[Numpy-discussion] Ill-defined in-place operations (#1085)

josef.pktd@gmai... josef.pktd@gmai...
Wed Apr 15 15:40:30 CDT 2009

On Wed, Apr 15, 2009 at 4:34 PM, Matthieu Brucher
<matthieu.brucher@gmail.com> wrote:
> I think this is unavoidable. If we state clearly that every numpy
> function assums non-pointer aliasing, then people have to care about
> this themselves (like they would in Fortran, or in C++ for object-like
> arrays).

"non-pointer aliasing"

this might be clear for those that come from fortran or c++.
But for those that come from matlab or gauss, the intuition is  "what
you see is what you get", and I have no idea what "non-pointer
aliasing" is.


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