Python Enhancement Proposal (PEP) - Current status?

Colin J. Williams cjw at sympatico.ca
Fri Oct 27 11:09:57 CDT 2006



Travis Oliphant wrote:
> Colin J. Williams wrote:
>   
>> A July posting sets out the intent:
>> http://scipy.org/BaseArray
>> Version 3 of the draft:
>> http://numpy.scipy.org/array_interface.shtml
>> There is a description, from a C Structure perspective:
>> http://svn.scipy.org/svn/PEP/PEP_basearray.txt
>>
>> What is the current status of the plan to develop a PEP?
>>
>> Is there a more recent version of the PEP, from a Python user's perspective?
>>
>>   
>>     
> I'm working on two PEP's after discussing this with Guido at SciPy 2006. 
>
> 1) A data-type object PEP
> 2) An extension of the buffer protocol to include the array interface.
>
> These are being done instead of the basearray PEP for now.  I'm hoping 
> to have a draft of these ready for discussion in a few weeks.
>
>
> -Travis
>
>   
Travis,

Many thanks, I'll watch out.

In an earlier draft, I believe it was proposed that the type specifier 
be a single character.

I hope that thought will be given to the use of something similar to 
dtype as the mnemonic codes are much more user-friendly than the letter 
codes.

Thanks also for all the slogging you have done over the last many months.

Colin W.


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