___    ___   ___    ___   __________   __________
    /  /   /  /  /  /   /  /  /  _______/  /  _______/       Hugs 1.4
   /  /___/  /  /  /   /  /  /  / _____   /  /______
  /  ____   /  /  /   /  /  /  / /_   /  /______   /  The Nottingham and Yale
 /  /   /  /  /  /___/  /  /  /___/  /  _______/  /    Haskell User's System
/__/   /__/  /_________/  /_________/  /_________/         January 1998

 Copyright (c) The University of Nottingham and Yale University, 1994-1997
   Bug reports: [EMAIL PROTECTED]   Web: http://www.haskell.org/hugs

   Nottingham and Yale are pleased to announce a new release of Hugs,
   a Haskell interpreter and programming environment for developing
   cool Haskell programs.  Sources and binaries are freely available
   by anonymous FTP and on the World-Wide Web.

   This release is largely conformant with Haskell 1.4, including
   monad and record syntax, newtypes, strictness annotations, and
   modules.  In addition, it comes packaged with the libraries defined
   in the most recent version of the Haskell Library Report and with
   extension libraries which are compatible with GHC 3.0.

   Additional features of the system include:

   o "Import chasing": a single module may be loaded, and Hugs will
     chase down all imports as long as module names are the same as
     file names and the files are found in the current path.

   o A simple GUI for Windows to facilitate program development.

   o Library extensions to support concepts such as concurrency,
     mutable variables and arrays, monadic parsing, tracing (for
     debugging), graphics, and lazy state threads.

   o Conal Elliott's Fran animation library for Win32.

   o Various interesting demos, including Erik Meijer's cgi-bin
     demo and Paul Hudak's "Haskore" library for computer music
     applications using Midi.

   o A Win32 library for complete access to windows, graphics, and
     other important OS functionalities and a graphics library for
     easy access to Win32 graphics.

   o A "foreign interface" mechanism to facilitate interoperability
     with C.

   Available documentation includes HTML and postscript versions of the
   "Hugs Users Manual," the "Haskell 1.4 Report," the "Haskell Library
   Report," and "A Gentle Introduction to Haskell."

   Hugs is best used as a Haskell program development system: it boasts
   extremely fast compilation, supports incremental compilation, and
   has the convenience of an interactive interpreter (within which one
   can move from module to module to test different portions of a
   program).  However, being an interpreter, it does not nearly match
   the run-time performance of, for example, GHC or HBC.

   Send email to [EMAIL PROTECTED] to join the hugs-users
   mailing list.  Bug reports should be sent to [EMAIL PROTECTED]
   Send email to hugs-bugs-request to subscribe to the hugs-bugs list.

   We keep the latest information about Hugs (including a known bug
   list and porting information) at http://www.haskell.org/hugs.

   Yale:       http://haskell.org/hugs
   (USA)       ftp://haskell.org/pub/haskell/hugs/January1998/

   Nottingham: http://www.cs.nott.ac.uk/~mpj/hugs14/
   (UK)        ftp://ftp.cs.nott.ac.uk/pub/haskell/hugs/January1998/

Reply via email to