[Numpy-discussion] Multiarray PEP

Paul Barrett barrett at stsci.edu
Fri Feb 18 07:02:16 CST 2005

Timo Korvola wrote:

>Travis Oliphant <oliphant at ee.byu.edu> writes:
>>except for the fact that X[K] where K is a a single
>>integer index array can do 1-d indexing similar to MATLAB.
[snip,  snip]

>Perhaps only one ellipsis should be allowed for clarity?  Is it useful
>to allow more if they are only equivalent to colons?
This is the case anyway, since the ellipsis operator is greedy and 
swallows up all unspecified indices. Any later ellipsis operators should 
be ignored, otherwise this situation is ambiguous.

 -- Paul

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