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    1: * Wed Apr 23 2014 BERTRAND JoŽl <rpl@systella.fr> rpl-4.1.17 (RPL/2)
    2: - semaphores have been removed from s_signaux as POSIX doesn't assure that
    3: semaphores are synchronized between address spaces without msync();
    4: - sqlite is upgraded;
    5: - OpenSSL is upgraded;
    6: - lapack is upgraded to 3.5.0;
    7: - use of uninitialized variables is avoided in FORALL;
    8: - giac is upgraded;
    9: - units is upgraded;
   10: - OpenSSL, sqlite and gnuplot are upgraded;
   11: - major bug is fixed in both FOR and FORALL (segmentation fault if both
   12: instructions are not followed by a name).
   13: * Fri Nov 28 2013 BERTRAND JoŽl <rpl@systella.fr> rpl-4.1.16 (RPL/2)
   14: - OpenMotif is patched to correctly detect fontconfig;
   15: - sqlite and ncurses are patched;
   16: - rpl.inc is fixed;
   17: - rpl() now sends arguments to RPL/2 subroutine;
   18: - rpl() prototype is fixed (rpl_home is an unsigned char * not an unsigned char
   19: **);
   20: - GSL is upgraded;
   21: - major bug is fixed in READ intrinsic (Unix device).
   22: * Fri Sep 6 2013 BERTRAND JoŽl <rpl@systella.fr> rpl-4.1.15 (RPL/2)
   23: - RGDL and RGDR (ragged left and ragged right) are added;
   24: - major bug is fixed in initialization (segfault). It only occurs when RPL/2
   25: is built with a forced localization;
   26: - EXIT regression is fixed.
   27: * Fri Jun 21 2013 BERTRAND JoŽl <rpl@systella.fr> rpl-4.1.14 (RPL/2)
   28: - number of pipes between process is reduced;
   29: - gnuplot is upgraded;
   30: - libiconv is patched to be built with recent glibc (C11);
   31: - some race conditions have been fixed;
   32: - sqlite is upgraded;
   33: - Major regression is fixed in IFERR/END structure;
   34: - Major regression is fixed in evaluation(). Local variables were exported
   35: to called definitions.
   36: * Mon Apr 1 2013 BERTRAND JoŽl <rpl@systella.fr> rpl-4.1.13 (RPL/2)
   37: - integer overflows have been fixed (NEG, ABS, minus);
   38: - global variables can now be recalled from ATEXIT procedure;
   39: - ATEXIT registered procedure is now executed even if program is stopped by
   40: SIGINT;
   41: - minor bug is fixed in TOKENIZE intrinsic instruction. TOKENIZE did not work on
   42: a copy of input string;
   43: - major bug (segfault) is fixed in liste_variables(). It only occurs
   44: when this function is called with shared variables;
   45: - all internal data are now stored in 64 bits wide integers (even is 32 bits
   46: ABI is selected);
   47: - major bug is fixed in recherche_instruction_suivante(). In some
   48: circumstances, this function can return a spurious error;
   49: - new NATIVE*(*) data format is added. By default, native*(*) is used
   50: to write data without precision loss. It can also be used to write
   51: complex objects like expressions, lists or tables;
   52: - major bug is fixed in formateur(). When INT64_MIN was pushed into stack,
   53: internal value was good but RPL/2 was not able to correctly display
   54: this value. This bug comes from ABS as ABS(INT64_MIN) cannot be represented
   55: in integer. All abs(), fabs() and labs() present in source code have been
   56: checked to avoid this kind of bug;
   57: - unformatted sockets are now usable as unformatted files;
   58: - BACKSPACE now runs on unformatted file;
   59: - major bug is fixed in BACKSPACE that didn't check if '"' characters were
   60: escaped;
   61: - CHARACTER*(n) format now counts escaped characters;
   62: - transliteration is avoid in rpl-core file generation to authorize core
   63: creation even if a transliteration error is caught;
   64: - major bug is fixed in evaluation(). System stack was not correctly
   65: destacked when execution error occurs;
   66: - major bug is fixed in READ (socket interface);
   67: - minor bug is fixed in analyse_flux().
   68: * Wed Feb 27 2013 BERTRAND JoŽl <rpl@systella.fr> rpl-4.1.12 (RPL/2)
   69: - bug is fixed in recherche_type(). { "\"" } was not evaluated as expected
   70: as inner quote was not escaped;
   71: - CIPHER new intrinsic is added to perform key generation, decryption and
   72: encryption;
   73: - CBC-CMAC digest is added;
   74: - HMAC digest is added;
   75: - DIGEST intrinsic is added;
   76: - signal management is fixed to be usable on NetBSD;
   77: - RPL/CAS autoconfiguration is upgraded;
   78: - sqlite, openssl, giac, gmp ave been upgraded;
   79: - SQLITE support is added in SQLQUERY, SQLCONNECT and SQLDISCONNECT.
   80: * Tue Dec 18 2012 BERTRAND JoŽl <rpl@systella.fr> rpl-4.1.11 (RPL/2)
   81: - shared variables are now stored in a tree;
   82: - lapack is upgraded to 3.4.2;
   83: - only giac/src is built in rplcas (giac/Makefile.am is modified);
   84: - gnuplot is upgraded to 4.6.1;
   85: - giac, units and ncurses are upgraded;
   86: - interprocess capabilities are removed when RPL/2 cannot run its initialization
   87: routine to keep operating system as clean as possible;
   88: - sem_wait() has to catch EINTR in thread_surveillance_signaux();
   89: - signal management is rewritten to avoid a strange bug on NetBSD. On NetBSD,
   90: a signal handler can be called within a special thread and not in the
   91: calling thread;
   92: - static variables are now written in a variables tree;
   93: - major bug is fixed in STO intrinsic. STO returns an error when it has
   94: to create a global variable if intrinsic none (default) is set.
   95: * Mon Oct 1 2012 BERTRAND JoŽl <rpl@systella.fr> rpl-4.1.10 (RPL/2)
   96: - FORALL intrinsic is added;
   97: - major bug (deadlock) is fixed in CYCLE. Only occurs when CYCLE is called to
   98: interrupt a loop from a subroutine within a compiled programm;
   99: - workaround to avoid strange bug on slow network is written in READ
  100: intrinsic;
  101: - CRITICAL/END structure is added. When program enters in a critical
  102: section, all other threads of the same process sleep until program leaves
  103: critical section.
  104: * Wed Aug 22 2012 BERTRAND JoŽl <rpl@systella.fr> rpl-4.1.9 (RPL/2)
  105: - giac is upgraded to 0.9.8;
  106: - ncurses is patched with last patches;
  107: - Sqlite is upgraded to 3.7.13;
  108: - Units is upgraded to 1.89e;
  109: - Lapack is upgraded to 3.4.1;
  110: - LENGTH*(...) format is fixed;
  111: - some patches have been added to build RPL/2 on NetBSD;
  112: - escaped characters are fixed in READ and WRITE operations;
  113: - major bug is fixed in READ intrinsic (on socket). End of file condition
  114: was randomly caught on slow network;
  115: - stdin can now handle espaced characters strings in SYSEVAL;
  116: - --with-gcc-version is added to configure script to force gcc version as
  117: gfortran 4.7 is broken and crashes with segmentation fault.
  118: * Mon May 21 2012 BERTRAND JoŽl <rpl@systella.fr> rpl-4.1.8 (RPL/2)
  119: - POLL now accepts more than one descriptor and returns informations
  120: about pollable descriptors;
  121: - SMPHRTRYDECR now takes timeout value instead of returning when semaphore
  122: cannot by decremented;
  123: - signal handlers are fixed to avoid spurious and very rare deadlocks;
  124: - pari is upgraded;
  125: - force CFLAGS for tools/file (-O2 -g) to avoid mmap() error;
  126: - giac, gmp and mpfr have been upgraded.
  127: * Fri Apr 13 2012 BERTRAND JoŽl <rpl@systella.fr> rpl-4.1.7 (RPL/2)
  128: - double quote is escaped in INPUT and PROMPT intrinsic functions;
  129: - error is returned (instead of warning) when unavailable intrinsic function
  130: is called;
  131: - lot of minor bugs have been fixed;
  132: - ncurses and file are patched;
  133: - RPL/2 can now be cross compiled (until .deb archive generation);
  134: - all table, vector and matrix dimensions are now treated as unsigned long;
  135: - recherche_type() function is modified to use cached memory;
  136: - gnuplot is upgraded to 4.6.0.
  137: * Wed Feb 29 2012 BERTRAND JoŽl <rpl@systella.fr> rpl-4.1.6 (RPL/2)
  138: - serial line support is added to OPEN (STTY options);
  139: - multiline inputs are allowed:
  140: schroedinger:[~/cvs/build/src] > rpl -is
  141: +++RPL/2 (R) version 4.1.6 (Monday 01/30/12, 10:20:38 CET)
  142: +++Copyright (C) 1989 ŗ 2011, 2012 BERTRAND JoŽl
  143: 
  144: +++Ce logiciel est un logiciel libre sans aucune garantie de fonctionnement.
  145: +++Pour plus de dťtails, utilisez la commande 'warranty'.
  146: 
  147: RPL/2> [[ 1 2 3 ]
  148: + 001> [ 4 5 6 ]
  149: + 002> [ 7 8 9 ]]
  150: 
  151: 1: [[ 1 2 3 ]
  152:     [ 4 5 6 ]
  153:     [ 7 8 9 ]]
  154: RPL/2> [[ 1 23 ]
  155: + 001> [ 4 5 6 ]]
  156: +++Erreur : Erreur de syntaxe [19267]
  157: 
  158: 1: [[ 1 2 3 ]
  159:     [ 4 5 6 ]
  160:     [ 7 8 9 ]]
  161: RPL/2> [ 1 2 3
  162: + 001> annulation
  163: RPL/2> abort
  164: 
  165: 'annulation' is done by pressing CTRL+g, and abort by CTRL+d on empty line.
  166: * Tue Jan 17 2012 BERTRAND JoŽl <rpl@systella.fr> rpl-4.1.5 (RPL/2)
  167: - ncurses, sqlite and openssl have been upgraded;
  168: - major bug is fixed in ** (integer integer **) when first argument is equal to
  169: -1;
  170: - major bug is fixed in signal management. With new signal management, thread or
  171: process were not signalized anymore by POSIX signals. If a thread or a process
  172: was sleeping, it was not interrupted;
  173: - minor bug is fixed in OPEN intrinsic. Now, when a socket is open, its default
  174: adress is set to 0.0.0.0;
  175: - new rule is added to main makefile (make debian) to build deb package;
  176: - new benchmark (Xeon W3520 @ 2.67GHz) :
  177: schroedinger:[~/cvs/bench] > ./bench.rpl 
  178: +++RPL/2 (R) version 4.1.5 (Friday 12/02/11, 12:18:23 CET)
  179: +++Copyright (C) 1989 ŗ 2010, 2011 BERTRAND JoŽl
  180: Number of scalar operations per second and per core : 3809121.83444626
  181: schroedinger:[~/cvs/bench] > 
  182: - recherche_type() did not convert huge integer in real. Now,
  183: 18446744072742037448 is converted into real as value cannot be stored in
  184: RPL/2 integer type;
  185: - WFSOCK is modified to handle unconnected sockets;
  186: - REGEX is added;
  187: - RESTART is added (execvp() on main RPL/2 process);
  188: - copie_objet() now returns same MTX (struct_mutex) even if caller wait for
  189: a real copy. Now, struct_mutex contains locks owner. On Linux or Solaris (for
  190: example), it is possible to lock mutex from a thread and unlock the same mutex
  191: from another thread. On NetBSD, system crashes.
  192: * Mon Nov 21 2011 BERTRAND JoŽl <rpl@systella.fr> rpl-4.1.4 (RPL/2)
  193: - rplcas/@GIAC@/src/config.h is removed to avoid compilation bug. config.h
  194: written by configure script was overloaded by src/config.h;
  195: - lot of compilation warnings have been fixed;
  196: - lapack and blas have been upgraded;
  197: - ncurses, sqlite and giac have been upgraded;
  198: - LCASE, UCASE, POS and SUB now handle escape characters;
  199: - major bug is fixed in INT (numerical integration was unusable as type
  200: checking condition was always false);
  201: - SIZE, CHR and NUM can handle strings with escape characters;
  202: - lot of patches for Android and OS/2;
  203: - configure.ac is improved to remove operating systems special cases.
  204: - major bug is fixed in DRWS (SDAT was not used...);
  205: - lists, and integer, real and complex numbers can now be written in
  206: unformatted files;
  207: - rplawk makefile is fixed to avoid build process bug. Warning, with these
  208: modifications, sources tree has to be writable.
  209: * Wed Sep 21 2011 BERTRAND JoŽl <rpl@systella.fr> rpl-4.1.3 (RPL/2)
  210: - Linux port, MacOS X port and xBSD ports are tested and fully fonctionnal;
  211: - libsigsegv is added;
  212: - OpenMotif is added;
  213: - all internal signal handlers are rewritten to avoid POSIX signal usage
  214: and to be async signal safe;
  215: - SIGSEGV signal handler is rewritten;
  216: - SREV intrinsic is added.
  217: * Tue Aug 9 2011 BERTRAND JoŽl <rpl@systella.fr> rpl-4.1.2 (RPL/2)
  218: - I have fixed a lot of bugs in gpp preprocessor (and sent gpp 3.0 to official
  219: gpp developer). Now, macros like
  220: 
  221:     #define foo foo bar
  222: 
  223: is evaluated without recursion. gpp 2.24 crashed on stack overflow.
  224: - LIMIT is added;
  225: - Now, undefined values like 'infinity/infinity' are computed. Result is
  226: undef constant;
  227: - infinity constant is added.
  228: * Sun Jul 24 2011 BERTRAND JoŽl <rpl@systella.fr> rpl-4.1.1 (RPL/2)
  229: - VERSION now returns OS type, architecture and ABI;
  230: - configure script is updated. New flags :
  231:     --with-32bits-abi
  232:     --with-64bits-abi
  233:     --with-rplcas
  234: Please not that RPL/CAS is not built by default;
  235: - Lapack is upgraded to 3.3.1.
  236: * Mon Jun 27 2011 BERTRAND JoŽl <rpl@systella.fr> rpl-4.1.0 (RPL/2)
  237: - New stable release.
  238: * Fri Jun 22 2011 BERTRAND JoŽl <rpl@systella.fr> rpl-4.1.0.prerelease.4 (RPL/2)
  239: - some minor changes have been done in instruction_int() to accept new argument
  240: types;
  241: - interface_cas.cpp now catchs exceptions returned by giac.
  242: * Fri Jun 24 2011 BERTRAND JoŽl <rpl@systella.fr> rpl-4.1.0.prerelease.3 (RPL/2)
  243: - INT intrinsic now uses RPLCAS to compute symbolic integration;
  244: - minor bug is fixed in INTRINSIC function. Now, this function gives same
  245: result with ou without -p switch.
