[Haskell-cafe] ANNOUNCE: grid-1.1

Kristopher Micinski krismicinski at gmail.com
Thu Sep 6 18:05:21 CEST 2012

On Thu, Sep 6, 2012 at 8:04 AM, Amy de Buitléir <amy at nualeargais.ie> wrote:
> Paul Visschers <mail <at> paulvisschers.net> writes:
>> Looks nice. Does it scale well to millions of elements, and can it handle 3D?
> The current implementation wouldn't scale well to millions of elements, but it
> shouldn't take much tweaking to support that. Currently, when a grid is
> constructed, the list of all possible indices is constructed as well, so that
> calls to the "indices" function are fast. To support large numbers of tiles, I
> would instead generate all possible indices only when the "indices" function is
> called. Then the indices function would be too slow to be usable for more than,
> say, 50,000 tiles. But perhaps you don't need that function.

It seems like you should be able to stick this behind some abstraction
so that you can support multiple implementations for grids (i.e.,
currently storing indices as you mention, but could support other
implementations with different trade offs ...)?


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