[Numpy-discussion] Name of the file associated with a memmap

Robert Kern robert.kern@gmail....
Mon Apr 12 16:46:52 CDT 2010


On Mon, Apr 12, 2010 at 16:43, Gael Varoquaux
<gael.varoquaux@normalesup.org> wrote:
> On Mon, Apr 12, 2010 at 04:39:23PM -0500, Robert Kern wrote:
>> > where should i write the docs? in the file itself or through the doc
>> > editor? also re path, since it can be a file-like, that would have to
>> > be something like:
>
>> > if isinstance(filename, basestring):
>> >    filename = os.path.abspath(filename)
>> > self.filename = filename
>
>> > ok with that?
>
>> In the case of file object, we should grab the filename from it.
>> Whether the filename argument to the constructor was a file name or a
>> file object, self.filename should always be the file name, IMO.
>
> +1.
>
> Once this is in, would it make it possible/desirable to have memmapped
> arrays pickle (I know that it would require work, I am just asking).

You need some more information from the constructor arguments, but yes.

-- 
Robert Kern

"I have come to believe that the whole world is an enigma, a harmless
enigma that is made terrible by our own mad attempt to interpret it as
though it had an underlying truth."
  -- Umberto Eco


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