[Numpy-discussion] proposal on ufunc bit ops

Charles R Harris charlesr.harris@gmail....
Wed May 28 12:55:34 CDT 2008

Hi All,

I would like to propose that the bit_ops preserve the length of the relevant
types. Currently we have:

In [1]: ones(1,dtype=int8) & ones(1,dtype=uint8)
Out[1]: array([1], dtype=int16)

In [3]: ones(1,dtype=int64) & ones(1,dtype=uint64)
Out[3]: array([1], dtype=object)

Note the increased size in the first case and the return of a Python long
integer object in the second. As all the high order bits will be zeroed in
any case when the smaller elements are sign extended, I propose that in
these mixed cases an unsigned type be returned of the same size as the
largest input size. I think this conforms with the rule of least surprise.

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