[NumPy-Tickets] [NumPy] #1391: Fill value and empty arrays

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#1391: Fill value and empty arrays
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 Reporter:  robitaille  |       Owner:  pierregm
     Type:  defect      |      Status:  new     
 Priority:  normal      |   Milestone:          
Component:  numpy.ma    |     Version:  devel   
 Keywords:              |  
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Comment(by pierregm):

 * About ma.empty/ma.zeros/ma.ones: that's a valid idea, I'll implement
 that.

 * About copying the fill_value when copying fields: I don't think that's
 advisable. First, it's always best to be explicit. Second, that would add
 an overhead which is not needed in the majority of cases (fill_value is
 mostly for convenience anyway, and most often the default is sufficient:
 why should we spend some time copying the default, when you're not likely
 to use it anyway). Third, if we implemented it, we would need some kind of
 option to preserve the current behavior and that'd be far too tricky to
 implement. Too many drawbacks for little advantage, I'll keep the current
 behavior

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