[Numpy-discussion] Release of 1.0b5 this weekend

Rudolph van der Merwe rudolphv at gmail.com
Tue Aug 29 14:15:30 CDT 2006

This definitely gets my vote as well (for what it's worth).


On 8/29/06, Fernando Perez <fperez.net at gmail.com> wrote:
> +1 for more 'return self' at the end of methods which currently don't
> return anything (well, we get the default None), as long as it's
> sensible.  I really like this 'message chaining' style of programming,
> and it annoys me that much of the python stdlib gratuitously prevents
> it by NOT returning self in places where it would be a perfectly
> sensible thing to do.
> I find it much cleaner to write
> x = foo.bar().baz(param).frob()
> than
> foo.bar()
> foo.baz(param)
> x = foo.frob()
> but perhaps others disagree.
> Cheers,
> f

Rudolph van der Merwe
Karoo Array Telescope / Square Kilometer Array - http://www.ska.ac.za

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