(j3.2006) F03/0084, was Re: Interp letter ballot #25

Keith Bierman khbkhb
Fri May 11 16:15:43 EDT 2012

On Fri, May 11, 2012 at 2:03 PM, Van Snyder <Van.Snyder at jpl.nasa.gov> wrote:

> ....troversy concerning this issue at
> that time.  There are ways processors can reduce this problem.  In any
> case, the fraction of deployed processors that are members of this class
> has been dwindling for decades.

Really? Aren't most of the GPU devices precisely hobbled this way? They are
gaining a certain amount of traction for computational work.

I don't have a strong opinion about the rest of the argument ... not that
I'm working on it; but it seems to me that the appropriate place for
Interval work would be in a new language (related to Fortran the same way
that Java is related to C++) ... inspired, but not directly descended.

There's just too much that ought to be different to make it ideal, and
halfway measures aren't really useful in the long run.
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