I wonder if it makes sense to use tables as datatype for efficient maple code. I need this datatype to pass parameters to a procedure which is called many times.
In particular, I have the following criteria:
* efficient (fast) to access for read and write.
* potentially thread save ( I can also imagine having individual copies for each thread)
* present in future Maple versions
* easy to transform into C-code later
I am thinking of something similar to structures in C which I can imagine to realize with tables:
which is similar to
double myprocedure(struct table *tab)
As structures the datatype should allow for fields of various type. But are tables efficient enough for this task or can I run into problems?
Thanks in advance!