Things to address for Py3K

Travis Oliphant oliphant at ee.byu.edu
Wed Oct 11 14:15:24 CDT 2006


Christopher Barker wrote:

>Travis Oliphant wrote:
>  
>
>>A couple on my short list
>>
>>1) Adding a *few* new infix operators.
>>
>>   a) an extra multiplication operator to distinguish between 
>>element-by-element and dot
>>   b) extending 'and' and 'or' to allow element-by-element logical 
>>operations or adding && and ||
>>
>>2) Lowering the precedence of & so that a > 8 & a < 10  works as you 
>>would expect.
>>    
>>
>
>Maybe this goes without saying, but:
>
>3) Inclusion of an nd-array type in the standard lib!
>
>(or at the very least, an nd-array protocol)
>  
>
Work on an nd-array protocol to extend the buffer protocol is occurring 
right now.  It think this will be better in the end then a standard 
nd-array type. 

I think a multi-dimensional object array would at least be a nice step.

There are enough differences between lists and 1-d arrays though, that 
I'm not sure the accepted multi-dimensional object array would just be 
the NumPy version.  

-Travis


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