[Numpy-discussion] Propose modification to binary_repr

David Huard david.huard@gmail....
Thu Dec 13 13:33:01 CST 2007


Change done.

All tests pass.

Should I document the change somewhere ? Although it's a small change, I'm
guessing it could be very annoying to debug for someone depending on the
previous behavior.


2007/12/13, Travis E. Oliphant <oliphant@enthought.com>:
>
> David Huard wrote:
> > Hi,
> >
> > The current behavior of numpy's binary_repr is the following:
> >
> > >>> binary_repr(1,width=2)
> > '01'
> >
> > >>> binary_repr(0,width=2)
> > '0'
> >
> > This seems inconsistent and I'd suggest always padding with zeros to
> > make sure that the return string always has length=width.
> >
> > Objections ?
> >
> This sounds like a good idea.   I don't think it would break anything,
> but it would be good to test.
>
> -Travis O.
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