[Numpy-tickets] [NumPy] #333: Creating an array from a n-dim dtype type fails

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Wed Oct 11 13:49:44 CDT 2006

#333: Creating an array from a n-dim dtype type fails
 Reporter:  faltet      |        Owner:  somebody
     Type:  defect      |       Status:  new     
 Priority:  normal      |    Milestone:          
Component:  numpy.core  |      Version:  devel   
 Severity:  normal      |   Resolution:          
 Keywords:              |  
Comment (by oliphant):

 The type attribute of the data-type object is the Python object that is
 created when you get an item from the array.  In this case you would get a
 2-element array, so perhaps one could argue that a 2-element array object
 should be returned from the type attribute.  But, such a thing does not
 exist and so the generic array scalar is returned.   It's not optimal,
 perhaps, but it seems like a prudent decision for now.

 Error messages are always a work in progress.  They are tricky because
 it's hard to now why and when an exception will occur and the error
 message is usually propagated from a lower level.

Ticket URL: <http://projects.scipy.org/scipy/numpy/ticket/333#comment:2>
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