recarray.__setattr__ bug?

Michael McNeil Forbes mforbes at
Sat Oct 28 21:29:03 CDT 2006

In article <4543A153.4030505 at>,
 Travis Oliphant <oliphant.travis at> wrote:
> Hmm.... I know that the code was changed at some point a few months ago 
> specifically to this behavior because of some concerns Perry, Chris 
> (people at STScI) had.   Originally, field names came first, but we 
> changed it so they could set known attributes of a record array even if 
> they were also field names.
> This may be an unintentional side-effect.    So, let's not just change 
> things again and create problems for them.

Were any test cases generated for this?  Changing the code did not break 
anything: if this is important, a test should probably be added.


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