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New features include Cross-compilation, backwards compatible local-eval, syntax-parameters, new macros 'when' and "unless', default values for fluids, garbage collector tuning, a current-warning-port, locale-aware command line parsing, and of course the usual host of bugfixes.
This release adds a new partial evaluator optimizer which performs constant folding, dead code elimination, copy propagation, and inlining, a new (Web client) module, a new define-syntax-rule macro, more helpful "guild help", fewer calls to "stat", the ability for users to install compiled ".go" files, and, as usual, a whole host of bugfixes.
This release fixes %fast-slot-ref/set! to avoid a possible segmentation fault. It has build fixes for (Tru64) and (AIX 5.3). With GCC, always compile with '-mieee' on 'alpha*' and 'sh*'. It fixes SRFI-88/Postfix keywords longer than 128 characters. It fixes reading of complex numbers where both parts are inexact decimals. It allows @ macro to work with (ice-9 syncase). 'scm_take_locale_symbol ()' returns an interned symbol (bug #25865). It fixes deadlocks with threads. It's now possible to build Guile for Windows.
This release builds with GCC 4.0. The readline-set! procedure was fixed. Upstream SLIB code is now used. R5RS was added. The number to string procedure was fixed. Some 8-bit character problems were corrected. Many other changes were made.
Many changes were made.