[Numpy-discussion] matrix wart
Alan G Isaac
Fri Feb 22 09:34:47 CST 2008
On Fri, 22 Feb 2008, "Travis E. Oliphant" apparently wrote:
> The point is that a matrix object is a
> matrix object and not a generic container.
I see the point a bit differently:
there are costs and benefits to the abandonment
of a specific and natural behavior of containers.
(The kind of behavior that arrays have.)
The costs outweigh the benefits.
> stop believing that M and M[0,0] should return the
> same thing. There is nothing in Python that requires
I never suggested there is.
My question "how to guess?" does not imply that.
My point is: the matrix object could have more intuitive
behavior with no loss of functionality.
Or so it seems to me.
See my other post.
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