[Numpy-discussion] Proposed Roadmap Overview
Sat Feb 18 16:17:20 CST 2012
Den 18.02.2012 22:25, skrev Benjamin Root:
> 2.) My personal preference is an incremental refactor over to C++
> using STL, however, I have to be realistic. First, the exception
> issue is problematic (unsolvable? I don't know). Second, one of
> Numpy/Scipy's greatest strengths is the relative ease it has in
> interfacing with BLAS, ATLAS, mkl and other optimizations. Will this
> still be possible from a C++ (or anything else) core?
> Third, I am only familiar with STL on gcc. Are there any subtle
> differences in implementations of STL in MSVC or any other compilers.
> Pointers are hard to mess up, in cross-platform ways.
NumPy should stay with the standard, whether C or C++, ans not be
written for one particular compiler.
Writing code that depends on a set of known bugs in one implementation
is why IE6 almost broke the internet.
> 3.) Will memory-mapped arrays still be possible after the refactor? I
> am not familiar with the implementation, but I am a big netcdf/hdf
> user and mem-mapped arrays are important to me.
Yes, that depends on the operating system, not the programming language.
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