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Quantum::Superpositions for comparing lists, set operations, etc

by zby (Vicar)
on Apr 15, 2003 at 14:20 UTC ( #250573=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re: Favourite modules April 2003
in thread Favourite modules April 2003

Quantum::Superpositions - Takes a whole class of simple operations that were too complex in Perl and makes them simple again (comparing lists, set operations, etc) - that was a suprise for me. The name does not idicate that it's such a general purpose module.
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Re: Quantum::Superpositions for comparing lists, set operations, etc
by crenz (Priest) on Apr 15, 2003 at 14:57 UTC

    I've known about Q::S for a long time, but I always thought it's a joke (and inefficiently implemented) that TheDamian forgot to put inside the Acme namespace :) (Don't know where I got that impression). However, I happily admit that I was wrong -- there is quite a number of articles and nodes about Q::S now that show its usefulness. It was only today that Randal posted a link showing how to win football bets all the time using Q::S :).

    Also, recent versions seem to be rather efficient. I haven't looked at the source yet, but I assume that it's more efficient and better debugged than anything I'd quickly hack together if I were in the need for it.

      Well, one should realize people were releasing (joke) modules before someone came up with the Acme:: namespace.


        Just for the record: Quantum::Superpositions was never meant to be a joke. Neither, for that matter, was Lingua::Romana::Perligata.

        In fact, I inaugurated the Acme:: namespace (with Acme::Bleach) specifically so that people could tell when I was kidding and when I was serious.


      I thought that it is aimed at computing scientists to test new algorithms for factoring large numbers.
Re: Quantum::Superpositions for comparing lists, set operations, etc
by tjh (Curate) on Apr 15, 2003 at 14:38 UTC
    A surprise to me as well, and I'll be reviewing it again.

    As dense as I must be, from having read about it earlier, I guess I didn't understand the viewpoint or jargon or whatever from various write-ups, including it's own docs.

    I never thought I was stupid... but maybe I should rethink that...

Re: Quantum::Superpositions for comparing lists, set operations, etc
by diotalevi (Canon) on Apr 15, 2003 at 14:36 UTC

    Think perl 6's junctions.

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