[Numpy-discussion] ObjectArray paramter order poll

Paul Barrett barrett at stsci.edu
Thu Jun 24 13:22:14 CDT 2004


Todd Miller wrote:
> A while back Colin Williams suggested that we change the parameter order
> of numarray.objects.ObjectArray from:
> 
> def __init__(self, shape=None, objects=None, rank=None)
> 
> to:
> 
> def __init__(self, objects=None, shape=None, rank=None)
> 
> The new order emphasizes building object arrays from existing sequences,
> while the old order emphasizes building empty (full of None) object
> arrays of a specific shape.  Since array() and fromlist() already exist
> to build from sequences,  I thought it was fine to keep the order as is,
> plus I hate breaking s/w interfaces unless it was my idea. :-)
> 
> Opinions please?  

+1  (for the second option)

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