One thing I notice lacking in the Toolkit is actual operators(+,-,*,etc…) on the builtin vector types. That is, int4, char4, etc.
I started as a GLSL programmer and I’m working on image processing, so its very odd not natively being able to add 2 float4’s (signifying RGBA) together. I can write functions to do just that, but I always worry about them not being as efficient as a professional would write. No copy constructor is also annoying when using reduction tactics, since you cant ‘volatile uint4 = uint4’.
In short, I’m asking if I’m missing anything, or if the only and best way to do all this is by writing my own structs, classes and functions.