Adding a Par construct to Python?
steve at REMOVE-THIS-cybersource.com.au
Thu May 28 06:07:00 CEST 2009
On Wed, 27 May 2009 12:58:02 +0000, Albert van der Horst wrote:
>>And how is reduce() supposed to know whether or not some arbitrary
>>function is commutative?
> Why would it or need it? A Python that understands the ``par'' keyword
> is supposed to know it can play some tricks with optimizing reduce() if
> the specific function is commutative.
Fine. Move the smarts out of reduce() into the compiler. How is the
compiler supposed to know if an arbitrary function is commutative?
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