Commit af4f923e authored by Jesse McGrew's avatar Jesse McGrew
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Bumped tool versions to 0.9 final and library version to J5.

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# Change Log
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## [0.9] (August 11, 2019)
### Added
- Optimized `REST`/`ZREST` to compile as a ZAP constant instead of an
`ADD` instruction when possible.
- Optimized `VALUE` to compile as a variable reference instead of a `VALUE`
instruction when possible.
- Improved code generation when values are returned from a `PROG` (or
- Added a few new ZIL libraries in `zillib/experimental`, which is now part
of the default include path.
- `RELEASEID` now defaults to 0 in all Z-machine versions.
- ZILF now stops after 100 compiler errors.
- Added `<FILE-FLAGS SENTENCE-ENDS?>` to use sentence spaces when compiling
to V6.
- Added info message ZIL0506 to suggest the cause of an "undeclared
compilation flag" warning.
- `<GLOBAL FOO BAR>` is now accepted when `BAR` is a global variable. This
initializes `FOO` to the variable index of BAR and issues a warning.
- Macros invoked inside routine definitions can now define global variables
by calling `GLOBAL`, which will be available in every routine.
- Added a way to control the behavior of `RETURN` without an activation
argument inside a `PROG` (or similar) in a routine. Previously,
- ZAPF now allows `%`, `!`, `'`, and `/` in symbol names.
- Implemented the `.ALIGN` directive in ZAPF, and ignored a few unsupported
- The `XCALL` and `IXCALL` opcodes can now be written as `CALL` and `ICALL`
- ZAPF now defines the `FLAGS` and `RELEASEID` constants automatically if
- Added replaceable library sections `DESCRIBE-OBJECTS` and `STATUS-LINE`.
- The game name now prints in bold on V4+.
- Added the function `DESC-BUILTINS!-YOMIN`, which provides signature info
to the Visual Studio Code plugin.
- Implemented the `.DEBUG-MAP` ZAP directive.
- Added error MDL0427 when defining `"TUPLE"`, `"ARGS"`, or `"BIND"`
arguments for a routine.
- Added error ZIL0209 when a routine name is used instead of an object name
in one of the contexts where objects can be defined implicitly, i.e. the
`IN`/`LOC` pseudo-property and the `GLOBAL` property.
- Improved error ZIL0123 to appear for misplaced end blocks in loops as well
as in `COND`, and to appear even in void context.
- Added `-we` command line option to make ZILF treat warnings as errors,
`-ws` to suppress specific warnings, and `-w` to enable all warnings. Some
warnings are now suppressed by default.
- Added the `<SUPPRESS-WARNINGS?>` directive, to control warning suppression
from source code.
- Added tab completion and command history to ZILF's interactive mode.
- Added warning ZIL0410 for unprintable characters in strings.
- Added warning ZIL0210 for unused local variables.
- Added replaceable sections for the parts of `MAIN-LOOP`.
- ZILF will now detect and use a preexisting frequent words file named
without an underscore, such as `foofreq.zap` instead of `foo_freq.zap`.
- Implemented substring search for `MEMBER`.
### Changed
- Ported the projects to .NET Core 2.2, and changed the build scripts to
make self-contained applications. Installing Mono is no longer necessary
to run on Linux and Mac OS.
- Replaced the Antlr grammars for ZIL and ZAP source code with a hand-coded
parser. The Antlr DLLs are no longer needed, and syntax error messages
are improved.
- Changed the mechanism for non-local control flow, used by functions like
`AGAIN` and `MAPRET`, to not rely on exceptions. Running ZILF inside a
debugger is now much faster.
- Setting the release number on the ZAPF command line with `-r` now takes
precedence over `RELEASEID`.
- Relaxed error MDL0502 ("duplicate default for section") to a warning.
- Changed the way a few functions operate on the values represented by
expressions like `.L` and `,G`. These were syntactic sugar for forms
invoking `LVAL` or `GVAL` in MDL; in MIM, however, `LVAL` and `GVAL` were
separate types based on `ATOM`. In ZILF, they're now treated as a hybrid:
they're still syntactic sugar for forms, but such forms now also get
special treatment from `==?`, `TYPE?`, `CHTYPE`, and `DECL`s, so they can
be treated as atom-like values, similar to MIM.
- Moved the sample games into their own subdirectories.
- Converted the Cloak Plus sample's notes to Markdown and updated them.
- Renamed the `library` directory to `zillib`.
- Changed the error ZAPF prints when the story file is too big to avoid
implying that the wrong Z-machine version is being targeted. The message
now also suggests using abbreviations if appropriate.
### Fixed
- Improved error handling and reporting in many ways, especially syntax
errors and line numbering.
- Corrected the "Inform mode" name for `EQUAL?` to `je` (not `jeq`).
- The routine argument of `SOUND` is no longer ignored.
- `TABLE`s behave correctly when `CHTYPE`d.
- `ZREST`, `ZGET`, `ZPUT`, etc. handle invalid offsets correctly.
- `REPEAT` no longer leaks values onto the stack.
- `PROPDEF`s can be `CHTYPE`d.
- Implemented the standard "structured value" functions for all built-in
types with structured primtypes. This affected `ASOC`, `CONSTANT`,
- `PUTREST` works with all list-based types, not only `LIST`.
- Fixed inconsistencies in the various ways ZIL atom names are translated
into ZAP symbols, which occasionally led to assembly errors for atoms
containing exotic characters.
- `INSERT-FILE` now respects the file extension if one is provided.
- Vectors resized with `GROW` now work correctly when being printed, mapped,
and `REST`ed.
- Fixed an optimizer bug where unreachable code that became reachable after
an optimization would still be deleted.
- Fixed duplicate debug info being generated for reused action routines.
- Fixed overflow when defining more than 255 actions.
- Fixed ZAP symbol collision when local and global variables have the same
name. Variable shadowing isn't a concern in ZIL, thanks to `SET`/`SETG` and
`LVAL`/`GVAL`, but it is in ZAP, so ZILF now renames the local variable.
- Fixed a library bug where implicitly taking an object inside a container
was reported as a failure even if it succeeded.
- Cleaned up some unused local variables, bad formatting, and ugly code in
the library.
- Calling a `FUNCTION` with too many arguments now raises an error.
- Fixed some cases where debug line addresses would be corrupted,
duplicated, or lost.
- Fixed the library response for undoing too many turns.
- Fixed `MAP-DIRECTIONS` ignoring the end block if one was provided.
- Fixed `GOTO` moving the wrong player when called during the response to an
order, and returning an unpredictable value.
- `RESTART` is now correctly considered a `GAME-VERB?`.
- Corrected a fundamental misconception about the relationship between
the empty form `<>` and `#FALSE ()`. `<>` is now read as an empty form,
which may also be created with `<FORM>`, and it will be converted to
`#FALSE ()` when it's evaluated. (Yes, ZILF got this wrong for ten years.)
- Fixed parsing of the syntax `WALK IN OBJECT`, which was being mistaken for
directional movement.
### Removed
- "Inform mode" in ZAPF no longer changes the overall assembly syntax. It
still changes the opcode and special operand names.
- The ZilFormat project, which never got very far, is now gone. The new
experimental `pprint` package may be used instead.
- Removed the `-v` command line option from ZAPF. ZAP code is specific to a
Z-machine version, and retargeting assembly code from one version to
another is a mistake.
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