[Numpy-discussion] Thoughts on an ndarray super-class

Charles R Harris charlesr.harris at gmail.com
Sun Mar 5 17:03:34 CST 2006

On 2/22/06, Travis Oliphant <oliphant.travis at ieee.org> wrote:
> The bigndarray class is going to disappear (probably in the next release
> of NumPy).  It was a stop-gap measure as the future of 64-bit fixes in
> Python was unclear.  Python 2.5 will have removed the 64-bit limitations
> that led to the bigndarray and so it will be removed.
> I have been thinking, however, of replacing it with a super-class that
> does not define the dimensions or strides.

I use arrays a lot as buffers to pass binary data between C programs.
At the moment I use the buffer interface, but if the superclass was
just as convenient that would do. Mostly I just want simple. Are you
thinking of keeping the dtype?


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