[Numpy-discussion] proposing a "beware of [as]matrix()" warning

Nikolaus Rath Nikolaus@rath....
Wed Apr 28 11:50:00 CDT 2010


Robert Kern <robert.kern@gmail.com> writes:
>> Overloading '*' and '**' while convenient does have consequences.   It
>> would be nice if we could have a few more infix operators in Python to
>> allow separation of  element-by-element calculations and "dot-product"
>> calculations.

http://www.python.org/dev/peps/pep-0225/ was considered and rejected.
But that was in 2000...

>> While I don't have any spare cycles to push it forward and we are
>> already far along on the NumPy to 3.0, I had wondered if we couldn't
>> use the leverage of Python core developers wanting NumPy to be ported
>> to Python 3 to actually add a few more infix operators to the language.

I don't think that stands a chance: http://www.python.org/dev/peps/pep-3003/


Best,

   -Nikolaus

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