[SciPy-Dev] adding chkfinite flags to linalg functions

Bruce Southey bsouthey@gmail....
Fri Aug 26 14:30:21 CDT 2011


On 08/26/2011 02:09 PM, Matthew Brett wrote:
> Hi,
>
> On Fri, Aug 26, 2011 at 11:45 AM, Bruce Southey<bsouthey@gmail.com>  wrote:
>> On 08/26/2011 12:02 PM, Christopher Jordan-Squire wrote:
>>> Breaking it into two steps has its own issues associated with it as
>>> well. Then the user must verify their own inputs before passing them
>>> to scipy linalg methods. If I understand your suggestion correctly.
>> That is exactly what your patch is doing because people will misuse that
>> argument just because they perceive it as faster.
> I object to this objection.
>
> There's a long tradition of letting people do dangerous things if they
> want to.  Here the option is sensibly labeled and it's not the
> default.
>
> Best,
>
> Matthew
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So why not have the patch remove all the calls to asarray_chkfinite()?

Bruce






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