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A any() method is a boolean reduction operation for computing the logical disjunction of the elements of a distributed array of boolean values. This method returns true if and only if any element of source is true. The prototype is

$\displaystyle \begin{minipage}[t]{\linewidth}\small\begin{tabbing}
\verb$ boolean any (boolean  ...

where the notation boolean # means a multiarray of arbitrary rank with elements of type boolean. The any method is implemented by a schedule object with HPspmd class Any. This class has two constructors with arguments identical to the method above, and has one public method with no arguments called execute(), which executes the schedule. The effective public interface of the Any class is

$\displaystyle \begin{minipage}[t]{\linewidth}\small\verb$ public class Any impl...
...ic boolean execute () { ... }$\\
\verb$ . . .$\\
\verb$ }$

The source array is source. It will have elements of type boolean.


Bryan Carpenter 2004-06-09