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GNU lightning 2.0.5 released!

Item posted by Paulo C├ęsar Pereira de Andrade <pcpa> on Sun 17 Aug 2014 12:00:24 AM UTC.

GNU lightning is a library to aid in making portable programs
that compile assembly code at run time.


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  2.0.5 comes with a new port to the Alpha architecture. Thanks
to Many Trent Nelson from for providing access to
an Alpha computer.


  o Correct assertion on uninitialized state variables.

  o Implement lightning Alpha port.

  o Correct wrong table of instruction sizes in software float.
  o When checking cpu features, do not get confused on Linux if /proc
    is not mounted, and end up not properly checking for __ARM_PCS_VFP,
    that is the best source to know if a fpu is available.

  o Correct usage of wrong register in jit_bmsr, that was working
    (passing all tests) by accident.

  o Add consistency check on temporaries during a jump.
  o Always mark return registers as live in epilog.
  o Correct change of possibly wrong bitmask in jit_update.
  o Convert all assertions to result in an int check.
    On alpha assertions directly on a pointer or long would fail if
    only checking the top 32 bits.
  o Do not pass null as free, memcpy and memmove arguments.
  o Remove the global but not advertised jit_progname variable.
  o Add note about initialization and jit_set_memory_functions call.
  o Do not export some expected to be private definitions and types in

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