  246: * Wed Jun 22 2011 BERTRAND JoŽl <rpl@systella.fr> rpl-4.1.0.prerelease.2 (RPL/2)
  247: - memory caching is added to new variable tree.
  248: * Tue Jun 21 2011 BERTRAND JoŽl <rpl@systella.fr> rpl-4.1.0.prerelease.1 (RPL/2)
  249: - SPAWN is now usable with new variable management;
  250: - MEM is rewritten;
  251: - PRUSR is rewritten;
  252: - merge 4_0 branch into HEAD;
  253: - CLUSR is rewritten;
  254: - -p flag is now usable;
  255: - New benchmark:
  256: cauchy:[~/rpl/bench] > ./bench.rpl 
  257: +++RPL/2 (R) version 4.1.0.prerelease.1 (lundi 20/06/2011, 23:00:45 CEST)
  258: +++Copyright (C) 1989 ŗ 2010, 2011 BERTRAND JoŽl
  259: Number of scalar operations per second and per core : 2625369.22710792
  260: * Mon Jun 20 2011 BERTRAND JoŽl <rpl@systella.fr> rpl-4.1.0.prerelease.0 (RPL/2)
  261: - New variable management is written. Please note that -p flag does not work
  262: and all multithread/multitask capabilities have been disabled until this
  263: new subsystem shall be validated.
  264: * Thu May 09 2011 BERTRAND JoŽl <rpl@systella.fr> rpl-4.0.23 (RPL/2)
  265: - major bug is fixed in STD format (1E7 sq prints 1);
  266: - major bug is fixed in READ intrinsic (socket). This bug was introduced
  267: by a new feature in glibc.
  268: * Thu Apr 14 2011 BERTRAND JoŽl <rpl@systella.fr> rpl-4.0.22 (RPL/2)
  269: - by default, RPL/2 uses "NONE" IMPLICIT when it's started in batch mode and
  270: "ALL" IMPLICIT when it runs in interactive mode;
  271: - when "NONE" IMPLICIT is set, STO intrinsic raises an error when it is used
  272: to create or modify a global variable. Now, with "NONE" IMPLICIT, you have
  273: to use SAVE to manipulate global variables;
  274: - replace erroneous TAB by TBL in evaluation() and formateur_fichier()
  275: subroutines;
  276: - fix major memory access violation in evaluation subroutine. Only occurs
  277: when 'X(i,j)' is evaluated on a matrix and when (i,j) points out of bounds;
  278: - fix major bug in evaluation subroutine. 'X(i)' returns execution error
  279: when X was a vector or a table.
  280: * Sun Apr 04 2011 BERTRAND JoŽl <rpl@systella.fr> rpl-4.0.21 (RPL/2)
  281: - Gnuplot is upgraded;
  282: - flag 34 is now used to enable or disable control character evaluation;
  283: - major bug is fixed in P->R intrinsic function when argument type is
  284: complex and degree mode is set;
  285: - L->T and T->L are added;
  286: - OLD filetype is fixed;
  287: - FLOW socket support is added;
  288: - FLOW sequential files are added;
  289: - new escape sequence is added to handle flow files (\x + hexadecimal code).
  290: Known escape sequences are \", \b, \n, \t, \x?? and \\.
  291: * Sun Mar 06 2011 BERTRAND JoŽl <rpl@systella.fr> rpl-4.0.20 (RPL/2)
  292: - Ncurses is upgraded to 5.8;
  293: - ALARM is fixed by filling isdst field;
  294: - catch ECONNRESET in write intrinsic to return an execution error instead of
  295: system one;
  296: - fix a typo in HELP intrinsic;
  297: - Openssl is upgraded to 1.0.0d, sqlite to 3.7.5 and readline to 6.2;
  298: - Lapack is upgraded to 3.3.0;
  299: - libmtmalloc is now default Solaris allocator;
  300: - ncurses is upgraded;
  301: - regression introduced by 4.0.19 is fixed in signal management.
  302: Interruption1() could be called from itself and raises bus error (on sparc) or
  303: segmentation fault;
  304: - sqlite is upgraded to 3.7.4;
  305: - OpenSSL is upgraded to 1.0.0c;
  306: - syntax error is correctly checked ( (2+,0) does not crash RPL/2 anymore);
  307: - characters are tested in recherche_type() to avoid names like '12+';
  308: - gnuplot is upgraded to 4.4.2 due to major bugs.
  309: * Thu Sep 23 2010 BERTRAND JoŽl <rpl@systella.fr> rpl-4.0.19 (RPL/2)
  310: - due to a very strange bug I've only seen on Solaris, ptmalloc3 is removed.
  311: Solaris libresolv randomly uses ptmalloc3 and system allocator and makes heap
  312: corruption. As internal memory management have been improved, a best fit
  313: allocator like ptmalloc3 is not required anymore;
  314: - gnuplot is upgraded to 4.4.1;
  315: - deadlock is fixed in signal handlers: same mutex was used in standard
  316: subroutines (without protected sections by sigprocmask() or pthread_sigmask())
  317: and signal handlers. A new signal handler specific mutex is added;
  318: - minor bug is fixed in evaluation() subroutine. In { X 0 PI }, PI is a function
  319: that has to be evaluated by ->NUM;
  320: - rplfile build process is modify to be sure that rplfile is not modified
  321: after rpl build stage (to be sure that rplfile checksum is not modified after
  322: rpl compilation);
  323: - AWK is replaced by rplawk. rplawk is original awk written by Brian Kernighan,
  324: modified to remove yacc code and renamed;
  325: - some workarounds have been written to not use buggy klibc SystemV IPCS.
  326: ABORT now works on eComStation;
  327: - sqlite is upgraded to 3.7.2;
  328: - bug is fixed in software interrupts. When both process have different PID,
  329: parent process was not interrupted if it is not group master process. To fix
  330: this bug, SIGINJECT signal is not sent by child process but by control thread
  331: in parent process;
  332: - minor bug is fixed in data injection (POKE) that does not work as expected
  333: when child process is protected by NRPROC.
  334: * Thu Aug 26 2010 BERTRAND JoŽl <rpl@systella.fr> rpl-4.0.18 (RPL/2)
  335: - --enable-sysv-sems is added to configure script to use SystemV semaphores
  336: functions instead of POSIX functions. This function is disabled or forced on
  337: systems that does not provide correct POSIX or SysV semaphores subsystem;
  338: - a dirty but not quick patch is written to workaround broken siginfo
  339: structures. This patch has been successfully tested. It uses a segment of
  340: shared memory (Posix or SysV) and some semaphores (Posix or SysV) by process
  341: (Unix PID);
  342: - some OpenBSD's hacks are added;
  343: - broken siginfo->si_pid field is now checked by configure script;
  344: - SWI now sends SIGCONT to interrupted process to start interrupt without delay;
  345: - random generator is cloned by SPAWN;
  346: - in transliteration subroutine : '\r' is added after all '\n' in OS/2 port;
  347: - getaddrinfo is hardcoded when host system does not provide getaddrinfo
  348: or freeaddrinfo;
  349: - RPL/2 can now use SystemV semaphores when POSIX semaphores are unavailable;
  350: - major bug is fixed in CHR intrinsic when obtained character is not printable;
  351: - Lapack is upgraded to 3.2.2;
  352: - OS/2 (eComStation 2.0 with EMX 0.9d) support is added;
  353: - TOKENIZE is now able to convert escape sequences;
  354: - ATPOKE and CLRATPOKE new intrinsics are added;
  355: - --enable-full-static configure flag is added. With this flag, mysql and
  356: postgresql libraries are statically linked in rpl executable;
  357: - units Makefile is modified to avoid readline and ncurses usages;
  358: - sqlite is upgraded to 3.7.0.1;
  359: - units is upgraded to 1.88;
  360: - another major bug is fixed in the same variable creation subroutine.
  361: Level 0 and 1 variables adresses were swapped when a global variable masked
  362: a name of RPL/2 routine;
  363: - major bug is fixed in global variable creation subroutine. When a global
  364: variable was created and when a local variable existed with the same name,
  365: computed address of global variable was wrong;
  366: - src/Makefile.am is modified to avoid a bug on several systems. libptmalloc3
  367: is forced in front of all libraries.
  368: * Tue Jul 13 2010 BERTRAND JoŽl <rpl@systella.fr> rpl-4.0.17 (RPL/2)
  369: - BACKTRACE intrinsic is added;
  370: - major bug is fixed in SELECT/DEFAULT/END conditional structure. Only occurs
  371: when this structure is included in IFERR/THEN/END structure and when an error is
  372: caught;
  373: - major bug is fixed in analyse() subroutine. When evaluation() returned error
  374: in a compiled program, analyse() caught this error twice and randomly aborted
  375: with a segmentation error;
  376: - TRIM and TOKENIZE replace both '\n' and '\t' by regular spaces;
  377: - ATEXIT subroutine begins with an implicit CSTOP to avoid multiple stop
  378: signals;
  379: - memory leak is fixed in ROW+. It only occurs when a row is added to an empty
  380: matrix.
  381: * Thu Jun 24 2010 BERTRAND JoŽl <rpl@systella.fr> rpl-4.0.16 (RPL/2)
  382: - minor bug is fixed in evaluation() subroutine. With this patch, same program
  383: returns same result with or without -p flag;
  384: - ncurses 5.7 is upgraded to 20100619;
  385: - openssl is upgraded to 1.0.0a;
  386: - interrupt stacks are now FIFO instead of LIFO;
  387: - debug memory allocation subroutines are improved to run in multithreaded
  388: programs;
  389: - some memory leaks are fixed in process management (SPAWN and DETACH);
  390: - version verification is added to shared objects;
  391: - -D_GNU_SOURCE is added to ptmalloc3 makefile to avoid a major bug on 64 bits
  392: linux (false mremap() prototype);
  393: - major bug is fixed in rpliconv. getc() returns an int, not a unsigned char.
  394: * Sun May 23 2010 BERTRAND JoŽl <rpl@systella.fr> rpl-4.0.15 (RPL/2)
  395: - all '-' are replaced by '_' in random generator list;
  396: - minor memory leak is fixed in OPEN intrinsic (socket);
  397: - major bug is fixed in IFERR structure. Only occurs in compiled program;
  398: - major bug is fixed in copie_objet() and liberation(). Only concerns
  399: format in FCH (file descriptor) and SCK (socket descriptor);
  400: - debug routines are improved;
  401: - PROCID is added;
  402: - MEMLOCK and MEMUNLOCK are added. MEMLOCK forces a process to remain in memory
  403: and to not use swap;
  404: - major bug is fixed in sql support. SQL connections were closed in all chield
  405: process;
  406: - standard allocator (malloc()/free()) is replaced by ptmalloc3 due to some bugs
  407: discovered in Solaris thread safe allocators (libmalloc and libumem) that
  408: are first fit class allocators. Solaris libmtmalloc works better and is
  409: a best fit class allocator but its performance is poor than ptmalloc3
  410: performance;
  411: - major bug is fixed in ROW+ intrinsic (new row was not added where it
  412: should);
  413: - minor bugs are fixed in interruptions.c (semaphores values when error is
  414: caught);
  415: - major bug is fixed in STOP intrinsic. STOP was unable to stop any process
  416: created by SPAWN;
  417: - SIGFABORT is added. When process receives SIGFSTOP, it tries to execute
  418: ATEXIT. If it receives SIGFABORT, it does not;
  419: - ONEXIT is renamed in ATEXIT;
  420: - ONEXIT new intrinsic is added.
  421: * Wed Apr 21 2010 BERTRAND JoŽl <rpl@systella.fr> rpl-4.0.14 (RPL/2)
  422: - major bug is fixed in static and shared variables initialization subroutine.
  423: This bug only occurs when RPL/2 tries to create a shared or static variable
  424: from an expression;
  425: - major bug is fixed in copie_etat_processus(). A field that contains
  426: information about shared variable was not copied to new processus structure;
  427: - some little memory leaks are fixed in evaluation(), recherche_type() and
  428: sequenceur(). They only occured when syntax error were caught;
  429: - IMPLICIT causes execution error instead system error;
  430: - Hurd support is improved but currently broken because Hurd does not support
  431: SIG_INFO. Work in progress;
  432: - OpenBSD specific support is removed from sources;
  433: - support for Mac OS X and Windows/Cygwin is added.
  434: * Wed Apr 07 2010 BERTRAND JoŽl <rpl@systella.fr> rpl-4.0.13 (RPL/2)
  435: - implicit names can now be disabled by new IMPLICIT intrinsic:
  436: cauchy:[~/cvs/test] > cat implicit.rpl
  437: #!/usr/local/bin/rpl -sp
  438: TEST
  439: <<
  440:     "none" implicit
  441: 
  442:     1 -> Z
  443:     <<
  444:         Z disp
  445:         'Z' disp
  446:     >>
  447: 
  448:     'Z' disp
  449:     Z disp // Undefined
  450: >>
  451: 
  452: cauchy:[~/cvs/test] > LANG=C ./implicit.rpl
  453: +++RPL/2 (R) version 4.0.13 (Wednesday 04/07/10, 13:57:44 CEST)
  454: +++Copyright (C) 1989 to 2009, 2010 BERTRAND Joel
  455: 1
  456: 'Z'
  457: 'Z'
  458: +++System : Invalid implicit name [6631]
  459: cauchy:[~/cvs/test] > 
  460: 
  461: RPL/2 aborts because the last Z is undefined and not protected by ''.
  462: By default, implicit is set to "ALL";
  463: - sqlite is upgraded to 3.6.23.1;
  464: - openssl is upgraded to 1.0.0;
  465: - major bug is fixed in RETURN intrinsic. It only occurs in evaluation
  466: subroutine;
  467: - table variable can now be sorted by SORT;
  468: - some regressions between libtool 1.x and 2.x are fixed by workarouds in
  469: Makefiles;
  470: - -a command line option analyzes program (structure and syntax) and
  471: sends preprocessor output to standard output. This option is used by
  472: rplc (RPL/2 compiler).
