Puffy Data

Puffy Data traces its ancestry back to Chris Okasaki's "purely functional data structures", mostly by way of Rich Hickey's adaptations for Clojure and Datomic. In both of these systems, immutable data can be copied, shared, and used in a very efficient manner. Datomic also supports navigation through versions of data structures.

The Puffy Data project's long-term goal is to create a set of purely functional data structures, akin to those found in Clojure, ClojureScript, Datomic, and Git, for use by Elixir. It should complement and extend Elixir's current set of data structures, while playing nicely with the BEAM (Erlang's VM) and the way message passing is defined and implemented.

Status

Current tasks include:

  • analyzing the problem space
  • reviewing existing work
  • describing a plausible solution

Upcoming tasks include:

For more information, see the following pages:


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Topic revision: r64 - 04 Apr 2016, RichMorin
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