Charles Greathouse on Wed, 23 Oct 2013 23:52:21 +0200

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Re: parallel pari: parfirst

I love the concept, since I run many searches which would benefit from this. On unbounded searches, what about this? If x is a vector or a vecsmall, it works as you suggest. But if x is an integer, test f on x, x+1, x+2, ... forever.

Charles Greathouse
Case Western Reserve University

On Wed, Oct 23, 2013 at 5:16 PM, Bill Allombert <> wrote:
Hello PARI developers,

I am experimenting with a new parallel primitive which is a kind of
parapply with early return:

?? parfirst(f, x, {&b}):

   Return the smallest index i such that f(x[i]) is non zero, or 0 if none.  If
present, b is to f(x[i]).

One example program:


ellp(p) returns the smallest a>=1 such that the curve y^2=x^3+x+a has prime
order over F_p.

Suggestions for the name and/or the interface ?

The requirement of an explicit vector for x is a bit burdensome, since
we might like x to be unbounded (i.e. infinite).