[Numpy-discussion] NumPy re-factoring project

David Cournapeau cournape@gmail....
Sat Jun 12 19:39:17 CDT 2010

On Sun, Jun 13, 2010 at 2:00 AM, Sturla Molden <sturla@molden.no> wrote:
> Den 12.06.2010 15:57, skrev David Cournapeau:
>> Anything non trivial will require memory allocation and object
>> ownership conventions. If the goal is interoperation with other
>> languages and vm, you may want to use something else than plain
>> malloc, to interact better with the allocation strategies of the host
>> platform (reference counting, garbage collection).
> We can allocate memory on the Python side e.g. using Python's bytearray,
> ctypes array, or a Python string.
> We don't need the convenstion of "ownership" if we use a Python object
> to store the data buffer (e.g. bytearray). It owns itself, and commit
> suicide when garbage collected.

But the point is to get rid of the python dependency, and if you don't
allow any api call to allocate memory, there is not much left to
implement in the core.


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