584c492009-10-31Peter Bortas Changes since Pike 7.8.352 (third 7.8 release): ----------------------------------------------------------------------
2b14422010-02-13Stephen R. van den Berg Extensions and New Functions ----------------------------
9eef4e2010-01-27Peter Bortas 
20b86d2011-01-03Peter Bortas FIXME: Complete to about 1 Apr 2010 o Added module Search. FIXME: Needs a couple of paragraphs of description. o ADT.Heap->values and ->num_values can now be overloaded FIXME: TOMUCHINFORMATION? o has_prefix now works on objects.
1360412010-06-30Martin Stjernholm o Standards.JSON New module for encoding and decoding JSON data. Implemented in C.
9eef4e2010-01-27Peter Bortas o Protocols.HTTP.Session will no longer override an existing content-type header in async_do_method_url. o Updated timezone data to tzdata2009u.
2b14422010-02-13Stephen R. van den Berg o String.normalize_space New and efficient C implementation; sanitises whitespace, even in wide strings.
4d32882010-03-02Martin Nilsson o String.trim_all_whites
20b86d2011-01-03Peter Bortas  Extended to the entire range of Unicode white spaces. (And is faster.)
4d32882010-03-02Martin Nilsson 
d175f62010-03-07Stephen R. van den Berg o Protocols.HTTP Allow directly specifying the body of a POST request (needed for the Google Apps API).
9eef4e2010-01-27Peter Bortas 
1119912010-07-30Marcus Comstedt o Tools.PV and pike -x pv now works with GTK2 as well as GTK.
a1640e2010-09-18Marcus Comstedt o Integer constants exported by modules can now be used in cpp expressions.
1119912010-07-30Marcus Comstedt 
20b86d2011-01-03Peter Bortas Optimizations ------------- o MIME should now use 1/3 less memory when decoding big messages.
ec361d2010-02-16Stephen R. van den Berg Deprecations ------------ o The libpq based old Postgres driver is now deprecated. The new pgsql driver is faster, better tested, more stable, maintained, has more features, does not depend on external libraries and is less filling.
d2f61e2010-09-18Marcus Comstedt Incompatible changes -------------------- o Signal handlers in GTK2 do no longer get their arguments in the form of an array. The prototype for a signal handler which was previously e.g. int query_tooltip(GTK2.Widget w, array(mixed) params, mixed callback_arg) now becomes int query_tooltip(GTK2.Widget w, int x, int y, int keyboard_tooltip, GTK2.GObject tooltip, mixed callback_arg)
584c492009-10-31Peter Bortas Bug fixes ---------
20b86d2011-01-03Peter Bortas o Fixed problem with Calendar.month_from_yday() when applied on week 53. [bug 5303] o Fixed leak in the PNG decoder for images with tRNS chunk. o System.normalize_path no long fails for files with 8-bit chars in their names.
717b1e2010-02-20Stephen R. van den Berg o Support undocumented OS behaviour on out-of-band data returning EOPNOTSUPP and ECONNRESET when a stream is half closed. The undocumented behaviour is found on (at least) 2.6.x Linux and FreeBSD 7.x and 8.x. o Use nanosleep() when available instead of poll or select hacks for the Pike-level sleep() function.
a6a8e32010-02-14Stephen R. van den Berg o Fixed dangling cache reference in prepared statements when using CREATE statements via Sql.pgsql.
d1c9242010-03-23Stephen R. van den Berg o Fixed broken (autore)connect logic in Sql.pgsql.
bac80c2010-02-15Stephen R. van den Berg 
2b14422010-02-13Stephen R. van den Berg o Improved widestring support for Parser.Tabular.
584c492009-10-31Peter Bortas o Fixed segfault in combine_path_nt on windows when the first char of an appended path is wide.
6fc4be2010-01-21Henrik Grubbström (Grubba) o Fixed fatal error in the constant expression evaluator of the compiler for certain code.
584c492009-10-31Peter Bortas o Fixed a problem in "pike -x module" that prevented auto tools from running in the correct directory. o Fixed memory leak on out of memory in Mysql.fetch_json_result(). o Fixed locking problem in Mysql. o Fixed NULL-deref for compilation errors in range expressions. o Fixes a segfault occuring if exit() is used from a thread when cleanup-on-exit is compiled in.
0f387f2009-11-03Peter Bortas o Fixed so than an existing content-type is not overriden in async_do_method_url.
6fc4be2010-01-21Henrik Grubbström (Grubba) o Fixed issue where GTK objects weren't destroyed properly. http://pike.ida.liu.se/docs/tutorial/hello/window.xml now works again.
9eef4e2010-01-27Peter Bortas o Fixed several issues related to lables on the X and Y axises and the calculation of xmaxvalue for the bars/line/linear case in Graphics.Graph.
519cc32010-05-09Peter Bortas o Fixed encoding/decoding bug in "pike -x httpserver" that prevented files with space in the name for being accessable.
584c492009-10-31Peter Bortas  Building and installing ----------------------- o Fixed som library searchpath issues. o Some potential fixes for --enable-pikelib mode on platforms had problems with the final linking.
dcd3572009-08-03Henrik Grubbström (Grubba) Changes since Pike 7.8.316 (second 7.8 release): ---------------------------------------------------------------------- General -------
32bd0f2009-08-20Peter Bortas o ADT.Heap The compat functions top() and size() are now marked as deprecated.
dcd3572009-08-03Henrik Grubbström (Grubba) 
4360242009-08-09Peter Bortas Extensions and New Functions ---------------------------- o Image.Image Added support for sending Color objects to the color() function.
0962cb2009-08-26Henrik Grubbström (Grubba) o Sql.Sql Added support for fetching result sets as JSON-encoded strings.
4360242009-08-09Peter Bortas o Calendar Updated timezone data to 2009j.
a825c02009-09-15Henrik Grubbström (Grubba) o Parser.XML.Tree Output from render_xml() is now on canonical form.
32bd0f2009-08-20Peter Bortas o Added "pike -x httpserver" that implements a minimal HTTP-server exporting the current directory. Optimizations ------------- o Lowered startup time by extending encode_value() and MasterCodec so that master.pike can be precompiled. o Lowered startup time by reducing the number of MEMSET() calls done on startup.
8aab442009-10-31Peter Bortas o Allow threads while calling SDL_GL_SwapBuffers.
32bd0f2009-08-20Peter Bortas 
a5e97b2009-09-13Peter Bortas o Added optimization of has_value() and search() for single-character strings. o Added optimization when combining two arrays where the second array contains a single item.
4360242009-08-09Peter Bortas 
172ed72009-08-05Martin Stjernholm Bug fixes --------- o Fixed casting of floats to strings to again work more like in Pike 7.6 and earlier: The string will always contain either a "." or an "e" to signify that it is a float, and it will no longer display so many digits that the binary/decimal conversion errors become visible.
8dade92009-08-05Martin Nilsson o Protocols.HTTP.Server.HeaderParser will now discard parts of a header value if the header value contains a newline (like "Host: google.com\n.hax.net\r\n") and headers without colon.
2a42be2009-09-13Martin Nilsson o file_open_socket() now attempts to set SO_REUSEPORT on the socket.
4360242009-08-09Peter Bortas  Potentially fixes issues on FreeBSD 7.x where ports aren't reused.
32bd0f2009-08-20Peter Bortas o Calendar.TimeRanges now knows that `+() and `-() can get any number of arguments. o The experimental extended ZFS support is disabled since it pulled in unwanted dependencies. o Fixed propagation of changed module directories for joinnodes by zapping the joinnode cache. o Fixed memory leak in Image.WBF. o Fixed potential NULL-deref in Image.XWD. o Fixed potential NULL-deref in Image.PNG. Building and installing ----------------------- o Nettle 2.0 is now supported.
4360242009-08-09Peter Bortas 
172ed72009-08-05Martin Stjernholm 
6532af2009-05-10Peter Bortas Changes since Pike 7.8.116 (initial 7.8 release):
5135102009-01-16Martin Stjernholm ----------------------------------------------------------------------
a540282009-05-16Peter Bortas General ------- o Sql.pgsql: - Substantial documentation improvements.
d8e8b92009-05-31Henrik Grubbström (Grubba) o Stdio.Fd_ref is deprecated and in the process of being eliminated.
1dfa842009-05-30Peter Bortas  You have never used it before, so don't start using it now.
6532af2009-05-10Peter Bortas  Bugfixes -------- o Fixed bug in AGGR_ARR_EPILOGUE() (aka END_AGGREGATE_ARRAY()) that caused the empty array to always be returned if there were no
d8e8b92009-05-31Henrik Grubbström (Grubba)  unaggregated elements on the stack at END_AGGREGATE_ARRAY.
6532af2009-05-10Peter Bortas 
1dfa842009-05-30Peter Bortas  You are encouraged to upgrade just for this fix since the bug creates very rare but (seemingly) random occurances of empty arrays.
6532af2009-05-10Peter Bortas  o Fixed multiset_delete_node to work with destructed indices. This fixes occasional bugs in various functions when there are destructed objects in indices.
1dfa842009-05-30Peter Bortas  You are encouraged to upgrade just for this fix since the bug creates
6532af2009-05-10Peter Bortas  (seemingly) random crashes that are hard to reproduce and track down.
32699c2009-06-10Henrik Grubbström (Grubba) o Fixed overzealous filtering of the value returned from Stdio.File()->mode(). This bug caused Stdio.nb_sendfile to always run in blocking mode. You are encouraged to upgrade just for this fix since the bug can cause supposedly nonblocking actions to block and hang the script.
d907fb2009-05-11Henrik Grubbström (Grubba) o Fixed bug in the Odbc module on WIN32 where it would fail for some field-types with the error "22003:Numeric value out of range".
7574322009-05-15Stephen R. van den Berg o Sql.pgsql: - Various small fixes and performance improvements.
a540282009-05-16Peter Bortas  - Fixed fully transparent UTF8/Unicode/wide string/character set support. - Fixed formatting errors in error().
