jmiller at stsci.edu
Mon Oct 7 08:53:04 CDT 2002
Pearu Peterson wrote:
>On Mon, 7 Oct 2002, Todd Miller wrote:
>>The subject line contains what I consider to be an invalid range
>>expression. Numarray, now and always, reacts badly to it. Currently,
>>numarray tries to allocate a multi-gigabyte array. In the past, it has
>>The question is, what should it do?
>>1. raise ValueError, "Invalid negative range expression" (my +1)
>>2. zeros((0,), 'l')
>> (Numeric does this)
>>Is there a good justification to keep the existing Numeric behavior?
>> Any other suggestions?
>Does Numarray support empty arrays? If yes, I'd vote for Python behavior:
Numarray has no problem with empty arrays so both choices are easy to
implement. It apparently has a different repr (than Numeric) for
"nothing" which is:
Currently the tally is +2 exception, +1 Numeric-compatible. I'll
probably just implement it at COB today, before I forget.
Thanks for voting
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