[Numpy-discussion] Proposing Ubiquity

Robert Kern robert.kern@gmail....
Tue Nov 13 11:52:02 CST 2007


dieter h. wrote:
> Hi all,
> 
> Would it make sense for all functionality in Numpy/Scipy to have
> ubiquitous returns? In that I'm proposing that every func/method
> (where appropriate) have a flag in its arg list establishing a return
> for either [INDEX, BOOLEAN, VALUE=default]. this could be by a
> singular Enum flag, I believe. Obvioulsy, this proposal gives the
> option for a return of Index/Bool to be used for Indexing arrays, or
> the actual values. Since I mosty index existing arrays, this would be
> a huge plus for me.

I'm afraid that I don't understand this proposal. Can you show some examples of
what you would like to see? Preferably, can you write some working code that
demonstrates this feature?

-- 
Robert Kern

"I have come to believe that the whole world is an enigma, a harmless enigma
 that is made terrible by our own mad attempt to interpret it as though it had
 an underlying truth."
  -- Umberto Eco


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