6532af2009-05-10Peter Bortas  o Fixed bug when seeking backwards in Gz.File. o Fixed bug in fd_stat on windows when used on a file system with a long name. o Fixed off-by-one bug in Stdio.Readline that caused a space in the last column to disappear instead of being converted to a linefeed when word wrapping is used.
7574322009-05-15Stephen R. van den Berg o Fix bug in FakeFile.read() Replaced the broken-in-multiple-ways implementation by something that actually works (hence the original enlightnening description: "fixed a bug", there is really no concise way to classify this level of brokenness).
6532af2009-05-10Peter Bortas  o Image.TIFF: Fixed memory leak on OOM.
c114c82009-06-09Peter Bortas o Fixed crash bug in yyexplain_not_implements().
6532af2009-05-10Peter Bortas  o LysKOM.ProtocolTypes: Bugfix of LocalToGlobalBlock
54f2be2009-05-11Henrik Grubbström (Grubba) o Protected Pike_fatal() against the risk of hanging on mutexes.
6532af2009-05-10Peter Bortas  o Added 7.6 compat versions for RegGet{Value{,s},KeyNames}(). o Fixed memory leak in Image.Colortable.
d8e8b92009-05-31Henrik Grubbström (Grubba) o Parser.SGML: Reinstated the class as Parser.SGML(). It inadvertedly became Parser.SGML()->SGML() in the move to a separate file.
6532af2009-05-10Peter Bortas  Parser.SGML.SGML is kept as a compatibility alias. o Added Pike 7.6 and earlier compat for store_constant(UNDEFINED).
d907fb2009-05-11Henrik Grubbström (Grubba) o Fixed race-condition causing "Lost track of child" on pikes compiled --without-threads.
6532af2009-05-10Peter Bortas  o Regexp.PCRE: Do not match the empty string past the end of the input.
1dfa842009-05-30Peter Bortas o Reduced the risk of throwing out-of-stack errors while formatting an out-of-stack backtrace.
d8e8b92009-05-31Henrik Grubbström (Grubba) o Fixed bug that would cause sprintf's %nH to refuse all strings as too long for some values of "n" on some architectures.
1dfa842009-05-30Peter Bortas 
7c23862009-06-08Peter Bortas o Made Process.search_path() aware if Win32 and AmigaOS specifics.
d66d9b2009-06-08Peter Bortas o Fixed bug in Protocols.HTTP.Query that dropped the last byte of a
6437962009-06-09Henrik Grubbström (Grubba)  request if the server did not provide a Content-Length header.
6532af2009-05-10Peter Bortas 
044bbc2009-06-10Henrik Grubbström (Grubba) o Fixed bug in Protocols.HTTP.Query that dropped the first argument to the async_fetch() callbacks (ie the query object) in some circumstances.
f5a5ff2009-06-09Peter Bortas 
8d93932009-06-11Henrik Grubbström (Grubba) o Fixed bug in Protocols.HTTP.AsyncClient that made all data decoding fail.
9483d22009-06-11Peter Bortas 
88366f2009-06-17Peter Bortas o Fixed fatal "Invalid formatting method: 'p' 0x70." in COM. o low_get_function_line() now knows about prototypes. Fixes [bug 4855] ("Bad offset" when generating backtrace).
f847ba2009-06-22Peter Bortas o Removed spurious call to the fail callback after a successful Protocols.HTTP.Query()->timed_async_fetch(). Fixes [bug 4773]. o Fixed issue where symbols could be hidden by a later inherit of the same, but protected, symbol.
d67aa32009-06-22Peter Bortas o Fixed NULL dereference on failure to resolve the function return type when functions are used as types.
9483d22009-06-11Peter Bortas 
6532af2009-05-10Peter Bortas Optimizations ------------- o Fixed Filesystem._Tar.ReadFile to not gobble the whole tar entries into memory at once. o Improve performance of get_cpu_time() on OS X by avoiding a kernel trap to get the ID of the underlying system thread. o Throttle calls to task_info() on OS X since they are quite expensive. This gives a significant performance boost (>10%) on CPU-intensive applications. Extensions and New Functions ----------------------------
a540282009-05-16Peter Bortas o Added support for specifying modifiers via a mapping to '*' in sprintf().
6532af2009-05-10Peter Bortas 
a540282009-05-16Peter Bortas  See the documentation for details.
6532af2009-05-10Peter Bortas  This support is detectable by checking for String.__HAVE_SPRINTF_STAR_MAPPING__ o Added support for generating little-endian floats with %F in sprintf(). This support is detectable by checking for String.__HAVE_SPRINTF_NEGATIVE_F__ o Sql.Sql now supports NULL values for %s-parameters. o Timeout support in win32 threads. o Made FakeFile() support getchar/gets/unread.
00b80f2009-05-30Peter Bortas o Added option to chown and utime that makes it possible to change the symlink instead of the target of the link.
6532af2009-05-10Peter Bortas  o function_name() now knows how to adjust the names of named lambdas. o Changed handling of POLLHUP for poll devices, it is now signalled on all of the callbacks. o Updated timezone data to tzdata2009c.
1dfa842009-05-30Peter Bortas o Added some support for the TIMESTAMP and INTERVAL datatypes to Oracle module.
5135102009-01-16Martin Stjernholm  New modules / classes / methods added ------------------------------------- o Protocols.IPv6
96e2cc2009-06-09Peter Bortas  Helpers for IPv6 related things. This currently only contains tools to parse and normalize addresses. (Not much more is necessary since the usual I/O interfaces support IPv6 as-is.)
5135102009-01-16Martin Stjernholm 
6532af2009-05-10Peter Bortas o Added Filesystem._Tar.extract to be able to extract many/all files in a reasonably efficient way. o Added Parser.Tabular
7574322009-05-15Stephen R. van den Berg  It provides a flexible yet concise record-description language to parse character/column/delimiter-organised records.
6532af2009-05-10Peter Bortas 
54f2be2009-05-11Henrik Grubbström (Grubba) o Calendar.YMD.http_time() that knows how to handle dates according to
6532af2009-05-10Peter Bortas  HTTP 1.1 (RFC 2616).
7c23862009-06-08Peter Bortas o Added support for GTK2 get_window() and get_pixmap().
6532af2009-05-10Peter Bortas  Building and installing ----------------------- o Use the #-character as prefix and suffix for placeholders in master.pike.in instead of the currency sign, to avoid 8-bit character encoding issues.
d8e8b92009-05-31Henrik Grubbström (Grubba) o Improved support for version bumping via both Subversion and git.
6532af2009-05-10Peter Bortas  o A recent stable Pike (7.8.116+) is now required to do a "make export". o The win32 installer now removes the generated master.pike on uninstall.
5135102009-01-16Martin Stjernholm 
1dfa842009-05-30Peter Bortas 
e996782004-05-02Martin Nilsson Changes since Pike 7.6:
6bf19a2002-09-15Peter Bortas ----------------------------------------------------------------------
cd683a2001-07-27Johan Sundström 
2f5dd42008-06-29Martin Nilsson This is a high level list of changes between Pike 7.6 and Pike 7.8. General bug fixes, build fixes and optimizations are not mentioned here. For a complete list of changes, please consult the CVS changelog either directly or through Code Librarian.
92c1842008-05-07Henrik Grubbström (Grubba) 
2f5dd42008-06-29Martin Nilsson  New / improved language functionality -------------------------------------
71ef5a2007-11-02Henrik Grubbström (Grubba) 
4d48e42004-10-30Martin Stjernholm o New syntax to index from the end in range operations.
92c1842008-05-07Henrik Grubbström (Grubba) 
4d48e42004-10-30Martin Stjernholm  A "<" can be added before an index in the [..] operator to count
e13e682008-09-21Martin Stjernholm  from the end instead, beginning with 0 for the last element. This is convenient to e.g. chop off the last element in an array: a[..<1].
4d48e42004-10-30Martin Stjernholm  o New `[..] operator function.
92c1842008-05-07Henrik Grubbström (Grubba) 
4d48e42004-10-30Martin Stjernholm  Range operations have been separated from the `[] operator function
bc2a632008-05-10Henrik Grubbström (Grubba)  and are now handled by the new `[..] which provides greater control
66f21a2008-05-10Henrik Grubbström (Grubba)  for how the range bounds are specified. For compatibility, if there is no `[..] then `[] is still called for range operations.
4d48e42004-10-30Martin Stjernholm 
d1c4332008-08-28Martin Nilsson  The `[..] callback will get four arguments, start value, start type, end value and end type. The type arguments is any of Pike.INDEX_FROM_BEG, Pike.INDEX_FROM_END or Pike.OPEN_BOUND. Here are a few examples of what input arguments different calls would generate. [..] 0 OPEN_BOUND 0 OPEN_BOUND [1..] 1 INDEX_FROM_BEG 0 OPEN_BOUND [..2] 0 OPEN_BOUND 2 INDEX_FROM_BEG [3..4] 3 INDEX_FROM_BEG 4 INDEX_FROM_BEG [<5..] 5 INDEX_FROM_END 0 OPEN_BOUND [6..<7] 6 INDEX_FROM_BEG 7 INDEX_FROM_END
e399bc2007-11-11Martin Nilsson 
85b3d32004-12-19Henrik Grubbström (Grubba) o Generalized this and this_program.
92c1842008-05-07Henrik Grubbström (Grubba) 
85b3d32004-12-19Henrik Grubbström (Grubba)  It is now possible to refer to inherits in objects. Example:
92c1842008-05-07Henrik Grubbström (Grubba) 
85b3d32004-12-19Henrik Grubbström (Grubba)  class A { int a; void foo() { werror("A\n"); } } class B { inherit A; int b; void foo() { werror("B\n"); } A::this_program get_a() { return A::this; } }
92c1842008-05-07Henrik Grubbström (Grubba) 
85b3d32004-12-19Henrik Grubbström (Grubba)  In the above B()->get_a() will return an object with two symbols, 'a' and 'foo', but B()->get_a()->foo() will still write "B\n".
