[Numpy-discussion] reshape and ravel methods of arrays now return views or raise error
oliphant.travis at ieee.org
Wed Mar 29 10:11:07 CST 2006
Tim Hochberg wrote:
> Hi Travis,
> In a sense, the problems that Zachary is having illustrates both of
> our points perfectly: he's now put in a position of going through a
> bunch of needless pain. On the other hand, the implicit copying has
> resulted in a bunch of code that does a bunch of uneeded copies,
> probably without the original author knowing it, resulting in both
> speed an memory inefficiency.
Yeah. I really see your point. I'm just uncomfortable breaking
people's code too much. A sub-class is a good idea. It's a good place
to experiment with new ideas. It's one of the reasons we wanted the
array to be sub-classable.
Making a sub-class a super-class is also possible once it's working.
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