[SciPy-dev] alternate .flags interface

Travis Oliphant oliphant at ee.byu.edu
Mon Oct 31 11:17:12 CST 2005


Perry Greenfield wrote:

>I'm wondering if the current flags interface couldn't be made a bit 
>easier to use to allow mapping of dictionary keys in to attributes. For 
>example:
>
>instead of arr.flags["CONTIGUOUS"]
>
>arr.flags.contiguous
>
>If using a dictionary is considered useful (e.g., for getting the whole 
>state, it is still possible to allow arr.flags to return a dictionary 
>derived object that can be used wherever dictionaries are accepted, and 
>likewise, assigning to arr.flags should be able to take a dictionary of 
>flags. Any reason we can't support this interface?
>
>  
>
Actually this would be easy, because arr.flags already returns a special 
object defined in
scipy/base/_internal.py.  So yes, it could be done.

-Travis




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