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A new release of Oaklisp is available. There are some tiny bug fixes,
the emulator should compile properly on machines with 16 bit int C
compilers, and bignums, complexes and rationals are fully supported. No
flonums, but you can fake them with rationals. The bignums are
surprisingly fast, about a factor of 6 slower than T 3.1 at naive
factorial of 100. An O((log n)^1.59) algorithm is used for multiplying
pairs of really large integers. Not O(log n) Schonhage-Strassen, but at
least it's not O((log n)^2).
The distribution can be FTPed from host DOGHEN.BOLTZ.CS.CMU.EDU (aka
188.8.131.52), user "anonymous", file "oak/release.tar.Z". Be sure to
use binary mode.
Bug fixes and reports are appreciated, particularly with regard to
portability to odd architectures. A 36 or 48 bit word port would be
nice. Requests for tapes from people without FTP will be denied.
Oaklisp is unsupported, but we do consult.