[SciPy-user] fancy indexing and +=

A. M. Archibald peridot.faceted at gmail.com
Fri Sep 1 20:06:27 CDT 2006


On 01/09/06, Robert Kern <robert.kern at gmail.com> wrote:

> Nor should we. According to the reference manual, augmented assignment methods
> should be implemented such that
>
>    x += y
>
> is nearly equivalent to
>
>    x = x + y
>
> with the exception of possible in-place modification of x.

One could argue that what I was asking for is the appropriate notion
of "in-place modification" in this context, but that's a technicality.
I suppose either version will be surprising to somebody. Thanks for
your prompt reply.

A.M. Archibald


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