e996782004-05-02Martin Nilsson Changes since Pike 7.6:
6bf19a2002-09-15Peter Bortas ----------------------------------------------------------------------
cd683a2001-07-27Johan Sundström 
71ef5a2007-11-02Henrik Grubbström (Grubba) 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.
4d48e42004-10-30Martin Stjernholm o New syntax to index from the end in range operations. A "<" can be added before an index in the [..] operator to count from the end instead. This is convenient to e.g. chop off the last element in an array: a[..<1].
0c37ae2004-12-30Henrik Grubbström (Grubba) o 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.
4d48e42004-10-30Martin Stjernholm o New `[..] operator function. Range operations have been separated from the `[] operator function and is handled by a new `[..] which provides greater control in how the range bounds are specified. For compatibility, if there is no `[..] then `[] is still called for range operations.
85b3d32004-12-19Henrik Grubbström (Grubba) o Generalized this and this_program. It is now possible to refer to inherits in objects. Example: 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; } } 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. It is now possible to simulate variables with functions. Example: class A { private int a; int `->b() { return a; } // Getter for the symbol b. void `->b=(int c) { a = c; } // Setter for the symbol b. int c() { return b; // Calls `->b(). } } object a = A(); a->b = 17; // Calls `->b=(17). werror("%d\n", a->b); // Calls `->b().
73fe402004-11-14Martin Stjernholm o Unicode escapes. 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.
71ef5a2007-11-02Henrik Grubbström (Grubba) o New (stricter) type checker for function calls. 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(). o Added generic attributes for types. Provides a method to hook into the type checker, so that it is possible to make custom type checking. No syntax yet. Added such a type checker for sprintf(). o Stricter typing of strings. The string type may now have an (optional) value range. Example: string(0..255) bytes;
d863e62004-09-03David Gourdelier o Stdio.*
5e18f72004-09-03Henrik Grubbström (Grubba)  Stdio.cp can now work recursively in a directory tree. Stdio.cp now keeps permissions when copying. Added Stdio.recursive_mv which works on every OS and also when the destination isn't on the same filesystem as the source.
d863e62004-09-03David Gourdelier 
71ef5a2007-11-02Henrik Grubbström (Grubba) o Prepared for having multiple different active backend implementations. ... 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! NOTE! Changed the argument for backend callbacks! NOTE! NOTE! The argument is now a struct Backend_struct * when called at entry (was NULL). NOTE! The argument is now NULL when called at exit (was 1). NOTE!
7b31f72004-05-10Martin Nilsson o Process.popen Process.popen is now able to run in nonblocking mode. If a second
5e18f72004-09-03Henrik Grubbström (Grubba)  argument is provided a file object will be opened with that mode and return, enabling two way communication with the new process. o bin/precompile.pike Voidable pointer types are no longer promoted to mixed.
6de0ec2004-05-11Henrik Grubbström (Grubba) 
71ef5a2007-11-02Henrik Grubbström (Grubba) o cpp The preprocessor now supports macro expansion in the #include and #string directives.
6de0ec2004-05-11Henrik Grubbström (Grubba) o PIKE_PORTABLE_BYTECODE --with-portable-bytecode is now the default. Pike programs that have been dumped on one architecture now can be decoded on another.
95d0872004-11-09Mirar (Pontus Hagland)  o Math.Matrix Multiplication were bugged and gave B*A instead of A*B. Now fixed.
9e891d2005-02-09Martin Stjernholm o Destruct reason passed to lfun::destroy. 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 DESCTRUCT_EXPLICIT, DESTRUCT_NO_REFS, DESTRUCT_GC and DESTRUCT_CLEANUP.
71ef5a2007-11-02Henrik Grubbström (Grubba) o Support for class symbols with storage in parent scope. Also added support for aliased symbols. o Improved support for mixin. The Pike compiler now supports mixin for symbols that have been declared static. o Implicit and explicit create(). The compiler now supports defining classes with both an implicit and an explicit create(). o Warnings for unused private symbols. The compiler now checks that all symbols that have been declared private actually are used.
afa4822006-12-29Martin Nilsson o Unicode Case information and the Unicode module are updated to Unicode 5.0.0. Extensions and New Functions
326a9d2007-02-23Martin Nilsson o ADT.BitBuffer read() added. Bugfixes. o ADT.Priotity_queue Fixed pop bug. o ADT.Queue Added _sizeof, _values o ADT.Struct Signed integers. Structs can be Items in other Structs. _sizeof in every Item. o ADT.Relation.Binary iterator API fix. Fixed creating relation with initial relation. Added cast to mapping. o Array Added combinations() Bugfixed Array.diff3 Added push(), pop(), shift() and unshift() for Perl weirdos. o Cache Data.recursive_low_size() now supports floats. thread fixes o Calendar Fixed bugs in discordian. year off by 1166 and now 5 month per year. Islamic days start at sunset New national day fixed hour formatting for format_smtp() Time: * and / now handle floats. split implemented. how_many() now returns the correct value. was off by one.
71ef5a2007-11-02Henrik Grubbström (Grubba)  Updated timezone information.
326a9d2007-02-23Martin Nilsson  o Crypto.Random Now thread safe. o Debug count_objects() added. o Filesystem ignore_error added to traverse o Float Added isnan() o Geography.Position Now possible to encode. o GLUE mipmap to flags supports clamped textures in BaseTexture and BaseDWIM o Image.Dims supports TIFF o _Image ? Added support for DOS EPS o Int inf + operations o Locale.Charset
71ef5a2007-11-02Henrik Grubbström (Grubba)  Remapped and documented the use of the private character space. ISO-IR non-spacers are now converted into combiners. Added some support for pluggable character sets.
