C++ code generation: any way of deflating large expressions?

Dr. Vassilis S. Vassiliadis vsv20 at cheng.cam.ac.uk
Thu Jul 10 11:51:29 CEST 2003

I wonder if someone has run into the following and has 
found a easy way out:

In generating C-source code from symbolic expressions it
is always possible to run into trouble with large size expression

For example, if one stores in an ex variable something like:

ex SUM;

`` SUM = \sum_{i=1}^{10000} x[i] ; ''

then printing this out as csrc will generate a huge line.  

The best way is to see if there is an easy algorithmic construct 
(perhaps within GiNaC, or hints provided for its efficient implementation)
so that at each level of the tree all operation-containing nodes are 
assigned a dummy variable (e.g. those of arithmetic operations or 
implementing a function).  

Then upon exhaustion, to reverse the procedure
from the leaves of the tree to the root and thus generate a C++ code
fragment with all necessary steps & intermediate variables 
to finally get the value of the root.

Dr. Vassilis S. Vassiliadis,


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