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Portability has been greatly improved. It has been compiled and tested on OSF1, HP-UX, Linux, Mac OS X, and FreeBSD with gcc, DECC, and aC++. There have also been some minor modifications and enhancements.
Several bugs were fixed in the csv, eval, bitset, and
svsem modules. A Win32 build issue was resolved.
The sho_loop function now accepts a pattern vector
and a timeout, like sho_expect. The cfg module has
been modified to more closely support Java
Properties escape sequences for spaces and Unicode
A diff module has been added that implements Myers' O(ND) solution for computing the shortest edit script between two sequences (like GNU diff(1) but with a generic C interface).
The hashmap module did not work properly and svcond_wait failed to reacquire the lock when interrupted by a signal. These bugs have been fixed in addition to some minor adjustments, all of which is updated in the API documentation.
The libmba package is a collection of mostly independent C modules potentially useful to any project. There are the usual ADTs including a linkedlist, hashmap, pool, stack, and varray, a flexible memory allocator, CSV parser, path canonicalization routine, I18N text abstraction, configuration file module, portable semaphores, condition variables, and more. The code is designed so that individual modules can be integrated into existing codebases rather than requiring the user to commit to the entire library. The code has no typedefs, few comments, and extensive man pages and HTML documentation.