[Numpy-discussion] Proposed Roadmap Overview

Sturla Molden sturla@molden...
Sat Feb 18 16:50:46 CST 2012


Den 18.02.2012 23:24, skrev David Cournapeau:
> Iterators as we have it in NumPy is something that is clearly limited
> by C.

Computers tend to have more than one CPU now. Iterators are inherently 
bad, whether  they are written in C or C++. NumPy core should be written 
with objects that are scalable on multiple processors. Remember the 
original numeric was written in a time where dektop computers only had 
one processor.

 > In an ideal world, we would have a better language than C++ that can 
be spit out as > C for portability.

What about a statically typed Python? (That is, not Cython.) We just 
need to make the compiler :-)


Sturla


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