Seed7 Release 2010-05-16

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From: tm <>
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Date: Sun, 16 May 2010 13:30:12 -0700 (PDT)
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Posted-Date: 16 May 2010 20:57:25 EDT


I have released a new version of Seed7: seed7_05_20100516.tgz

In the Seed7 programming language new statements and operators
can be declared easily. Types are first class objects and therefore
templates/generics need no special syntax. Object orientation is
used when it brings advantages and not in places when other
solutions are more obvious.

Seed7 is covered by the GPL (and LGPL for the Seed7 runtime library).

- Seed7 now supports the 64-bit versions of Linux and Mac OS X. Many
    thanks to "Mensanator" for his help to reach this goal.
- The compiler (comp.sd7) was improved to generate C programs with
    fewer casts and with no parentheses around the right hand side of
- The compiler was improved to use the hash 'typeCategory' and
    'category' values instead of various hashes like 'bigint_types'.
- The functions 'compare' and 'hashCode' were added to the
    "complex.s7i" library to allow complex numbers as keys for hash
- The "progs.s7i" library was improved to allow 'case' statements
    for 'category' values.
- The FAQ, explaining function and operator overloading, was
- The "chk_all.sd7" example program was improved to remove an old
    executable before calling the compiler.
- The 'gets' function for UTF-8 files was improved to work correctly
    when reading from a pipe (see functions 'ut8Gets',
    'read_and_alloc_utf8_stri' and 'read_utf8_string' in "ut8_rtl.c").
- The functions 'remainingBytesInFile', 'read_string',
    'read_and_alloc_stri' and 'filGets' in "fil_rtl.c" were added or
- The macros 'ALLOC_STRI' and 'REALLOC_STRI' and the functions
    'growStri', 'strMult', 'filGets', 'ut8Gets' and 'socGets' were
    improved to avoid overflows when the size of a memory request is

Greetings Thomas Mertes

Seed7 Homepage:
Seed7 - The extensible programming language: User defined statements
and operators, abstract data types, templates without special
syntax, OO with interfaces and multiple dispatch, statically typed,
interpreted or compiled, portable, runs under linux/unix/windows.

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