1 Syntax_Tools Release Notes

This document describes the changes made to the Syntax_Tools application.

1.1  Syntax_Tools 2.1.4

Fixed Bugs and Malfunctions

  • Removed all old unused files in the documentation.

    Own Id: OTP-14475 Aux Id: ERL-409, PR-1493

1.2  Syntax_Tools 2.1.3

Improvements and New Features

  • General Unicode improvements.

    Own Id: OTP-14462

  • A process trapping exits and calling erl_tidy no longer hangs if an error occurs.

    Own Id: OTP-14471 Aux Id: ERL-413

1.3  Syntax_Tools 2.1.2

Improvements and New Features

  • Miscellaneous updates due to atoms containing arbitrary Unicode characters.

    Own Id: OTP-14285

1.4  Syntax_Tools 2.1.1

Fixed Bugs and Malfunctions

  • The address to the FSF in the license header has been updated.

    Own Id: OTP-14084

1.5  Syntax_Tools 2.1

Fixed Bugs and Malfunctions

  • Fix a bug where erl_tidy crashed on the tilde character when printing to standard output.

    Own Id: OTP-13725 Aux Id: ERL-151, PR-1071

  • merl_transform could get into an infinite loop when syntactically incorrect text was passed to a merl:qquote/2,3 call.

    Own Id: OTP-13755

Improvements and New Features

  • Improve types and specs in OTP documentation generated from Erlang source files.

    Own Id: OTP-13720 Aux Id: ERL-120

1.6  Syntax_Tools 2.0

Improvements and New Features

  • The abstract data type in erl_syntax is augmented with types and function specifications.

    The module erl_prettypr pretty prints types and function specification, and the output can be parsed.

    The types of record fields are no longer ignored. As a consequence erl_syntax_lib:analyze_record_field/1 returns {Default, Type} instead of Default. The functions analyze_record_attribute, analyze_attribute, analyze_form, and analyze_forms in the erl_syntax_lib module are also affected by this incompatible change.


    Own Id: OTP-12863

1.7  Syntax_Tools 1.7

Improvements and New Features

  • Use the new erl_anno module.

    Own Id: OTP-12732

  • The merl module has been added to the syntax_tools application. The Merl library is a simpler way to work with erl_syntax parse trees.

    Own Id: OTP-12769

1.8  Syntax_Tools 1.6.18

Fixed Bugs and Malfunctions

  • Fix bad format of error in epp_dodger:parse_file/3

    Own Id: OTP-12406

1.9  Syntax_Tools 1.6.17

Fixed Bugs and Malfunctions

  • Teach Maps to erl_syntax

    Affected functions:

    • erl_syntax:abstract/1
    • erl_syntax:concrete/1
    • erl_syntax:is_leaf/1
    • erl_syntax:is_literal/1

    Own Id: OTP-12265

1.10  Syntax_Tools 1.6.16

Fixed Bugs and Malfunctions

  • The default encoding for Erlang source files is now UTF-8. As a temporary measure to ease the transition from the old default of Latin-1, if EDoc encounters byte sequences that are not valid UTF-8 sequences, EDoc will re-try in Latin-1 mode. This workaround will be removed in a future release.

    Own Id: OTP-12008

1.11  Syntax_Tools 1.6.15

Fixed Bugs and Malfunctions

  • Fix reverting map in syntax_tools

    There was a bug in erl_syntax when running e.g. erl_syntax:revert_forms, affecting maps. Instead of getting Key/Value you got Key/Key in the resulting abstract form.

    Own Id: OTP-11930

1.12  Syntax_Tools 1.6.14

Fixed Bugs and Malfunctions

  • Application upgrade (appup) files are corrected for the following applications:

    asn1, common_test, compiler, crypto, debugger, dialyzer, edoc, eldap, erl_docgen, et, eunit, gs, hipe, inets, observer, odbc, os_mon, otp_mibs, parsetools, percept, public_key, reltool, runtime_tools, ssh, syntax_tools, test_server, tools, typer, webtool, wx, xmerl

    A new test utility for testing appup files is added to test_server. This is now used by most applications in OTP.

    (Thanks to Tobias Schlager)

    Own Id: OTP-11744

Improvements and New Features

  • Add implementation of having erl_tidy print to screen instead of writing to the file provided. (Thanks to Aaron France)

    Own Id: OTP-11632

  • Support Maps syntax in syntax_tools (Thanks to Anthony Ramine).

    Own Id: OTP-11663

1.13  Syntax_Tools 1.6.13

Fixed Bugs and Malfunctions

  • In syntax_tools-1.6.12 (OTP R16B03) a bug was introduced which broke reverting of local implicit funs. Implicit funs were mistakenly thought to be using abstract terms for their name and arity. This has now been corrected. (Thanks to Anthony Ramine)

    Own Id: OTP-11576

Improvements and New Features

  • The default encoding of Erlang files has been changed from ISO-8859-1 to UTF-8.

