[Numpy-discussion] isn't it a bug in array.fill()?
Alan G Isaac
Fri Aug 29 16:03:43 CDT 2008
Stéfan van der Walt wrote:
> At first, I also thought it might be more intuitive to return the
> output array, but then I realised that it would make it more difficult
> to realise that the operation is being performed in-place. Maybe it
> is good to remind programmers of what happens under the hood, so that
> they are not surprised later when their data is "corrupted".
That is essentially the core reason for the behavior of list.sort().
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