Marc Wachowitz
Wed, 14 May 97 13:02:46 +0200

Brian Spilsbury <> wrote:
> Another approach is to when you allocate them pass a generator.
> A simple, clean solution?

If it's too simple, you'll lose on the more complicated stuff, which is
what many numerical programs need, as far as I'm told (I never did serious
numerical work). For some experts' view on what's necessary and practical
you might look at the language Sisal, a single-assignment language which
is designed to be able to replace Fortran, implementable very efficiently
both on sequential and massively parallel systems. Looks quite nice.


-- Marc Wachowitz <>