S-K12  
   CLEARSTACKS    CLEARSTACKS
   FORM    FORM
 Environment variable GFORTHSYSTEMPREFIX (used by word SYSTEM and friends)  Environment variable GFORTHSYSTEMPREFIX (used by word SYSTEM and friends)
 C interface:  C interface:
   exported symbols now start with "gforth_" (for referencing them from C code)    exported symbols now start with "gforth_" (for referencing them from C code)
   support for use of libffi (supplied with gcc) and    support for use of libffi (supplied with gcc) (undocumented) and
   a C-compiler-based approach (requires C compiler at run-time) (incomplete).    a C-compiler-based approach (requires C compiler at run-time) (incomplete).
 Libraries:  Libraries:
   depth-changes.fs: report stack depth changes during interpretation    depth-changes.fs: report stack depth changes during interpretation
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   status.fs, show interpreter status in separate xterm (undocumented)    status.fs, show interpreter status in separate xterm (undocumented)
   profile.fs for profiling (undocumented, incomplete)    profile.fs for profiling (undocumented, incomplete)
   endtry-iferror.fs, recover-endtry.fs to ease the TRY change transition    endtry-iferror.fs, recover-endtry.fs to ease the TRY change transition
     test/tester.fs: Now works with FP numbers (undocumented)
     test/ttester.fs: Version of tester.fs with improved interface (T{...}T).
  compat library:   compat library:
   compat/execute-parsing.fs    compat/execute-parsing.fs
 Speed improvements:  Speed improvements:
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   mixed-precision division is now faster    mixed-precision division is now faster
   support for int128 types on AMD64    support for int128 types on AMD64
   workarounds for gcc performance bugs (in particular, PR 15242)    workarounds for gcc performance bugs (in particular, PR 15242)
     branch target alignment (good speedup on Alpha).
   
   
 User-visible changes between 0.6.1 and 0.6.2:  User-visible changes between 0.6.1 and 0.6.2:
Line 315  $?)  added (SYSTEM) ( c_addr u -- wretva Line 323  $?)  added (SYSTEM) ( c_addr u -- wretva
 ' and ['] now give an error for compile-only words.  ' and ['] now give an error for compile-only words.
   
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 This file is part of Gforth.  This file is part of Gforth.
   

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