Array languages and the challenges of modern computer architecture

Cockshott, W.P. (2004) Array languages and the challenges of modern computer architecture. ACM SIGAPL APL Quote Quad, 34(3), pp. 13-19. (doi:10.1145/1127556.1127558)



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There has always been a close relationship between programming language design and computer design. Electronic computers and programming languages are both 'computers' in Turing's sense. They are systems which allow the performance of bounded universal computation. Each allows any computable function to be evaluated, up to some memory limit. This equivalence has been understood since the 30s' when Turing machines (Turing 1937) were shown to be of the same computational power as the λ calculus.

Item Type:Articles
Keywords:APL, vector pascal, SIMD.
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Cockshott, Dr William
Authors: Cockshott, W.P.
Subjects:Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Computing Science
Journal Name:ACM SIGAPL APL Quote Quad
Publisher:ACM Press
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2004 ACM Press
First Published:First published in ACM SIGAPL APL Quote Quad 34(3):13-19
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.

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