by Eric Holk
This project appears to have gone dormant. It will be removed from the list soon unless new activity is noted.
Declarative LISP-like language for GPU programming.

Harlan is declarative, domain specific language for programming GPUs. This project serves primarily as a testbed for implementation and optimization techniques. The language is intentionally small, in order to simplify the process of exploring new analyses and optimizations.

Harlan aims to push the expressiveness of languages available for the GPU further than has been done before. Harlan already has native support for rich data structures, including trees and ragged arrays. Very soon the language will support higher order procedures.

  (import io)
  (import graphics)

  (define-datatype face-t
    ;; (face normal v1 v2 v3)
    (face point3f-t point3f-t point3f-t point3f-t))

  (define (read-point3f f)
    (let* ((a (read-binary-float f))
           (b (read-binary-float f))
           (c (read-binary-float f)))
      (point3f a b c)))

  (define (read-face f)
    (let* ((normal (read-point3f f))
           (v1 (read-point3f f))
           (v2 (read-point3f f))
           (v3 (read-point3f f)))
      ;; skip the two bytes of extra attributes
      (read-binary-u16 f)
      (face normal v1 v2 v3)))
  (define (load-stl name)
    (let ((f (file-open name)))
      ;; Skip the first 80 bytes in the header
      (for (i 0 80) (read-binary-char f))
      ;; Read the face count
      (let ((count (read-binary-u32 f)))
        (println* "Reading " count " faces.")
        (let ((first-face (read-face f)))
          (println* "First face: " first-face)
          (let ((faces (make-vector count first-face)))
            (for (i 1 count)
              ;; this is horrible.
              (set! (vector-ref faces i) (read-face f)))
            (file-close f)
  (define (main)
    (let ((args (command-line)))
      (if (< (length args) 2)
            (println "Filename required as command line argument")
            (println* "Loading " (vector-ref args 1))
            (load-stl (vector-ref args 1))
Information updated 01/25/18
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