71ef5a2007-11-02Henrik Grubbström (Grubba) o Added support for getters and setters.
92c1842008-05-07Henrik Grubbström (Grubba) 
71ef5a2007-11-02Henrik Grubbström (Grubba)  It is now possible to simulate variables with functions. Example:
92c1842008-05-07Henrik Grubbström (Grubba) 
71ef5a2007-11-02Henrik Grubbström (Grubba)  class A { private int a;
98c7e42007-11-15Martin Nilsson  int `b() { return a; } // Getter for the symbol b. void `b=(int c) { a = c; } // Setter for the symbol b.
71ef5a2007-11-02Henrik Grubbström (Grubba)  int c() {
98c7e42007-11-15Martin Nilsson  return b; // Calls `b().
71ef5a2007-11-02Henrik Grubbström (Grubba)  } } object a = A();
98c7e42007-11-15Martin Nilsson  a->b = 17; // Calls `b=(17). werror("%d\n", a->b); // Calls `b().
71ef5a2007-11-02Henrik Grubbström (Grubba) 
9056902008-05-10Henrik Grubbström (Grubba) o Casting to derived types. It is now possible to call a value of type type to perform the corresponding value cast. eg: typedef string MyString; return MyString(17); // Casts 17 to "17".
73fe402004-11-14Martin Stjernholm o Unicode escapes.
92c1842008-05-07Henrik Grubbström (Grubba) 
73fe402004-11-14Martin Stjernholm  Pike now understands the common way to escape unicode chars, using \uxxxx and \Uxxxxxxxx escapes. These escapes works both in string and character literals and in the preprocessor. The latter means that unicode escapes can be used in identifiers, which is useful if they contain characters that can't be represented raw in the source code charset.
482f8b2008-06-30Martin Nilsson o Stricter type checker for function calls.
92c1842008-05-07Henrik Grubbström (Grubba) 
2f5dd42008-06-29Martin Nilsson  The type checker for function calls is now based on the concept of currification. This should provide for error messages that are more easily understood. It also is much better att typechecking function calls utilizing the splice (@) operator. The mechanisms used by the typechecker are also made available as Pike.get_first_arg_type(), Pike.low_check_call() and Pike.get_return_type().
71ef5a2007-11-02Henrik Grubbström (Grubba)  o Stricter typing of strings.
92c1842008-05-07Henrik Grubbström (Grubba) 
482f8b2008-06-30Martin Nilsson  The string type may now have an optional value range.
92c1842008-05-07Henrik Grubbström (Grubba) 
71ef5a2007-11-02Henrik Grubbström (Grubba)  string(0..255) bytes;
43ec872008-06-29Henrik Grubbström (Grubba) o Support for having multiple different active backend implementations.
6de0ec2004-05-11Henrik Grubbström (Grubba) 
b5396c2008-09-21Henrik Grubbström (Grubba)  In Pike 7.6 and earlier, there could only be one active backend implementation at a time, which was the one selected for best performance with lots of files (cf Pike.Backend below). This led
7e29312008-09-25Henrik Grubbström (Grubba)  to problems when Pike attempted to run poll-device based backends
b5396c2008-09-21Henrik Grubbström (Grubba)  on older versions of operating systems where poll devices aren't available, and with extra overhead when the backend was only used with a very small set of files. Basic backend implementations: - Pike.PollDeviceBackend This is a backend that is implemented based on keeping the state in the operating system kernel and thus eliminating the need to send the state in every system call. This is however not available on all operating systems. Currently supported are /dev/poll (Solaris, etc), epoll(2) (Linux) and kqueue(2) (FreeBSD, MacOS X). - Pike.PollBackend This is a backend that is implemented based on the poll(2) system call. This is typically available on all System V or Linux based systems. - Pike.SelectBackend This is a backend that is implmented based on the BSD select(2) system
7e29312008-09-25Henrik Grubbström (Grubba)  call. This backend is available on all operating systems supported by Pike.
b5396c2008-09-21Henrik Grubbström (Grubba)  Derived backend implementations: - Pike.Backend This is the backend selected among the basic backend implementations, which is likely to have the best performance when there are lots of files in the backend. - Pike.SmallBackend This is the backend selected among the basic backend implementations, which is likely to have the best performance when there are very few files in the backend. Note that there is also a default backend object: - Pike.DefaultBackend
7e29312008-09-25Henrik Grubbström (Grubba)  This is the Pike.Backend object that is used for file callbacks and
96220d2008-09-29Martin Stjernholm  call outs if no other backend object has been specified.
9228fd2008-09-19Martin Stjernholm 
71ef5a2007-11-02Henrik Grubbström (Grubba) o cpp
92c1842008-05-07Henrik Grubbström (Grubba) 
71ef5a2007-11-02Henrik Grubbström (Grubba)  The preprocessor now supports macro expansion in the #include and #string directives.
482f8b2008-06-30Martin Nilsson  #include USER_SETTINGS
9e891d2005-02-09Martin Stjernholm o Destruct reason passed to lfun::destroy.
92c1842008-05-07Henrik Grubbström (Grubba) 
9e891d2005-02-09Martin Stjernholm  lfun::destroy now receives an integer flag that tells why the object is being destructed, e.g. if it was an explicit call to destroy(), running out of references, or reaped by the garbage collector.
afa4822006-12-29Martin Nilsson  These integers are defined in the new Object module as
b5396c2008-09-21Henrik Grubbström (Grubba)  DESTRUCT_EXPLICIT, DESTRUCT_NO_REFS, DESTRUCT_GC and
afa4822006-12-29Martin Nilsson  DESTRUCT_CLEANUP.
71ef5a2007-11-02Henrik Grubbström (Grubba) o Improved support for mixin.
92c1842008-05-07Henrik Grubbström (Grubba) 
71ef5a2007-11-02Henrik Grubbström (Grubba)  The Pike compiler now supports mixin for symbols that have been
7e29312008-09-25Henrik Grubbström (Grubba)  declared protected. Mixin is the concept of overloading symbols via multiple inheritance. In previous versions of Pike the mixin paradigm was only supported for public symbols. For more information about mixin see eg http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mixin .
f2be742008-09-21Peter Bortas 
71ef5a2007-11-02Henrik Grubbström (Grubba) o Implicit and explicit create().
92c1842008-05-07Henrik Grubbström (Grubba) 
71ef5a2007-11-02Henrik Grubbström (Grubba)  The compiler now supports defining classes with both an implicit and an explicit create().
482f8b2008-06-30Martin Nilsson  class A (int i) { protected string j; protected void create(string j) { A::j = reverse(j); } }
9fbfdf2008-12-12Henrik Grubbström (Grubba) o Warnings for unused private symbols. The compiler now checks that all symbols that have been declared private actually are used.
43ec872008-06-29Henrik Grubbström (Grubba) o Warnings for unused local variables. The compiler now checks that all local variables are used.
afa4822006-12-29Martin Nilsson o Unicode
92c1842008-05-07Henrik Grubbström (Grubba) 
afa4822006-12-29Martin Nilsson  Case information and the Unicode module are updated to Unicode
70a6932008-05-29Martin Nilsson  5.1.0.
afa4822006-12-29Martin Nilsson 
2f5dd42008-06-29Martin Nilsson o The keyword protected
92c1842008-05-07Henrik Grubbström (Grubba) 
e399bc2007-11-11Martin Nilsson  The modifier protected is now an alias for the modifier static.
d1c4332008-08-28Martin Nilsson  NOTE: In the next release static will be deprecated.
e399bc2007-11-11Martin Nilsson 
2427442008-06-29Per Hedbor o extern declared variables Variables can now be declared as 'extern'. This means that inheriting classes must have them. They can be used like normal variables in the base class. Example: class A { extern int a; int dummy() { return ++a; } }
33f0672008-04-26Henrik Grubbström (Grubba) o __attribute__ and __deprecated__
92c1842008-05-07Henrik Grubbström (Grubba) 
78dfe32008-09-15Henrik Grubbström (Grubba)  It's now possible to set custom attributes on types, so that it is possible to make custom type checking. This is currently used to improve the argument checking for sprintf() and related functions, and for marking symbols as deprecated.
2a73e02008-05-30Henrik Grubbström (Grubba)  eg: __deprecated__ mixed obsolete_function(); __deprecated__(mixed) obsolete_return_value(); mixed fun(__deprecated__(mixed) obsolete_arg); __deprecated__(mixed) obsolete_variable;
33f0672008-04-26Henrik Grubbström (Grubba) 
d53f302008-08-29Martin Nilsson  The deprecated type flag using __deprecated__ is a convenience syntax to use instead of e.g.
d1c4332008-08-28Martin Nilsson 
d53f302008-08-29Martin Nilsson  void f(void|__attribute__("deprecated",int) timeout) Other uses of __attribute__ in type declarations can be seen in e.g. the type for werror(): > typeof(werror); (1) Result: scope(0,function(string : int) | function(__attribute__("sprintf_format", string), __attribute__("sprintf_args", mixed) ... : int) | function(array(string), mixed ... : int))
0d73d72008-06-29Martin Nilsson 
92c1842008-05-07Henrik Grubbström (Grubba) o __func__ The symbol __func__ now evaluates to the name of the current function. Note that this name currently can differ from the
e13e682008-09-21Martin Stjernholm  declared name in case of local functions (i.e. lambdas). Note
b5396c2008-09-21Henrik Grubbström (Grubba)  also that __func__ behaves like a literal string, so implicit
92c1842008-05-07Henrik Grubbström (Grubba)  string concatenation is supported. eg: error("Error in " __func__ ".\n");
d1c4332008-08-28Martin Nilsson o __DIR__
661bb72008-07-14Peter Bortas 
d1c4332008-08-28Martin Nilsson  __DIR__ is a new preprocessor symbol that resolves to the directory that the current file is placed in. Similar to how __FILE__ points out the file the code is placed in.
