[PyOpenGL-Devel] Need more comments from scientific community on python-dev

Lisandro Dalcin dalcinl at gmail.com
Sat Nov 4 15:12:01 CST 2006

On 11/4/06, Mike C. Fletcher <mcfletch at vrplumber.com> wrote:
>  We wouldn't be able to get rid
> of the abstraction mechanism entirely, as we would still have data-types
> such as lists-of-lists-of-integers that wouldn't support the protocol.

Perhaps this will sound stupid, but I was thinking about extending
some builtin Python types to provide datatype info. A list/tuple is an
array of Python objects, an int/float/complex could return a datatype
upon query. This could be very efficient if some predefined datatypes
were already defined in the C-side. MPI provides predefined datatypes
(MPI_INT, MPI_FLOAT) and new user-defined datatypes are created from

Lisandro Dalcín
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