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Over 25 implementations of diierent functional languages are benchmarked using the same program, a oating-point intensive application taken from molecular biology. The principal aspects studied are compile time and execution time for the various implementations that were benchmarked. An important consideration is how the program can be modiied and tuned to(More)
We define a notion of program which is not a computer program but an operator program: a detailed description of actions performed and decisions taken by a human operator (computer user) performing a task to achieve a goal in a simple setting consisting of that user, one or more computers and a work environment. Our definition and notations are based on the(More)
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