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From: Ralf W. Grosse-Kunstleve (rwgk_at_[hidden])
Date: 2004-07-06 22:10:15

--- David Abrahams <dave_at_[hidden]> wrote:
> I think that's mostly due to the fact that you don't have the right
> C++ libraries at your disposal. Of course you know I think there are
> real advantages to hybrid development, but there's no reason that
> Python and C++ should be so different aside from access to the right
> libraries.
> > This makes it practical to accumulate the knowledge that is required
> > to selectively skip brute force number crunching work.
> I can't really imagine how you do that selective skipping nor how
> Python helps you get there. It all sounds very much like black magic
> over here.

It is very real. I feel a bit awkward bothering you with this, but to backup my
point, look for "Automatic termination" near the bottom of p. 1970 of:

I realize this is not easy to grasp for non-crystallographers.
Think: You can fly even though you didn't turn your arms into wings.

OK, I'll shut up now. Just hoping that someone writes *the* array library that
can be the foundation for any more specialized array type. What you write about
your project looks more and more interesting in this respect.


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