The Co-dfns project aims to provide a high-performance, high-reliability compiler for a parallel extension of the Dyalog dfns programming language. The dfns language is a functionally oriented, lexically scoped dialect of APL. The Co-dfns language extends the dfns language to include explicit task parallelism with implicit structures for synchronization and determinism. The language is designed to enable rigorous formal analysis of programs to aid in compiler optimization and programmer productivity, as well as in the general reliability of the code itself.
Our mission is to deliver scalable APL programming to information and domain experts across many fields, expanding the scope and capabilities of what you can effectively accomplish with APL.
Documentation on Co-dfns can be found in the docs/ folder.
APL and Co-dfns can be a little different at first. I encourage you to contact me (firstname.lastname@example.org) for any questions you may have regarding either APL or Co-dfns.
Additionally, if you have general Dyalog APL inquiries, please do not hesitate to email Dyalog's support email: email@example.com.
Contributing and Helping
We are seeking to create an open funding model for Co-dfns research through user and patron contributions. You can support the project by contributing code, feedback, benchmarks, and so forth, but you can also directly support the Co-dfns project by funding the author:
There are a number of related initiatives that are based on the Co-dfns technology:
- Mystika: a high-level, high-performance cryptographic stack
- apixlib: programmable, easy to use image processing
The following publications are either directly related to Co-dfns or talk about Co-dfns in their presentations.