FW: [Numpy-discussion] Proposed record array behavior: the rest of the story: updated

Francesc Alted falted at pytables.org
Thu Jul 29 02:17:04 CDT 2004

Hi Perry,

Well, after the bunch of messages talking about an *apparently* silly
question, I must say that I mostly agree with your last proposal.

The only thing that I strongly miss is that you are not decided to include
the "titles" parameter to the constructor and the respective attribute. In
my opinion, this would allow to forbid declaring illegal names as field
names and provide full access to all attributes in *all* the ways you
proposed. I think this is another kind of metainformation than just units,
display formats, etc. A "titles" atttribute is about providing
functionality, not just adding information.

But, as you said, there will be always somebody not completely satisfied ;)

Anyway, thanks for listening to all of us and put some good sense in all the
mess that provoked the discussion.


Francesc Alted

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