execution order

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execution order

Postby giangiquario on Tue Nov 23, 2010 4:44 pm

Please consider the following behaviour (in a clear workspace):

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      ⊂[1↓⍳⍴⍴wsx]wsx←2 3⍴⍳5
      ⊂[1↓⍳⍴⍴wsx]wsx←2 3⍴⍳5

Maybe incorrect?
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Re: execution order

Postby JohnS|Dyalog on Thu Nov 25, 2010 10:27 am

Hi Gianluigi

Dyalog allows:

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      v←0 0 0
      v[1] n ← 2 3   ⍝ assign n and first item of v
      v n
 2 0 0  3

In this case, the interpreter has to evaluate the expression as far to the left as the v before deciding whether the brackets form an index (if v is an array) or an axis (as in your example) if v is a function.

It cannot skip over the []s to have a peek, because APL also allows, in a clear WS:

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Morten suggests this elegant code-around for your example:

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      {⊂[1↓⍳⍴⍴⍵]⍵}2 3⍴⍳5

Strange things, brackets; you can see why J removed them :-).

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