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

Roman Leshchinskiy rl at cse.unsw.edu.au
Sat Nov 29 07:06:06 EST 2008

On 29/11/2008, at 11:49, Claus Reinke wrote:

>> Yes, it is very difficult. A sensible API for a standard array  
>> library  is something that needs more research. FWIW, I don't know  
>> of any other  language that has what I'd like to see in Haskell. C+ 
>> + probably comes  closest but they have it easy - they don't do  
>> fusion.
> I assume you've looked at SAC? http://www.sac-home.org/

Yes. They have it even easier - they don't have polymorphism, they  
don't have higher-order functions, they don't have boxing and laziness  
and in a sense, they don't even do general-purpose programming, just  
scientific algorithms. And they have no existing language to integrate  
their stuff with. This is not to imply that their work isn't  
interesting and valuable; IMO, it just doesn't really help us when it  
comes to designing a Haskell array library.


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