326a9d2007-02-23Martin Nilsson  Added GB18030/GBK UTF-EBCDIC unicode prefix, e.g. unicode-1-1-utf-7 CP949 GBK (cp936)
71ef5a2007-11-02Henrik Grubbström (Grubba)  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)
326a9d2007-02-23Martin Nilsson  o MIME Fix for casting MIME.Message objects to strings Added remapping variants of the encode words functions.
71ef5a2007-11-02Henrik Grubbström (Grubba) o Odbc Now supports UnixODBC properly. Fixed various issues with Unicode.
326a9d2007-02-23Martin Nilsson o Parser.Pike Now uses parser written in C. Fixed parsing of #string o Parser.RCS Handle broken RCS files better. o Parser.XML.Tree Added rendering of DTD ENTITY nodes. The renderer now knows about the internal_subset attribute for the DOCTYPE tag. Added rendering of DTD ELEMENT nodes. Added functions to inser new childe node. Moved parser code into the nodes allowing for extendability. set_tag_name() simple-stuff AbstractSimpleNode, VirtualNode, SimpleNode. Node.zap_tree o Pike get_runtime_info() Encoder, Decoder, Codec o Process run() spawn_pike() Extended system() to pass args to spawn() New popen implementation.
71ef5a2007-11-02Henrik Grubbström (Grubba) o protected The modifier protected is now an alias for the modifier static.
326a9d2007-02-23Martin Nilsson o Protocols.DNS
71ef5a2007-11-02Henrik Grubbström (Grubba)  Added support for NAPTR (RFC 3403) records.
326a9d2007-02-23Martin Nilsson  Fix for TTL parsing in SRV records. gethostbyname() now returns IPv6 addresses too, if available. Improved support for T_TXT. o Protocols.Bittorrent Support for gzipped and compact tracker responses. 30% faster hashing of files. o Protocols.HTTP.Query Many async bug fixes. Added timed_async_fetch() Don't silently downgrade to http from https if there is no crypto support. Addedunicode_data() Keep alive fixes. o Protocols.HTTP.Session Now possible to manually set content type. o Protocols.HTTP http_encode_string() now know how to encode UCS-2 characters.
71ef5a2007-11-02Henrik Grubbström (Grubba)  o sprintf sprintf() now attempts to lookup the name of the program when formatting types of objects and programs.
326a9d2007-02-23Martin Nilsson  PROTOCOLS NOT DONE o ADT.Table Fixed sorting of columns typed num.
afa4822006-12-29Martin Nilsson o Calendar.Badi Support for the Badi calendar used in the Baha'i religion. New Modules
326a9d2007-02-23Martin Nilsson o ADT.List
71ef5a2007-11-02Henrik Grubbström (Grubba) o ADT.Trie
afa4822006-12-29Martin Nilsson o ADT.Set 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 ADT.Set,so ADT.Set is mainly provided for the sake of completeness and code readability. o Protocols.DNS_SD 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 Bittorrent tracker with support for scraping and UDP extension. o Protocols.HTTP.Server.Proxy A simple HTTP proxy. o Standards.TLD 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 Several new tests have been added to benchmark and improve on various aspects of Pike. ReplaceParallel and ReplaceSerial compares the time it takes to replace multiple substrings of a string in a single call to replace and with subsequent calls. TagRemoveArraySscanf, TagRemoveDivide, TagRemoveLoop, TagRemoveParserHTML, TagRemovePCRE, TagRemoveSearch and TagRemoveSscanf compares different methods of completing the same task, to remove XML tags from a string. o Web.CGI Provides a CGI interface on the callee side. Retrieves information from environment variables and populates the variables in the Request object. New lib: Protocols.LDAP module.pmod Sql.Sql dsn sqlite sql_array_result sql_object_result tds -x test_pike New src: embed/libpike tmodule code/amd64 Fuse Protocols.DNS_SD Charset gb18030 gbk Parser c.c / pike.c GTK2 SQLite Incompatible changes These incompatible changes can be solved by adding #pike 7.6 to your source file or starting Pike with -V7.6. o Array.transpose_old This function is removed. o _Charset This internal module has had most of its content removed. o Debug.describe_program The API for this debug function has changed. o Image.Image The functions select_colors(), map_closest(), map_fast() and map_fs() has been removed. Use Image.Colortable operations instead. o Parser.XML 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 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. o spider.XML The spider module no longer contains the XML parser. The functions isbasechar(), iscombiningchar(), isdigit(), isextender(), isfirstnamechar(), ishexchar(), isidiographic(), isletter(), isnamechar() and isspace() has also been moved to the Parser module. o Sql.Sql Pike will no longer create a .column entry in SQL query responses if there is no table name. o Standards.UUID Functions new() and new_string() has been removed. Use make_version1(-1)->encode() and make_version1(-1)->str() instead. o Stdio The functions read_file(), read_bytes(), write_file() and append_file() now always throw errors upon errors, to allow easier use as errno doesn't have to be checked. read_file() and read_bytes() still returns 0 if the file does not exists.
326a9d2007-02-23Martin Nilsson  o The modules Mird, Perl, Pipe and Ssleay have been removed.