[SciPy-Dev] fwrap refactor: What about complex -> real?
Dag Sverre Seljebotn
Thu Dec 9 13:11:56 CST 2010
When faced with Fortran functions expecting a real scalar, f2py will
happily accept complex numbers and silently discard the imaginary part.
Is this really the preferred behaviour? It would take quite a bit of
work to have fwrap behave like that, and I've heard occasional
complaints about the behaviour earlier (can't say I'm fond of it myself
(Note that Python implements ".real" on float objects, so the fix is in
all cases trivial when this breaks things for people, one just appends
".real" when calling the function, which should also increase the
readability of the code.)
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