(j3.2006) Liaison to IFIP WG 2.5

Van Snyder van.snyder
Wed Aug 22 14:51:41 EDT 2007

On Wed, 2007-08-22 at 09:54 +0100, Lawrie Schonfelder wrote:
> I think Van underlined what I was saying about intervals. A few
> critical algorithms would benefit from efficient evaluation via
> interval techniques. However, these are specialised and it would be
> highly undesirable for whole applications to be written to use
> intervals instead of FP. It would be desirable for hardware and
> languages to provide the primitives necessary to enable critical
> algorithms to be programmed using intervals but a whole intrinsic type
> is not justified. By all means establish a formal liaison with WG2.5.

It's hard to imagine how the critical algorithms can be written to use
intervals if they're not based on an intrinsic type, while preserving
the performance that defines them as "critical algorithms."

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