[SciPy-dev] New Operators in Python

Robert Kern robert.kern@gmail....
Sat Mar 24 16:34:58 CDT 2007


Perry Greenfield wrote:

> No other solution is as good as this one, not even close. They may  
> consider it of limited use, but it's not the first time they have  
> accommodated numeric needs that are fairly narrow (e.g., complex,  
> rich comparisons). No one else has to use it if they don't want to,  
> and it doesn't conflict with any other current usage (or even  
> proposed as far as I know).
> 
> So I'm all for asking now.

I also think it's critical that we don't *ask* for anything. Instead, we need to
*offer* an implementation. If we are the only people who are going to use it, we
will have to be the ones who pony up with the implementation.

Using EasyExtend to experiment with the grammar is probably a good idea to
ensure feasibility before going full-bore with a patch against the interpreter.

  http://www.fiber-space.de/EasyExtend/doc/EE.html

-- 
Robert Kern

"I have come to believe that the whole world is an enigma, a harmless enigma
 that is made terrible by our own mad attempt to interpret it as though it had
 an underlying truth."
  -- Umberto Eco


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