[Numpy-discussion] Re-implementation of Python Numerical arrays (Numeric) available for download
tim.hochberg at ieee.org
Sun Nov 25 10:50:02 CST 2001
From: "Paul Barrett" <Barrett at stsci.edu>
> Perry Greenfield wrote:
> > An early beta version is available on sourceforge as the
> > package Numarray (http://sourceforge.net/projects/numpy/)
> > Information on the goals, changes in user interface, open issues,
> > and design can be found at http://aten.stsci.edu/numarray
> 6) Should array properties be accessible as public attributes
> instead of through accessor methods?
> We don't currently allow public array attributes to make
> the Python code simpler and faster (otherwise we will
> be forced to use __setattr__ and such). This results in
> incompatibilty with previous code that uses such attributes.
> I prefer the use of public attributes over accessor methods.
As do I. As of Python 2.2, __getattr__/__setattr__ should not be required
anyway: new style classes allow this to be done in a more pleasent way. (I'm
still too fuzzy on the details to describe it coherently here though).
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