[Numpy-discussion] preparing to tag NumPy 1.0.5 on Wednesday

Alan G Isaac aisaac@american....
Tue Mar 4 09:24:52 CST 2008


> Alan G Isaac wrote:
>> I never got a response to this:
>> <URL:http://projects.scipy.org/pipermail/scipy-dev/2008-February/008424.html> 
>> (Two different types claim to be numpy.int32.)


On Mon, 03 Mar 2008, "Travis E. Oliphant" apparently wrote:
> It's not a bug :-)  There are two c-level types that are both 32-bit (on 
> 32-bit systems). 


OK, but at the user-level it is confusing to have two 
different types claim the same type name.  This
produced a fairly obscure program error for Dmitrey.
(Not that I am generally a fan of type checking, but still, 
it was pretty surprising ...)

Thanks,
Alan




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