[Maxima] CL arrays
Michel Van den Bergh
michel.vandenbergh at uhasselt.be
Wed Jan 17 02:44:43 CST 2007
>I think I'd prefer to make Lisp arrays invisible from the user's point
>of view. I'd like to rework lists and matrices to use arrays for
>storage, but without exposing the underlying array.
My experiments show that lists and matrices are stored in the value cell
of a symbol. Now I learn it is apparently also possible to store
arrays in the value cell (without using use_fast_arrays:true).
Perhaps it is time to make this the default and lay the old maxima
arrays (which are stored on the property list and have confusing semantics)
to rest. This would make maxima much closer to other languages.
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