[SciPy-dev] Suppressing of numpy __mul__, __div__ etc

Alan G Isaac aisaac@american....
Thu Dec 17 08:21:21 CST 2009


On 12/17/2009 4:45 AM, Dag Sverre Seljebotn wrote:
> NumPy is special because rmul never gets called with NumPy arrays, which
> can be quite inconvenient at times.

Is this not the real problem?
After all, np.multiply could be used when the need arises,
removing any need to override the standard Python precedence
for *.

I know this view will be unpopular, and someone will surely
argue that changing it would make the interaction between matrices
and arrays too obscure. But in the long run, it may prove worth
asking whether this convenience feature is actually inconvenient.

Alan Isaac


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