[Numpy-discussion] Community Poll: numarray default underflow handling == "ignore" ?

Todd Miller jmiller at stsci.edu
Fri Nov 21 07:45:02 CST 2003


On Fri, 2003-11-21 at 09:58, Alexander Schmolck wrote:
> Todd Miller <jmiller at stsci.edu> writes:
> 
> > On Thu, 2003-11-20 at 18:18, Chris Barker wrote:
> > > Todd Miller wrote:
> > > > Someone recently suggested that we change the default for numarray
> > > > underflow checking to "ignore".  Please  vote (+1, 0, -1):
> > > 
> > > What is it currently, and what other options are there?
> > 
> > The default of underflow is "warn"
> 
> I much prefer the current default. Having (potential errors) ignored silently
> is IMHO against the spirit of python. What's the problem with manually setting
> "ignore underflow" if and when one knows that underflows might occur but can
> safely be ignored?

I'll read that as -1.  :-)

Todd

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