[Numpy-discussion] pre-initialized arrays

Alan G Isaac aisaac@american....
Fri Jan 4 16:02:15 CST 2008

On Fri, 4 Jan 2008, Stuart Brorson apparently wrote:
> I realize NumPy != Matlab, but I'd wager that most users 
> would think that this is the natural behavior. 

I would not find it "natural" that elements of my float
array could be assigned complex values.  How could it be
a fixed chunk of memory and do such things, unless it would 
always waste enough memory to hold the biggest possible 
subsequent data type?

Alan Isaac

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