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lynx-dev slang 1.4 officially released (fwd)

From: Ismael Cordeiro
Subject: lynx-dev slang 1.4 officially released (fwd)
Date: Sun, 9 Jan 2000 20:48:10 -0500 (EST)

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Date: Sun, 9 Jan 2000 15:21:27 -0500
From: John E. Davis <address@hidden>
To: address@hidden
Subject: slang 1.4 officially released

Version 1.4.0 of the multi-platform slang programmer's library is now
available from:

and the mirrors:

For more information about the library and programs that utilize it,
visit the slang web site at

Version 1.4.0 is the culmination of considerable testing and use of the 1.3.x
development series. It is _not_ development code. The last non-development
code release was nearly two years ago when version 1.2.2 was made available.
Although many changes and enhancements to the library have been made since
then, version 1.4 should be binary compatible with version 1.2.

Major improvements over 1.2 include:

  * Support for multiple namespaces (both public and private)

  * Dynamic linking of modules via 'import' (See modules/README).

  * The interpreter now supports all basic C integer and floating point
  * Many more built-in intrinsic functions and improved documentation.

  * Associative Arrays
  * Binary Strings, i.e., the interpreter allows strings to contain embedded
    \0 characters.
  * A slang-shell program called slsh that can run slang scripts (See slsh

Changes since 1.3.10 include:
1.  If a floating point exception occurs and the OS allows the library to
    handle it without forcing a longjmp, then SL_FLOATING_EXCEPTION will get
    generated instead of SL_INTRINSIC_ERROR. Note: Linux provides no way to
    handle floating point exceptions without forcing a longjmp. In my
    opinion, this is a flaw.
2.  SLang_pop_double was returning the wrong value for short and character
3.  New intrinsic: is_struct_type(X) ==> non-zero is X is a struct.
4.  typecast operation from user defined type to Struct_Type added.
5.  slkeypad.c: DOS/Windows DELETE_KEY definition added (Doug Kaufman
6.  slposdir.c: Do not depend upon the existence of rmdir on VMS systems.
7.  slang.c: abs, sign, mul2, chs, sqr were not being treated as function
8.  sldisply.c:SLtt_cls:  If the terminal is a color terminal but being used
    as a black and white terminal, then reset colors before clearing.
9.  path_sans_extname intrinsic added.
10. slimport.c: If module defines deinit_NAME, will be be called prior to
    unloading the module. (Ulrich Dessauer <address@hidden>)

John E. Davis                   Center for Space Research/AXAF Science Center
617-258-8119                    One Hampshire St., Building NE80-6019     Cambridge, MA  02139-4307

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