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Subject: Re: sg7 varid proposal
From: Ville Voutilainen (ville.voutilainen_at_[hidden])
Date: 2020-12-21 18:41:01

On Tue, 22 Dec 2020 at 01:43, Ville Voutilainen
<ville.voutilainen_at_[hidden]> wrote:
> 1) What do you use to solve such problems today?
> 2) Would the introduction of this language facility perhaps, vaguely
> guessing at a possible answer to (1), to be able to
> avoid using a compiler-specific solution or a custom parser?
> A further remark: we are yet fairly far from being able to introspect
> and analyze function bodies, sequences of statements
> and expressions, that is. Based on a brief look at the talk this might
> fall into that bucket that we hope to get at later
> on, but perhaps there's something about the answer to the question (1)
> above that makes this more straightforward
> than full expression/statement-reflection?

Ha, having seen all of the talk, I may have gotten quite a bit ahead
of things there. So this is basically
a missing piece of functionality for expression-template-based
solutions for automatic differentiation?

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