* libi8x 0.0.5 released
@ 2017-10-31 20:35 Gary Benson
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From: Gary Benson @ 2017-10-31 20:35 UTC (permalink / raw)
libi8x 0.0.5 released!
Release 0.0.5 of libi8x, the Infinity Runtime Library, is now
available. You can download the source from infinitynotes.org:
You can build from source using the usual ./configure, make
process, or, on rpm-based systems you *may* be able to build
rpms straight from the tarball:
rpmbuild -ta libi8x-0.0.5.tar.xz
(Let me know if there's a Debian/Ubuntu equivalent, I'll add it!)
libi8x 0.0.5 brings new features and improvements, including:
* The shared library libi8x.so is now versioned, and a number of
symbols have been made internal in preparation for a 1.0 release.
The soname has been changed from libi8x.so.0 to libi8x.so.1 to
* libi8x now has Python bindings, and tests may now be written using
Python or C.
* The debug interpreter defaults to on if log level >= LOG_DEBUG when
the execution context is created, so it's no longer necessary to set
I8X_DEBUG to see trace messages.
* The I8X_DEBUG environment variable has been renamed as I8X_DBG_MEM
to reflect the fact that it now has a single purpose (enabling the
* libi8x now supports local functions. These are native functions
registered with a zero-length provider; they may be accessed by
reference but not by name. Essentially they are anonymous functions
with optional names.
For a complete list and more details on each item, please see the
Please note that the Python bindings have a separate release schedule
from libi8x. They're shipped in the main libi8x tarball (to run the
testsuite) but regular users should use the versioned releases from
https://infinitynotes.org/src/libi8x-python or PyPI.
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