[SciPy-dev] Default type behaviour of array
Alan G Isaac
aisaac at american.edu
Sat Nov 12 07:06:06 CST 2005
> Jonathan Taylor wrote:
>> Also, maybe it should complain when you put floats into
>> an integer array instead of just rounding the elements.
>> That is, maybe you should have to explicity round the
On Sat, 12 Nov 2005, Fernando Perez apparently wrote:
> I think that, while perhaps a bit surprising at first,
> this is one of those cases where you just have to 'learn
> to use the library'. The point is that you should think
> of scipy arrays as C-style, strongly typed variables.
> interpolation codes, for example). ... I would not want
> a typecheck made on every assginment, as every layer of
> safety added to arrays carries a performance price.
It seems reasonable to be able to "turn on" type checking as
part of a debugging facility, however. Especially when
silent truncation is likely to surprise some users (as in
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