[Numpy-discussion] Thoughts on getting "something" in the Python core
oliphant at ee.byu.edu
Fri Apr 1 15:14:07 CST 2005
Daehyok Shin wrote:
>On Apr 1, 2005 8:07 PM, Travis Oliphant <oliphant at ee.byu.edu> wrote:
>>I disagree about "shifting focus." Personally, I'm not going to work on
>>something like that until we have a single array package that fulfills
>>the needs of all Numeric and most numarray users. I'm just pointing
>>out that what goes in to the Python core should probably be a scaled
>>down object with a souped-up "protocol" so that the array object in
>>scipy.base can be used through the array protocol by any other package
>>without worrying about having scipy_core at compile time.
>Would you tell me what exactly you means by "protocol"?
>Do you mean a standard defintion of a series of "interfaces" for array
>type in Python?
Yes, pretty much. I would even go so far as to say a set of hooks in
the typeobject (like the sequence, mapping, and buffer protocols).
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