[Numpy-discussion] isn't it a bug in array.fill()?

Alan G Isaac aisaac@american....
Fri Aug 29 16:03:43 CDT 2008

Stéfan van der Walt wrote:
> At first, I also thought it might be more intuitive to return the 
> output array, but then I realised that it would make it more difficult 
> to realise that the operation is being performed in-place.  Maybe it 
> is good to remind programmers of what happens under the hood, so that 
> they are not surprised later when their data is "corrupted". 

That is essentially the core reason for the behavior of list.sort().


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