[MLton] new release of MLton
matthew.fluet at gmail.com
Thu Aug 30 11:51:35 PDT 2007
We are pleased to announce a new release of MLton, the whole-program
optimizing compiler for Standard ML, available at http://mlton.org/.
MLton version 20070826 is the first public release since 20051202.
The major improvements are:
+ Support for 64-bit platforms.
+ Native amd64 codegen.
+ New platforms: AMD64/Linux, AMD64/FreeBSD, HPPA/HPUX,
+ Support for specifying default Int.int, Word.word, and Real.real
types at compile-time.
MLton has the following features.
Runs on the following platforms.
o AMD64: Linux, FreeBSD.
o HPPA: HPUX (11.00 and above), Linux (Debian).
o PowerPC: AIX (5.1 and above), Darwin (Mac OS X), Linux (Debian, Fedora).
o Sparc: Linux (Debian), Solaris (8 and above).
o X86: Cygwin/Windows, Darwin (Mac OS X), FreeBSD, Linux, MinGW/Windows,
o Supports the full SML 97 language as given in The Definition of
o A complete implementation of the Basis Library.
o Generates standalone executables.
o Compiles large programs (hundreds of thousands of lines).
o Support for large amounts of memory (up to 4G on 32-bit systems,
more on 64-bit systems).
o Support for large arrays (up to 2G elements).
o Support for large files (using 64-bit file positions).
o Executables with excellent running times.
o Native integers, reals, and words (untagged and unboxed).
o Unboxed native arrays.
o Multiple garbage collection strategies.
o Fast arbitrary-precision arithmetic based on the GnuMP.
o Source-level profiling of both time and allocation.
o ML-Lex lexer generator.
o ML-Yacc parser generator.
o Simple and fast C FFI for calling from SML to C and from C to SML.
o The ML Basis system for programming in the very large.
o Libraries for C pointers, continuations, interval timers, random
numbers, resource limits, resource usage, signal handlers,
system logging, threads, and heap save and restore.
For more information, go to the MLton home page.
-- The MLton Team
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