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Journeyman III

Feature request: Improving vector types

I've tried to convert my kernel to vector types instead of manual loop unrolling, and I was pain in the *****. (Finally I gave up, mainly because I have alot of constants, see #1)

Here is what may make dev's life much nicer 🙂

1) Allow usage of vector constructors in expressions:

like uint4 res = uint4(2,3,4,5)+uint4(2,3,4,5);

2) Allow vector*scalar operations, like

uint4 res = uint4(2,3,4,5)*7;

3) add int5, uint5, float5 e.t.c, or make it template class, if you do not want to make code HW-dependant. Some might make use of 128-elements vectors and more.



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Adept I

Feature request: Improving vector types

I agree, especially with 1) and 2). Especially the fact that the compiler does not accept vector*scalar operations has force me to switch off type checking for now.