[Numpy-discussion] Response to PEP suggestions
verveer at embl-heidelberg.de
Fri Feb 18 00:59:29 CST 2005
> In that vein, I am proposing making X.flat an array iterator and
> allowing array iterators to be indexed and set as if they were 1-d
> arrays with the underlying array being changed. This is actually an
> easy change with the current code base. Will it break any code?
> There maybe some X.flats that need to be changed to ravel. But it
> seems like a really good idea.
That iterator would only work on the Python level I suppose, that would
be effectively indistinguishable from an 1D array. But how would that
work when passed to a function implemented in C? The function needs to
know somehow that non-contiguous arrays need to be treated as 1D. That
means having to code for such a special case (not a good idea), or you
are back to making a copy.
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