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 Post subject: Quantum computers and high level languages
PostPosted: Sat Nov 17, 2018 9:46 pm 
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Until quantum computers become mainstream, high level languages will be what people use?

If yes, why?


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 Post subject: Re: Quantum computers and high level languages
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Why not?

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 Post subject: Re: Quantum computers and high level languages
PostPosted: Sun Nov 18, 2018 7:45 am 
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Wich is the level languages will be what people use when the quantum computers become mainstream?


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 Post subject: Re: Quantum computers and high level languages
PostPosted: Sun Nov 18, 2018 8:58 am 
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Quantum computers will (a) be for very specialist problems and (b) will require a totally alien and different programming paradigm.


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 Post subject: Re: Quantum computers and high level languages
PostPosted: Sun Nov 18, 2018 12:06 pm 
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Quantum computers already exist. In fact I know someone who has been writing code for them for 5 years already.

There are two main groups of quantum programming languages:
1) imperative quantum programming languages
2) functional quantum programming languages

More info here:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quantum_programming

More material here:
https://medium.com/qiskit/how-to-progra ... 2a9329ed02

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 Post subject: Re: Quantum computers and high level languages
PostPosted: Sun Nov 18, 2018 2:55 pm 
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Are these quantum computers just going to be like an FPU carrying out a very specialist role while a conventional processor does most of the normal work in the normal way and with no speed gain except when doing these specific kinds of computation (such as finding the factors of the product of two primes)? Is there, for example, any prospect of them also being used to speed up things like searches, pattern recognition and graphics processing?

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