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- To: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Subject: Vectorizing Dylan?
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- Date: Mon, 26 Oct 92 09:06:08 +0100
I recently vectorized MacintoshCL via a set of macros. Now I
can say e.g. (+ a b) where a and b may be numbers OR vectors, or
lists, or arrays of numbers and the code does the obvious thing.
Or I can say (sin a) and if a is a vector the Sine function of all
elements will be computed and a vector returned.
Since you are working on a language for the 1990ies, where I expect
to see more vector processors than today, I wonder whether it would
not be appropriate to include vectorizing constructs into Dylan from
the beginning. It would certainly facilitate the high-level
implementation of many numerical algorithms that can be expressed on
the abstraction level of mathematical vectors or arrays.
I can provide further information on VectorCL if needed.
Garching b Muenchen