661bb72008-07-14Peter Bortas 
2a73e02008-05-30Henrik Grubbström (Grubba) o #pragma {no_,}deprecation_warnings Warnings for use of deprecated symbols can be turned off for a segment of code with #pragma no_deprecation_warnings and turned on again with #pragma deprecation_warnings
d1c4332008-08-28Martin Nilsson o Compatibility name spaces Older versions of a function can be reached through its version name space. For example the 7.4 version of the hash function can be called through 7.4::hash(). o Iterator API
482f8b2008-06-30Martin Nilsson 
d1c4332008-08-28Martin Nilsson  The iterator API method Iterator->next() is no longer optional.
482f8b2008-06-30Martin Nilsson 
9fbfdf2008-12-12Henrik Grubbström (Grubba) o IPv6 Support for IPv6 has been improved.
2f5dd42008-06-29Martin Nilsson  Extensions and New Functions ----------------------------
482f8b2008-06-30Martin Nilsson o exit() Exit now takes optional arguments to act as a werror in addition to exiting the process. exit(1, "Error while opening file %s: %s\n", path, strerror(errno())); o getenv()/putenv() getenv() and putenv() are now accessing and modifying the real
56398b2008-06-29Per Hedbor  environment.
b28e2e2008-09-21Martin Nilsson o get_dir() Calling get_dir() with no arguments will now return the directory listing for the current directory.
482f8b2008-06-30Martin Nilsson o undefinedp()/destructedp() undefinedp() and destructedp() have been added as more readable
56398b2008-06-29Per Hedbor  alternatives to zero_type().
431ebd2008-05-09Martin Nilsson o limit() The new toplevel function limit(a, x, b) is a convenience function that works like min(max(a,x),b).
b28e2e2008-09-21Martin Nilsson o listxattr(), getxattr(), setxattr(), removexattr() The new xattr functions listxattr(), getxattr(), setxattr and removexattr() allows extended file attributes to be modified from within Pike.
187e1f2008-05-18Henrik Grubbström (Grubba) o sprintf() and sscanf()
2427442008-06-29Per Hedbor  - sprintf() now attempts to lookup the name of the program when formatting types of objects and programs. - The new formatting directive %H can be used to format a string as
661bb72008-07-14Peter Bortas  a binary hollerith string.
2427442008-06-29Per Hedbor  > sprintf("%2H", "Hello"); (1) Result: "\0\5Hello" - The new formatting directive %q can be used to format a atring as a quoted string, quoting all control character and non-8-bit characters as well as quote characters. Like %O but always on one line. > sprintf("%q", "abc \x00 \" \' \12345"); (1) Result: "\"abc \\0 \\\" ' \\u14e5\""
d53f302008-08-29Martin Nilsson  - Ranges in sscanf sets can now start with ^, even at the beginning of the set specifier. Example: %[^-^] matches a set with only ^ in it. To negate a set with - in it, the - character must now be the last character in the set specifier.
2427442008-06-29Per Hedbor o encode/decode value and programs --with-portable-bytecode is now the default. Pike programs that have been dumped on one architecture now can be decoded on another.
187e1f2008-05-18Henrik Grubbström (Grubba) 
482f8b2008-06-30Martin Nilsson o gethrtime, gethrvtime, gauge Added support for POSIX style timers using clock_gettime(3). Notably this fixes nice high resolution thread local cpu time and monotonic real time on reasonably modern Linux systems. There are new constants CPU_TIME_* and REAL_TIME_* in the System module to allow pike code to query various properties of the CPU and real time clocks in use.
326a9d2007-02-23Martin Nilsson o ADT.BitBuffer
e399bc2007-11-11Martin Nilsson  Added read() method that reads whole bytes from the buffer and returns as a string.
326a9d2007-02-23Martin Nilsson  o ADT.Queue
e399bc2007-11-11Martin Nilsson 
482f8b2008-06-30Martin Nilsson  It is now possible to use sizeof() and values() on a Queue object to get the size of the queue and all elements in the queue as an array.
e399bc2007-11-11Martin Nilsson  o ADT.Stack
482f8b2008-06-30Martin Nilsson  Stack objects can now be cast to arrays to get all elements on the stack.
326a9d2007-02-23Martin Nilsson  o ADT.Struct
e399bc2007-11-11Martin Nilsson  - New Item class SByte, SWord and SLong represents a signed byte, word and longword respectively. - The Item classes int8, uint8, int16, uint16, int32, uint32, int64
612ad42008-06-29Martin Nilsson  and uint64 are aliases for already existing Item classes.
e399bc2007-11-11Martin Nilsson  - sizeof() now works for empty Struct objects. - sizeof() can be used on individual Item objects. - Struct objects can now be used as Items in other Structs.
612ad42008-06-29Martin Nilsson  class Pair { inherit ADT.Struct; Item id = uint8(); Item val = uint64(); } class File { inherit ADT.Struct; Item magic = Chars(4); Item one = Pair(); Item two = Pair(); }
326a9d2007-02-23Martin Nilsson  o Array
e399bc2007-11-11Martin Nilsson  - New function combinations() returns all combinations of a specified length with elements from a given array. - Added push(), pop(), shift() and unshift() functions for Perl weirdos.
326a9d2007-02-23Martin Nilsson  o Calendar
e399bc2007-11-11Martin Nilsson  - Added new calendar Badi, used in the Baha'i religion. - Fixed bugs in discordian, where the year() was off by 1166 and now() was off 5 month per year. - Time objects now handle * and / with floats. A split() method has
b217b32008-09-21Martin Nilsson  been added for more advanced splitting where the preferred time quanta can be given as an argument.
e399bc2007-11-11Martin Nilsson  - A new formatting method format_ext_time_short() has been added to Time objects. - Timezones are now read from /etc/localtime, if available.
326a9d2007-02-23Martin Nilsson 
80e2fe2008-09-08Martin Stjernholm  - Cleaned up year-day (yd) handling so that it never goes below 1. Instead be careful to use either year (y) or week-year (wy) depending on context. - Fixed inconsistent range handling in year() and years() that made them almost but not quite zero-based. Now they are one-based just like day()/days(), month()/months() etc. - Cleaned up conversion between weeks and years: E.g. if a week has days in two years then converting it to years will produce a range of both years. The attempt to always map a week to a single year is gone since it's inconsistent with how other overlapping time ranges are handled. If the user wants to convert a week to the year it "unambiguously" belongs to, (s)he can do Calendar.ISO.Year(week->year_no()). - Did away with the attempt to map leap days between February 24th
72dc8a2008-09-26Henrik Grubbström (Grubba)  and 29th before and after year 2000, since doing so breaks date
80e2fe2008-09-08Martin Stjernholm  arithmetic. - The last four changes above are not entirely compatible. Compatibility with 7.6 and older is retained with #pike 7.6.
92c1842008-05-07Henrik Grubbström (Grubba) o CompilerEnvironment & CompilerEnvironment()->PikeCompiler
d1c4332008-08-28Martin Nilsson  The Pike compiler has been refactored to be more object-oriented and more transparent. It is now possible to customize the compiler by overloading functions in the above two classes. The compiler object
72dc8a2008-09-26Henrik Grubbström (Grubba)  used by Pike internally is available through the global constant
d1c4332008-08-28Martin Nilsson  DefaultCompilerEnvironment.
92c1842008-05-07Henrik Grubbström (Grubba) 
326a9d2007-02-23Martin Nilsson o Debug
e399bc2007-11-11Martin Nilsson  The new function count_objects() will return the different kinds of objects existing within the Pike process. Useful when trying to pinpoint a leak of Pike objects. o Error The new function mkerror() will normalize any thrown value into a proper error object (or 0).
326a9d2007-02-23Martin Nilsson  o Filesystem
e399bc2007-11-11Martin Nilsson  Traversion has been extended with two new create arguments. The first one is a flag to supress errors and the other is a sorting function which will be applied to the entries in every directory. This callback can also be used to filter the directory entries.
326a9d2007-02-23Martin Nilsson  o Float
e399bc2007-11-11Martin Nilsson  The function isnan() can be used to check if a float is Not a Number.
92c1842008-05-07Henrik Grubbström (Grubba)  > Float.isnan(Math.inf/Math.inf); (1) Result: 1
326a9d2007-02-23Martin Nilsson 
35c4b12008-05-09Martin Nilsson o Gdbm Gdbm databases can be opened in synchronous mode or locking mode by adding "s" or "l" respectively in the mode parameter to the create method.
326a9d2007-02-23Martin Nilsson o Geography.Position
e399bc2007-11-11Martin Nilsson  It is now possible to encode Position objects with encode_value().
326a9d2007-02-23Martin Nilsson  o GLUE
e399bc2007-11-11Martin Nilsson  - The default event callback will now exit both on Exit and Escape events. - The texture, list and light id generators will now be created after we are sure that GL has been initialized, to prevent crashes on several systems. - BaseTexture and BaseDWIM now supports clamped textures.
b28e2e2008-09-21Martin Nilsson o Gmp
4c12f22008-09-21Martin Nilsson  Many small changes to fix Gmp build issues on different platforms.
b28e2e2008-09-21Martin Nilsson  The most visible being that the Gmp module now is statically linked to work around Mac OS X 10.5 linker issues.
35c4b12008-05-09Martin Nilsson o Gz
7574322009-05-15Stephen R. van den Berg  - Added compress() and uncompress() functions as a simpler and more
35c4b12008-05-09Martin Nilsson  efficient but non-streaming interface. - Support for RLE And FIXED compression method, if supported by
b28e2e2008-09-21Martin Nilsson  zlib. Give Gz.RLE or Gz.FIXED to the strategy argument of compress() or the deflate constructor.
35c4b12008-05-09Martin Nilsson 
b28e2e2008-09-21Martin Nilsson  - Added support for configurable compression window size. This is the last argument to compress() and the constructor for inflate/deflate.
35c4b12008-05-09Martin Nilsson  o Image.Colortable
612ad42008-06-29Martin Nilsson  - The new method greyp() can be used to query if the color in the color object is grey.
35c4b12008-05-09Martin Nilsson 
612ad42008-06-29Martin Nilsson  - Partial support for serializing color objects. Dithering type and lookup mode is not currently saved.
