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Closure conversion as part of vectorisation
TODO describe the treatment of higher-order functions and closure conversion here. The relevant paper is http://www.cse.unsw.edu.au/~chak/papers/LCK06.html. The approach is described in more detail in http://opus.kobv.de/tuberlin/volltexte/2006/1286/.
From the Skype discussion, 16 Mar 07
For each function f::ty, create a closure-converted function fc::ty', where ty' is the closure-converted verion of ty. Optimisation: make fc=f, if the code for fc will be identical to that of f.
For each data type T, create a closure-converted data type Tc, whose constructors use Clo instead of ->. Optimisation: if Tc is identical to T, don't create a new data type.