[Numpy-discussion] reshape and ravel methods of arrays now return views or raise error

Christopher Barker Chris.Barker at noaa.gov
Wed Mar 29 12:11:12 CST 2006

>> Since fortran-strided 
>> arrays happen *all-the-time* (e.g. after a transpose operation), 

I have to wonder if it's really a good idea to do this. Why not just 
make a re-ordered copy on transpose, rather than making it Fortran 
strided? Is the optimization really that important?

I had always thought of Fortran strided arrays as being a special case 
exception (for working with external Fortran codes), rather than 
something that happens all the time.

I suppose if all these issues are worked out, it'd be transparent to me, 
but it strikes me as more complication that necessary.


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