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

Stéfan van der Walt stefan@sun.ac...
Sat Jun 21 15:49:58 CDT 2008

2008/6/20 Robert Kern <robert.kern@gmail.com>:
>> Are they initializing different copies of the same thing?
> No. "import numpy" is essentially the same as the pure Python
> equivalent; it loads the module and puts it into the namespace.
> cnp.import_array() loads the module (or reuses the already loaded
> one), does not put it into any namespace, but then, most importantly,
> grabs the pointer to the table of function pointers and assigns it to
> the local void** variable. All of the numpy API is made available to
> third-party extension modules by #define macros which look up into
> this table.

Since "import numpy" already sets up the pointer table, is it then
necessary to use import_array?


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