[Haskell-cafe] Haskell vs GC'd imperative languages, threading, parallelizeability (is that a word? :-D )

Andrew Coppin andrewcoppin at btinternet.com
Sat Aug 11 04:23:32 EDT 2007

Spencer Janssen wrote:
> On Friday 10 August 2007 12:37:31 Andrew Coppin wrote:
>> Stefan O'Rear wrote:
>>> Bool is 32 bits, but Don is using UArray.  UArray is not parametric in
>>> the element type.
>> Would be nice if it *could* somehow be parametric... but I have
>> absolutely no idea how you'd do that. The transformation is self-evident
>> enough to a human, but how do you explain it to a machine?
> Check out the various papers, slides, and talks on NDP/parrallel arrays.  
> There's much discussion on schemes to efficiently pack data types into 
> unboxed arrays.

NDP is like Christmas! So many boxes of goodies to open... but it takes 
so long to come around... :-(

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