ANNOUNCE: Hugs 98 January 2001 beta

Johan Nordlander [email protected]
Wed, 31 Jan 2001 17:58:01 -0800


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  Version: January 2001 beta  
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Dear all,

I'm pleased to announce the availability of a new beta release
of Hugs98.  This is a beta release that aims at giving as many 
people as possible a chance to react to the changes and additions 
that have recently been incorporated, before the next major version
is released on February 14 2001.  A list of the most important 
new features looks as follows:

   - A Foreign Function Interface closely modelled after the one
     provided by GHC.

   - Built-in, Hood-like debugging support.
 
   - A new syntax for recursive monad bindings.

   - A new GUI under Windows that doesn't consume all CPU time.

See the release notes in the "docs" directory of the distribution
for more information on some of these features.

Send email to [email protected] to join the hugs-users
mailing list.  Bug reports should be sent to [email protected]
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The home page and download site for Hugs is at 

   http://www.haskell.org/hugs/

Enjoy,
Johan Nordlander

PS  
Please don't confuse this release with today's concurrent
release of a new version of O'Hugs, the O'Haskell interpreter!