35c4b12008-05-09Martin Nilsson 
326a9d2007-02-23Martin Nilsson o Image.Dims
e399bc2007-11-11Martin Nilsson  Support for parsing out the dimensions of TIFF files has been added.
326a9d2007-02-23Martin Nilsson 
35c4b12008-05-09Martin Nilsson o Image.FreeType
612ad42008-06-29Martin Nilsson  - Added support for handling monochrome (bitmap) fonts.
431ebd2008-05-09Martin Nilsson 
35c4b12008-05-09Martin Nilsson o Image.Image
612ad42008-06-29Martin Nilsson  - Image object can now be serialized and deserialized with encode_value() and decode_value().
35c4b12008-05-09Martin Nilsson 
612ad42008-06-29Martin Nilsson  - It is possible to convert the colors in an image object to and from YUV (YCrCb) with the new rgb_to_yuv() and yuv_to_rgb() methods.
35c4b12008-05-09Martin Nilsson  o Image.Layer
612ad42008-06-29Martin Nilsson  - It is now possible to get the raw bitmap data of a layer by casting the layer object to a string.
35c4b12008-05-09Martin Nilsson  o Image.PNG - Properly decode cHRM (chrome), sBIT (sbit), gAMA (gamma), pHYs
612ad42008-06-29Martin Nilsson  (physical), oFFs (offset), tIME (time) chunks. - The compression level and strategy when compressing PNG images can be controlled by passing "zlevel" and "zstrategy" options to the encode() method. Available strategies are filtered, huffman, rle and fixed.
35c4b12008-05-09Martin Nilsson 
612ad42008-06-29Martin Nilsson  Image.PNG.encode( img, ([ "zlevel":9, "zstrategy":Gz.RLE ]) );
35c4b12008-05-09Martin Nilsson  o Image.TIFF Added support for little endian TIFF files.
326a9d2007-02-23Martin Nilsson o Int
e399bc2007-11-11Martin Nilsson  Int.inf is an object that can be used as an infinitly large integer.
326a9d2007-02-23Martin Nilsson 
b28e2e2008-09-21Martin Nilsson o Java
8ac0b82008-09-21Marcus Comstedt  - If possible, Pike now uses libffi instead of creating our own trampolines. Adding libffi as a bundle is supported. - Added built-in support for SPARC64 trampolines. - The method signature fuzzy-matcher now only considers Pike strings to match formal parameters of type String, Object, Comparable, CharSequence or java.io.Serializable. - When the fuzzy-matcher can not decide on a single method signature, all candidates are now listed in the error message.
b28e2e2008-09-21Martin Nilsson 
326a9d2007-02-23Martin Nilsson o Locale.Charset
92c1842008-05-07Henrik Grubbström (Grubba) 
4c12f22008-09-21Martin Nilsson  - The character name normalizer now recognizes Unicode prefixes, e.g. "unicode-1-1-utf-7", though the Unicode version itself is ignored. - Added support for the following character sets GB18030/GBK (CP936) UTF-EBCDIC DIN-31624 (ISO-IR-38) ISO-5426:1980 (ISO-IR-53) ISO-6438:1996 (ISO-IR-39, ISO-IR-216) ISO-6937:2001 (ISO-IR-156) GSM 03.38 Mysql Latin 1 - Added typed encode and decode error objects, Locale.Charset.EncodeError and Locale.Charset.DecodeError, to make it possible to catch such errors in a better way. - ISO-IR non-spacers are now converted into combiners.
326a9d2007-02-23Martin Nilsson 
431ebd2008-05-09Martin Nilsson o Math
66f21a2008-05-10Henrik Grubbström (Grubba)  - Matrix multiplication was bugged and gave B*A instead of A*B, which is now fixed.
431ebd2008-05-09Martin Nilsson  - Matrix objects now have xsize() and ysize() methods to query their dimensions. - To ease your logarithmic needs log2() and logn() have been added.
326a9d2007-02-23Martin Nilsson o MIME
e399bc2007-11-11Martin Nilsson  - Added remapping variants of the encode words functions with encode_word_text_remapped(), encode_word_quoted(), encode_words_quoted_remapped() and encode_words_quoted_labled_remapped(). - Added workaround for a bug in Microsoft Internet Explorer where it forgets to properly quote backslashes in the Content-Disposition field. - Fixed a bug that could occur when casting MIME.Message objects to strings.
326a9d2007-02-23Martin Nilsson 
12c2682007-11-13Martin Stjernholm o Mysql
92c1842008-05-07Henrik Grubbström (Grubba) 
80e2fe2008-09-08Martin Stjernholm  - Two functions set_charset() and get_charset() have been added to set and query the connection charset. The create() function also takes a "charset" setting in the options mapping. - Improved Unicode support. The MySQL driver now supports (possibly wide) Unicode queries and text return values, handling the connection charset and all encoding/decoding internally. This is enabled by setting the charset to "unicode", or through the new functions set_unicode_encode_mode() and set_unicode_decode_mode(). See their documentation for further details.
71ef5a2007-11-02Henrik Grubbström (Grubba) o Odbc
92c1842008-05-07Henrik Grubbström (Grubba) 
7e29312008-09-25Henrik Grubbström (Grubba)  The Odbc module has been updated to support the UnixODBC library, and several issues with Unicode and FreeTDS handling have been fixed.
71ef5a2007-11-02Henrik Grubbström (Grubba) 
4232ab2008-06-27Martin Nilsson o Oracle
612ad42008-06-29Martin Nilsson  - The module has been updated to work with Oracle 10.
dd548d2008-06-29Henrik Grubbström (Grubba)  - An approximation of the number of rows in a result object can be queried from the new function num_rows().
4232ab2008-06-27Martin Nilsson  o Parser.HTML
11b3102008-09-08Martin Stjernholm  - Allow string and array as argument to _set_*_callback(). Those variants work just like a function only returning the string or array.
4232ab2008-06-27Martin Nilsson 
4215582008-04-27Martin Nilsson o Parser.Pike and Parser.C
e399bc2007-11-11Martin Nilsson 
5c52452008-06-29Henrik Grubbström (Grubba)  - Parser.Pike and Parser.C have been rewritten in C for increased
612ad42008-06-29Martin Nilsson  performance. - The #string directives should be handled correctly now.
326a9d2007-02-23Martin Nilsson  o Parser.RCS
92c1842008-05-07Henrik Grubbström (Grubba) 
72dc8a2008-09-26Henrik Grubbström (Grubba)  - The RCS parser has been rewritten to be more robust with regards to broken RCS data.
326a9d2007-02-23Martin Nilsson 
e399bc2007-11-11Martin Nilsson o Parser.XML.NSTree - Added add_child_before() and add_child_after() methods to the NSNode object.
4232ab2008-06-27Martin Nilsson o Parser.XML.Simple
b217b32008-09-21Martin Nilsson  - The autoconvert() function, used to autodetect the character encoding of an XML file and decode it, has been moved from being a method of the Parser.XML.Simple object to being a function in the Parser.XML module.
3f5e3c2008-09-27Martin Stjernholm o Parser.XML.SloppyDOM Yet another DOM-like module aimed at quickly and conveniently parse an xml snippet (or whole document) to access its parts. Nodes can be selected using a subset of XPath. Footnote: This module was previously part of Roxen WebServer.
326a9d2007-02-23Martin Nilsson o Parser.XML.Tree
92c1842008-05-07Henrik Grubbström (Grubba) 
7e29312008-09-25Henrik Grubbström (Grubba)  The module code has been refactored and a second "simple" interface has been added. The (new) SimpleNode interface implements a node tree interface similar to the (old) Node interface, with two major differences: - The SimpleNodes do not have parent pointers, this means that they do not generate cyclic data structures (and thus less garbage, and
3722c92008-10-31Henrik Grubbström (Grubba)  no need for zap_tree()), but also that it is no longer possible to find the root of a tree from any node in the tree.
7e29312008-09-25Henrik Grubbström (Grubba)  - Some methods in SimpleNode return different values than the corresponding method in Node; notably SimpleNode()->add_child(), which returns the current node rather than the argument. The refactoring also added individual classes for all of the XML node types (both for Nodes and for SimpleNodes). This allows for stricter typing of code involving XML tree manipulation.
175eae2008-11-08Peter Bortas  Several new functions added to manipulate and insert nodes in the XML tree.
7e29312008-09-25Henrik Grubbström (Grubba) 
175eae2008-11-08Peter Bortas  The module now also has a much better knowledge of DTDs and DOCTYPEs.
326a9d2007-02-23Martin Nilsson 
9fbfdf2008-12-12Henrik Grubbström (Grubba) o Parser.XML.Validating - get_external_entity() now gets the callback info mapping as the third argument rather than a constant zero. - SYSTEM URIs are now normalized during parsing if possible. - parse() and parse_dtd() now accept getting the base URI for the parsed data as the second argument. - Improved error reporting. - Several issues with the parsing of DTDs have been fixed.
4232ab2008-06-27Martin Nilsson o Postgres
175eae2008-11-08Peter Bortas  - Extended the SQL query interface to include affected_rows() and streaming_query() as well as variable bindings. - Automatic binary or text transfer for queryarguments and resultrows.
4232ab2008-06-27Martin Nilsson 
d688ea2008-12-12Martin Stjernholm  Note: A new native Postgres driver has also been added; see Sql.pgsql.
326a9d2007-02-23Martin Nilsson o Pike
e399bc2007-11-11Martin Nilsson 
0a2fa22008-05-11Martin Stjernholm  - A new function count_memory() has been added which can calculate the memory consumed by arbitrary data structures. Useful when implementing memory caches.
e399bc2007-11-11Martin Nilsson  - A new function get_runtime_info() has been added which returns information about current ABI, if automatic bignums are enabled, what bytecode method is used, the size of native floats and integers and the native byte order. - The constants INDEX_FROM_BEG, INDEX_FROM_END and OPEN_BOUND has been added for use with the `[..] operator API. - The functions low_check_call(), get_return_type() and
b217b32008-09-21Martin Nilsson  get_first_arg_type() allows for inspection of attributes and return values of functions.
