[Numpy-discussion] Updating cython directory to pxd usage: objections?

Robert Kern robert.kern@gmail....
Thu Jun 19 19:06:01 CDT 2008

On Thu, Jun 19, 2008 at 19:02, Stéfan van der Walt <stefan@sun.ac.za> wrote:
> 2008/6/19 Fernando Perez <fperez.net@gmail.com>:
>>> - import_array().  Can we put it at the bottom of c_numpy.pxd, so that
>>> users don't have to import it every time?
>> Sounds fine to me, but I don't know if there could be a subtle problem
>> with pxds used by multiple pyx files.  I'm not comfortable enough with
>> cython to answer the question.
> >From what I understand, a .pxd file is loaded only once -- is that
> correct?  Either way, I don't think executing import_array more than
> once could hurt (or could it -- Robert?).

I don't think it would cause bad things to happen. It is slightly
suboptimal, but only just.

Robert Kern

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enigma that is made terrible by our own mad attempt to interpret it as
though it had an underlying truth."
 -- Umberto Eco

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