[Numpy-discussion] functions vs. methods

Sebastian Haase seb.haase at gmx.net
Mon Jan 8 15:44:26 CST 2007


On 1/8/07, Travis Oliphant <oliphant at ee.byu.edu> wrote:
> 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.

Could anyone provide a complete list  of the
"couple exceptions for historical reasons..." mentioned by Alan !?

-Sebastian.


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