[Numpy-discussion] please comment on scalar types

Travis Oliphant oliphant at ee.byu.edu
Mon Aug 14 22:13:37 CDT 2006

Sebastian Haase wrote:

>Travis Oliphant wrote:
>And that automatically implies that there a  32bit-int cannot be used in 
>place of a "normal python integer" !?
>I could see wanting to use int16 or event uint8 as a tuple index.
>Logically a small type would be save to use in place of a bigger one ...

That is the purpose behind the __index__ attribute I added to Python 2.5 
(see PEP 357).  This allows all the scalar integers to be used in place 
of integers inside of Python.


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