[NumPy-Tickets] [NumPy] #1972: numpy.fromstring('', sep = ' ') returns array([-1]) instead of array([])

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#1972: numpy.fromstring('', sep = ' ') returns array([-1]) instead of array([])
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 Reporter:  nitro   |       Owner:  somebody   
     Type:  defect  |      Status:  new        
 Priority:  normal  |   Milestone:  Unscheduled
Component:  Other   |     Version:  1.6.0      
 Keywords:          |  
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 >>> import numpy
 >>> numpy.fromstring('', sep = ' ')
 array([-1.])
 >>> numpy.version.version
 '1.6.1'

 using prebuilt windows binaries.

 I'd except numpy.fromstring to return array([]) there instead of the
 arbitrary -1 value.
 There's no way to tell if the string was really "-1" except parsing the
 data myself.

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