  473: * Tue Mar 09 2010 BERTRAND JoŽl <rpl@systella.fr> rpl-4.0.12 (RPL/2)
  474: - in formatted file, string format returned a variable length string even if
  475: format was 'CHARACTER*(n)' (n characters string). Now, 'CHARACTER*(*)' returns
  476: a variable length string and 'CHARACTER*(n)' a fixed length string;
  477: - keyed access files support is added. Currently, only formatted files are
  478: supported;
  479: - direct access files support is added. Currenlty, these files can only be used
  480: in formatted mode;
  481: - virtual variables are now writte in UTF-8 and all special characters
  482: in string are escaped;
  483: - all formatted files are now converted into UTF-8;
  484: - all file and unix socket names created by RPL/2 are now UTF-8 compliant;
  485: - RPL/2 tools (rpliconv, rplfile, rplpp and rplconvert) are now checked before
  486: each execution (md5 and sha1 sums) to enhance security. If one of these tools
  487: have been modified between RPL/2 compilation and current execution, RPL/2 aborts
  488: on a non recoverable system error;
  489: - openssl and sqlite3 libraries are added;
  490: - RPL_HOME env variable is added. When RPL/2 is called from librpl, this
  491: variable indicates RPL/2 root directory. If it is not set, root path
  492: is given by configure script (d_exec_path);
  493: * Thu Mar 03 2010 BERTRAND JoŽl <rpl@systella.fr> rpl-4.0.11 (RPL/2)
  494: - configure.in and makefile.am's are modified to add Cygwin support. Interix
  495: support is broken;
  496: - memory leak is fixed in recherche_type();
  497: - TeX files are now written in UTF-8 even default locale differs;
  498: - minor bug is fixed in ->STR (escaped characters);
  499: - minor bug is fixed in ->Q intrinsic. Resultat is returned as integer
  500: fraction intead real one;
  501: - SIGN now returns (0,0) instead (nan,nan) when complex argument is null;
  502: - Makefile.am are modified to authorize parallel builds;
  503: - minor bug is fixed in CR intrinsic. CR sends a carriage return to printer
  504: and writes warning to standard output;
  505: * Wed Feb 10 2010 BERTRAND JoŽl <rpl@systella.fr> rpl-4.0.10 (RPL/2)
  506: - escape codes are now converted in formateur(), not in recherche_type() to
  507: avoid a minor bug in EDIT and VISIT intrinsics;
  508: - minor bug is fixed in formateur_reel();
  509: - file-5.03 is patched to avoid bus error on systems that require memory
  510: alignment;
  511: - minor bug is fixed in evaluation(). Error returned by RPL/C external functions
  512: were able to be avoided by evaluation routine.
  513: * Tue Jan 26 2010 BERTRAND JoŽl <rpl@systella.fr> rpl-4.0.9 (RPL/2)
  514: - New benchmark on same hardware than old one :
  515: cauchy:[~/rpl/bench] > ./bench.rpl 
  516: +++RPL/2 (R) version 4.0.9 (samedi 23/01/2010, 18:06:08 CET)
  517: +++Copyright (C) 1989 ŗ 2009, 2010 BERTRAND JoŽl
  518: Number of scalar operations per second and per core : 2383016
  519: 
  520: - PULPRFL does not abort on BUG() but on execution error;
  521: - TRIM, REPL and TOKENIZE are added;
  522: - sockets options are now set before bind();
  523: - shutdown() is added to all connected sockets;
  524: - minor bug is fixed in SUB intrinsic (segfault when SUB is called with
  525: list argument and inexistant elements).
  526: * Fri Jan 08 2010 BERTRAND JoŽl <rpl@systella.fr> rpl-4.0.8 (RPL/2)
  527: - minor bug is fixed in DAEMON intrinsic. When a program was daemonized, all
  528: signals sent to main process were not caught because DAEMON did not replace
  529: old pid by new one;
  530: - major bug is fixed in IFERR/THEN/ELSE/END. Only occurs in expression
  531: evaluation when an error is reported from a subroutine in another subroutine.
  532: For example, error was not caught in following program when it is executed with
  533: -p option :
  534:     TEST << iferr TEST2 then end >>
  535:     TEST2 << 0 inv >>
  536: - major bug is fixed in variable management. Some local variables were
  537: seen as global ones;
  538: - major bug is fixed in rplcore. Rplcore entered in dead lock when
  539: script file contains a multibyte character;
  540: - IN intrinsic is added;
  541: - major bug is fixed in SAME intrinsic : << 1 >> DUP SAME and 'E' DUP SAME
  542: returned false ;
  543: - major bug is fixed in RETURN intrinsic. It only occurs in compiled
  544: programs;
  545: - major bug is fixed in NEG intrinsic. NEG did not make a copy of its arguments;
  546: - regression is fixed in compilation(). "\\" was analysed as '"' '\' '\"' and
  547: strings were never closed;
  548: - some bugs have been fixed in file management;
  549: - RPL/2 can now be run on EBCDIC systems (OS/390);
  550: - major bug is fixed in -A command line option (NULL character is missing);
  551: - minor bug is fixed in rpliconv and RECODE intrinsic. All transliterations are
  552: made by blocks (1024 bytes). When an incomplete multibyte sequence is
  553: encountered at end of block, subroutine aborts with an execution error;
  554: - major bug is fixed in OPEN (TCP/IPv4 sockets).
  555: * Mon Nov 30 2009 BERTRAND JoŽl <rpl@systella.fr> rpl-4.0.7 (RPL/2)
  556: - DISP now locks stdout;
  557: - rpliconv is added to replace standard iconv provided by operating system.
  558: Indeed, conversion between different encodages requires transliteration
  559: that is not offered by some iconv utility;
  560: - CURRENC and RECODE intrinsics have been written to allow strings conversions;
  561: - bug is fixed in SYSEVAL. When execvp() returns (for example when arg[0] can
  562: not be found), SYSEVAL enters in a dead lock;
  563: - fprintf is replaced by some functions that allow transliterations between
  564: locales;
  565: - '"' can now be used in strings ("\"");
  566: - iconv is called with -c in preprocessor stage. It is done to write
  567: CGI scripts with RPL/2 because locale charset is set to ANSI_X3.4-1968;
  568: - double free is fixed in liberation() (type SQL, only occurs when locale is
  569: set);
  570: - LOCALIZATION, UCASE and LCASE are added;
  571: - major bug is fixed in EXIT intrinsic that was able to return a false
  572: execution error in compiled scripts (only in DO/UNTIL and REPEAT/WHILE loops);
  573: - major bug is fixed in wrapper_instruction_intrinseque(). When intrinsic() was
  574: used in onLoading from shared library, USE was pushed on stack as algebraic
  575: expression;
  576: - libiconv is upgraded to 1.13.1;
  577: - gnuplot is upgraded to 4.2.6;
  578: - gsl is upgraded to 1.13.
  579: * Mon Sep 28 2009 BERTRAND JoŽl <rpl@systella.fr> rpl-4.0.6 (RPL/2)
  580: - pipe() is overwritten by a macro to avoid a system error. Communication
  581: between process are done with pipes and these pipes are managed by a
  582: specific asynchrone thread. If a script try to create more threads than
  583: management thread can destroy, you can quickly achieve maximum number of
  584: opened files and pipe() shall return a system error. This macro tries to create
  585: pipes. If pipe() function returns an error, macro waits and retries. If
  586: number of retries is greater than a hardcoded value, macro returns an error;
  587: - major bug (deadlock) is fixed in process and thread management. I hope
  588: this bug shall be the last one;
  589: - major bug is fixed in DET intrinsic (determinant was computed without LU
  590: diagonalization);
  591: - SWAPCNTXT is added;
  592: - minor bug is fixed in Makefile.am (licences rule).
  593: * Wed Sep 09 2009 BERTRAND JoŽl <rpl@systella.fr> rpl-4.0.5 (RPL/2)
  594: - some bugfixes are added in process management;
  595: - all process management is rewritten to avoid usage of defunct process
  596: or thread number;
  597: - new major bug is fixed in interruptions.c. Sometimes, when retrait_thread()
  598: was called before a pending interruption5 (SIGFSTOP), signal handler uses
  599: a freed semaphore and corrupts heap;
  600: - CLRERR is added to erase previous errors;
  601: - ERRN and ERRM return exception message and number;
  602: - major bug is fixed in interruptions.c. All signal are now bufferised
  603: when semaphore_liste_threads is null to avoid deadlock. This bug only
  604: occured when STOP was sent to a dying thread or process (when this thread or
  605: process was running retrait_thread());
  606: - matrix rank is computed before matrix inversion;
  607: - file locks are added to stdin and stdout. stderr is not locked because
  608: all messages written by signal handlers are sent to stderr;
  609: - configure.in script is modified to test gcc version and avoid a bug in
  610: gcc older than 4.4;
  611: - some benchmarks have been done :
  612: 
  613: cauchy:[~/rpl/bench] > ./bench.rpl 
  614: +++RPL/2 (R) version 4.0.5 (mardi 04/08/2009, 18:23:07 CEST)
  615: +++Copyright (C) 1989 ŗ 2008, 2009 BERTRAND JoŽl
  616: Number of scalar operations per second and per core : 2109867
  617: 
  618: Workstation :
  619: cauchy:[~/rpl/build] > uname -a
  620: Linux cauchy 2.6.30.1 #1 SMP PREEMPT Thu Jul 16 09:49:46 2009 x86_64 GNU/Linux
  621: cauchy:[~/rpl/build] > cat /proc/cpuinfo | grep "model name"
  622: model name      : Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU     T7500  @ 2.20GHz
  623: model name      : Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU     T7500  @ 2.20GHz
  624: cauchy:[~/rpl/build] > gfortran -v 2>&1 | grep "gcc version"
  625: gcc version 4.3.3 (Debian 4.3.3-14) 
  626: cauchy:[~/rpl/build] >
  627: 
  628: - SVL and SVD are added;
  629: - COND and RANK are added;
  630: - DIAG-> and ->DIAG are added;
  631: - major bug is fixed in DET intrinsic. DET is rewritten to avoid usage of
  632: eigenvalues. In a first time, matrix rank is estimated to force determinant
  633: to zero if matrix is rank deficient. If not, a PLU decomposition is done to
  634: compute determinant;
  635: - QR matrix decomposition is added;
  636: - LQ matrix decomposition is added;
  637: - Fortran90 files are rewritten to use Fortran2003 bind(C) statement and
  638: Fortran preprocessor;
  639: - default compilation options are now -Wall -Wextra -Wno-pointer-sign
  640: -Wno-unused-parameter;
  641: - all mathematical exceptions are now signaled by exceptions instead of
  642: execution error;
  643: - minor bug is fixed in both CSTOP and RSTOP intrinsics. Without this fix, you
  644: can call twice CSTOP without RSTOP;
  645: - named semaphore support is added (CRSMPHR, CLRSMPHR, SMHRDECR, SMPHRINCR,
  646: SMPHRTRYDECR, SMPHGETV).
  647: * Fri Jul 24 2009 BERTRAND JoŽl <rpl@systella.fr> rpl-4.0.4 (RPL/2)
  648: - semaphore is added in interruptions.c to avoid segmentation fault when STOP
  649: signal is sent to a dying thread. Some mutexes are replaced by semaphores too
  650: to be used in signal handlers;
  651: - major bug (memory corruption) is fixed in COL- intrinsic;
  652: - minor bug is fixed in ALARM and WAIT. These temporisations stopped when a
  653: software interrupt was caught;
  654: - rplpp man page is added.
  655: * Fri Jul 17 2009 BERTRAND JoŽl <rpl@systella.fr> rpl-4.0.3 (RPL/2)
  656: - minor bug is fixed in WRITE (SIGPIPE is ignored to catch error without
  657: process termination);
  658: - major bug is fixed in FUSE intrinsic (FUSE kills itself and do not kill
  659: its parent);
  660: - a mutex to protect fork() syscall is added;
  661: - all mutexes are unlocked after fork() in DETACH;
  662: - minor bug (double free corruption) is fixed in CLOSE intrinsic;
  663: - major bug is fixed in lecture_pipe when a nullified list is sent into a pipe;
  664: - WORKDIR intrinsic is added;
  665: - Level 0 variables are shared between all threads without copy. Indeed,
  666: there variables are not modifiable and only contains static user definitions;
  667: - branches prediction is added in THEN, ELSE, ELSEIF and REPEAT intrinsics;
  668: - FORTRAN 77 file management subroutines are rewritten in pure C due to
  669: FORTRAN string management. C/FORTRAN 77 string interfaces are broken
  670: in some cases (gcc/gfortran/libc/OS and arch conjonction);
  671: - a memory leak is fixed in REMOVE intrinsic;
  672: - major bug is fixed in MySQL driver (segfault due to a bug in mysql_init()
  673: and due to a libmysqlclient that is not thread safe).
  674: * Wen Jun 10 2009 BERTRAND JoŽl <rpl@systella.fr> rpl-4.0.2 (RPL/2)
  675: - new enhanced allocator is written for regular variables, static variables and
  676: shared variables;
  677: - major bug is fixed in src/interruptions.c. This file did not compile
  678: when SQL support was not enabled;
  679: - new allocator is written for system stack and last stack;
  680: - --enable-profile flag is added to configure script. When this flag is
  681: enabled, rpl is built with -pg option;
  682: - SIGFSTP (from Solaris'TERMIO) is caught. On Solaris 10, all process receive
  683: SIGFSTP (with a nullified siginfo structure) instead of SIGHUP when control
  684: process is killed;
  685: - abs() macro is modified to avoid multiple evaluation. Your C compiler has to
  686: know typeof() intrinsic function. This function is not standard but exists
  687: under Sun Studio, gcc, and maybe some others compilers. If this function does
  688: not exist on your compiler, you can change its definition by old one in
  689: src/rpl.h;
  690: - fflush() can now be interrupted by signal (SunOS);
  691: - fflush(NULL) is called before all fork() occurrences;
  692: - generators returned by RDGN help are sorted;
  693: - Lapack is now 3.2.1.
  694: * Mon May 18 2009 BERTRAND JoŽl <rpl@systella.fr> rpl-4.0.1 (RPL/2)
  695: - bug is fixed in src/generateurs_aleatoires.awk. It only occurs when RPL/2 is
  696: built under Solaris.
  697: * Wed May 5 2009 BERTRAND JoŽl <rpl@systella.fr> rpl-4.0.0 (RPL/2)
  698: - major bug is fixed in matrix inversion (due to an inversion between pointer
  699: and object copies);
  700: - RDGN is added to use some different random number generators. See HELP RDGN;
  701: - code analysis is rewritten from scratch to be more efficient and mode
  702: expandable;
  703: - minor bug (segfault in interruption1) is fixed. It only occurs on Solaris
  704: that can returns a nullified siginfo pointer when SIGINT is sent by kernel
  705: keyboard driver;
  706: - gnuplot is now 4.2.5;
  707: - readline is upgraded to 6.0;
  708: - file is upgraded to 5.0;
  709: - Signal handlers are rewritten to send signal to main thread when a signal
  710: is send from an external process;
  711: - configure.in is modified to avoid a libc bug on Solaris (free() can enter in
  712: deadlock when a huge amount of threads is launched);
  713: - minor bug is fixed in boath START and FOR intrinsic. Only occurs when
  714: arguments types are unsupported;
  715: - PLOT instrinsic is added (usage: LINE and MARK do not draw anything. All
  716: data are buffered. PLOT is used to draw these objects.);
  717: - MARK instrinsic is added;
  718: - new allocator mechanism is written;
  719: - some regression bugs have been fixed, some memory leaks too.
  720: * Wed Jan 28 2009 BERTRAND JoŽl <rpl@systella.fr> rpl-4.0.0.prerelease.9 (RPL/2)
  721: - an estimation of future stack elements is added to avoid some costly memory
  722: allocations. This function has a positive impact on execution speed;
  723: - PSHPRFL and PULPRFL have been added;
  724: - RPL/2 can be built on Solaris 64 bits with some minor scripts alterations.
