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

Colin J. Williams cjw at sympatico.ca
Fri Nov 21 09:21:08 CST 2003


Todd Miller wrote:

>On Fri, 2003-11-21 at 09:58, Alexander Schmolck wrote:
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>>Todd Miller <jmiller at stsci.edu> writes:
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>>>On Thu, 2003-11-20 at 18:18, Chris Barker wrote:
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>>>>Todd Miller wrote:
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>>>>>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?
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>>>The default of underflow is "warn"
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>>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?
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>I'll read that as -1.  :-)
>
This proposal leaves the control with the user, which seems to be the 
best way to go.

Colin W.





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