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Re: Vectors as functions
> To correct something I've repeatedly seen mentioned in this thread:
> [These freedoms] make it hard to optimize also make it hard for
> tools to reason about programs.
These are valuable abilities, but why not let the programmer decide
when to break optimization-compatibility, etc., when he judges the
power of the language feature provides a greater benefit than cost?
I don't think it's a case of "correcting" attitudes, I think you'll
always encounter a subgroup that believes a lot of freedom is a good
thing. It's really a question of two different points of view that
are both correct, I think. (I'm not sure they can't be accomodated in
the same language...)