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for August 2011

Red/System v0.2.1 released

This new release is bringing a lot of important bug fixes and some new features for Red/System. The new PRINT function might break some existing scripts, but should be easily fixable.

New features

  • Variable-arguments function support
  • RTTI function limited support
  • Polymorphic and variadic PRINT function
  • Command-line arguments access
  • Added stack low-level manipulation native functions: push, pop
  • Access to stack pointer and stack frame pointer (reading/writing)
  • Subtracting two pointers is now possible
  • Preprocessor improved to solve macros recursively
  • New built-in hexdump debugging functions
  • External library access unit tests (thanks to Peter)

PRINT function examples:

print 123 
123 

print "hello" 
hello 

print [123 "hello"] 
123hello 

print [123 tab "hello" lf "world" lf] 
123    hello 
world 

a: 1 < 2 
b: "hello" 
print [a tab b/2] 
true    e

Bugfixes

  • Complex arithmetic expressions involving pointers, path access and type casting are now much more reliable. 89 new unit tests were written to help fix the bugs and track regressions.
  • Complete list of fixed issues available in Github’s tracker.

Specification document

  • Updated to match all new and changed features

Red runtime

  • Memory allocator implemented in Red/System, documentation is pending.

As you can see, no vacation this summer for Red project!

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