[Haskell-cafe] [GSoC] A data parallel physics engine

Don Stewart dons at galois.com
Wed Mar 12 21:28:56 EDT 2008

> Don Stewart:
> >I'd chime in here -- actually getting arrays  and parallel arrays with
> >list-like interfaces, and then onto matrices, will impact a lot of
> >people's work, in a good way.
> I am not quite sure what you mean with a list-like interface.  NDP/DPH- 
> style arrays are exactly like Haskell lists, but restricted to finite  
> structures and with a more eager evaluation strategy.  The syntactic  
> sugar is like lists, just with colons thrown in (eg, [:1,2,3:] instead  
> of [1,2,3]) and the Prelude functions have the same names as the list  
> functions, just with a suffix P (eg, mapP instead of map).

Right, I was hinting I'd like the ndp library released. Even if not for
parallelism -- just having a good array interface would be enough :)

-- Don

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