[Numpy-discussion] Array Protocol change for Python 2.6

Albert Strasheim fullung at gmail.com
Fri Jun 9 04:54:25 CDT 2006

Hello all

> -----Original Message-----
> From: numpy-discussion-bounces at lists.sourceforge.net [mailto:numpy-
> discussion-bounces at lists.sourceforge.net] On Behalf Of Travis Oliphant
> Sent: 08 June 2006 22:27
> To: numpy-discussion
> Subject: [Numpy-discussion] Array Protocol change for Python 2.6
> ...
> I would like to eliminate all the other array protocol attributes before
> NumPy 1.0 (and re-label those such as __array_data__ that are useful in
> other contexts --- like ctypes).

Just out of curiosity:

In [1]: x = N.array([])

In [2]: x.__array_data__
Out[2]: ('0x01C23EE0', False)

Is there a reason why the __array_data__ tuple stores the address as a hex
string? I would guess that this representation of the address isn't the most
useful one for most applications.



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