[Haskell-cafe] Re: Go Haskell! -> array libraries

Roman Leshchinskiy rl at cse.unsw.edu.au
Fri Nov 28 18:49:13 EST 2008

On 29/11/2008, at 08:43, Andrew Coppin wrote:

> What *I* propose is that somebody [you see what I did there?] should  
> sit down, take stock of all the multitudes of array libraries, what  
> features they have, what obvious features they're missing, and think  
> up a good API from scratch. Once we figure out what the best way to  
> arrange all this stuff is, *then* we attack the problem of  
> implementing it for real.

That is the idea behind vector. I don't know how good it is but it's  
the best I could come up with (or will be once it's finished). That  
said, I don't think there is such a thing as a perfect "array API".  
Different libraries serve different purposes.


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