[Numpy-discussion] New Operators in Python
Sat Mar 24 16:14:04 CDT 2007
On 24/03/07, Charles R Harris <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> Yes indeed, this is an old complaint. Just having an infix operator would be
> an improvement:
> A dot B dot C
> Not that I am suggesting dot in this regard ;) In particular, it wouldn't
> parse without spaces. What about division? Matlab has both / and \ for left
> and right matrix division and something like that could call solve instead
> of inverse, leading to some efficiencies. We also have both dot and
> tensordot, which raises the problem of interpretation when ndim > 2.
There's always the Haskell approach: *every* function can be an infix
operator, just surround the name with backticks; functions with
line-noise names (like + * - /) are infix by default.
Not a good idea for python, I think.
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