[Numpy-discussion] 1.6.0b1 half float buffer bug?

Mark Wiebe mwwiebe@gmail....
Mon Mar 28 17:54:53 CDT 2011


On Mon, Mar 28, 2011 at 10:45 AM, Eli Stevens (Gmail)
<wickedgrey@gmail.com>wrote:

> On Fri, Mar 25, 2011 at 11:14 AM, Eli Stevens (Gmail)
> <wickedgrey@gmail.com> wrote:
> > On Fri, Mar 25, 2011 at 10:35 AM, Mark Wiebe <mwwiebe@gmail.com> wrote:
> >> That said, I think starting a discussion with the Python core developers
> >> about the float16 type is worthwhile. There might be interest in
> supporting
> >> the float16 type in the struct interface, something that would be
> required
> >> as part of amending PEP 3118.
> >
> > That's something that wouldn't see production until Python 3.3, right?
> >  I'm imagining that the buffer spec in use wouldn't change during the
> > 2.7.x series, unless it's unusually accepting of changes.
>
> Actually, thinking about this more, if the PEP gets updated with a
> backwards-compatible change, numpy could support the newer version,
> even on older versions of Python that don't officially, right?
>
> How quickly could something like the 'e' type be added to the PEP?


You've got to get the attention and buy-in from the right people for this to
happen. I found this with a brief search:

http://www.python.org/dev/peps/pep-0001/#reporting-pep-bugs-or-submitting-pep-updates

-Mark
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