326a9d2007-02-23Martin Nilsson 
96220d2008-09-29Martin Stjernholm o Pike.Backend Besides the new multiple backend implementations described earlier, backends now support two new callbacks: before_callback and after_callback are two new variables in the backend objects. They can be set to functions that gets called just before and after a backend is waiting for events.
326a9d2007-02-23Martin Nilsson o Process
e399bc2007-11-11Martin Nilsson  - The new function spawn_pike() will spawn a Pike process similar to the current one, using the same binary file, master and module paths. - The new function run() is an easy interface that will run a process and return a mapping with all the outputs and exit code. - Process.popen is now able to run in nonblocking mode. If a second argument is provided a file object will be opened with that mode and return, enabling two way communication with the new process. - The system() function has been extended to be able to pass stdin, stdout and stderr arguments to the spawn() call it performs.
71ef5a2007-11-02Henrik Grubbström (Grubba) 
326a9d2007-02-23Martin Nilsson o Protocols.DNS
43bb262007-11-11Martin Nilsson 
44ed592008-09-08Henrik Grubbström (Grubba)  - Added support for NAPTR (RFC 3403) and SPF (RFC 4408) records.
43bb262007-11-11Martin Nilsson  - The gethostbyname() function now returns IPv6 addresses too, if available. - Fixed bugs in IPv6 record parsing.
326a9d2007-02-23Martin Nilsson  o Protocols.Bittorrent
43bb262007-11-11Martin Nilsson  - Support for gzipped and compact tracker responses.
d056042008-09-21Martin Stjernholm  - Many performance and bug fixes, such as 30% faster hashing of
b28e2e2008-09-21Martin Nilsson  files.
43bb262007-11-11Martin Nilsson  o Protocols.HTTP - Added support for httpu and httpmu requests. - Queries will now throw an exception in case of an errno condition. - A new function, do_async_method(), has been added to allow access to low level asynchronous HTTP calls.
43ec872008-06-29Henrik Grubbström (Grubba)  - The http_encode_string() function now knows how to encode UCS-2
43bb262007-11-11Martin Nilsson  characters. o Protocols.HTTP.Server - If accept() fails on the open port, the Port object will continue trying, to support servers with high load.
326a9d2007-02-23Martin Nilsson  o Protocols.HTTP.Query
43bb262007-11-11Martin Nilsson  - Added unicode_data() method that will return the payload decoded according to the charset described in the Content-Type header.
326a9d2007-02-23Martin Nilsson 
43bb262007-11-11Martin Nilsson  - Many fixes for bugs in asynchronous mode.
326a9d2007-02-23Martin Nilsson 
43bb262007-11-11Martin Nilsson  - A query will not silently downgrade to http from https anymore if there is no crypto support.
326a9d2007-02-23Martin Nilsson 
43bb262007-11-11Martin Nilsson  - Fixes for keep alive.
914cec2008-12-12Jonas Wallden  - IPv6 fixes in DNS handling.
43bb262007-11-11Martin Nilsson o Protocols.LDAP
11b3102008-09-08Martin Stjernholm  - Enabled support for paged queries. - Added more resilience to UTF-8 encode errors. Locale.Charset.DecodeError is thrown for UTF-8 decode exceptions. - Added a connection pool for connection reuse. It is used through get_connection() and return_connection(). - Added some schema handling and use it to fix the UTF-8 conversion to only affect attributes that actually are UTF-8 encoded. - Added client.read(), client.read_attr(), client.get_root_dse_attr(), client.get_basedn(), client.get_scope(), client.get_attr_type_descr(), get_constant_name(), and a bunch of constants for various object oids, attributes, well-known object guids and other things. - Rewrote the search filter parser to handle LDAPv3 extensible matches. It now also throw errors on all syntactic errors (using a new FilterError object), instead of sending a partial filter to the server. It is also possible to compile filters separately through make_filter(), and there is a very simple cache for compiled filters through get_cached_filter(). - Added ldap_encode_string(), ldap_decode_string(), encode_dn_value(), canonicalize_dn(), parse_ldap_url(), client.get_parsed_url(), and client.get_bound_dn(). - Added client.result.fetch_all(). - Added new flag field to client.search() to control various aspects of how results are returned: SEARCH_LOWER_ATTRS lowercases all attribute names. SEARCH_MULTIVAL_ARRAYS_ONLY uses arrays for attribute values only for attributes that might return more than one value. SEARCH_RETURN_DECODE_ERRORS may be used to avoid throwing exceptions on decode errors. - Added client.get_protocol_version(), client.get_supported_controls(), and the possibility to specify controls in client.search(). - Made the result iterator somewhat more convenient: next() now advances one step past the end so the next fetch() returns zero.
12c2682007-11-13Martin Stjernholm 
11b3102008-09-08Martin Stjernholm  - Added client.error_number(), client.error_string(), and client.server_error_string() to make it possible to query errors when no result object is returned.
43bb262007-11-11Martin Nilsson  o Protocols.SNMP The readmsg() method in the protocol object now takes an optional timout argument.
9fbfdf2008-12-12Henrik Grubbström (Grubba) o Protocols.TELNET.Readline Several issues where callback functions could be lost have been fixed.
43bb262007-11-11Martin Nilsson o Protocols.XMLRPC The new AsyncClient class implements an asynchronous XMLRPC client.
12c2682007-11-13Martin Stjernholm o Regexp.PCRE.Widestring
92c1842008-05-07Henrik Grubbström (Grubba) 
4232ab2008-06-27Martin Nilsson  - Replace matches in a string, with support for backreferences, now possible from replace_positional(). > Regexp.PCRE.Plain("my name is ([a-zA-Z]+)")-> >> replace_positional("hello, my name is john.", >> "%[0]s is my name"); (1) Result: "hello, john is my name." - Regexp.PCRE.Widestring is now reported in the basic feature list (pike --features).
12c2682007-11-13Martin Stjernholm 
43bb262007-11-11Martin Nilsson o Sql - Bugfixes in listing Postgres fields. - If ENABLE_SPAWN_RSQLD is defined, rsqld will be spawned when needed to complete rsql queries. - Added streaming_query() method to Sql objects which enables larger result sets than available memory. - It is possible to iterate over the result object from big_query() queries directly in foreach.
55a93f2008-08-18Stephen R. van den Berg  - Support UNDEFINED to designate NULL in emulated bindings.
3722c92008-10-31Henrik Grubbström (Grubba)  - Support for ODBC DSN files.
4f24d62008-06-29Martin Nilsson  Sql.Sql db = Sql.Sql("dsn://user:pass@host/database");
3722c92008-10-31Henrik Grubbström (Grubba)  - Some native support for the TDS protocol, used by Sybase and Microsoft SQL server.
4f24d62008-06-29Martin Nilsson  Sql.Sql db = Sql.Sql("tds://user:pass@host/database"); - Support for the SQLite database added. A raw interface is
3722c92008-10-31Henrik Grubbström (Grubba)  available through the SQLite module.
4f24d62008-06-29Martin Nilsson 
3722c92008-10-31Henrik Grubbström (Grubba)  Sql.Sql db = Sql.Sql("sqlite://relative/path/to/file"); Sql.Sql db = Sql.Sql("sqlite:///absolute/path/to/file");
4f24d62008-06-29Martin Nilsson 
a2014e2008-07-14Stephen R. van den Berg  - Sql.pgsql. New driver for native PostgreSQL network protocol support. It implements a superset of the existing Postgres driver. Current features: no library dependencies (no libpq), native binding support, streaming support, NOTIFY/LISTEN support (fully eventdriven,
b156722008-08-25Stephen R. van den Berg  no polling), binary support for integer, float and string datatypes
05bf882008-08-26Stephen R. van den Berg  through big_typed_query(), native support for 64-bit ints and doubles,
55a93f2008-08-18Stephen R. van den Berg  COPY FROM/TO STDIN/STDOUT support, multiple simultaneous streaming queries on the same connection (i.e. multiple PostgreSQL-portal- support), automatic precompilation and caching of often-used
39fe7f2008-07-26Stephen R. van den Berg  long-compile-time-needing queries, extended columndescriptions,
17b7532008-07-30Stephen R. van den Berg  accurate error messages under all circumstances, SSL-support, SQL-injection protection since it will ignore everything after the
55a93f2008-08-18Stephen R. van den Berg  first semicolon delimiting the first command in the query, integrated
eaeddf2008-08-06Stephen R. van den Berg  statistics, _reconnect callback for sessions that use temptables.
a2014e2008-07-14Stephen R. van den Berg 
488ce72008-07-24Stephen R. van den Berg  Performance tuned, with the helperclass _PGsql.PGsql it currently
17b7532008-07-30Stephen R. van den Berg  is around 21% faster than the old libpq based Postgres driver
488ce72008-07-24Stephen R. van den Berg  for smaller queries; for large bytea blobs and large texts, it
b212b52008-07-26Stephen R. van den Berg  speeds up even more.
488ce72008-07-24Stephen R. van den Berg 
55a93f2008-08-18Stephen R. van den Berg  This driver serves URLs of the form: pgsql:// (plain) and pgsqls:// (SSL). In case the old Postgres driver is disabled, this driver takes over postgres:// transparently as well.
