[Numpy-discussion] Oddity with numpy.int64 integer division

Alan G Isaac aisaac@american....
Tue Apr 24 19:20:13 CDT 2007


On Tue, 24 Apr 2007, Timothy Hochberg apparently wrote: 
> Personally I'd opt for completely following Python here, 
> with the C-like integer division and mod operators 
> available as appropriately named ufuncs somewhere. It's 
> a backwards incompatible change though, so it'd have to 
> wait till at least a minor realease. 

This is one of those places where looking forward appears to 
produce a different suggestion than looking backward. 

That is, looking backward, we emphasize compatability with 
extant code.  Looking forward we put more weight on removing 
"gotcha" features from numpy, with an eye on an expanding 
user base. 

In my opinion, opting to maintain backward compatability 
here is opting to retain a "gotcha".  I hope Tim's 
suggestion is realized, and that backward compatability is 
again enabled through the compatability module.  I'm happy 
that Travis appears amenable to this.

A user's opinion, 
Alan Isaac 




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