[Haskell-cafe] [accelerate-haskell] [ANN] Accelerate 1.0

Trevor McDonell trevor.mcdonell at gmail.com
Sat Apr 1 02:04:20 UTC 2017

Yep, it is just hard coded, but to be fair there have been very few new
Accelerate backends. It does pull in extra dependencies though, if you
forget to add the appropriate `-f-X` flag.

The type class approach you mention sounds like how the LLVM-based packages
are architected.


On Fri, 31 Mar 2017 at 20:46 Henning Thielemann <
googlegroups at henning-thielemann.de> wrote:

> On Fri, 31 Mar 2017, Trevor McDonell wrote:
> >   * accelerate-fft: FFI bindings to discrete Fourier transforms (FFTW
> and cuFFT)
> >     (https://hackage.haskell.org/package/accelerate-fft)
> I was curious how you solved the problem of addressing target specific
> implementations of functions like the FFT. Looking at the source code it
> looks like you have hard-coded a selection of back-ends. I hoped that we
> would be able to specify back-end capabilities via a type-class. This way
> the user could add more back-ends with their respective FFT
> implementations. Maybe that's stuff to be defered to Accelerate-2.0. :-)
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