|Reuse of computations citron@CS.HUJI.AC.IL (1995-09-04)|
|Re: Reuse of computations snovack@justright.ICS.UCI.EDU (Steven Novack) (1995-09-09)|
|Re: Reuse of computations firstname.lastname@example.org (1995-09-11)|
|Re: Reuse of computations email@example.com (1995-09-12)|
|Re: Reuse of computations davids@ICSI.Berkeley.EDU (1995-09-18)|
|From:||firstname.lastname@example.org (David Chase)|
|Date:||Tue, 12 Sep 1995 16:43:28 GMT|
citron@CS.HUJI.AC.IL (Daniel Citron) writes:
> I'm interested in papers that refer to the reuse of previously executed
> computations. I think the term is memoing or memoizing. Are there any
> practical implementations of this concept (in software or hardware)?
See the constant-integer multiplication thread for one instance
I also recall (don't know it was ever published) that someone once
wrote a "memoizing functional" in Russell -- in theory, a sick person
might be able to do this in C++ with a template (I am sorely tempted
John Hughes also wrote about Lazy Memo Functions in a long-past (1985?)
proceedings of the conference on Functional Programming Languages and
Computer Architectures (Springer Verlag). I was very impressed by it, but I
don't know if it went anywhere after that. It was massively cool --
lazy memoization subsumes and generalizes Turner's reduction trick for
the Y combinator.
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