[Numpy-discussion] size_t or npy_intp?

Francesc Alted faltet@pytables....
Tue Jul 27 08:08:41 CDT 2010


Hi,

I'm a bit confused on which datatype should I use when referring to NumPy 
ndarray lengths.  In one hand I'd use `size_t` that is the canonical way to 
refer to lengths of memory blocks.  In the other hand, `npy_intp` seems the 
standard data type used in NumPy for this.

Which one would you recommend to use in NumPy extensions?

-- 
Francesc Alted


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