[Numpy-discussion] Numeric life as I see it

Matthew Brett matthew.brett at gmail.com
Thu Feb 10 00:16:35 CST 2005


> Aside: While I am at it, let me reiterate what I have said to the other
> developers privately: there is NO value to inheriting from the array
> class. Don't try to achieve that capability if it costs anything, even
> just effort, because it buys you nothing. Those of you who keep
> remarking on this as if it would simply haven't thought it through IMHO.
> It sounds so intellectually appealing that David Ascher and I had a
> version of Numeric that almost did it before we realized our folly.

Please forgive a question from someone who _definitely_ has not
thought it through, but would the fact that you cannot inherit from
the array class have any influence on whether it will be accepted in
the python core?

Best,

Matthew




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