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Programming and Core System

  • Faster execution speed and lower memory usage for typical kernel operations.
  • Dumping of function definitions for optimized loading.
  • Powerful new general symbolic programming functions, including ReplaceList and Split.
  • Pattern-based non-local control flow with Throw and Catch.
  • Separate support for verbatim and held patterns.
  • Enhanced control of basic evaluation.
  • New functions and enhancements for string manipulation.
  • Extensive support for manipulation of non-ASCII characters.