    The encoding of XML files has also been changed to UTF-8.

    Own Id: OTP-10907

1.14  Syntax_Tools 1.6.12

Fixed Bugs and Malfunctions

  • Fix transformation of implicit funs in igor (Thanks to Anthony Ramine)

    Own Id: OTP-11506

1.15  Syntax_Tools 1.6.11

Improvements and New Features

  • Miscellaneous updates due to Unicode support.

    Own Id: OTP-10820

1.16  Syntax_Tools 1.6.10

Improvements and New Features

  • Support for Unicode has been implemented.

    Own Id: OTP-10302

1.17  Syntax_Tools 1.6.9

Fixed Bugs and Malfunctions

  • Syntax Tools 1.6.9

    Minor bugfixes, spec annotations and documentation cleanup. Thanks to Richard Carlsson

    Own Id: OTP-10208

1.18  Syntax_Tools 1.6.8

Fixed Bugs and Malfunctions

  • Minor suppressions and fixes of compilation warnings

    Own Id: OTP-10016

1.19  Syntax_Tools

Improvements and New Features

  • Variables are now now allowed in 'fun M:F/A' as suggested by Richard O'Keefe in EEP-23.

    The representation of 'fun M:F/A' in the abstract format has been changed in an incompatible way. Tools that directly read or manipulate the abstract format (such as parse transforms) may need to be updated. The compiler can handle both the new and the old format (i.e. extracting the abstract format from a pre-R15 BEAM file and compiling it using compile:forms/1,2 will work). The syntax_tools application can also handle both formats.


    Own Id: OTP-9643

  • Eliminate use of deprecated regexp module

    Own Id: OTP-9810

1.20  Syntax_Tools

Fixed Bugs and Malfunctions

  • In a file containing declarations and comments without any empty lines between them, the recomment_forms() function would associate a multi-line comment with the declaration above it rather than the one following it. (Thanks to Richard Carlsson and Kostis Sagonas.)

    Own Id: OTP-9180

1.21  Syntax_Tools 1.6.7

Improvements and New Features

  • Miscellaneous updates

    Own Id: OTP-8976

1.22  Syntax_Tools 1.6.6

Improvements and New Features

  • Minor changes and clean-ups.

    Own Id: OTP-8709

1.23  Syntax_Tools 1.6.5

Improvements and New Features

  • The documentation is now possible to build in an open source environment after a number of bugs are fixed and some features are added in the documentation build process.

    - The arity calculation is updated.

    - The module prefix used in the function names for bif's are removed in the generated links so the links will look like "http://www.erlang.org/doc/man/erlang.html#append_element-2" instead of "http://www.erlang.org/doc/man/erlang.html#erlang:append_element-2".

    - Enhanced the menu positioning in the html documentation when a new page is loaded.

    - A number of corrections in the generation of man pages (thanks to Sergei Golovan)

    - The legal notice is taken from the xml book file so OTP's build process can be used for non OTP applications.

    Own Id: OTP-8343

1.24  Syntax_Tools 1.6.4

Improvements and New Features

  • The documentation is now built with open source tools (xsltproc and fop) that exists on most platforms. One visible change is that the frames are removed.

    Own Id: OTP-8201

1.25  Syntax_Tools 1.6.3

Improvements and New Features

  • Miscellaneous updates.

    Own Id: OTP-8190

1.26  Syntax_Tools 1.6.2

Improvements and New Features

  • Miscellanous updates.

    Own Id: OTP-8038

1.27  Syntax_Tools 1.6

Improvements and New Features

  • Miscellaneous updates.

    Own Id: OTP-7877

1.28  Syntax_Tools 1.5.6

Improvements and New Features

  • Minor updates.

    Own Id: OTP-7642

1.29  Syntax_Tools 1.5.5

Improvements and New Features

  • Minor changes.

    Own Id: OTP-7388

1.30  Syntax_Tools 1.5.4

Improvements and New Features

  • Minor updates, mostly cosmetic.

    Own Id: OTP-7243

1.31  Syntax_Tools 1.5.3

Fixed Bugs and Malfunctions

  • A missing directory (examples) has been added and another broken link in the documentation has been fixed.

    Own Id: OTP-6468

1.32  Syntax_Tools 1.5.2

Fixed Bugs and Malfunctions

  • Fixed some broken links in the documentation.

    Own Id: OTP-6420

1.33  Syntax_Tools 1.5.1

Miscellaneous changes.