[gambit-list] Gerbil v0.7

Dimitris Vyzovitis vyzo at hackzen.org
Thu May 11 11:57:29 EDT 2017

Hi all,

Another week, another hacking spree and the gerbil compiler now has
an optimizer.
Currently it optimizes opt-lambda/case-lambda dispatch and inlines all
struct operations for statically known structs, including struct
direct constructor dispatch. All optimizations are applied across
module boundaries.

For sources and downloads:

Detailed changes since Gerbil v0.6:
- compiler: modularize and implement optimizer pass
  - optimizations:
    - lift opt lambdas and case-lambdas and optimize direct call dispatch
    - recognize struct MOP definitions and inline direct struct operations
    - cross module optimization with concurrent compilation and ssxi module
    - ssxi prelude for writing type declarations for the optimizer
  - gxc:
    - add -O and -no-ssxi options for optimization
    - add -cc-options and -ld-options for gsc compilation flags
    - add -h option for printing usage
- runtime:
  - new MOP functions: class-subtype? next-method call-next-method
- stdlib
  - std/text/zlib
    - support transparent gzip/deflate decompression
    - support gz compression
    - support compression and decompression of input ports
  - std/net/request
    - accept gzip/deflate encoding with transparent content decompression
  - std/iter
    - accept when and unless filters in for and it's variants
    - optimize iter transforms to use a direct iterator instead of a
    - make coroutine and input-port iter-value idempotent between iter-next
  - std/srfi/9
    - generate record constructor that is recognized by the optimizer
    - use interned symbols for module scoped records, as in defstruct
  - std/misc/queue and std/test
    - fix accessor bugs caught by the optimizer

-- vyzo
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