[Numpy-discussion] Raveling, reshape order keyword unnecessarily confuses index and memory ordering

Éric Depagne eric@depagne....
Tue Apr 2 02:26:05 CDT 2013


Hi all, 

Since we're mentionning obvious and non-obvious naming, 


> 
> I think you agree that there is potential for confusion, and there
> doesn't seem any reason to continue with that confusion if we can come
> up with a clearer name.
> 
> So here is a compromise proposal.
> 
> How about:
> 
> * Preferring the names 'c-style' and 'f-style' for the indexing order
> case (ravel, reshape, flatiter)

This naming scheme is obvious for the ones that have been doing some coding for 
a long time, but they tend not to speak to anyone else. Why not use naming 
that are a little bit more explicit (and of course, keep the legacy naming 
available), and use 'row-first' and 'column-first' (or anything else that may be 
more explicit) ?

Cheers, 

Éric.

> * Leaving 'C" and 'F' as functional shortcuts, so there is no possible
> backwards-compatibility problem.
> 
> Would you object to that?
> 
> Cheers,
> 
> Matthew
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