To Mesa Users Date May 31, 1978
From Ed Satterthwaite Location Palo Alto
Subject Mesa 4.0 Compiler Update Organization SOD/SO
Filed on: [IRIS]DOC>COMPILER40.BRAVO
This memo describes changes to the Mesa language and compiler that have been made since
the last release (October 17, 1977). As usual, the list of compiler-related change requests
closed by Mesa 4.0 will appear separately as part of the Software Release Description.
The language accepted by the Mesa 4.0 compiler has several significant extensions and a few
minor changes. It features a process mechanism, enhanced arithmetic capabilities, long and
base-relative pointers, and more general block structure.
Because of changes in symbol table and BCD formats, all existing Mesa programs must be
recompiled. There a|