docs only: update the release notes with atomic primops
authorRyan Newton <rrnewton@gmail.com>
Thu, 5 Sep 2013 22:38:25 +0000 (18:38 -0400)
committerRyan Newton <rrnewton@gmail.com>
Thu, 5 Sep 2013 22:38:25 +0000 (18:38 -0400)
docs/users_guide/7.8.1-notes.xml

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        </listitem>
 
         <listitem>
+            <para> 
+                New PrimOps for atomic memory operations.
+                The <literal>casMutVar#</literal> PrimOp was introduced in
+                GHC 7.2 (debugged in 7.4).  This release also includes additional 
+                PrimOps for compare-and-swap (<literal>casArray#</literal> and 
+                <literal>casIntArray#</literal>) and one for fetch-and-add 
+                (<literal>fetchAddIntArray#</literal>).
+           </para>
+       </listitem>
+
+        <listitem>
             <para>
                 TODO: mention dynamic changes
            </para>