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CVS commit: pkgsrc/math/openaxiom

Module Name:    pkgsrc
Committed By:   asau
Date:           Fri Mar 23 21:20:47 UTC 2012

Modified Files:
        pkgsrc/math/openaxiom: Makefile PLIST distinfo
Removed Files:
        pkgsrc/math/openaxiom/patches: patch-aa

Log Message:
Update to OpenAxiom 1.4.1

Changes in OpenAxiom-1.4.1


The domain ScriptFormulaFormat and the package ScriptFormulaFormat1 have been 

Changes in OpenAxiom-1.4.0

This release introduces the following changes from the base document
("AXIOM: The Scientific Computation System" by Jenks and Sutor).


  * The compiler now accepts interpreter-style unnamed functions.
  * The compiler now generate far better (Lisp) codes for Spad libraries
    or scripts. The compiler now applies more aggressive (but sound)
    optimizations, including domain inlining, type propagations.
  * The compiler now accepts interpreter-style unnamed functions.
  * Parameterized macros are now supported by the compiler.
  * The compiler now support exception handling. In particular,
    the try/finally programming construct was added to support reliable
    resource management (e.g. opening/closing or creating/removing files.)


In addition to novelties in OpenAxiom-1.3.0, the following types have been
added to OpenAxiom-1.4.0:

  * The category BooleanLogic has been added.
    It is now extended by PropositionalLogic and BitAggregate.
    The domain SingleInteger now satisfies BooleanLogic.
  * It it now possible to obtain the string representation of a
    DoubleFloat value. The function

       string: DoubleFloat -> %

    was added to the domain String
  * A function matrix is now exported by the category MatrixCategory
    to allow construction of matrices whose entries can be succinctely
    described by a function. For instance, the 4-by-4 Hilbert matrix
    may be expressed as

       m: Matrix Fraction Integer := matrix(4,4,(i,j) +-> 1/(i+j))

    Note that the third argument is a function that computes the value
    of the (i,j)th entry.
  * The category StringCategory was removed as it was essentially redundant
    with the category StringAggregate.
  * The category MappingCategory is now part of the algebra as a builtin
    category constructor.
  * The following operators

       less?: (%,NonNegativeInteger) -> Boolean
       more?: (%,NonNegativeInteger) -> Boolean
       size?: (%,NonNegativeInteger) -> Boolean

    have been moved from the category Aggregate to StreamAggregate
    where they seem more appropriate.
  * The domain InnerTaylorSeries now satisfies the category BiModule.
  * The domains FreeModule and OrderedFreeMonoid now satisfy the newly
    added FreeMonoidCategory.
  * The list of domains for OpenAxiom program manipulation has been expanded.
  * Support for range and segment bindings now includes RangeBinding.


Boot, the programming language used to write the OpenAxiom compiler,
has been vastly improved. Lisp codes are being phased out.

To generate a diff of this commit:
cvs rdiff -u -r1.5 -r1.6 pkgsrc/math/openaxiom/Makefile \
cvs rdiff -u -r1.4 -r1.5 pkgsrc/math/openaxiom/distinfo
cvs rdiff -u -r1.1 -r0 pkgsrc/math/openaxiom/patches/patch-aa \

Please note that diffs are not public domain; they are subject to the
copyright notices on the relevant files.

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