[Numpy-discussion] Is this a bug?
Charles R Harris
Mon May 26 15:03:27 CDT 2008
On Mon, May 26, 2008 at 1:52 PM, Charles R Harris <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> On Mon, May 26, 2008 at 1:44 PM, Robert Kern <email@example.com>
>> On Mon, May 26, 2008 at 11:29 AM, Charles R Harris
>> <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>> > I vaguely recall this generated an array from all the characters.
>> > In : array('123', dtype='c')
>> > Out:
>> > array('1',
>> > dtype='|S1')
>> When was the last time it did otherwise? This behavior is a
>> consequence of treating strings as scalars rather than containers of
>> characters. I believe we settled on this behavior before 1.0.
> The 'c' type is special, it is a left over compatibility type for numeric.
> It would, I think, have been several months ago that it behaved differently.
> Maybe I should check out a version from before Travis's latest fixes for
> matrix types went in, because there used to be an exception in the code for
> the 'c' type.
It works the same in r5101, so it looks like it hasn't changed. What I
vaguely remembered was the whole string being treated as a sequence of
characters, but evidently that is not the case. Probably I remembered the
opposite of the case from looking at the code back when.
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