[Numpy-discussion] array, asarray as contiguous and friends
oliphant at ee.byu.edu
Thu Mar 23 15:42:04 CST 2006
Tim Hochberg wrote:
> Tangentially, I noticed that I can set ALIGNED to False. Isn't that
> going to break something somewhere? Should the ALIGNED flag be readonly?
Responding to the tangential topic :-)
The ALIGNED flag can be set False because it allows one to test those
sections of code that deal with misaligned data. I don't think it
would break anything, because thinking that data is misaligned when it
really is aligned only costs you in copy time. You can't set it TRUE
if it's really mis-aligned, though, because thinking that data is
aligned when it's really mis-aligned can cause segfaults on some
platforms and slow code on others.
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