[Haskell-cafe] Specify array or list size?

Antti-Juhani Kaijanaho antti-juhani at kaijanaho.info
Sat May 7 15:52:15 EDT 2005

On 20050507T153105-0400, David Roundy wrote:
> In a multi-dimensional array, all the dimensions but the first (or last?)
> are fixed in size.  Unfortunately, these are fixed at compile time, so
> there's no way to write a function that can act upon multidimensional
> arrays of arbitrary size.  So we get the joy of writing terms like m[i+n*j]
> to deal with matrices...

In C99, you can use variable-length arrays for that, though compiler
support for that feature is lacking (in particular, GCC still gets VLAs

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