1 Jul, 2019: PL/I beta version 0.9.10b released.|
This release contains bugfixes and performance enhancements.
See the readme file for your system for a listing.
7 Nov, 2017: PL/I beta version 0.9.10a released.|
This release contains fixes for several problems.
9 Oct, 2017: PL/I beta version 0.9.10 released.|
This is a major release that provides support for INDEXED files, similar
to IBM ISAM files or VSAM KSDS. At the present time this is only available
on Linux systems. Several bugs have also been fixed in this release.
22 Jul, 2017: PL/I beta version 0.9.9b released.|
This is a maintenance release that contains a number of bugfixes.
See the readme files for a complete listing.
We have moved our OS/2 system to ArcaOS (Blue Lion). This appears to
provide a more stable and usable environment than eCS.
Arca Noae website
|15 Dec, 2016: PL/I beta version 0.9.9a released.|
This is a maintenance release that contains a number of bugfixes.
6 Nov, 2015: Move to new website complete.
Please report any website problems.
15 Sep, 2015: PL/I beta version 0.9.9 released.|
This version adds support for displaying a source line number
in run-time error messages, and adds the ROUND builtin.
15 Jun, 2015: PL/I beta version 0.9.8 released.|
This version adds support for an input/output data list to contain a type-3 DO,
put skip list( ((a(i,j) do j=1 to 5) do i=1 to 2) );
It adds the builtins PRECISION, ATAN, and ATAND, and fixes some problems with
with handling OVERFLOW.
22 Jan, 2015: PL/I beta version 0.9.7 released.|
This version adds the builtins REVERSE, AFTER, BEFORE, TRIM, LTRIM, RTRIM,
and SEARCH. It also adds the ability to do array assignments of adjustable arrays,
and optimizes assignments of arrays with matching attributes to a block move.
15 Dec, 2014: PL/I beta version 0.9.6 released
This version adds the builtin sort subroutine PLISRTD, and the builtin functions
IAND, IEOR, INOT, IOR, ISLL, and ISRL compatible with IBM Enterprise PL/I.
It also adds the capability to handle IBM "packed decimal" format
FIXED DECIMAL data.
(The compiler and library show the date 5 Nov, 2014). A late breaking bug
causes the incorrect handing of a floating picture character (such as $)
when it is to be placed on an insertion character such as comma.
4 Oct, 2014: PL/I beta version 0.9.5 released|
This version contains various fixes for STREAM INPUT,
pictured data and CONTROLLED storage, as well as other bugfixes.
22 Jan, 2014: PL/I beta version 0.9.4 released.|
This version fixes a number of bugs with CONTROLLED structures and others.
A procedure map listing option will now print a listing of line
numbers and offsets for all statements in a compile unit.
15 Aug, 2012: PL/I beta version 0.9.3 released.
This version contains a limited version of CONTROLLED storage. Modifications
are included to simplify running PL/I programs interactively, including
the L format-item and the environment option INTERACTIVE. The OPEN statement
will now recognize title strings of the form "DD_string" as pointers to an
envionment variable "DD_string" whose value will be actual name of the file.
The DO statement now allows multiple iteration specifications, such as
DO i=1,3,5,7 TO 15; In addition this version includes numerous fixes dealing
with adjustable arrays.
5 Aug, 2011: PL/I Linux beta version 0.9.2a refresh.|
This is a minor refresh of 0.9.2 fixing a problem causing the compiler and PL/I programs
linked with the 0.9.2 library to trap during termination of the MAIN procedure
when running on Linux kernels prior to 2.6. Linux users not experiencing
these symptoms, and all OS/2 users, should disregard this refresh.
|13 Jul, 2011: PL/I beta version 0.9.2 released.|
This version includes multitasking support, including the TASK and EVENT and PRIORITY
options of the CALL statement, the EVENT attribute, the COMPLETION and STATUS builtins
and pseudovariables, and some callable procedures providing mutex semaphore support.
|11 Aug, 2010: PL/I beta version 0.9.1 released.|
New features in 0.9.1 include the PACKAGE statement, the CALL option of the
INITIAL attribute, floating-point pictures (output only), and the
CS, SINH, COSH, and TANH builtins.
|23 Mar, 2010: PL/I beta version 0.9.0 released.|
Linux is here! 0.9.0, besides using a new version numbering scheme,
now supports Linux as both a native and a cross-compiler.
Additionally, the ERF, ERFC, and EXP builtins are supported.
|17 Oct, 2009: PL/I beta version 0.8c released.|
(0.8b was never publicly released).
This version adds the ADD, MULTIPLY, DIVIDE, and HEXIMAGE builtins,
and allows the single-argument forms of HBOUND. LBOUND, and DIM.
CURRENTSTORAGE works correctly for unaligned bit strings and
adjustable arrays and structures.
Static unaligned bit string array and structure members
can now have the INITIAL attribute.
This version fixes a bug that prevented generation of ELF output.
|21 May, 2009: PL/I beta version 0.8a released.|
This version adds list-directed input, the DISPLAY statement, and the
condition-handling builtins ONCHAR, ONCODE, ONCOUNT, ONFILE, ONKEY,
ONLOC and ONSOURCE. A cross-reference listing can now be produced,
and subscripted label constants are supported.
ELF object files can now optionally be generated in addition
to the standard OMF.
|15 Feb, 2009: PL/I alpha version 0.7b released.|
This release fixes the bug in 0.7a and includes some other
cleanup and code improvements.
The following builtin functions are now available: BOOL, COS,
COSD, LOG, LOG10, LOG2, SIN, SIND, SQRT, TAN, and TAND.
The UNION attribute was implemented.
|05 Feb, 2009: Do not use 0.7a.|
A severe bug has just surfaced in PL/I version 0.7a.
Floating-point divide was not working correctly with the new code generator.
Unfortunately this is a "HIPER" bug affecting FIXED DECIMAL scaling,
exponentiation and other functionality.
Version 0.7b will be available shortly with the fix for this problem and
various other fixes and enhancements.
|23 Dec, 2008: PL/I alpha version 0.7a released.|
This is a major revision including a
completely rewritten code generator that generates object files directly, without requiring an
intermediate assembler step.
|09 Jun, 2008: PL/I alpha version 0.6a released.|
This version implements the %REPLACE
preprocessor statement, adds the FROMALIEN procedure option to allow calls
to PL/I from other languages, and packages the runtime library as a DLL and import library in addition to
the previously distributed static object library.
|25 Apr, 2008: PL/I alpha version 0.5e released.|
conversion between scaled fixed binary and decimal, PUT DATA, except for arrays of structures,
SKIP and COLUMN format.
|30 Jan, 2008: PL/I alpha version 0.5d released.|
allowing factored declarations including the INITIAL, BASED, and DEFINED attributes;
also allow alternate characters for NOT and OR.
|20 Dec, 2007: PL/I alpha version 0.5c released.|
include E format output and the listing control statements %PAGE, %SKIP[(n)], %PRINT,
|5 Nov, 2007: Iron Spring Software announces the availability
of the first alpha version of their new PL/I compiler. The alpha runs on the
OS/2 operating system only. To download a free copy choose "Download" in the
menu or here.
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