[Numpy-discussion] PyArray_DescrConverter - alignment / trailing unused bytes

Martin Wiechert martin.wiechert at gmx.de
Fri Sep 15 13:03:54 CDT 2006


On Friday 15 September 2006 20:05, Travis Oliphant wrote:
> Martin Wiechert wrote:
> > Hi list,
> >
> > I'm using PyArray_DescrConverter with a dict object to create a
> > "struct-like" dtype from C.
> > As the struct contains different data types I run into "unaligned access"
> > problems.
> > Is there a way to force alignment or to get trailing unused bytes in the
> > dtpye?
>
> Besides calling the tp_new function (or the method __new__),  I added
> PyArray_DescrAlignConverter to the C-API.
>
> It is at the end and so does not require re-compilation of extension
> modules (unless you want to use it...)
>

Thanks Travis. I appreciate your work.

> -Travis
>
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