[Numpy-discussion] Release of 1.0b5 this weekend

Alan G Isaac aisaac at american.edu
Tue Aug 29 14:49:25 CDT 2006

On Tue, 29 Aug 2006, Tim Hochberg apparently wrote: 
> -0.5 from me if what we're talking about here is having 
> mutating methods return self rather than None. Chaining 
> stuff is pretty, but having methods that mutate self and 
> return self looks like a source of elusive bugs to me. 

I believe this reasoning was the basis of sort (method, 
returns None) and sorted (function, returns new object)
in Python.  

I believe that was a long and divisive
discussion ...

Alan Isaac

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