D - Re: complex, imaginary, and extended
- "Bjornar Svingen" <bjornar.svingen ktv.no> Mar 02 2003
extended = no longer a keyword real = 80 bit floating point cfloat = complex float cdouble = complex double creal = complex real ifloat = imaginary float idouble = imaginary double ireal = imaginary real
The "real" for extended sounds a bit strange. I would prefer something like real32 real64 realMAX complex32 complex64 complexMAX imaginary32 imaginary64 imaginaryMAX This will be consistent IMO. Anyway, as long as the keywords are there, the names doesnt really matter. With the array handling, attributes and these keywords along with the nice grammar in general, it looks like D could be THE choice for numerical programming (if the speed is up that is).
Mar 02 2003