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Robert (Bob) Bernecky is a Canadian computer scientist notable as a designer and implementer of APL. His APL career started at [[I.P. Sharp Associates|IPSA]] in 1971.
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'''Robert (Bob) Bernecky''' is an APL designer and implementer notable for significant contributions to [[SHARP APL]] and developing an APL compiler, [[APEX]].
  
Bernecky's first published APL work concerned with speeding up the iota and epsilon ([[index-of]] and [[membership]]) [[primitive function]]s by orders of magnitude. While at IPSA, he was a colleague of [[Roger Hui]], Dick Lathwell, [[Gene McDonnell]], [[Roger Moore]], [[Arthur Whitney]], and APL's inventor [[Ken Iverson]]. He continued on after IPSA was acquired by Reuters on 1987-04-01, and left Reuters in 1990 to found Snake Island Research. He works on APL compiler and parallel-processing technology to this day.
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Bernecky's first began working with APL at [[I.P. Sharp Associates]] in 1971. His first APL-related publication, in 1973, described performance improvements to SHARP's [[Index-Of]] and [[Membership]] implementations. In addition to his implementation work, Bernecky contributed to the design of [[comparison tolerance]], [[Replicate]] (extending [[Compress]]), and the [[Rank operator]] in [[SHARP APL]]. He remained at IPSA for three years after it was acquired by Reuters in 1987, leaving in 1990 to found his current company Snake Island Research and work on the [[APEX]] APL compiler. While at Snake Island Research he enrolled in graduate studies at the [[wikipedia:University of Toronto|University of Toronto]]; he obtained a Master of Science degree in 1997 with a thesis titled "APEX: The APL Parallel Executor".
 
 
Bernecky holds the Master of Science degree from the University of Toronto.
 
  
 
== Publications ==
 
== Publications ==

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Robert (Bob) Bernecky is an APL designer and implementer notable for significant contributions to SHARP APL and developing an APL compiler, APEX.

Bernecky's first began working with APL at I.P. Sharp Associates in 1971. His first APL-related publication, in 1973, described performance improvements to SHARP's Index-Of and Membership implementations. In addition to his implementation work, Bernecky contributed to the design of comparison tolerance, Replicate (extending Compress), and the Rank operator in SHARP APL. He remained at IPSA for three years after it was acquired by Reuters in 1987, leaving in 1990 to found his current company Snake Island Research and work on the APEX APL compiler. While at Snake Island Research he enrolled in graduate studies at the University of Toronto; he obtained a Master of Science degree in 1997 with a thesis titled "APEX: The APL Parallel Executor".

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