43bb262007-11-11Martin Nilsson o SSL
d3a9cb2008-11-18Martin Nilsson  It is now possible to set certificates to SSL connections. Example: SSL.sslfile ssl_connection(Stdio.File conn, string my_key, string my_certificate) { ctx->client_rsa = Standards.PKCS.RSA.parse_private_key(my_key); // client_certificates is an array holding arrays of certificate // chains. since we've got a self-signed cert, our cert array has // only 1 element. ctx->client_certificates += ({ ({ my_certificate }) }); return SSL.sslfile(conn, ctx, 1, 1); }
43bb262007-11-11Martin Nilsson  o Standards.IIM Some bugfixes in parsing Photoshop headers and DOS EPS Binary Headers. o Standards.ISO639_2 Updated with the latest ISO639-2 languages. o Standards.URI - Updated to conform to RFC 3986. - Added methods get_query_variables(), set_query_variables(), add_query_variable() and add_query_variables() to give a better API to to handle query variables. - The new method get_http_query() returns the query part and get_http_path_query() returns both the path and the query, both coded according to RFC 1738. o Standards.UUID - Added support for UUID version 5; name based with SHA hash, which can be generated from the make_version5 function. - An UUID object can now be used as namespace in the second argument to make_version3 as well as the new make_version5. o Standards.XML.Wix
3722c92008-10-31Henrik Grubbström (Grubba)  - Updated to support a more recent version of the Wix tool chain. - Improved generation of 8.3-style filenames. - Added support for Shortcut and IniFile-nodes. - Added support for overriding the language and installer version. - Improved support for TTF-files.
43bb262007-11-11Martin Nilsson 
2f5dd42008-06-29Martin Nilsson o Stdio - Stdio.cp can now work recursively in a directory tree. It will also keep the permissions of files it copies. - Added Stdio.recursive_mv which works on every OS and also when the destination isn't on the same filesystem as the source. - Added more symbolc default termcap/terminfo bindings to Stdio.Readline.
67d3532008-12-13Martin Nilsson  - Improved support for Stdio.Terminfo on NetBSD.
2f5dd42008-06-29Martin Nilsson  - read_file(), read_bytes(), write_file() and append_file() will may now throw exceptions on uncommon errors such as when write_file is unable to write all its data.
b28e2e2008-09-21Martin Nilsson  - Stdio.File->openat(), statat() and unlinkat() opens, stats and removes a file or directory relative to an open directory.
2f5dd42008-06-29Martin Nilsson 
4d9f552008-07-14Stephen R. van den Berg  - Stdio.FILE->unread() allows pushing back binary strings into the input stream, as opposed to ungets() which pushes back lines.
d056042008-09-21Martin Stjernholm  - Stdio.UDP has had enable_multicast(), set_multicast_ttl(),
b28e2e2008-09-21Martin Nilsson  add_membership() and drop_membership() added to make real multicast use possible.
43bb262007-11-11Martin Nilsson o String - The function int2size has been rewritten to fixpoint as well as using the more common abbreviation of "B" for byte.
0d73d72008-06-29Martin Nilsson  - String.secure marks a string as "secure" which currently only means that the memory is cleared before it is freed.
4232ab2008-06-27Martin Nilsson o System
b28e2e2008-09-21Martin Nilsson  - resolvepath() is now enabled on more OSes and falls back to realpath(3C) if resolvepath(2) doesn't exists.
4232ab2008-06-27Martin Nilsson 
b28e2e2008-09-21Martin Nilsson  - On systems that support it, setproctitle() can be used to set the title of the running application.
4232ab2008-06-27Martin Nilsson  - Added support for POSIX style timers using clock_gettime(3) to allow for high resolution thread local cpu time and monotonic real time on reasonable modern Linux systems for gethrvtime() and gauge(). Added CPU_TIME_RESOLUTION, CPU_TIME_IMPLEMENTATION, REAL_TIME_IS_MONOTONIC, REAL_TIME_RESOLUTION and
d056042008-09-21Martin Stjernholm  REAL_TIME_IMPLEMENTATION constants to tell the system
4232ab2008-06-27Martin Nilsson  capabilities.
b3c0472008-07-15Martin Bähr o Tools.Hilfe
b28e2e2008-09-21Martin Nilsson  - Added support for tab-completion on modules, global and local symbols and operators.
b3c0472008-07-15Martin Bähr  - Added support for file/directory completion within strings
b28e2e2008-09-21Martin Nilsson 
b5396c2008-09-21Henrik Grubbström (Grubba)  - Added doc command and F1 key to print documentation on an item if
b28e2e2008-09-21Martin Nilsson  available (currently only works for modules and classes written in
d056042008-09-21Martin Stjernholm  pike).
b3c0472008-07-15Martin Bähr 
175eae2008-11-08Peter Bortas o Tools.Standalone
43bb262007-11-11Martin Nilsson 
175eae2008-11-08Peter Bortas  - "pike -x cgrep" now tries to parse Java code. - "pike -x features" now tests for several more features.
43bb262007-11-11Martin Nilsson  o Web.Crawler - Bugfix to support robots.txt created on windows. - User Agent change to "Mozilla 4.0 (PikeCrawler)" o Web.RDF - Added add_statement() method which allows new relations to be added to an RDF set.
71ef5a2007-11-02Henrik Grubbström (Grubba) 
afa4822006-12-29Martin Nilsson 
2f5dd42008-06-29Martin Nilsson New modules / classes / methods added -------------------------------------
afa4822006-12-29Martin Nilsson 
5a46c72008-06-29Per Hedbor o Fuse FUSE (Filesystem in USErspace) provides a simple interface for userspace programs to export a virtual filesystem to the Linux kernel (and some other OS:es). FUSE also aims to provide a secure method for non privileged users to create and mount their own filesystem implementations. This module implements the needed interfaces to make it possible to write a FUSE filesystem in Pike.
326a9d2007-02-23Martin Nilsson o ADT.List
8517012008-11-02Henrik Grubbström (Grubba)  A simple doubly linked list of values. ADT.List l = ADT.List(1, 2, 3); l->insert(-1, 0); l->append(4, 5); foreach(l; int index; int value) { werror(" %d: value: %d\n", index, value); }
5a46c72008-06-29Per Hedbor 
afa4822006-12-29Martin Nilsson o ADT.Set
92c1842008-05-07Henrik Grubbström (Grubba) 
afa4822006-12-29Martin Nilsson  ADT.Set implements a datatype for sets. These sets behave much like multisets, except that they are restricted to containing only one instance of each member value. From a performance viewpoint, it is probably more efficient for a Pike program to use mappings to serve as sets, rather than using an
b28e2e2008-09-21Martin Nilsson  ADT.Set, so ADT.Set is mainly provided for the sake of completeness
afa4822006-12-29Martin Nilsson  and code readability.
e399bc2007-11-11Martin Nilsson o Arg
92c1842008-05-07Henrik Grubbström (Grubba) 
b28e2e2008-09-21Martin Nilsson  The new argument parser module allows for Getopt style argument
19a6f32008-05-03Martin Nilsson  parsing, but with a much simpler and object oriented API. class Parser { inherit Arg.Options; Opt verbose = NoOpt("-v")|NoOpt("--verbose")|Env("VERBOSE"); Opt name = HasOpt("-f")|HasOpt("--file")|Default("out"); Opt debug = MaybeOpt("-d")|MaybeOpt("--debug"); } void main(int argc, array(string) argv) { Parser p = Parser(argv); werror("name: %O, verbose: %O, debug: %O\n", p->name, p->verbose, p->debug); } A more simplistic interface is also available for smaller hacks and programs. void main(int argc, array(string) argv) { mapping opts = Arg.parse(argv); argv = opts[Arg.REST]; }
e399bc2007-11-11Martin Nilsson 
6b901e2008-07-22Martin Stjernholm o GSSAPI Implements Pike access to GSS-API v2 as specified in RFC 2743. This API is used to authenticate users and servers, and optionally also to encrypt communication between them. The API is generic and can be used without any knowledge of the actual implementation of these security services, which is typically provided by the operating system. The most common implementation is Kerberos, which means that the main benefit of this API is to allow clients and servers to authenticate each other using Kerberos, thereby making single sign-on possible in a Kerberized environment.
0d73d72008-06-29Martin Nilsson o GTK2
2427442008-06-29Per Hedbor  Wrapper for the GTK2 library. Not yet 100% completed, but usable.
0d73d72008-06-29Martin Nilsson 
afa4822006-12-29Martin Nilsson o Protocols.DNS_SD
92c1842008-05-07Henrik Grubbström (Grubba) 
afa4822006-12-29Martin Nilsson  This module provides an interface to DNS Service Discovery. The functionality of DNS-SD is described at <http://www.dns-sd.org/>. Using the Proctocols.DNS_SD.Service class a Pike program can announce services, for example a web site or a database server, to computers on the local network. When registering a service you need to provide the service name. service type, domain and port number. You can also optionally specify a TXT record. The contents of the TXT record varies between different services; for example, a web server can announce a path to a web page, and a printer spooler is able to list printer features such as color support or two-sided printing. The service is registered on the network for as long as the instance of the Service class is valid. o Bittorrent.Tracker
92c1842008-05-07Henrik Grubbström (Grubba) 
afa4822006-12-29Martin Nilsson  Bittorrent tracker with support for scraping and UDP extension. o Protocols.HTTP.Server.Proxy
92c1842008-05-07Henrik Grubbström (Grubba) 
afa4822006-12-29Martin Nilsson  A simple HTTP proxy. o Standards.TLD
92c1842008-05-07Henrik Grubbström (Grubba) 
afa4822006-12-29Martin Nilsson  Country domains and other TLDs according to IANA. Useful when parsing log information or providing live information about clients connecting to your server. o Tools.Shoot
92c1842008-05-07Henrik Grubbström (Grubba) 
afa4822006-12-29Martin Nilsson  Several new tests have been added to benchmark and improve on
66f21a2008-05-10Henrik Grubbström (Grubba)  various aspects of Pike. ReplaceParallel and ReplaceSerial measure the times it takes to replace multiple substrings of a string in a
afa4822006-12-29Martin Nilsson  single call to replace and with subsequent calls. TagRemoveArraySscanf, TagRemoveDivide, TagRemoveLoop, TagRemoveParserHTML, TagRemovePCRE, TagRemoveSearch and
66f21a2008-05-10Henrik Grubbström (Grubba)  TagRemoveSscanf measure different methods of completing the same task; to remove XML tags from a string.
afa4822006-12-29Martin Nilsson  o Web.CGI
92c1842008-05-07Henrik Grubbström (Grubba) 
afa4822006-12-29Martin Nilsson  Provides a CGI interface on the callee side. Retrieves information from environment variables and populates the variables in the Request object.
