[Numpy-discussion] PyMatrix: Announcement

Perry Greenfield perry at stsci.edu
Thu Dec 11 11:35:08 CST 2003


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> [mailto:numpy-discussion-admin at lists.sourceforge.net]On Behalf Of 
> Sebastian
> Haase
> Sent: Thursday, December 11, 2003 1:45 PM
> To: Colin J. Williams
> Cc: numpy-discussion at lists.sourceforge.net
> Subject: Re: [Numpy-discussion] PyMatrix: Announcement
> 
> 
> Thanks for the reply.
> PEP 225  is from Sept-2000  and http://matpy.sourceforge.net and 
> dated from
> Mar-2002 (Python 2.0)
> 
> That is about the results I got from my first google-groups 
> search.  What is
> the current thinking about this ?
> Looks to me like the "new operator" idea is dead. Or ??
> 
> I actually like (read: could live with)  alternative 4 in PEP 
> 225: which is,
> to provide operator overloading for what I call
> "different views"  of the same matrix / image.  How difficult is this to
> implement ?
> (What is the real difference to alternative 3 ?  They both have 
> m1.E * m2.E
> . )
> 
> Regards,
> Sebastian
> 
> 
>  None
> 
If I recall correctly, Guido didn't dismiss it out of hand, but he
wasn't going to do anything about it unless there was sufficient
noise from the community that this was very important. I think it
is, and I suppose if we campaign enough, it may be considered.

Perry




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