[Numpy-discussion] Funded work on Numpy: proposed improvements and request for feedback

David Goldsmith d_l_goldsmith@yahoo....
Tue Aug 4 16:49:48 CDT 2009

--- On Tue, 8/4/09, Bruce Southey <bsouthey@gmail.com> wrote:

> [snip]
> Almost a year ago Travis send an email :
> 'Report from SciPy'?
> http://mail.scipy.org/pipermail/numpy-discussion/2008-August/036909.html
> Of importance was that
> " * NumPy 2.0 will be a library and will not automagically
> import numpy.fft

As someone who tends to think of "modules" as "libraries" (renamed for Python for "branding" purposes), what's the difference?


>  * We will suggest that other libraries use from numpy
> import fft
> instead of import numpy as np; np.fft
> "
> I sort of see that the proposed work could help make numpy
> a library
> as a whole but it is not clear that the work is heading
> towards that
> goal. So if numpy 2.0 is still planned as a library then I
> would like
> to see a clearer statement towards that goal.
> Not really understanding the problems of C99, but I know
> that trying
> to cover all the little details can be very time consuming
> when more
> effort could be spent on things.
> So if 'C99-like' is going to be the near term future, is
> there any
> point in supporting non-C99 environments with this work?
> That is, is the limitation in the compiler, operating
> system,
> processor or some combination of these?
> Anyhow, these are only my thoughts and pale in comparison
> to the work
> you are doing so feel free ignore them.
> Thanks
> Bruce
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