[SciPy-dev] Question about 64-bit integers being cast to double precision
Fernando.Perez at colorado.edu
Mon Oct 31 09:04:45 CST 2005
Travis Oliphant wrote:
> Fernando Perez wrote:
>>Since the 'mental slot' is already in scipy's users heads for saying 'modify
>>the default output of this function to accumulate/store data in a different
>>type', I think it would be reasonable to offer
> One thing we could do is take advantage of the "indexing capabilities"
> of the ufunc object which are unused at the moment and do something like
> Where the argument to the index would be the desired output type or
This one is a bit intriguing. I kind of like it, but I worry that it's a bit
too unique of a usage. I've never seen this kind of use elsewhere in python
code 'in the wild', and I wonder if it's not too orthogonal to common usage to
force people to learn this particular special case.
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