e996782004-05-02Martin Nilsson Changes since Pike 7.6:
6bf19a2002-09-15Peter Bortas ----------------------------------------------------------------------
cd683a2001-07-27Johan Sundström 
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".
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.
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 
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)  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. o Unicode Case information and the Unicode module are updated to Unicode 5.0.0. Extensions and New Functions o Calendar.Badi Support for the Badi calendar used in the Baha'i religion. New Modules 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.