  725: See README for more explanations;
  726: - MTXSTATUS intrinsic is added;
  727: - YIELD intrinsic is added;
  728: - ERRM is fixed. In some cases, ERRM uses some uninitialized pointers;
  729: - SHARED and PRIVATE intrinsics have been added. A shared variable is a
  730: static variable that is shared by multiple threads;
  731: - '->' intrinsic is improved. All object copies have been avoided;
  732: - -n flag is added to catch HUP signal. stderr and stdout are redirected
  733: to a file, stdin is redirected to /dev/null when control process is killed;
  734: - a mutex is added to each object (before this modification,
  735: RPL/2 used a global mutex and performances in multithreaded programs were very
  736: poor.);
  737: - ALARM is now interruptible;
  738: - both PUT and PUTI intrinsics are improved and do not copy list and table
  739: when nombre_occurrences == 1;
  740: - COPY intrinsic is added. Argument (that can be pointed from some objects)
  741: is replaced by a new copy of itself;
  742: - memory leak is fixed in sequenceur(). It only occurs when an execution error
  743: is caught from interactive mode;
  744: - mutexes have been added (CRMTX, CLRMTX, MTXLOCK, MTXUNLOCK);
  745: - new mutex type is added;
  746: - profile statistics have been added. See -P option;
  747: - major bug is fixed in analyse_syntaxique();
  748: - new SQL type is added;
  749: - due to a trouble in libpq in multithreaded context, SQL intrinsic is split
  750: in three new intrinsics : SQLCONNECT, SQLQUERY and SQLDISCONNECT. Please note
  751: that all programs that worked with old SQL intrinsic can now work with
  752: SQLQUERY. With all new programs, you can open a real connection to databases;
  753: - NRPROC is added. This new intrinsic is used to catch error from child
  754: process. Without NRPROC, any errors returned by child process cause
  755: main process to abort;
  756: - SPAWN is added. This new intrinsic is used to launch a new thread (DETACH
  757: starts a new process). There are no mutexes in RPL/2 because all spawned process
  758: use specific context. Nevertheless, shared variables and associated mutexes
  759: should be added;
  760: - -D flag and DAEMONIZE intrinsic have been added;
  761: - REPEAT, THEN, ELSE and ELSEIF intrinsics are rewritten to be more efficient;
  762: - autoconf script is modified to handle mysql and postgresql on non standard
  763: directories;
  764: - -t flag is fixed ('\0' is missing...);
  765: - SWI and SEND pipes have been modified to be more robust on systems where
  766: getpid() can return (pid_t) -1 or (pid_t) -2 value;
  767: - major bug is fixed in REPEAT intrinsic. Only occurs in compiled mode;
  768: - all but jump variables are removed from source. All signal handlers now
  769: use encapsulated variables and signals are caught by thread;
  770: - major bug is discovered in ->LCD. Both LCD-> and ->LCD have been fixed;
  771: - NEWPLANE is added;
  772: - LINE is added;
  773: - DGTIZ is added;
  774: - major bug is fixed in ROW-> intrinsic (comes from new garbage collector);
  775: - lot of multiprocessing related bugs have been fixed; That was a huge work but
  776: it's done. Data integrity is now respected during transmission (POKE, SEND and
  777: SWI);
  778: - ITRACE is added. This intrinsic is only used to debug internal structures and
  779: should not be used in regular programs;
  780: - SWISTATUS is written;
  781: - WFACK is written;
  782: - rplcore files are now able to handle compilation errors;
  783: - rplcore files are now able to handle evaluation and interruption errors;
  784: - SORT can now be used on table;
  785: - tables can now be sent by POKE and SEND instrinsics;
  786: - software interrupts do not inherit IFERR controls;
  787: - LOGGER intrinsic is added;
  788: - All WF* intrinsics but WFSOCK are made interruptible;
  789: - ISWI intrinsic is added. Current interrupt is marked as 'interruptible';
  790: - tables can be used with SAME intrinsic;
  791: - minor bug is fixed in recherche_variable(). Only occurs when an error
  792: is caught;
  793: - external functions can now be used in expressions;
  794: - major bug (deadlock) is fixed in WFPOKE intrinsic;
  795: - some mistakes have been fixed under Solaris;
  796: - major bug is fixed in RETURN intrinsic (only occurs when evaluation and
  797: program modes are mixed);
  798: - major bug (dead lock) is fixed in gestion_processus.c;
  799: - major bug is fixed in WFPROC;
  800: - rplc, rpllink and mkrplso manpages are added;
  801: - rpltags tool and manpage are added;
  802: - WFLOCK is fixed;
  803: - RPL/2 kills now all process on error;
  804: - major bug (segfault) is fixed in REMOVE intrinsic.
  805: * Mon Jul 28 2008 BERTRAND JoŽl <rpl@systella.fr> rpl-4.0.0.prerelease.8 (RPL/2)
  806: - configure script is modified to check mysql and postgresql libraries
  807: on all standard locations. Tested and works on FreeBSD, Solaris and Linux
  808: Debian;
  809: - Tables are allowed in eval ( <[ 1 ]> 't' sto 't(1)' eval );
  810: - ->TABLE and TABLE-> intrinsics are added;
  811: - major bug is fixed in recherche_type(). Only occurs when rpl executes
  812: precompiled scripts;
  813: - new type is added: table with <[ ]> delimiters:
  814: RPL/2> { 2 3 2 } crtab
  815: 
  816: 1: <[ <[ <[ { }
  817:             { } ]>
  818:          <[ { }
  819:             { } ]>
  820:          <[ { }
  821:             { } ]> ]>
  822:       <[ <[ { }
  823:             { } ]>
  824:          <[ { }
  825:             { } ]>
  826:          <[ { }
  827:             { } ]> ]> ]>
  828: 
  829: CRTAB new intrinsic creates a regular table. By default, all elements are
  830: nullified lists;
  831: - rplexternals.h is modified and improved;
  832: - GNU File (renamed as rplfile) cannot be built due to a bug in libtoolize and
  833: configure script.
  834: * Mon Jun 23 2008 BERTRAND JoŽl <rpl@systella.fr> rpl-4.0.0.prerelease.7 (RPL/2)
  835: - libiconv is added (iconv library exists on some systems but implemantations
  836: differ and RPL/2 can crash);
  837: - --enable-encoding is added to configure script to force system encoding.
  838: Enconding detection does not work on OpenBSD;
  839: - internal file utility is shipped and used to avoid xBSD file mistakes;
  840: - GSL 1.11 and gnuplot 4.2.3 are now used;
  841: - src/Makefile.am is modified to built RPL/2 ons Solaris 10/sparc;
  842: - all but user's messages are written on stderr;
  843: - DUPCNTXT and DROPCNTXT are added to handle more efficiently contexts;
  844: - SCHED is added. Whit SCHED, you can limit CPU ressource by RPL/2 process;
  845: - FUSE, RFUSE and CLRFUSE have been added;
  846: - new bug discovered on NetBSD. sigpending() does not return any signal, thus
  847: DETACH intrinsic enters in a definitive dead lock. I have no idea to write a
  848: workaround for this major bug. Nevertheless, all others capabilities seems to
  849: work fine;
  850: - '->' is modified to return error when program tries to initialiaze two
  851: variables with the same name like
  852: 1 0 -> I I << ... >>;
  853: - CSTOP and RSTOP have been added (catch and release stop signal);
  854: - CONTINUE is added to continue a pending process halted by SUSPEND;
  855: - SUSPEND is modified to be stopped by SIGFSTOP;
  856: - src/Makefile.am is modified to avoid //TRANSLIT flag on systems that don't
  857: support GNU iconv;
  858: - configure.in script is modified to avoid bugs when --with-postgresql and
  859: --with-mysql are specified;
  860: - TRNC is written;
  861: - minor bug is fixed in both IFT and IFTE. Returned expression has to be
  862: evaluated.
  863: * Fri Apr 11 2008 BERTRAND JoŽl <rpl@systella.fr> rpl-4.0.0.prerelease.6 (RPL/2)
  864: - SIGPIPE signal handler is modified to avoid abort process when POKE tries
  865: to write data into a pipe without reader;
  866: - major bug is fixed in RETURN intrinsic. When RETURN was called from a detached
  867: process without -p modifier, it can send an ABORT signal instead a KILL one;
  868: - PEEK, POKE and WFPOKE new intrinsics are written;
  869: - major bug due to new garbage collector is fixed in rplexternals.h (double free
  870: corruption);
  871: - CLRCNTXT is added (clear contexts);
  872: - VERIFY intrinsic is written;
  873: - PSHCNTXT and PULCNTXT are added (PSHCNTXT pushes context on an
  874: internal contexts stack, PULCNTXT pulls contexts from this internal stack).
  875: Main usages of these intrinsics are in conjonction with IFERR or with
  876: software interrupts;
  877: - HEAD, TAIL and REVLIST intrinsics are added;
  878: - function pointers have been added to function description;
  879: - new analyse() routine is written. All instrinsics are now in a N-tree;
  880: - software interrupts have been fixed;
  881: - multitasking capabilities have been modified to be usable on NetBSD. All real
  882: time signals have been removed;
  883: - major bugs are fixed in multitasking (mutex trouble _and_ segmentation fault);
  884: - minor bug is fixed in STR->. STR-> could return a system error instead an
  885: execution one;
  886: - first bug due to new garbage collector is fixed in '+' ({ } { } +) and in
  887: '-' intrinsics;
  888: - PostgreSQL support is written.
  889: * Mon Mar 17 2008 BERTRAND JoŽl <rpl@systella.fr> rpl-4.0.0.prerelease.5 (RPL/2)
  890: - locale can now be specified in SQL intrinsic :
  891: { "mysql:iso-8859-1" "server" "database" ... };
  892: - major bug is fixed un analyse_algebrique(). When DISP printed an algebraic
  893: object, 'DISP()' was pushed in stack;
  894: - same major bug is fixed in <, >, <=, >= and <>;
  895: - major bug fixed in formateur() (segfault when a symbol is used without "'");
  896: - major bug is fixed in DUPN intrinsic;
  897: - when software interrupt (SWI) is evaluated, SWI pushs process id on stack
  898: before starting interrupt evaluation;
  899: - -f parameter is added when iconv is called;
  900: - as old file program was bugged, a new option is added to configure script.
  901: When configure is called with --disable-encoding-autodetection, make does not
  902: try to detect source encoding. Please, do not use if RPL/2 can be built
  903: without this option !
  904: - new garbage collector (and more efficient) is written;
  905: - configure script is modified to be usable on NetBSD 4.0, but as NetBSD does
  906: not support real time signals, RPL/2 cannot use multitasking functions;
  907: - error returned by preprocessor are now catched by RPL/2;
  908: - -p option is added. With this option, all scripts are compiled before
  909: RPL/2 starts evaluation. HALT cannot be used with -p, but all programs run
  910: 40% faster;
  911: - read and write operations in pipe() are rewritten to be sure that such
  912: operations are atomic;
  913: - minor bug is fixed in LOGSCALE. With {} LOGSCALE, all scales have to be
  914: linear;
  915: - major bug is fixed in gestion_processus.c (some pipes were not closed).
  916: * Sat Jan 5 2008 BERTRAND JoŽl <rpl@systella.fr> rpl-4.0.0.prerelease.4 (RPL/2)
  917: - major bugs have been fixed in software interrupt management.
  918: * Fri Jan 4 2008 BERTRAND JoŽl <rpl@systella.fr> rpl-4.0.0.prerelease.3 (RPL/2)
  919: - JDATE and RDATE are written;
  920: - minor bug (segfault) is fixed in EXSUB. It only occurs when EXSUB is executed
  921: with wrong arguments;
  922: - KILL now kills current process, ABORT kills program;
  923: - software interrupts support is added (SWI, WFSWI, SWILOCK, SWIUNLOCK,
  924: SWIQUEUE, STOSWI, RCLSWI, CLRSWI);
  925: - major bug is fixed in SQL intrinsic (argument types);
  926: - system stack is now written in core file;
  927: - ALARM is added;
  928: - nanosleep() now replaces sleep() and usleep() system calls;
  929: - _GNU_SOURCE is added to rpl.h.
  930: * Fri Nov 30 2007 BERTRAND JoŽl <rpl@systella.fr> rpl-4.0.0.prerelease.2 (RPL/2)
  931: - License is changed. Now RPL/2 license is CeCILL (GPL compliant);
  932: - EXGET adn EXSUB are added;
  933: - minor bug is fixed in recherche_type(). { <<†} has to return an error.
  934: '<<' and '>>' are both functions _and_ delimiters. Thus { IF } is
  935: acceptable, but {†>> } isn't;
  936: - GSL is now 1.10, gnuplot 4.2.2 and units 1.87;
  937: - OBGET and OBSUB intrinsics are added;
  938: - src/Makefile.am minor bug is fixed (make clean deleted src/rpl.xpm);
  939: - WAIT intrinsic is modified to use sleep() and usleep() if delay is
  940: greater than one second. On some systems, usleep argument must be lower
  941: than 1E6;
  942: - numeric and character formats are now tested;
  943: - -A flag is added. -A is used to give command line parameters to main
  944: routine. Example:
  945: rayleigh:[~/rpl-4.0.0.prerelease.2/examples] > ./test3.rpl -A "<< X sin >>"
  946: +++RPL/2 version 4.0.0.prerelease.2 (vendredi 05.10.2007, 19:03:01 CEST)
  947: +++Copyright (C) 1989 ŗ 2006, 2007 BERTRAND JoŽl
  948: << 'X' SIN >>
  949: rayleigh:[~/rpl-4.0.0.prerelease.2/examples] > cat test3.rpl 
  950: #!/usr/local/bin/rpl -s
  951: 
  952: TEST
  953: <<
  954:     disp
  955: >>
  956: - minor bug (segfault) is fixed in encart() routine (splash screen). Child
  957: process ended with segfault due to a mistake in Motif widget cleaning
  958: process;
  959: - major bug is fixed in DETACH intrinsic. Child process were locked when
  960: they were started with a locked mutex that comes from its father;
  961: - ctrl+C can now kill all child process;
  962: - WFPROC and WFDATA are rewritten;
  963: - RETURN is fixed to be usable in detached process;
  964: - HALT is not exported to child process;
  965: - FLOW filetype is added;
  966: - Makefiles are modified to support gcc-4.2 and gfortran-4.2;
  967: - socket support (Unix, IPv4, IPv6, STREAM, DATAGRAM, ROBUST DATAGRAM,
  968: SEQUENTIAL DATAGRAM, RAW) is added. Warning: IPv6 sockets have not been tested
  969: because I don't have any IPv6 compliant server, but they should work.
  970: * Mon Sep 10 2007 BERTRAND JoŽl <rpl@systella.fr> rpl-4.0.0.prerelease.1 (RPL/2)
  971: - library management is rewritten from scratch. EXTERNAL is removed and
  972: EXTERNALS is added. Now, all exported symbols are sent to RPL/2 when
  973: library is loaded;
  974: - OPEN arguments are changed;
  975: - EXTERNAL now checks availability of external functions;
  976: - number of arguments is verified in analyse_algebrique().
