- This research is supported by DARPA under contract
AF 30602-92-C-0135 from Rome Labs,
National Science Foundation Office of Advanced Scientific Computing
under grant ASC-9111616
Note the pC++ concept of Distribution is, by design, completely identical
to the HPF Template. Unfortunately, the word template already has
a meaning in C++, so we changed the name to avoid confusion.
- Because Distributions are first class objects they can be
run-time or passed as a parameter to a function. This is very convenient for
creating collections at run time, i.e., when creating a new collection the
Distribution and align objects can be taken from another collection with which
the new collection is to be aligned.
- This point of view is also supported in
research community. The soon to be published conclusions of the 1993
NSF/ARPA/DOE Grand Challenge Meeting include several strong
recommendations for more investigation of mixing object-oriented
style with the more traditional programming styles.