June 2015 Archives

PDL features I'd like to see in Perl 6

I recently asked around #perl6 as to a mailing list where I might discuss PDL features that I'd like to see in Perl 6. Synopsis 9 is supposed to discuss these features, but the PDLish ideas feels like a straight port of PDL, rather than a rethink of what's important. I wanted to discuss things a bit.

The answer was, "Write a blog post." This post contains what I consider to be the essential ingredients of PDL that I think are easily achievable for Perl 6 v1.0. I want Perl 6 to provide an expressive language for writing operations on high dimensional data. I believe that we (and I do include myself) can get this done by Christmas if others can help me out.

About David Mertens

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