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

Brent Pedersen bpederse@gmail....
Mon Apr 12 17:00:29 CDT 2010


On Mon, Apr 12, 2010 at 2:46 PM, Robert Kern <robert.kern@gmail.com> wrote:
> 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.


anything other than offset and mode?


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