[Numpy-discussion] functions vs. methods

Travis Oliphant oliphant at ee.byu.edu
Mon Jan 8 14:33:50 CST 2007


Alan G Isaac wrote:

>On Mon, 8 Jan 2007, Sebastian Haase apparently wrote: 
>  
>
>>Please explain again what the original decision was based 
>>on. 
>>    
>>
>
>I think the real questions are:
>what do the numpy developers want in the future,
>and what is the right path from here to there?
>
>  
>
>>I remember that there was an effort at some point to make 
>>methods as functions more consistent. 
>>    
>>
>
>Yes, but my (user's) memory is that there were a couple 
>exceptions for historical reasons.  As a user now of 
>essentially only numpy, I too would like to see those 
>exceptions go away, both for personal convenience, and for 
>the benefit of new users.
>
>  
>

I think we all want this to happen.  

I think we may have to wait until 1.1, however, to fix this issue 
because it is not technically a bug. 

It might be a good time to create the 1.0 branch and make the trunk 1.1


-Travis



More information about the Numpy-discussion mailing list