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Travis Oliphant oliphant at ee.byu.edu
Thu Sep 28 17:09:05 CDT 2006


Peter Jensen wrote:

>Travis,
>
>I was looking at you list of disadvantages of 
>PyLab, and the following point count my attention.
>
>"This is due to not having two in-fix operators to 
>represent array multiplication and element-by-element 
>multiplication."
>
>I assume that you have had discussion with 
>Guido van Rossum about introducing a new 
>operator for  element-by-element multiplication 
>( i.e .* ), and that that somehow would cause 
>problems with the parser. Is that correct ?. 
>I can't myself identify the problem.
>  
>
No, nobody's really tried to push it with Guido, as previous arguments 
for it have not met with warm reception.  Perhaps if several of us make 
an argument for a few "special" operators it would help. 

-Travis



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