  977: 'SIN(A+X,2)' is now refused because SIN requires only one argument;
  978: - all but lapack symbols are exported from librpl with librpl, f77 or f90
  979: prefix;
  980: - minor bug is fixed in formateur() (AND and OR requires parenthesis);
  981: - rplexternals.h header file is added; Now, it is very easy to write
  982: external functions;
  983: - memory leak is fixed in analyse_algebrique();
  984: - minor bug (symbole flag) is fixed in sequenceur.c and types.c;
  985: - temp file was not removed when an error occurs in EDIT or VISIT;
  986: - 'name' should not returned a function ("FCT" object);
  987: - -rdynamic is added to src/Makefile.am.
  988: * Mon Jul 23 2007 BERTRAND JoŽl <rpl@systella.fr> rpl-4.0.0.prerelease.0 (RPL/2)
  989: - Major bug is fixed in interface_tex.c. When there are errors in latex
  990: file, latex command waits for input on its command line;
  991: - major bug is fixed in tex.h (multiline strings);
  992: - examples subdir is added;
  993: - major bug is fixed in recherche_variable(). When an expression is evaluated
  994: in a function, all variables set in this function must be visible in
  995: expression. Thus, << I -> 3 << << I >> eval >> must return 3, not 'I';
  996: - LAST stack is saved in rplcore;
  997: - major bug is fixed in ->HMS. It only occurs when argument type is not
  998: integer or real;
  999: - major bug (segfault) is fixed when rpl is called with empty file;
 1000: - libtool support is removed. Two new scripts (rplc and rpllink) are provided
 1001: to use librpl.a;
 1002: - automake scripts are rewritten to avoid a misconfiguration of librpl.a
 1003: when -j make option is used;
 1004: - trace output now contains PID;
 1005: - rpl-core is renamed in rpl-code-$PID;
 1006: - rplc and rpllink scripts can now sompile and build C and Fortran
 1007: executables with librpl.a;
 1008: - New classification, only a working simplification() routine is
 1009: required to announce 4.0.0.final;
 1010: - librpl entry point is modified to return results as strings array;
 1011: - -S option is added;
 1012: - due to a major bug in libtool, libtool is removed from autoconf/automake
 1013: scripts;
 1014: - VERSION is modified to return a list.
 1015: * Tue Jul 17 2007 BERTRAND JoŽl <rpl@systella.fr> rpl-4.00pre8x (RPL/2)
 1016: - major regression bug is fixed in PRINT due to mistake in latex pathes;
 1017: - gnuplot does not have to be built if --disable-embedded-gnuplot is set;
 1018: - new prompt ("RPL/2> ") is used for interactive mode;
 1019: - ARCCOS, ARCSIN, ARCTG, ARGCH, ARGSH, ARGTH, CH, SH, TH and TG intrinsics
 1020: are removed, because all of these intrinsics have two forms. ARCCOS is
 1021: the same than ACOS, TAN=TG, COSH=CH. Please adapt your scripts;
 1022: - gnuplot compilation does not have to be done when disable-gnuplot is set;
 1023: - major bug is fixed in RECV that avoid usage of multitasking.
 1024: * Tue Jul 10 2007 BERTRAND JoŽl <rpl@systella.fr> rpl-4.00pre8w (RPL/2)
 1025: - False error (system error) was reported by recherche_type();
 1026: - recherche_type() returns syntax error if a list is included in
 1027: an algebraic expression;
 1028: - --enable-debug is modified. Now, return can be defined to print
 1029: on stdout its position in source code (line and function);
 1030: - minor bug is fixed in recherche_type(). Don't forget that space
 1031: are not significant in algebraic expression:
 1032: '12 3+ 12    X' is the same expression than '123+12X';
 1033: - src/Makefile.am is modified to avoid double compilation process;
 1034: - --enable-final-run-path is added to configure.in script;
 1035: - STATIC is modified to declare static variables in expression. Warning: static
 1036: variables used in expressions are deleted when evaluation of this expression
 1037: ends;
 1038: - MEM does not report static variable sizes;
 1039: - minor bug is fixed in HELP intrinsic. When the last instruction was not
 1040: known, HELP function was pushed in operational stack. HELP did not work
 1041: when there were space on input line.
 1042: * Mon May 28 2007 BERTRAND JoŽl <rpl@systella.fr> rpl-4.00pre8v (RPL/2)
 1043: - DATE is modified: reduced julian days is replaced by fraction part
 1044: of julian days. Old field used by julian days is now integer part of julian
 1045: days;
 1046: - CONVERT intrinsic is rewritten to accept absolute path in popen;
 1047: - automake scripts are modified to delete src/lock file if build process aborts;
 1048: - rplargs.h directly includes rpl.h;
 1049: - absolute pathes are added to all external program files (rplplot, rplpp...);
 1050: - intrinsic functions are case sensitive. External functions are case
 1051: unsensitive. A minor bug is fixed in recherche_type() because all external
 1052: functions were case unsensitive when they were evaluated from RPN expressions;
 1053: - HELP function is rewritten to be more friendly (a la OpenVMS);
 1054: - external wrapper (rplplot) is written to force usage of gnuplot provided
 1055: by RPL/2 if it is built during build process. If this build does not exist,
 1056: it tries to launch regular gnuplot;
 1057: - gnuplot is added to source tree to avoid some trouble between preinstalled
 1058: gnuplot and release used by RPL/2. This addition to source tree is
 1059: required by some incompatibility between gnuplot releases;
 1060: - Lapack is upgraded to 3.1.1 release;
 1061: - GSL is upgraded to 1.9 revision;
 1062: - RPL_TMP_PATH env variable is added to specify the path of tempfiles. If
 1063: it is not set, /tmp is used. If /tmp is not writable, /var/tmp is used. If
 1064: not, ./ but RPL/2 can hang with a fatal error if this last location is
 1065: not writable;
 1066: - major regression is fixed in SYSEVAL intrinsic due to introduction of
 1067: error scrutation.
 1068: * Sat Mar 24 2007 BERTRAND JoŽl <rpl@systella.fr> rpl-4.00pre8u (RPL/2)
 1069: - SYSEVAL is modified to return an error when execvp() syscall cannot
 1070: execute its arguments;
 1071: - -hard-float sparc option is remove from mkrplso;
 1072: - major bug is fixed in SQL intrinsic that hangs when query did not return
 1073: any values (for exemple INSERT);
 1074: - escape sequences can be used in SYSEVAL argument like "echo \"string\""
 1075: SYSEVAL;
 1076: - graphic and PostScript outputs are now cleared in child process;
 1077: - locales are now used by preprocessor;
 1078: - major bug is fixed in impression_tex(). PRINT did not work due to a bug
 1079: introduced by multitasking code;
 1080: - SORT can now use name as its argument.
 1081: * Sun Jan 21 2007 BERTRAND JoŽl <rpl@systella.fr> rpl-4.00pre8t (RPL/2)
 1082: - Variable management has been rewritten and some tests have been done. Now,
 1083: it is possible to execute:
 1084: 
 1085: #!/usr/local/bin/rpl -sc
 1086: 
 1087: TEST
 1088: <<
 1089:     1 1000 start VAR_S VAR_S2 next
 1090: >>
 1091: 
 1092: VAR_S
 1093: <<
 1094:     static 3 -> C << C disp 'C' incr if C 10 > then 'C' volatile end >>
 1095: >>
 1096: 
 1097: VAR_S2
 1098: <<
 1099:     static 3 -> C << C disp 'C' decr >>
 1100: >>
 1101: 
 1102: - configure.in script is added in lapack subtree;
 1103: - VARS is modified to display variables status (LOCKED/UNLOCKED and
 1104: STATIC/VOLATILE/PARAMETER/VARIABLE);
 1105: - STATIC and VOLATILE intrinsics are added to specify static variables. A
 1106: static variable can be transformed into volatile with VOLATILE.
 1107: With STATIC, next variables created by '->' are static;
 1108: - PROTECT and UNPROTECT are added to protect variables against write
 1109: or purge actions. New PARAMETER and VARIABLE intrinsics are modified
 1110: versions of PROTECT and UNPROTECT that only deal with global variables
 1111: (see RCL/SAVE);
 1112: - variable management routines have been rewritten. The new ones are
 1113: uncompatible with the old ones. Before these changes, a local variable
 1114: was exported to a child subroutine, but cannot be modified into this
 1115: child subroutine. Now, a local variable is accessible only in its subroutine;
 1116: - SAVE intrinsic is added to manipulate global variables;
 1117: - SUSPEND is written. RPL/2 waits for a SIGCONT signal;
 1118: - SORT, COL->, ->COL, ROW->, ROW-> intrinsics are written;
 1119: - Makefile.am are improved;
 1120: - minor bug is fixed in ->list and ->array. Without any argument, these
 1121: intrinsic only send a SIGSEGV;
 1122: - ncurses is updated to release 5.6;
 1123: - lapack is updated to 3.1.0.
 1124: * Sun Dec 31 2006 BERTRAND JoŽl <rpl@systella.fr> rpl-4.00pre8s (RPL/2)
 1125: - default CFLAGS/FFLAGS/FCFLAGS are modified due to a bug in gcc-sparc64
 1126: that avoid a complete build;
 1127: - CTRL+Z and CTRL+C signals only perform actions on main process;
 1128: - major bugs are fixed in multitasking capabilities (some mistakes with
 1129: mutexes and several terminated child process cannot be closed by the
 1130: operating system);
 1131: - minor bug fixed in SCLS (mistake between main and auxiliary axes);
 1132: - variables are now written in rpl-core file;
 1133: - NEG is modified to return 0 instead -0 when its argument is real or complex
 1134: number;
 1135: - ROW+ intrinsic can now be used on empty matrix without dimension error:
 1136: [[]] 1 [[ 1 2 ]] row+;
 1137: - major bug is fixed in SUB intrinsic. It only occurs with lists when
 1138: it tries to returns invalid elements like { } 1 2 sub;
 1139: - major bug is fixed in ROW- intrinsic;
 1140: - major bug is fixed in ROW+ intrinsic.
 1141: * Sat Dec 02 2006 BERTRAND JoŽl <rpl@systella.fr> rpl-4.00pre8r (RPL/2)
 1142: - creation_nom_fichier() is rewritten to force all process to create
 1143: different file names;
 1144: - RANLUX is removed to use GSL library and avoid a bug in gfortran-4.1;
 1145: - readline-5.2 and units-1.86 are now used;
 1146: - SEQUENCE statement is added in fonctions_speciales.f90 to fix a build
 1147: failure.
 1148: * Mon Oct 23 2006 BERTRAND JoŽl <rpl@systella.fr> rpl-4.00pre8q (RPL/2)
 1149: - wfproc is rewritten to avoid a dead lock;
 1150: - major mistake is fixed in both sommation_vecteur_reel() and
 1151: sommation_vecteur_complexe();
 1152: - multitasking is rewritten from scratch to fix some mistakes with
 1153: multithreading. DETACH, SEND and RECV now use four real time signals to
 1154: perform a better task synchronization;
 1155: - some bugs introduced by locales specific compilations are fixed;
 1156: - major memory corruption is fixed in DEPND;
 1157: - HELP intrinsic is modified to print a classified output.
 1158: * Mon Aug 12 2006 BERTRAND JoŽl <rpl@systella.fr> rpl-4.00pre8p (RPL/2)
 1159: - major memory leak is fixed in DETACH intrinsic. Files were closed by
 1160: both childs and parent;
 1161: - bug that avoids usage of Motif is fixed in configure.in;
 1162: - makefile's are modified to build RPL/2 with other locale than ISO-8859;
 1163: - db is removed from source tree due to some compilation troubles (db's
 1164: autoconf script is broken);
 1165: - sdb is removed from source tree due to some memory leaks and some troubles
 1166: with its configure script. New SQL routines are written, but only MYSQL
 1167: subsystem is available. Now, SQL can be used without memory leak;
 1168: - major bug is fixed in evaluation() subroutine. Value of error flag
 1169: was not returned in some cases;
 1170: - FACT intrinsic does not accept real arguments anymore due to the new intrinsic
 1171: GAMMA;
 1172: - GAMMA intrinsic is added (complex function) ;
 1173: - autoconf/automake scripts are modified to compile F90 sources;
 1174: - src/distributions.f is replaced by src/distributions.f90. All Numerical
 1175: Recipes references are avoided to use GSL;
 1176: - GSL is upgraded to 1.8 release;
 1177: - -lz is added in src/Makefile.am to fix a mistake in sparc32.
 1178: * Mon Apr 10 2006 BERTRAND JoŽl <rpl@systella.fr> rpl-4.00pre8o (RPL/2)
 1179: - fft.f is removed. Now FFT intrinsic uses dft subroutine;
 1180: - Sparc64 optimizations are modified. Now gcc-4.0 can be used to build RPL/2 on
 1181: Sparc64. Same modifications are done on sparc32;
 1182: - major bug are fixed in both PLOTTER and HISTOGRAM intrinsics
 1183: (interface with GNUplot).
 1184: - major bugs are fixed in USE/REMOVE intrinsics (system stack corruption);
 1185: - corruption of last stack is fixed in mclrin (only occurs when an error is
 1186: caught);
 1187: - major bug (in a malloc condition) is fixed in derivation().
 1188: * Tue Jan 07 2006 BERTRAND JoŽl <rpl@systella.fr> rpl-4.00pre8n (RPL/2)
 1189: - configure script and makefiles are modified to be usable with automake
 1190: 1.9.6 (GNU), libtool 1.5.20 (GNU) and autoconf 2.59 (GNU).
 1191: - gestion_fichiers() prototype is modified to be built by gfortran. Now,
 1192: gfortran is the default compiler for FORTRAN code included in RPL/2;
 1193: - libdb is added to perform indexed file access;
 1194: - SQL interfaces are added (SQL intrinsic). Only mysql is supported;
 1195: - minor bug is discovered and fixed in matrix multiplication (precision);
 1196: - rpl.spec.in and debian directory are deleted due to some mistakes in the
 1197: scripts required to build packages.
 1198: * Tue Nov 15 2005 BERTRAND JoŽl <rpl@systella.fr> rpl-4.00pre8m (RPL/2)
 1199: - major bug is fixed in IFERR/THEN/(ELSE)/END structure. It occured when an
 1200: error is caught before a regular IF/THEN/(ELSE)/END structure in
 1201: IFERR/THEN/(ELSE)/END structure;
 1202: - chmod 755 debian/rules is done by makefile;
 1203: - major bug is fixed in recherche_instruction_suivante():
 1204: +++"123 " str->
 1205: +++Erreur : Argument invalide pour la commande << "123 " str-> >>
 1206: Before this fix, it was impossible to use a command line that ends with spaces.
 1207: * Sat Oct 29 2005 BERTRAND JoŽl <rpl@systella.fr> rpl-4.00pre8l (RPL/2)
 1208: - SELECT/CASE/DEFAULT/END is modified. Now, it is impossible to write:
 1209: SELECT
 1210:     <case>
 1211:     CASE <test> THEN <expr> END
 1212:     ...
