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Re: Caching of values and delayed sets

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  • Subject: [mg39693] Re: Caching of values and delayed sets
  • From: "News Admin" <news at news.demon.net>
  • Date: Sat, 1 Mar 2003 22:05:50 -0500 (EST)
  • References: <b3pgdu$7hr$1@smc.vnet.net>
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This does the trick you want of memorising previously computed results.

C:=(C=expression for evaluating C)

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Steve Luttrell
West Malvern, UK

"Nafod40" <may106 at psu.edu> wrote in message
news:b3pgdu$7hr$1 at smc.vnet.net...
> Hola Amigos,
>
> I have a variable A that depends via a delayed set on variables B1
> through B1000 that each depend via delayed set on variable C and other
> a mixture of the other B's, which delayed set depends on some slow to
> calculate function C:= slow[ ]. If you explode out the tree view of A
> symbolically, the variable C might appear 5000 times in a messy
> acyclic dependency graph.
>
> How do I inject some smarts, so that, when asking for the value of A,
> I only evaluate C:=slow[ ] once, and cache it and use the cached value
> for every other time that I need C?
>




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