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Changes since Pike 7.4: 
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New/improved functionality: 
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o rsif 
    rsif can now work recursively in a file structure if given the 
    flag -r or --recursive. Example: 
      pike -x rsif -r 7.4 7.6 
 
o The automatic garbage collection strategy is configurable 
    The garbage collector can be configured to take both the amount of 
    garbage and the cpu time spent in the gc into account. Automatic 
    gc runs can also be disabled in critical regions. See the function 
    Pike.gc_parameters. 
 
o sort() is stable 
    Unlike previous releases, sort() will keep the original order 
    between elements that are equal. This was not implemented as a 
    separate function since it could be done with virtually no extra 
    overhead. 
 
o sort() is portable 
    Sort is now locale and platform independent. In other words, 
    strings are now compared only according to the unicode value of 
    every character. 
 
o Reworked codec 
 
    The codec for serialization of Pike data types has been updated 
    and has a significally improved successrate at encoding modules. 
 
 
Language additions: 
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New modules / classes / methods added: 
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o trace() takes another argument to turn on tracing in all threads 
    The configure option --without-thread-trace has been removed, but 
    instead the trace() function has been extended to make it possible 
    to set the trace level in all threads simultaneously. 
 
 
Optimizations: 
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o Instantiation and destruction of pike-classes is now significantly faster. 
o Handling of bignums has been optimized, especially conversion 
  to/from normal integers. 
 
 
Compatibility changes: 
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Compatibility changes without backward compatibility: 
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C level/development changes: 
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Bugs fixed: 
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Uncategorized misc changes: 
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