 1213:     DEFAULT
 1214:     DEFAULT <- two DEFAULT's
 1215: END
 1216: 
 1217: or
 1218: 
 1219: SELECT
 1220:     <case>
 1221:     CASE <test> THEN <expr> END
 1222:     ...
 1223:     DEFAULT
 1224:     ...
 1225:     CASE <test> THEN <expr> END <- CASE statement after DEFAULT
 1226: END
 1227: - major bug is fixed (in (unsigned char) getc()). It only occurs when RPL/2 is
 1228: built with gcc-4.0.
 1229: - configure.in is modified to be usable with gcc-4.0.
 1230: * Mon Oct 3 2005 BERTRAND JoŽl <rpl@systella.fr> rpl-4.00pre8k (RPL/2)
 1231: - segmentation fault occurs in both PROMPT and INPUT when readline returns
 1232: NULL (ctrl^D). This trouble is now fixed;
 1233: - major bug is fixed in DATE intrinsic (julian days and reduced julian days);
 1234: - stderr of rplpp is now caught;
 1235: - SYSEVAL is modified to use stdin, stdout and stderr:
 1236: ESSAI
 1237: <<
 1238:     // Only stdout and stderr
 1239:     "ls" dup disp syseval
 1240:     clmf
 1241:     // Now with stdin ("zer\naze\n")
 1242:     { "cat" "zer" "aze" } dup disp syseval
 1243:     clmf
 1244: >>
 1245: - GSL is upgraded to 1.7.
 1246: * Thu Sep 29 2005 BERTRAND JoŽl <rpl@systella.fr> rpl-4.00pre8j (RPL/2)
 1247: - SYSEVAL is modified. It now returns stdout and stderr in a list;
 1248: - minor memory leak is fixed in recherche_instruction_suivante() subroutine.
 1249: * Thu Aug 4 2005 BERTRAND JoŽl <rpl@systella.fr> rpl-4.00pre8i (RPL/2)
 1250: - internal file descriptors are modified to be usable with DUMP intrinsic;
 1251: - VARS intrinsic is modified and now prints value of variables.
 1252: * Thu Jul 21 2005 BERTRAND JoŽl <rpl@systella.fr> rpl-4.00pre8h (RPL/2)
 1253: - units is upgraded to 1.85 release;
 1254: - -d flag is added in command line. Don't use this flag if you don't know
 1255: what you do! It is only used to debug internal memory allocations;
 1256: - internal pointers (ADR objects) are printed as 64 bits pointers to be usable
 1257: on 64 bits wide architectures.
 1258: * Sat apr 16 2005 BERTRAND JoŽl <rpl@systella.fr> rpl-4.00pre8g (RPL/2)
 1259: - DUMP is rewritten to be portable. It works, but without shared libraries,
 1260: printer file, graphic files and last error. Support for this kind of objects
 1261: shall be available as soon as possible. Warning: DUMP cannot be used in
 1262: multiprocessing;
 1263: - configure.in script is modified to return an error when g77 is not found;
 1264: - a new internal type is used to handle shared libraries;
 1265: - a major bug is discovered and fixed in recherche_type(). It only occurs
 1266: in interactive mode ([[ 1 ]] returns a syntax error);
 1267: - a major bug is found in simplification_arbre(). Subroutine is disabled.
 1268: * Thu mar 17 2005 BERTRAND JoŽl <rpl@systella.fr> rpl-4.00pre8f (RPL/2)
 1269: - option -r is added to restart a process from a dump file;
 1270: - DUMP intrinsic is added. It performs synchronous checkpointing;
 1271: - GSL is upgraded to release 1.6.
 1272: * Wed dec 22 2004 BERTRAND JoŽl <rpl@systella.fr> rpl-4.00pre8e (RPL/2)
 1273: - Result types of PERM and COMB instrinsic are fixed;
 1274: - RPL/2 now uses a new preprocessor due to a new 'feature' in gcc/cpp;
 1275: - RPL/2 can now use all processors on multiprocessor workstations with
 1276: DETACH, SEND, RECV and WFPROC new intrinsics. The first test program was:
 1277: 
 1278: #!/usr/local/bin/rpl -cs
 1279: 
 1280: MULTIPROCESSUS
 1281: <<
 1282:     'FONCTION' detach
 1283:     do "B" disp until false end
 1284: >>
 1285: 
 1286: FONCTION
 1287: <<
 1288:     do "A" disp until false end
 1289: >>
 1290: 
 1291: * Sun dec 12 2004 BERTRAND JoŽl <rpl@systella.fr> rpl-4.00pre8d (RPL/2)
 1292: - major bug is discovered and fixed in analyse_notation_algebrique :
 1293: +++'A-B-C' returned
 1294: 1: 'A-(B-C)' instead of 1: 'A-B-C'. It is now fixed;
 1295: - recherche_type() routine is improved to cast in name 1E5E-6 or 1.23.4.5.
 1296: * Fri dec 7 2004 BERTRAND JoŽl <rpl@systella.fr> rpl-4.00pre8c (RPL/2)
 1297: - major bug is fixed in formateur_fichier(). Now, it is possible to use
 1298: lists in a file record. Note that only sequential and formatted files
 1299: are supported;
 1300: - major bug is fixed in BACKSPACE intrinsic. It only occurs on large
 1301: records.
 1302: * Fri nov 26 2004 BERTRAND JoŽl <rpl@systella.fr> rpl-4.00pre8b (RPL/2)
 1303: - minor bug is fixed in IP intrinsic: when argument was real without
 1304: fraction part, IP returned a real, not an integer;
 1305: - minor bug is fixed in recherche_type(): it is now possible
 1306: to enter +++<NB3 + return. RPL/2 returns a syntax error, not a acces
 1307: violation;
 1308: - MCLRIN (MacLaurin series) intrinsic is added;
 1309: - TAYLR (Taylor series) instrinsic is added;
 1310: - very minor bug is fixed in evaluation(). Sometimes, when evaluation()
 1311: is stopped by ^C, EXIT intrinsic did not work due to a mistake in
 1312: the internal system stack;
 1313: - minor bug is fixed in encart.c. System error messages returned by
 1314: this subroutine were only available in french;
 1315: - internal RPL/2 system stack corruption is fixed. This bug only affects
 1316: interactive and debug modes when evaluation routine returns an error;
 1317: - symbolic derivation subroutine is now able to derivate functions;
 1318: - minor bug is fixed in instruction_multiplication: now 'X' 1. * returns
 1319: 'X' and not 'X*1'.
 1320: * Thu nov 18 2004 BERTRAND JoŽl <rpl@systella.fr> rpl-4.00pre8a (RPL/2)
 1321: - ctags in src/Makefile.am is fixed;
 1322: - first derivation subroutines are written;
 1323: - major bug is fixed in analyse_algebrique() :
 1324: before this patch, '3-5+4' was understand as '3-(5+4)' !
 1325: - instruction_division() is improved and returns 0 when it evaluates
 1326: '0/X';
 1327: - instruction_moins() is improved and returns 'NEG(X)' when it evaluates
 1328: '0-X'.
 1329: * Fri nov 5 2004 BERTRAND JoŽl <rpl@systella.fr> rpl-4.00pre8 (RPL/2)
 1330: - interface_gnuplot is modified and do not use any deprecated gnuplot
 1331: commands. Warning, you must use gnuplot 4.0;
 1332: - graphic output is improved. Now, it is possible to use two separated
 1333: scales on the same 2D graph (with "main" and "auxiliary" option of SCALE
 1334: intrinsic). For example:
 1335: 
 1336: #!/usr/local/bin/rpl -c
 1337: 
 1338: TEST
 1339: <<
 1340:     'X' indep
 1341:     { X Y } autoscale
 1342:     'SIN(X)' steq draw
 1343:     { "auxiliary" } axes
 1344:     { X Y } autoscale
 1345:     'COS(X)+2' steq draw
 1346:     { { "ticsonly" "automatic" } { "ticsonly" "automatic" } } axes
 1347:     drax persist
 1348: >>
 1349: 
 1350: - a major bug is fixed in encart.c;
 1351: - ncurses is patched.
 1352: * Mon nov 1 2004 BERTRAND JoŽl <rpl@systella.fr> rpl-4.00pre7o (RPL/2)
 1353: - configure script is updated;
 1354: - splash screen is added;
 1355: - minor bug is fixed in SYSEVAL (only occurs with SIGINT signal).
 1356: * Sun oct 24 2004 BERTRAND JoŽl <rpl@systella.fr> rpl-4.00pre7n (RPL/2)
 1357: - stack overflows are caught.
 1358: * Fri oct 8 2004 BERTRAND JoŽl <rpl@systella.fr> rpl-4.00pre7m (RPL/2)
 1359: - minor bug is fixed in both << and >> intrinsics. It only occurs when
 1360: "<<" HELP or ">>" help is called;
 1361: - DFT and IDFT are added;
 1362: - minor bug is fixed in FFT (explicit length has to be positive);
 1363: - MOD can be used with vectors and matrices arguments;
 1364: - major bugs are fixed in FFT and IFFT (trouble in the computation of the
 1365: default length of FFT). Only occur with matrices.
 1366: * Sat aug 14 2004 BERTRAND JoŽl <rpl@systella.fr> rpl-4.00pre7l (RPL/2)
 1367: - readline is upgraded to 5.0;
 1368: - gsl is upgraded to 1.5;
 1369: - corrections in HELP functions.
 1370: * Fri aug 7 2004 BERTRAND JoŽl <rpl@systella.fr> rpl-4.00pre7k (RPL/2)
 1371: - HELP is added;
 1372: - statistic matrix SIGMA is renamed as SDAT;
 1373: - rpl.h is modified to workaround a bug in Cygwin environment
 1374: (SA_NOMASK is not defined in include files);
 1375: - overflows are tested in HMS+ and HMS-;
 1376: - CEIL, FLOOR and IP are modified to return a correct result with huge
 1377: arguments that cannot be stored as integers;
 1378: - fix a minor bug in ->LIST. The LAST stack now contains all arguments
 1379: of this intrinsic;
 1380: - flag 32 is used with DISP;
 1381: - major bug is fixed in ->Q intrinsic (type of argument and memory leak).
 1382: * Fri may 21 2004 BERTRAND JoŽl <rpl2@systella.fr> rpl-4.00pre7j (RPL/2)
 1383: - major bug is fixed in analyse(). CHR intrinsic cannot be called because
 1384: I have erased a 'break' in a case statement;
 1385: - major bug is fixed in AXES intrinsic. It only occurs when AXES is used
 1386: with "main" or "auxiliary" option;
 1387: - major bug is fixed in recherche_types(). With this patch, 'sin(X)' is
 1388: now well analysed as 'SIN(X)'.
 1389: * Thu apr 22 2004 BERTRAND JoŽl <rpl2@systella.fr> rpl-4.00pre7i (RPL/2)
 1390: - major bug is discovered and fixed in formateur(). It only occurs when
 1391: an algebraic expression is displayed with '='. In some cases, parenthesis
 1392: are missing. Same fix in formateur_fichier();
 1393: - a minor bug is fixed in evaluation.c that does not return any error when
 1394: it tries to execute 'a=z' e = ;
 1395: - new code is written in each intrinsic functions to return their required
 1396: arguments.
 1397: * Sun apr 14 2004 BERTRAND JoŽl <rpl2@systella.fr> rpl-4.00pre7h (RPL/2)
 1398: - a minor bug is fixed in recherche_type: 1.E90 is now a real;
 1399: - minor bug is fixed in formateur_reel(). It only occurs in STD mode:
 1400: 1E90 was printed as 1.00000000000000E90;
 1401: - HELP is added;
 1402: - formateur() is fixed to properly print matrices and lists;
 1403: - a lot of warnings due to deprecated syntax are fixed;
 1404: - DFT is modified but not usable;
 1405: - cosmetic bug is fixed in formateur_tex.c;
 1406: - minor bug is fixed in FFT intrinsic (segfault when FFT is called without
 1407: any argument).
 1408: * Sun Jan 25 2004 BERTRAND JoŽl <rpl2@systella.fr> rpl-4.00pre7g (RPL/2)
 1409: - included ncurses is updated to 5.4;
 1410: - included units is updated to 1.83c;
 1411: - major bug is fixed in recherche_type() function. With this bug, RPL/2
 1412: prints 'A/INV(Z+E)+R' when you enter A Z E + inv R + /;
 1413: - DFT intrinsic is added. It returns the discrete Fourier transform of an
 1414: array. When the length of each line is 2**n, the result is the same as
 1415: the result of FFT;
 1416: - minor bug is discovered and fixed in PUT and PUTI intrinsics when these
 1417: instructions verify arguments types. It does not affect the result when
 1418: all arguments are correct.
 1419: * Sun Oct 19 2003 BERTRAND JoŽl <rpl2@systella.fr> rpl-4.00pre7f (RPL/2)
 1420: - major bug is fixed in evaluation of both EXIT and CYCLE intrinsics. Now,
 1421: EXIT can be used (as ABORT and KILL) to quit interactive mode of RPL/2;
 1422: - units is updated to 1.83a release;
 1423: - formateur_fichier.c is modified to handle unformatted files. This task
 1424: is not completed.
 1425: * Mon Aug 25 2003 BERTRAND JoŽl <rpl2@systella.fr> rpl-4.00pre7e (RPL/2)
 1426: - CLUSR is written. It purges all global variables;
 1427: - BESSEL intrinsic is fixed to allow the use of expressions as arguments;
 1428: - a major bug was introduced with rpl-4.00pre7d in formateur.c. It appears
 1429: when an algebraic expression is displayed or printed but does not affect
 1430: computations. It is now fixed;
 1431: - gsl is upgraded to 1.4.
 1432: * Mon Aug 18 2003 BERTRAND JoŽl <rpl2@systella.fr> rpl-4.00pre7d (RPL/2)
 1433: - algebraic expressions are now more readable when they are displayed
 1434: (less parenthesis);
 1435: - rplpp is modified to workaround a mistake in 'which' function (seems to appear
 1436: on Debian distribution, but since cpp is in the default path, RPL/2 works
 1437: fine...);
 1438: - NOT is not correctly formatted in formateur.c:
 1439: Z NOT -> 'NOT Z' but 'A+Z' NOT -> 'NOT A+Z' and 'NOT Z+A' -> 'NOTZ+A'
 1440: with a NOTZ function !
 1441: * Sun Aug 10 2003 BERTRAND JoŽl <rpl2@systella.fr> rpl-4.00pre7c (RPL/2)
 1442: - CYCLE is fixed. Now, it is possible to use CYCLE in an expression even
 1443: if the main loop is in a program;
 1444: - RPL/2 is tested with efence and valgrind;
 1445: - configure.in script is modified;
 1446: - units.c is modified to be built by gcc-3.3. I only have removed a #if 0/#endif
 1447: structure. I don't know why this code was compiled by gcc-3.3... Maybe
 1448: another gcc bug...
