[Numpy-discussion] prerelease proposal for matrix behavior

Charles R Harris charlesr.harris@gmail....
Fri Apr 25 20:27:56 CDT 2008

On Fri, Apr 25, 2008 at 6:38 PM, Alan G Isaac <aisaac@american.edu> wrote:

> OK, we are not converging in time for the release.
> So can we at least raise a TypeError on scalar
> indexing of matrices, so that we remain free to choose
> the ultimate behavior?
> Those who have spoke up have generally favored
> letting x[0] return a 1d array, if I count correctly.
> And I think that is the right "provisional" behavior.
> (As well as ultimate.) But many have not spoken up.

That would be the most compatible with arrays, but won't it break a lot of

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