2023-04-07 version 0.3.2

The std/bmp and std/nie image decoders' decode_frame method now allow decoding to a pixel buffer that's smaller than the source image. This makes these two image decoders consistent with the other ones in std.

2023-03-04 version 0.3.1

For a closed io_reader, the standard library now returns "#truncated input" instead of "$short read". Importantly, this is an error, not a suspension.

The wuffs_base__parse_number_f64 function's Simple Decimal Conversion fallback algorithm has been optimized.

2023-01-26 version 0.3.0

The headline feature is that we have a production quality PNG decoder. It‘s also the fastest, safest PNG decoder in the world. There’s also a memory-safe, zero-allocation JSON decoder.

The dot points below probably aren‘t of interest unless you’re upgrading from Wuffs version 0.2.

  • Added 0b prefixed binary numbers.
  • Added WUFFS_CONFIG__MODULE__BASE__ETC sub-modules.
  • Added auxiliary code.
  • Added base library support for UTF-8.
  • Added base library support for atoi-like string conversion.
  • Added choose and choosy.
  • Added cpu_arch.
  • Added doc/logo.
  • Added endwhile syntax.
  • Added example/bzcat.
  • Added example/cbor-to-json.
  • Added example/convert-to-nia.
  • Added example/imageviewer.
  • Added example/json-to-cbor.
  • Added example/jsonfindptrs.
  • Added example/jsonptr.
  • Added example/sdl-imageviewer.
  • Added slice base.u8 peek/poke methods.
  • Added std/bmp.
  • Added std/bzip2.
  • Added std/cbor.
  • Added std/json.
  • Added std/nie.
  • Added std/png.
  • Added std/tga.
  • Added std/wbmp.
  • Added tell_me_more? mechanism.
  • Added SIMD.
  • Added alloc functions.
  • Added colons to const syntax.
  • Added double-curly blocks.
  • Added interfaces.
  • Added iterate advance parameter.
  • Added single-quoted strings.
  • Added slice uintptr_low_12_bits method.
  • Added tokens.
  • Changed gif.decoder_workbuf_len_max_incl_worst_case from 1 to 0.
  • Changed default C compilers from clang-5.0,gcc to clang,gcc.
  • Changed the C formatting style; removed the -cformatter flag.
  • Changed what the std/gif benchmarks actually measure.
  • Made wuffs_base__pixel_format a struct.
  • Made wuffs_base__pixel_subsampling a struct.
  • Made wuffs_base__status a struct.
  • Prohibited iterate loops inside coroutines.
  • Removed ack_metadata_chunk?.
  • Removed wuffs_base__frame_config__blend.
  • Renamed I/O available methods to length.
  • Renamed decode_io_writer? methods to transform_io?.
  • Renamed example/library to example/toy-genlib.
  • Renamed load and store to peek and poke.
  • Renamed {read,writ}er_io_position to {read,writ}er_position.
  • Renamed set_ignore_checksum! as a quirk.
  • Renamed swizzle_interleaved! to swizzle_interleaved_from_slice!.
  • Renamed warnings to notes.

2019-12-19 version 0.2.0

The headline feature is that the GIF decoder is now of production quality. There is now API for overall metadata (e.g. ICCP color profiles) and to recreate each frame (width, height, BGRA pixels, timing, etc.) of a GIF animation, instead of version 0.1's proof-of-concept GIF decoder API, which just gave you a one-dimensional stream of palette indexes. It also now accepts a variety of GIF images that are invalid, when strictly following the GIF specifiction, but are nonetheless accepted by other real world GIF implementations. The Wuffs GIF decoder has also been optimized to be about 1.5x faster than Wuffs version 0.1 and about 2x faster than giflib (the C library).

The Wuffs GIF decoder is being trialled by Skia, the 2-D graphics library used by both the Android operating system and the Chromium web browser.

Work also proceeds on the NIE and RAC file formats, but both are still experimental and may change later in backwards incompatible ways.

The dot points below probably aren‘t of interest unless you’re upgrading from Wuffs version 0.1.

  • Renamed Puffs to Wuffs.
  • Ship as a “single file C library”
  • Added a skipgendeps flag.
  • Added a nullptr literal and nptr T type.
  • Added io_bind and io_limit keywords.
  • Added a use keyword.
  • Added a yield keyword.
  • Made the return value mandatory; added ok literal.
  • Restricted var statements to the top of functions.
  • Dropped the = RHS out of var x T = RHS.
  • Changed func out-type from struct to bare type.
  • Renamed the implicit in variable to args.
  • Added an implicit coroutine_resumed variable.
  • Added std/adler32, std/crc32 and std/gzip.
  • Added std/gif quirks.
  • Spun std/lzw out of std/gif.
  • Spun std/zlib out of std/flate.
  • Let the std/gzip and std/zlib decoder ignore checksums.
  • Renamed std/flate to std/deflate.
  • Renamed != to <>; ! is now only for impure functions.
  • Renamed ~+ to ~mod+; added ~mod-, ~sat+ and ~sat-.
  • Removed &^.
  • Renamed $(etc) to [etc].
  • Renamed [i..j] to [i ..= j], consistent with Rust syntax.
  • Renamed [i:j] to [i .. j], consistent with Rust syntax.
  • Renamed x T to x: T, consistent with Rust syntax.
  • Renamed [N] T and [] T types to array[N] T and slice T.
  • Renamed while:label to while.label.
  • Renamed u32, buf1, etc to base.u32, base.io_buffer, etc.
  • Renamed unread_u8? to undo_byte!; added can_undo_byte.
  • Renamed some decode? methods to decode_io_writer?.
  • Replaced = try foo with =? foo.
  • Prohibited effect-ful subexpressions.
  • Redesigned iterate blocks.
  • Added {frame,image,pixel}_config and pixel_buffer types.
  • Added a reset method.
  • Added peek_uxx, skip_fast and write_fast_uxx methods.
  • Renamed some read_uxx methods as read_uxx_as_uyy.
  • Report image metadata such as ICCP and XMP.
  • Added I/O positions.
  • Tweaked how I/O marks and limits work.
  • Tweaked io_buffer / io_reader distinction in C and Wuffs.
  • Added extra fields (uninitialized internal buffers) to structs.
  • Supported animated (not just single frame) and interlaced GIFs.
  • Marked some internal status codes as private.
  • Removed closed-for-read/write built-in status codes.
  • Changed the string messages for built-in status codes.
  • Changed error "foo" to "#foo" or base."#bar".
  • Added warnings as another status code category.
  • Made the status type a const char *, not an int32_t.
  • Disallowed __double_underscore prefixed names.
  • Added fuzz tests.
  • Added some C++ convenience methods.
  • Added some Go and Rust benchmarks.
  • Made struct implementations private (opaque pointers).
  • Sped up the mimic_deflate_xxx benchmarks.
  • Fix compile errors under MSVC (Microsoft Visual C/C++).
  • Moved the base38 package from lang/base38 to lib/base38.
  • Added a stand-alone lib/interval package.
  • Added NIE file format spec.
  • Added RAC file format spec and Go implementation.

2017-11-16 version 0.1.0

Updated on April 2023.