4f24d62008-06-29Martin Nilsson Deprecations
2f5dd42008-06-29Martin Nilsson ------------
4f24d62008-06-29Martin Nilsson  o The keyword nomask has been deprecated. It was functionally equivivalent with the keyword final. o Stdio.File->set_peek_file_before_read_callback() is deprecated.
afa4822006-12-29Martin Nilsson 
2f5dd42008-06-29Martin Nilsson 
afa4822006-12-29Martin Nilsson Incompatible changes
2f5dd42008-06-29Martin Nilsson --------------------
afa4822006-12-29Martin Nilsson  These incompatible changes can be solved by adding #pike 7.6 to your
0f127e2008-12-08Peter Bortas  source file or starting Pike with -V7.6 unless otherwise noted.
afa4822006-12-29Martin Nilsson 
482f8b2008-06-30Martin Nilsson o main() environment The main() method will no longer be given the environment as a mapping as third argument. Use an explicit call to getenv() instead.
afa4822006-12-29Martin Nilsson o Array.transpose_old
92c1842008-05-07Henrik Grubbström (Grubba) 
66f21a2008-05-10Henrik Grubbström (Grubba)  This function has been removed.
afa4822006-12-29Martin Nilsson 
8148312008-12-08Peter Bortas o Calendar Changes made to fix inconsistensies has created som unavoidable incompatibilities. See the entry for Calendar in the functional changes section for details.
afa4822006-12-29Martin Nilsson o _Charset
92c1842008-05-07Henrik Grubbström (Grubba) 
66f21a2008-05-10Henrik Grubbström (Grubba)  The parts of this internal module that were written in Pike have moved to Locale.Charset.
92c1842008-05-07Henrik Grubbström (Grubba) 
e399bc2007-11-11Martin Nilsson o Crypto
92c1842008-05-07Henrik Grubbström (Grubba)  The old crypto functions from Pike 7.4 have been removed. These
e399bc2007-11-11Martin Nilsson  functions produced a warning when used in Pike 7.6.
afa4822006-12-29Martin Nilsson o Debug.describe_program
92c1842008-05-07Henrik Grubbström (Grubba) 
afa4822006-12-29Martin Nilsson  The API for this debug function has changed. o Image.Image
92c1842008-05-07Henrik Grubbström (Grubba) 
afa4822006-12-29Martin Nilsson  The functions select_colors(), map_closest(), map_fast() and map_fs() has been removed. Use Image.Colortable operations instead. o Parser.XML
92c1842008-05-07Henrik Grubbström (Grubba) 
afa4822006-12-29Martin Nilsson  The XML parsers are now stricter in verifying the correctness of the XML. The function compat_allow_errors can be called in the create method of the Parser.XML.Simple and Parser.XML.Validating (with "7.6" as argument for 7.6 compatibility). Parser.XML.Tree can be created with PARSE_COMPAT_ALLOW_ERRORS_7_6 as flag. o Protocols.LDAP.client
92c1842008-05-07Henrik Grubbström (Grubba) 
afa4822006-12-29Martin Nilsson  The "dn" field wasn't properly utf-8 decoded in 7.6 and earlier. If your application does it yourself, you need to use the compatibility version of this class.
9fbfdf2008-12-12Henrik Grubbström (Grubba) o Protocols.TELNET The interface functions create() and setup() are now protected symbols.
afa4822006-12-29Martin Nilsson o spider.XML
92c1842008-05-07Henrik Grubbström (Grubba) 
afa4822006-12-29Martin Nilsson  The spider module no longer contains the XML parser. The functions isbasechar(), iscombiningchar(), isdigit(), isextender(), isfirstnamechar(), ishexchar(), isidiographic(), isletter(),
66f21a2008-05-10Henrik Grubbström (Grubba)  isnamechar() and isspace() have also been moved to the Parser module.
afa4822006-12-29Martin Nilsson  o Sql.Sql
92c1842008-05-07Henrik Grubbström (Grubba) 
afa4822006-12-29Martin Nilsson  Pike will no longer create a .column entry in SQL query responses if there is no table name. o Standards.UUID
92c1842008-05-07Henrik Grubbström (Grubba)  Functions new() and new_string() have been removed. Use
afa4822006-12-29Martin Nilsson  make_version1(-1)->encode() and make_version1(-1)->str() instead. o Stdio
92c1842008-05-07Henrik Grubbström (Grubba) 
afa4822006-12-29Martin Nilsson  The functions read_file(), read_bytes(), write_file() and
92c1842008-05-07Henrik Grubbström (Grubba)  append_file() now always throw errors on error conditions, to allow easier use as errno doesn't have to be checked. read_file() and read_bytes() still return 0 if the file does not exist.
326a9d2007-02-23Martin Nilsson 
92c1842008-05-07Henrik Grubbström (Grubba) o The modules Mird, Perl and Ssleay have been removed.
e399bc2007-11-11Martin Nilsson 
7474772008-12-08Peter Bortas  Note that these modules are not available via the backwards
0f127e2008-12-08Peter Bortas  compatibility layer.
e399bc2007-11-11Martin Nilsson 
2f5dd42008-06-29Martin Nilsson C level module API ------------------ o Improved support for embedding. Several declarations and definitions (most notably the debug and runtime flags) have moved from main.h to pike_embed.h, in an attempt to add support for embedding. o Major compiler API cleanups. The Pike compiler is now executing in a pike function context (rather than in an efun context), and it is possible to customize some of its behaviour via inherit (rather than via handler objects). As a consequence the compiler is now much closer to being thread-safe. o The global variable next_timeout is no more. It has been replaced by a backend-specific variable. Added backend_lower_timeout() for accessing the new variable. This fixes issues GTK, GTK2 and sendfile had with the new backend implementation. NOTE! C-API incompatibility! NOTE! Changed the argument for backend callbacks!
2427442008-06-29Per Hedbor  The argument is now a struct Backend_struct * when called at entry (was NULL). The argument is now NULL when called at exit (was 1).
2f5dd42008-06-29Martin Nilsson  o Pike_fp->context Pike_fp->context is now a pointer to the current struct inherit rather than a copy of it. This allows for easier access to inherited symbols in C-code. o Inherit level argument added to several object handling functions. In order to implement subtyping of objects, an extra argument "inherit_level" has been added to many object indexing related functions.
2427442008-06-29Per Hedbor o .cmod:
2f5dd42008-06-29Martin Nilsson  Voidable pointer types are no longer promoted to mixed. o Support for class symbols with storage in parent scope. Also added support for aliased symbols.
175eae2008-11-08Peter Bortas o Machine code backend for PPC64 - Machine code generation is now supported for PowerPC in 64-bit ABI mode. o Objectiv-C embedding framwork
482f8b2008-06-30Martin Nilsson 
175eae2008-11-08Peter Bortas  - Experimental support for interfacing with Objective-C code has been added. NOTE! This API is experimental and is subject to change NOTE! without notice.
482f8b2008-06-30Martin Nilsson 
56398b2008-06-29Per Hedbor o Added %c and %C to get_all_args to get char * without NUL characters (no 0 valued characters inside the string). %c: char * Only narrow (8 bit) strings without NUL. This is identical to %s. %C: char * or NULL Only narrow (8 bit) strings without NUL, or 0
2f5dd42008-06-29Martin Nilsson 
2427442008-06-29Per Hedbor Building and installing -----------------------
2f5dd42008-06-29Martin Nilsson 
e13e682008-09-21Martin Stjernholm o Dynamic modules now become DLLs on Windows. This means the homegrown module loader is no longer used, but it also means some DLL limitations: - PMOD_EXPORT is now required to allow access to an identifier in the pike core. - DLLs have to be recompiled too if pike.exe is recompiled. The primary motivation for this change is to work with the new library tracking (so-called "side-by-side assemblies") in Visual C++ 2005 and later.
2f5dd42008-06-29Martin Nilsson o Added ABI selection. It's now possible to select whether to compile in 32bit or 64bit mode at configure time by using the --with-abi option.
b28e2e2008-09-21Martin Nilsson o MinGW builds. It's now possible to build Pike in MinGW on windows computers from source distributions.
482f8b2008-06-30Martin Nilsson 
175eae2008-11-08Peter Bortas o Cmod precompiler. - The cmod precompiler (pike -x precompile) now supports declaring all autogenerated identifiers as static. NOTE! C-API incompatibility! NOTE! As a side effect of this change, the DECLARATIONS statement NOTE! now required in cmod files.
2f5dd42008-06-29Martin Nilsson 
abfd1b2008-06-29Per Hedbor New simplified method to write external C/C++ modules
2f5dd42008-06-29Martin Nilsson -----------------------------------------------------
abfd1b2008-06-29Per Hedbor  It's now suggested that you do not use the fairly complex 'pike internal' style of external modules (configure.in with AC_MODULE_INIT etc). It's also no longer required that you have a configure script to use pike -x module. Instead simply locate the includefiles using 'pike -x cflags', and convert .cmod to .c files using 'pike -x precompile'. An example rather minimal 'pike -x module' compatible Makefile, without a configure script, using .cmod format files for a simple local module: | CC=gcc | CFLAGS := -O9 -fweb -shared -Wall $(CFLAGS) $(shell $(PIKE) -x cflags) -g | LD=$(CC) -shared -lGL | | all: Spike.so | | install: Spike.so | cp $< $(MODULE_INSTALL_DIR) | | Spike.so: Spike.o | $(LD) -o Spike.so Spike.o $(LDFLAGS) | | Spike.o: Spike.c | | Spike.c: Spike.cmod | $(PIKE) -x precompile $< > $@ It's usually OK not to use pike -x module at all, but it will pass on a few extra variables to your make (and configure script): PIKE: How to start the pike interpreter used running pike -x module MODULE_INSTALL_DIR: Where modules goes LOCAL_MODULE_PATH: Alternative (user local) module location