The long awaited Version 110 of Standard ML of New Jersey (SML/NJ) is now available. It implements the SML '97 definition, including the new Basis library, with a few minor omissions and discrepancies that are being documented in the SML '97 Conversion Guide. Version 110 is much more thoroughly tested than previous working versions, and we believe it to be fairly free of serious bugs and instabilities. As usual, the bug lists are available at:ftp://ftp.research.bell-labs.com/dist/smlnj/working/bugsWe strongly urge that those who are still using SML/NJ 0.93 and those who have been using intermediate working versions should move to Version 110. The Version 110 distribution includes:
Systems supportedSML/NJ 110 has been tested on these machine/OS combinations:
We recommend running SML/NJ on machines with at least 32MB of physical ram, which will be adaquate for small projects and classroom exercises. As usual, larger projects will run better with more ram.
There is a performance issue that may affect users running on machines with small swap spaces. Because of new optimizations performed by the compiler and a conservative strategy for allocating virtual memory in the runtime system, Version 110 can require significantly more virtual memory than was used by 0.93, particularly during compilation of large source files, while at the same time using less physical memory than 0.93. This means that if you have a small swap space allocated on your machine, you may need to increase the allocation in order to compile or run some large programs. A future version of the runtime system will implement a tighter allocation scheme that will reduce virtual memory usage.
DocumentationThe documentation for Version 110 is available at our web sitehttp://cm.bell-labs.com/cm/cs/what/smlnjincluding nearly final documentation of the SML'97 Basis Library and an SML'97 Conversion Guide that describes language changes but is still "under construction" at the moment. Work is continuing to improve the content and organization of the documentation, so suggestions are welcome. The Basis web pages are available as a compressed tar file for downloading and local installation, and we plan to package the rest of the documentation similarly.
Distribution FilesThe Version 110 distribution files are available atBell Labs (ftp://ftp.research.bell-labs.com/dist/smlnj/release/110/)The distribution consists of the following files (most of the files are in Unix compressed tar format, indicated by the ".tar.Z" suffix).
110-README 1 Kb Read Me (this file) 110-HISTORY 96 Kb History of previous working versions 110-INSTALL 3 Kb How to install LICENSE 3 Kb SML/NJ License 110-bin.alpha32-unix.tar.Z 4394 Kb for DEC Alpha, Digital Unix 4.0 110-bin.alpha32x-unix.tar.Z 4399 Kb for DEC Alpha, OSF/1 3.2 and older 110-bin.hppa-unix.tar.Z. 4615 Kb for HPPA processors 110-bin.mipseb-unix.tar.Z 4188 Kb for Silicon Graphics machines 110-bin.rs6000-unix.tar.Z 4317 Kb for IBM Power processors 110-bin.sparc-unix.tar.Z 4184 Kb for SPARC processors 110-bin.x86-unix.tar.Z 3440 Kb for Intel Pentium processors running UNIX. 110-bin.x86-win32.tar.Z 3349 Kb for Intel Pentium processors running Windows. 110-cm.tar.Z 524 Kb Compilation Manager 110-cml.tar.Z 154 Kb Concurrent ML 110-config.tar.Z 10 Kb Installation scripts 110-eXene.tar.Z 1079 Kb eXene window system 110-ml-burg.tar.Z 95 Kb Burg code-generator generator 110-ml-lex.tar.Z 44 Kb ML-Lex scanner generator 110-ml-yacc.tar.Z 148 Kb ML-Yacc parser generator 110-runtime.tar.Z 588 Kb Runtime system 110-sml-nj.tar.Z 1572 Kb Source code for compiler 110-smlnj-c.tar.Z 102 Kb ML-to-C library 110-smlnj-lib.tar.Z 344 Kb SML of NJ Library 110-smlnj.exe 6565 Kb Self-installing EXE for Win '95 and NT
You will need at least the 110-config.tar.Z, 110-runtime.tar.Z, the 110-bin.* files for the machines on which you intend to install the software, and the source files for the components (CM, ml-lex, ml-yacc, cml, eXene) that you want installed (these are defined in the config/targets file). Further installation instructions are in the 110-INSTALL file or at the web pagehttp://cm.bell-labs.com/cm/cs/what/smlnj/install.html
News about SML/NJNew releases of our software are announced in the netnews group comp.lang.ml.
LicenseStandard ML of New Jersey is distributed free of charge and with no warranty. You may use, copy, modify, and distribute the software provided that you preserve the copyright notice and don't mention Bell Laboratories or Lucent Technologies in your advertising without prior written permission; see the license for the legal language.
Contact InfoIf you have general questions or comments, please email them to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bug reports should be sent to email@example.com using the bug report form. Bug reports can also be submitted using our online bug form