 1449: * Fri Jul 25 2003 BERTRAND JoŽl <rpl2@systella.fr> rpl-4.00pre7b (RPL/2)
 1450: - EXIT is fixed. Now, it is possible to use EXIT in an expression when the
 1451: main loop is in a program;
 1452: - RPL/2 can take its arguments (and command) on the standard input. Try
 1453: echo "1 2 3 + *" | rpl -i | grep "^1:" | cut -d ':' -f2
 1454: - a minor bug in vim syntax file is fixed (CYCLE and EXIT intrinsics);
 1455: - a minor bug is discovered in analyse_algebrique(). Now, expression
 1456: such as 'A+Z AND 2' or '(A+Z) AND 2' are correctly parsed.
 1457: * Mon Jun 16 2003 BERTRAND JoŽl <rpl2@systella.fr> rpl-4.00pre7a (RPL/2)
 1458: - Major bug is fixed in evaluation subroutine. This one only occurs
 1459: when an error in a user definition called by an expression is caught
 1460: by an IFERR structure;
 1461: - EXIT intrinsic can now be used in DO/UNTIL/END or WHILE/REPEAT/END loops;
 1462: - sequenceur() is now uninterruptible with STOP signal in recherche_type()
 1463: subroutine;
 1464: - major bug is fixed in types.c (# xxxxxb) and recherche_instruction_suivante();
 1465: - GSL exception (underflow) is now caught;
 1466: - tools/Makefile.am is fixed;
 1467: - Debian buildpackage script is fixed.
 1468: * Tue Jun 10 2003 BERTRAND JoŽl <rpl2@systella.fr> rpl-4.00pre7 (RPL/2)
 1469: All memory leaks issued from the pre6 beta releases seem to be fixed.
 1470: Build process is improved and vim syntax file and manual pages are updated.
 1471: * Mon Jun 9 2003 BERTRAND JoŽl <rpl2@systella.fr> rpl-4.00pre6l (RPL/2)
 1472: - RCI and RCIJ intrinsic are added;
 1473: - BESSEL intrinsic is added. Syntax:
 1474: 3: type ("J", "K", "I", "Y", "j", "k", "i", "y")
 1475: 2: order (integer or real)
 1476: 1: x;
 1477: - ->Q intrinsic is added;
 1478: - major bug is fixed in C->R intrinsic;
 1479: - ROW+ and ROW- are added and tested;
 1480: - COL+ and COL- are added and tested. Syntax:
 1481: 3: matrix
 1482: 2: integer (number of column to be inserted)
 1483: 1: column matrix to be inserted;
 1484: - major bug was discovered in interface_gnuplot(). It only occurs when
 1485: the subroutine reduces the graphical depth. It is now fixed;
 1486: - Some mistakes are been fixed in vim syntax file;
 1487: - SX2, SY2 and SXY are added;
 1488: - SX and SY statistical intrinsics are added;
 1489: - DEBIAN control file is fixed;
 1490: - PAPER intrinsic is added. Supported paper formats are now : a4, a5, b5,
 1491: letter, legal, executive;
 1492: - PPAR is modified to include current graphic type.
 1493: * Sun Jun 1 2003 BERTRAND JoŽl <rpl2@systella.fr> rpl-4.00pre6k (RPL/2)
 1494: - SLICESCALE intrinsic is added. Its syntax is
 1495: { "automatic" nb_of_levels }
 1496: { "discrete" l1 l2 l3 ... }
 1497: { "incremental" start incr }
 1498: { "incremental" start incr end }
 1499: { "automatic" } (default);
 1500: - a minor bug (in last stack) is fixed in AXES intrinsic
 1501: - flag 52 is used to automatically update graphics;
 1502: - man pages are updated;
 1503: - evaluation() is modified to perform evaluation of expressions that contain
 1504: '=';
 1505: - a minor bug is fixed in AXES intrinsic;
 1506: - a minor bug is fixed in DRAW intrinsic (2D and 3D graphics were able to
 1507: appear on the same figure). The same mistake is fixed in DRWS intrinsic;
 1508: - LAST is disabled in evaluation subroutine (EVAL and ->NUM intrinsics).
 1509: * Sun May 18 2003 BERTRAND JoŽl <rpl2@systella.fr> rpl-4.00pre6j (RPL/2)
 1510: - SLICE intrinsic is added. It is used to draw 3D graphics as contour lines;
 1511: - PLOTTER is added to draw statistical clouds with lines;
 1512: - C and H source files now include vim parameters;
 1513: - vim syntax file is modified to include new intrinsics;
 1514: - static archive is modified to include all required libraries needed by
 1515: RPL/2.
 1516: * Sun May 4 2003 BERTRAND JoŽl <rpl2@systella.fr> rpl-4.00pre6i (RPL/2)
 1517: - '=' is added and tested;
 1518: - XCOL and YCOL are added;
 1519: - a minor bug in analyse_syntaxique() is fixed;
 1520: - THEN is modified to return an error when ELSE appears in a CASE/THEN/END
 1521: structure. ELSE is modified to return an error when ELSE appears in
 1522: an ELSE/END structure;
 1523: - a major bug is fixed in CYCLE;
 1524: - EXIT is written. When EXIT appears in a defined loop (FOR or START), the
 1525: sequencer continues after the end of this loop;
 1526: - SCLS is added;
 1527: - DRWS now uses COLS to draw 2D graphics;
 1528: - PPAR and SPAR are written. SPAR returns a list that contains the
 1529: size of the statistical matrix (or "UNAVALAIBLE" if there is any
 1530: statistical variable, or "DISABLED" if its type is not one of the type of
 1531: a statistical matrix.) and XCOL and YCOL parameters. Warning: [[]] SIZE
 1532: returns { 1 0 } and it is not a bug, because a null matrix contains _one_
 1533: null line ! Thus, [[]] STOS SPAR returns { { 1 0 } 1 2 };
 1534: - EXTERNAL intrinsic is added. Warning: by default, extern functions are
 1535: disabled. Arguments of EXTERNAL are case sensitive because the external
 1536: interface is written in C. { ext_sinus } EXTERNAL does not replace the list
 1537: of known external functions but add the new list to the last. { "all" }
 1538: EXTERNAL allows all external functions and { "none" } EXTERNAL removes all
 1539: external names of the known functions;
 1540: - mkrplso.in is modified.
 1541: * Sun Apr 20 2003 BERTRAND JoŽl <rpl2@systella.fr> rpl-4.00pre6h (RPL/2)
 1542: - vim syntax file is upgraded;
 1543: - a minor mistake is fixed in recherche_instruction_suivante();
 1544: - some minor memory leaks are fixed in recherche_type() function. They only
 1545: occurs when a syntax error is detected;
 1546: - #error and #warning preprocessor macros are added;
 1547: - INCR and DECR are written (with integer or variable argument);
 1548: - CSWP and RSWP are added and tested;
 1549: - a minor bug is fixed in analyse.c;
 1550: - DEBIAN/control is added to build debian package;
 1551: - SCALE is fixed and improved ("automatic" keyword);
 1552: - PUTC and PUTR new intrinsics are added.
 1553: * Sun Apr 13 2003 BERTRAND JoŽl <rpl2@systella.fr> rpl-4.00pre6g (RPL/2)
 1554: - a very minor bug is fixed in VISIT intrinsic. It only occurs when
 1555: VISIT does not find a name in level 1;
 1556: - configure.in script is modified to add a new test (--enable-debug
 1557: flag). Configured with this fleg, RPL/2 will be built with electric-fences;
 1558: - GETR (get row[s]) and GETC (get column[s]) are added. These new instructions
 1559: extract a part of a matrix. Syntax: [[ 1 2 3 ][ 2 3 4 ]] { 1 } GETR or
 1560: 'MATRIX' { 2 2 3 } GETR;
 1561: - LOGSCALE intrinsic is improved and now, it can be used as
 1562: { "main" "auxiliary" X Y } LOGSCALE;
 1563: - SCALE intrinsic is used to fix the limits of a graphic. Its syntax is the
 1564: same than AXES:
 1565: { { 60 "ticsonly" 2 } { "automatic" "ticsonly" 10 } } axes
 1566: { "auxiliary" { 60 "ticsonly" "default" } { "automatic" } } axes
 1567: { { -10 10 } "automatic" } SCALE.
 1568: Warning, it is not possible to ask a logarithmic scale with this intrinsic
 1569: because it changes only the dimension of the screen. To have a logarithmic
 1570: scale, you must use LOGSCALE intrinsic:
 1571: { X } LOGSCALE gives a semi-log screen, { "auxiliary" X Y } gives a log-log
 1572: screen on second scale;
 1573: - { X X } autoscale and { Y Y } logscale are now invalid;
 1574: - *D is added (depth multiplication, for 3D graphics);
 1575: - a new intrinsic (*S) is added. It changes the scale of a graphic (X, Y
 1576: and Z axes). The result of *S is the same than DUP DUP *H *W *D;
 1577: - a major bug is fixed in GETI instrinsic when it is used with a name
 1578: that contains a matrix or a vector (bad upper bounds conditions in
 1579: incrementation);
 1580: - DISP intrinsic now uses the 33-th flag. When it is not set
 1581: (default), a final carriage return is sent to the terminal;
 1582: - AXES intrinsic only takes a list that can contains the keywork
 1583: "main" or "auxiliary". Before this modification, this keyword was in
 1584: the first stack level;
 1585: - vim syntax file is upgraded;
 1586: - in appel_gnuplot(), stdin is closed when gnuplot is called with -raise
 1587: option;
 1588: - LAST is now disabled in the main loop of INT intrinsic;
 1589: - expm1 and lnp1 are rewritten to use expm1 and log1p from math.h.
 1590: * Sun Apr 6 2003 BERTRAND JoŽl <rpl2@systella.fr> rpl-4.00pre6f (RPL/2)
 1591: - a major bug is fixed in evaluation() subroutine. It occurs with DRAW
 1592: intrinsic when the equation cannot be evaluated (for example 'SIN(X)/X'
 1593: in 0);
 1594: - LAST is disabled in the main loop of DRAW intrinsic;
 1595: - a major bug is fixed in DRAW intrinsic. When an error occurs in the
 1596: evaluation of an equation, the system stack is returned corrupted to the
 1597: sequencer;
 1598: - the same minor bug is fixed in FOR and START. It only occurs when the limits
 1599: of a loop are not integer or real.
 1600: * Sun Mar 31 2003 BERTRAND JoŽl <rpl2@systella.fr> rpl-4.00pre6e (RPL/2)
 1601: - the compilation stage aborts with an error message when two definitions
 1602: have the same name. To improve the compilation() subroutine, I have to
 1603: add some tests in gestion_variables.c;
 1604: - recherche_type() subroutine ad some other connex subroutines are improved.
 1605: Now, some syntax errors about object are caught and do not perform sequencer
 1606: hangup;
 1607: - readline is upgraded (minor compilation bug with recent gcc);
 1608: - Makefile.am's and configure.in scripts are improved.
 1609: * Fri Mar 14 2003 BERTRAND JoŽl <rpl2@systella.fr> rpl-4.00pre6d (RPL/2)
 1610: - DRWS intrinsic is written. Two datastyles are associated: SCATTER (2D
 1611: and 3D) and HISTOGRAM (only 2D, but 3 columns are accepted, the third shown
 1612: the boxwidth, 1 by default);
 1613: - recherche_type() is rewritten to be faster;
 1614: - gsl is upgraded (release 1.3);
 1615: - ncurses is upgraded and patched (release 5.3);
 1616: - recherche_instruction_suivante() is fixed (string research with included
 1617: '"') and rewritten to be faster;
 1618: - appel_gnuplot() is fixed. When no graphic was available, it returned a
 1619: segfault.
 1620: * Sun Mar 9 2003 BERTRAND JoŽl <rpl2@systella.fr> rpl-4.00pre6c (RPL/2)
 1621: - RPL/2 is compiled by gcc-3.2.2 and seems to work;
 1622: - the same minor bug is fixed in REDRAW and DRAX functions;
 1623: - a minor fix is written in DRAW function (2D and 3D);
 1624: - AXES intrinsic is improved. Now { { pi "ticsonly" 4 } "automatic" } DRAX
 1625: is accepted;
 1626: - a minor bug is fixed in VISIT intrinsic.
 1627: * Sun Jan 26 2003 BERTRAND JoŽl <rpl2@systella.fr> rpl-4.00pre6b (RPL/2)
 1628: - a minor bug is fixed in evaluation subroutine;
 1629: - vim syntax file is improved;
 1630: - DRAW (wireframe section) is fixed. When an error occurs in the evaluation
 1631: of a 3D-graphic (for example 'SIN(R)/R' with 'R=SQRT(X**2+Y**2)' in X=0 and
 1632: Y=0), no graph was procuced (it results from a bug in gnuplot, and this fix
 1633: is a quick and dirty workaround...);
 1634: - RETURN intrinsic is modified to fix a trouble in interactive mode;
 1635: - rplconvert is improved.
 1636: * Sun Dec 22 2002 BERTRAND JoŽl <rpl2@systella.fr> rpl-4.00pre6a (RPL/2)
 1637: - a memory leak is fixed in formateur.c that only occurs when RPL/2 try
 1638: to print a list that contains a name;
 1639: - a major bug is fixed in -> intrinsic that only occurs in evaluation case with
 1640: a algebraic expression (<< 1 -> X 'X+1' >> eval);
 1641: - vim syntax file is improved;
 1642: - RPL/2 can now be built by gcc 3.2.1;
 1643: - "**" can be used in algebraic expression;
 1644: - DRAW can now plot wireframe (3D) graphics.
 1645: * Sun Dec 8 2002 BERTRAND JoŽl <rpl2@systella.fr> rpl-4.00pre6 (RPL/2)
 1646: - ncurses is patched to be compiled by gcc 3.2;
 1647: - purification_chaine is rewritten to fix a major bug (when 'chaine' is empty);
 1648: - a major bug is fixed in recherche_instruction_suivante();
 1649: - minor bug is fixed in rpl-core file. The error message is now correctly
 1650: written;
 1651: - minor bug is fixed in analyse_notation_algebrique.c and types.c.
 1652: Now, an expression such as 'A+' returns an error when it is analyzed;
 1653: - VISIT intrinsic is added;
 1654: - a major memory leak is fixed in evaluation.c. This bug rarely occurs in
 1655: normal mode.
 1656: * Sun Aug 25 2002 BERTRAND JoŽl <rpl2@systella.fr> rpl-4.00pre5e (RPL/2)
 1657: - an EDIT intrinsic is added;
 1658: - PRMD intrinsic returns french or english messages;
 1659: - rpl-core now call LAST intrinsic if the last stack is avalaible. It
 1660: contains the error message too;
 1661: - new syntax, ftplugin and indent files are written for vim text editor;
 1662: - major bug is found and fixed in RCL intrinsic;
 1663: - major bug is found and fixed in OR intrinsic.
 1664: * Mon Jul 29 2002 BERTRAND JoŽl <rpl2@systella.fr> rpl-4.00pre5d (RPL/2)
 1665: - ncurses is updated;
 1666: - minor bug is fixed on PURGE instruction (an error no caught was
 1667: returned in interactive mode).
