Mir GLAS vs Intel MKL: which is faster?

Edwin van Leeuwen via Digitalmars-d digitalmars-d at puremagic.com
Mon Sep 26 04:56:39 PDT 2016

On Monday, 26 September 2016 at 11:46:19 UTC, Johan Engelen wrote:
> On Monday, 26 September 2016 at 11:11:20 UTC, Joseph Rushton 
> Wakeling wrote:
>> The broader topic of what compiler features Mir GLAS uses 
>> could be the topic of an entire blog post in its own right, 
>> and might be very interesting.
> I guess this is my terrain. I'll think about writing that blog 
> post :)
> Specific LDC features that I see in GLAS are:
> - __traits(targetHasFeature, ...)  , see 
> https://wiki.dlang.org/LDC-specific_language_changes#targetHasFeature
> - @fastmath, see 
> https://wiki.dlang.org/LDC-specific_language_changes#.40.28ldc.attributes.fastmath.29
> - Modules ldc.simd and ldc.intrinsics.
> - Extended allowed sizes for __vector (still very limited)
> To get an idea of what is different for LDC and DMD, this PR 
> removed support for DMD: https://github.com/libmir/mir/pull/347
> -Johan

Ah, I was not aware that DMD support was dropped completely. I 
think that is a real shame, and it makes it _much_ less likely 
that I will use mir in my own projects, let alone as a dependency 
in another library.

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