[Numpy-discussion] searchsorted bug

James Philbin philbinj@gmail....
Thu Jan 31 11:55:18 CST 2008

> True. The problem is knowing when that is the case. The subroutine in
> question is at the bottom of the heap and don't know nothin'. IIRC, it just
> sits there and does the comparison by calling through a pointer with char*
> arguments.

What does the comparison function actually look like for the case of
dtype='|Sn'? Is there no way of sending the underlying types to the
comparison, so it can throw an exception if the two data types are not


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