[Numpy-discussion] isn't it a bug in array.fill()?

Charles R Harris charlesr.harris@gmail....
Fri Aug 29 16:18:35 CDT 2008


On Fri, Aug 29, 2008 at 3:03 PM, Alan G Isaac <aisaac@american.edu> wrote:

> 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().
>

IIRC, it is also the case that Guido doesn't like the a.foo().bar().oops()
style of programming, preferring one operation/line.

Chuck
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