 1668: * Mon Jul 21 2002 BERTRAND JoŽl <rpl2@systella.fr> rpl-4.00pre5c (RPL/2)
 1669: - ASL (arithm. shift left) is added.
 1670: * Thu Jul 11 2002 BERTRAND JoŽl <rpl2@systella.fr> rpl-4.00pre5b (RPL/2)
 1671: - ncurses is patched;
 1672: - gsl is added to perform arithmetic operations;
 1673: - units is patched;
 1674: - some very minor bugs have been fixed.
 1675: * Wed May 15 2002 BERTRAND JoŽl <rpl2@systella.fr> rpl-4.00pre5a (RPL/2)
 1676: - ncurses is patched;
 1677: - RPL/2 can now be built by gcc 3.1;
 1678: - RDZ is fixed (minor bug).
 1679: * Sun Apr 21 2002 BERTRAND JoŽl <rpl2@systella.fr> rpl-4.00pre5 (RPL/2)
 1680: - RPL/2 can now be called from other languages (librpl libraries).
 1681: * Sun Mar 24 2002 BERTRAND JoŽl <rpl2@systella.fr> rpl-4.00pre4h (RPL/2)
 1682: - ERRN and ERRM can now be used with errors returned by external functions;
 1683: - readline and ncurses have been updated;
 1684: - no more bugs have been reported since the rpl-4.00pre4g release.
 1685: * Wed Feb 20 2002 BERTRAND JoŽl <rpl2@systella.fr> rpl-4.00pre4g (RPL/2)
 1686: - ERRN and ERRM intrinsic functions are written. They return the last
 1687: error number or message even if errors are caught by an IFERR structure;
 1688: - a minor bug is fixed in EPSILON intrinsic. Now, 'EPSILON(0)' returns
 1689: a non null value;
 1690: - Ncurses is updated.
 1691: * Mon Feb 18 2002 BERTRAND JoŽl <rpl2@systella.fr> rpl-4.00pre4f (RPL/2)
 1692: Arithmetic intrinsic instructions (- +, -, *, / and **) are improved :
 1693: 'X' 0 + and 0 'X' + return 'X';
 1694: 'X' 0 - returns 'X';
 1695: 'X' 1 * and 1 'X' * return 'X';
 1696: 'X' 0 * and 0 'X' * returns 0; 
 1697: 'X' 1 / returns 'X';
 1698: 'X' 1 ** returns 'X';
 1699: 'NEG(X)' NEG returns 'X';
 1700: - autoconf/automake scripts are improved: now, the size of the different types
 1701: found by configure are used in rpltypes.h (rplconfig.h is written by configure);
 1702: - rdynamic flag is added in src/Makefile.am. This flag is used in the first
 1703: makefile, but forgotten in the new process;
 1704: - Flag 31 is tested before saving any arguments in bibliotheques_externes.c;
 1705: - POS can now be used on lists;
 1706: - ELSILON is written. This function returns the smallest real e(x) such as
 1707: e+abs(x) != abs(x).
 1708: * Mon Feb 11 2002 BERTRAND JoŽl <rpl2@systella.fr> rpl-4.00pre4e (RPL/2)
 1709: - now, INT intrinsic function can be interrupted;
 1710: - precision of sommation_vecteur_xxx() subroutines is improved;
 1711: - new vim syntax file written for vim 6.0.
 1712: * Mon Feb 04 2002 BERTRAND JoŽl <rpl2@systella.fr> rpl-4.00pre4d (RPL/2)
 1713: - explicit error messages are now printed when the RPL/2 is used in
 1714: interactive mode;
 1715: - major bug is fixed in OPEN intrinsic: with 'REPLACE' status, file lock was
 1716: tested after the file is opened, thus, when the file was locked, it was
 1717: deleted too!;
 1718: - configure script is improved (and it seems to be good ;-) );
 1719: - An --disable-experimental flag is added to the configure script. Thus, even
 1720: if you compile a beta release, you can compile a stable RPL/2;
 1721: - new syntax and ftplugin written for vim 6.0.
 1722: * Wed Jan 30 2002 BERTRAND JoŽl <rpl2@systella.fr> rpl-4.00pre4c (RPL/2)
 1723: - configure script is improved.
 1724: * Sun Jan 27 2002 BERTRAND JoŽl <rpl2@systella.fr> rpl-4.00pre4b (RPL/2)
 1725: - ncurses now replaces termcap;
 1726: - CŰme DESPLATS has written a configure script.
 1727: * Fri Jan 18 2002 BERTRAND JoŽl <rpl2@systella.fr> rpl-4.00pre4a (RPL/2)
 1728: - KIND is added and returns the type of the numerical argument ;
 1729: - history file is added.
 1730: * Tue Jan 15 2002 BERTRAND JoŽl <rpl2@systella.fr> rpl-4.00pre4 (RPL/2)
 1731: - Stable release. Unformatted files are disabled in this release.
 1732: * Mon Jan 14 2002 BERTRAND JoŽl <rpl2@systella.fr> rpl-4.00pre3h (RPL/2)
 1733: - SIGTSTP (CTRL+Z) is added. In a script, a SIGTSTP signal signifies
 1734: that the RPL/2 seqencer must stop and must give a prompt. This
 1735: signal is an asynchonous "HALT" command;
 1736: - SIGINT (CTRL+C) variables stack corruption is fixed;
 1737: - IFERR seems to be fixed (in equation evaluation routine);
 1738: - Memory leak is fixed (ADR object type);
 1739: - DATE returns both date and hours;
 1740: - TIME now returns user and system CPU times;
 1741: - MEM is added.
 1742: * Thu Jan 10 2002 BERTRAND JoŽl <rpl2@systella.fr> rpl-4.00pre3g (RPL/2)
 1743: - Makefile is improved to support sparc v7 (sun4c), sparc v8 (sun4m) and
 1744: sparc v9 (sun4u). Now, RPL/2 can be built on i386 (i486 is known as i386),
 1745: i586, i686, K6, K7, alpha ev4, alpha ev5, alpha ev56, alpha ev6, sparc v7,
 1746: sparc v8 and sparc v9. Compilation of RPL/2 on my Sun Sparc 2 (sun4c,
 1747: CPU 4/75, 64 MB, 40 MHz with FPU) is a very great mission :
 1748: 
 1749: Newton:[~/rpl/rpl] > time make install
 1750: ...
 1751: real    338m39.623s
 1752: user    324m32.290s
 1753: sys     10m47.380s
 1754: Newton:[~/rpl/rpl] >
 1755: 
 1756: I don't know if you will compile this language on old worstations, but
 1757: it is usable ;-) ;
 1758: - SYSEVAL is improved. An external program can be called without any shell.
 1759: Thus, even if the sticky bit is set, RPL/2 can not give a shell root when
 1760: a SYSEVAL command crashes;
 1761: - minor bug is fixed in recherche_type() (# xxxxb parsing);
 1762: - presence of bootstrap entry point is verified before launching the
 1763: sequencer;
 1764: - minor bug is fixed in formateur_tex() (underscore in mathematical
 1765: expression);
 1766: - Lapack is updated.
 1767: * Thu Jan 3 2002 BERTRAND JoŽl <rpl2@systella.fr> rpl-4.00pre3f (RPL/2)
 1768: - IFERR is now known in an expression, but not usable.
 1769: * Mon Dec 31 2001 BERTRAND JoŽl <rpl2@systella.fr> rpl-4.00pre3e (RPL/2)
 1770: - several bugs are fixed.
 1771: * Mon Dec 17 2001 BERTRAND JoŽl <rpl2@systella.fr> rpl-4.00pre3d (RPL/2)
 1772: - major bugfix in file locking.
 1773: * Fri Dec 14 2001 BERTRAND JoŽl <rpl2@systella.fr> rpl-4.00pre3c (RPL/2)
 1774: - minor fixes is system() call.
 1775: * Fri Nov 30 2001 BERTRAND JoŽl <rpl2@systella.fr> rpl-4.00pre3b (RPL/2)
 1776: - automatic limitation of the graphical depth due to a limitation (bug ?)
 1777: of gnuplot.
 1778: * Mon Nov 19 2001 BERTRAND JoŽl <rpl2@systella.fr> rpl-4.00pre3a (RPL/2)
 1779: - new file temp management.
 1780: * Sun Nov 18 2001 BERTRAND JoŽl <rpl2@systella.fr> rpl-4.00pre3 (RPL/2)
 1781: - memory leak is fixed in STO instruction;
 1782: - minor bug in file management is fixed;
 1783: - BACKSPACE is added;
 1784: - VARS is added;
 1785: - file locks are improved.
 1786: * Wed Nov 14 2001 BERTRAND JoŽl <rpl2@systella.fr> rpl-4.00pre2l (RPL/2)
 1787: - major bug is fixed (on sparc architecture) and RPL/2 can now run
 1788: on sparc stations;
 1789: - INDEP and DEPND are improved;
 1790: - AXES is added;
 1791: - WRITE, APPEND and REWIND are added.
 1792: * Sun Nov 11 2001 BERTRAND JoŽl <rpl2@systella.fr> rpl-4.00pre2k (RPL/2)
 1793: - write is improved ;
 1794: - major bug is found and fixed in copie_objet() with struct_fichier;
 1795: - minor bug is fixed in OPEN function;
 1796: - minor bug is fixed in analyse_syntaxique() subroutine. All commands
 1797: are analysed before starting their executions.
 1798: * Thu Nov 8 2001 BERTRAND JoŽl <rpl2@systella.fr> rpl-4.00pre2j (RPL/2)
 1799: - minor bug is fixed in appel_gnuplot();
 1800: - RPL/2 can work without LANG variable.
 1801: * Wed Oct 31 2001 BERTRAND JoŽl <rpl2@systella.fr> rpl-4.00pre2i (RPL/2)
 1802: - WAIT function is improved (removing the polling function);
 1803: - LAST stack is not active (default) when rpl is called without the option -i.
 1804: In all other cases, LAST stack is active;
 1805: - Labels can be added on a gnuplot output (function LABEL);
 1806: - LCD-> and ->LCD are added.
 1807: * Sun Oct 21 2001 BERTRAND JoŽl <rpl2@systella.fr> rpl-4.00pre2h (RPL/2)
 1808: - minor bug is fixed in TeX output (pi);
 1809: - new english manual is added.
 1810: * Wed Oct 16 2001 BERTRAND JoŽl <rpl2@systella.fr> rpl-4.00pre2g (RPL/2)
 1811: - LOCK, WFLOCK and UNLOCK are added. A file is locked when it is opened;
 1812: - VERSION function is added. It returns the version number of the interpreter;
 1813: - minor bug is fixed in evaluation subroutine;
 1814: - english error messages are been fixed.
 1815: * Tue Oct 09 2001 BERTRAND JoŽl <rpl2@systella.fr> rpl-4.00pre2f (RPL/2)
 1816: - interrupt subroutine is added;
 1817: - formatted files support is continued.
 1818: * Sun Sep 30 2001 BERTRAND JoŽl <rpl2@systella.fr> rpl-4.00pre2e (RPL/2)
 1819: - formateur_fichier.c is added to perform formatted files write.
 1820: * Thu Sep 27 2001 BERTRAND JoŽl <rpl2@systella.fr> rpl-4.00pre2d (RPL/2)
 1821: - minors bugfixes in FIX format in formateur_reel() subroutine;
 1822: - new manual page in english;
 1823: - FORMAT intrinsic is added and can read any format for "formatted" file.
 1824: * Sun Sep 23 2001 BERTRAND JoŽl <rpl2@systella.fr> rpl-4.00pre2c (RPL/2)
 1825: - OPEN, CLOSE, SYNC, INQUIRE, CREATE and DELETE are tested;
 1826: - a man page in the first manual section is written.
 1827: * Thu Sep 20 2001 BERTRAND JoŽl <rpl2@systella.fr> rpl-4.00pre2b (RPL/2)
 1828: - major bugfixes in recherche_type() subroutine: sometimes in interactive mode,
 1829: this routine was be able to forget the last element of a list, a vector or
 1830: a matrix.
 1831: * Mon Sep 17 2001 BERTRAND JoŽl <rpl2@systella.fr> rpl-4.00pre2a (RPL/2)
 1832: - OPEN, CLOSE and DELETE are known by the language but not very usable;
 1833: - minor bugfixes in evaluation routine.
 1834: * Sun Sep 16 2001 BERTRAND JoŽl <rpl2@systella.fr> rpl-4.00pre2 (RPL/2)
 1835: - major bugfixes in evaluation routine.
 1836: * Sat Sep 15 2001 BERTRAND JoŽl <rpl2@systella.fr> rpl-4.00pre1d (RPL/2)
 1837: - conditional structures can be used in equations.
 1838: * Fri Sep 14 2001 BERTRAND JoŽl <rpl2@systella.fr> rpl-4.00pre1c (RPL/2)
 1839: - Minor bugfixes in makefile.
 1840: * Sat Sep  8 2001 BERTRAND JoŽl <rpl2@systella.fr> rpl-4.00pre1b (RPL/2)
 1841: - CONVERT is written;
 1842: - CYCLE, FOR/NEXT, FOR/STEP, START/NEXT, START/STEP, DO/UNTIL/END and
 1843: WHILE/REPEAT/END can now be used in an equation;
 1844: - I fix some troubles with evaluation subroutine;
 1845: - db3 library is added.
 1846: * Thu Sep  6 2001 BERTRAND JoŽl <rpl2@systella.fr> rpl-4.00pre1a (RPL/2)
 1847: - add rplconvert and rplunits sources;
 1848: - add CONVERT definition (but it does not work).
 1849: * Mon Sep  3 2001 BERTRAND JoŽl <rpl2@systella.fr> rpl-4.00pre1 (RPL/2)
 1850: - initial public release (GPL).
 1851: * Thu Apr  2 1998 BERTRAND JoŽl <rpl2@systella.fr> rpl-4.00pre0 (RPL/2)
 1852: - RPL is rewritten from scratch and named RPL/2.
 1853: #* 1992 BERTRAND JoŽl rpl-3.02 (RPL-387)
 1854: #- minor bugfixes.
 1855: #* 1991 BERTRAND JoŽl rpl-3.01 (RPL-387)
 1856: #- arithmetic processor support is added to improve global performances.
 1857: #* 1991 BERTRAND JoŽl rpl-3.00 (RPL-386)
 1858: #- idem... but on an i386DX...
 1859: #* 1990 BERTRAND JoŽl rpl-2 (RPL-6809)
 1860: #- a new release on a more powerfull processor and with new functions and an
 1861: #built-in editor. It has been written on a SMT-Goupil G3-6809 running
 1862: #Flex9 (320 KB of RAM and a graphic card used to draw 512*256 graphics in
 1863: #8 colors)
 1864: #* 1989 BERTRAND JoŽl rpl-1 (RPL-6502)
 1865: #- initial release (only an historic interest) written on an ORIC Atmos 48K.
 1866: #No graphic was provided.

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