Release Notes



Lots of fixes in this version, almost all are by Steven Watanabe.

File descriptor fixes:

Compression/decompression fixes:

Other fixes:


More fixes.


Fixed many outstanding issues. Thanks to Richard Smith for working on a lot of these changes.


Some old unreleased developments. There are still several open issues that should be fixed in the next version.


1. The semantics of close has been modified:

These changes will break some existing code. They were necessary to resolve inconsistencies in the prior specification that resulted in a number of reported bugs.

2. The function template slice has been introduced as an alias of restrict, for platforms that treat restrict as a keyword.

3. Numerous bugs have been fixed, many relating to close, copy, and file descriptors.