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Re: uniform-vector?

From: Masao Uebayashi
Subject: Re: uniform-vector?
Date: Fri, 11 May 2001 16:02:31 +0900

Hello. I'm still considering this. :-)

There are so many difficulties to understand what Guile does when
dealing with (uniform) arrays in unif.[ch].

First of all, what you, both as an user and a developer, can easily
see is that many inconsistencies of argument names of array functions
in the documentation. It seems to me that some abbreviations are
conventionally being used, say, "uve", "ra", "v", "shap", "prot", ...
I'm trying to understand them, but it's hard to understand them with
my knowledge. It would be nice if you who know what these words mean
and what intents they have will shed me light.

I personally think that we should clear up terms for (uniform)
(multi-dimensional) array. For example, "number of dimension" is
replaced by a word "rank" which is apparently clearer, concrete, and
readable. I wonder that an abbrev of 'ndim' throughtly used in the
source should be all replaced by "rank", but this is simply my guess,
I still don't know what the programmer(s) intended...


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