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

Brad Larsen brad.larsen at gmail.com
Sat Nov 29 10:43:45 EST 2008

On Fri, 28 Nov 2008 19:00:38 -0500, Roman Leshchinskiy <rl at cse.unsw.edu.au> wrote:

> On 29/11/2008, at 10:47, Claus Reinke wrote:
>> And would it be difficult for you all to agree on a standard API, to
>> make switching between the alternatives easy (if
>> it is indeed impossible to unify their advantages in a single library,
>> the reasons for which should also be documented somewhere)?
> 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.

Would you elaborate on what you'd like to see in an array library?  And perhaps which C++ array library you are thinking of?  Your C++ comment caught my attention, and now I'm curious.  Surely you don't mean C-style arrays. :-D

Brad Larsen

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