[Numpy-discussion] Community Poll: numarray default underflow handling == "ignore" ?

Alexander Schmolck a.schmolck at gmx.net
Fri Nov 21 06:59:11 CST 2003

Todd Miller <jmiller at stsci.edu> writes:

> On Thu, 2003-11-20 at 18:18, Chris Barker wrote:
> > Todd Miller wrote:
> > > Someone recently suggested that we change the default for numarray
> > > underflow checking to "ignore".  Please  vote (+1, 0, -1):
> > 
> > What is it currently, and what other options are there?
> The default of underflow is "warn"

I much prefer the current default. Having (potential errors) ignored silently
is IMHO against the spirit of python. What's the problem with manually setting
"ignore underflow" if and when one knows that underflows might occur but can
safely be ignored?


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