Prime sieve language race

Bastiaan Veelo Bastiaan at
Tue Jul 13 22:01:21 UTC 2021

On Tuesday, 13 July 2021 at 21:02:55 UTC, SealabJaster wrote:

> I can assure you it shows `Valid: true` now!

Phew! :-)

> Or maybe I'll update the code slightly to allow both a runtime 
> and compile-time set sieve size >:3

That would be nice.

> While the Sieve does do the computations at runtime, the sieve 
> size is a compile-time constant, and the buffer is static 
> (technically one could argue that it *is* dynamically allocated 
> due to being in a class >:D ).

Heh yes. Also, he said something like “as if you would write an 
API”. I like templated APIs…

I saw two comments regarding dynamic sieve size. One of them was 
an entire stack-based implementation, to which he responded not 
seeing a problem with that. Another suggested using `alloca`.

>> 3. Line 23 `// it also allows D to write more "file-portable" 
>> code.` Not sure what you mean by this. Worth noting however is 
>> that the import only happens iff the template is instantiated, 
>> which is nice.
> Basically, if you use scoped imports it tends to be a lot 
> easier to move a piece of code between different files. A lot 
> of the time you can get away with a simple cut+paste and it can 
> just work.

Agreed. Thanks.

>> Out of curiosity, do you know how your solution compares with 
>> the first one performance wise, roughly?
> [1] is for the first solution, and [2] is for the second one.


> [1]
> [2]

Those are nice improvements! Glad you took the time.

— Bastiaan.

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