[Numpy-discussion] Question about numarray Bool type
jmiller at stsci.edu
Tue May 6 08:49:03 CDT 2003
Peter Verveer wrote:
>In the numarray source code Bool is defined as a typedef to char. Does the
>Bool array type correspond to the Int8, or the UInt8 type? If I recall
>correctly, the char type may be signed or unsigned. Can I make any
>assumptions about the C type used to implement Bool at all?
Yes! It's named Bool. :)
>I guess at the Python level it does not matter what actual C type is used to
>implement bool arrays as it only represents boolean values. However, at the
>level of C extensions I would like to deal with Bool arrays by calling
>existing functions written for the appropiate C type.
The easiest way now is to just declare your variables with type "Bool".
The only thing I can think of which that doesn't cover is printf/scanf.
Are there others?
>That would be somewhat
>simpler if Bool is always garantueed to be either a unsigned or a signed char
I think perhaps we should just re-define Bool as signed char. Any other
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