[SciPy-dev] New release on Monday

Ed Schofield schofield at ftw.at
Sun Dec 11 16:43:10 CST 2005

On 11/12/2005, at 9:55 PM, Ed Schofield wrote:

> On 11/12/2005, at 8:53 AM, Travis Oliphant wrote:
>> I'm going to make a new release of scipy core on Monday evening (U.S.
>> Mountain Time)
>> unless I hear from anyone.  I'll probably post new Windows  
>> binaries of
>> full scipy
>> at that point as well.
>> Now's a good time for any bug-reports or outstanding issues.
> Is there any chance of including type checking for this release for  
> unsafe in-place operations?  Several people supported the idea in  
> the thread [In-place operators and casting] a few weeks ago.  In  
> summary, the existing behaviour would still be achievable with an  
> explicit cast:
> >>> my_int_array += my_float_array.astype(int)

Actually, I may as well stick my neck out and argue that another (the  
last remaining?) example of unsafe casting behaviour

 >>> my_int_array[0] = 1.5

ought to change too eventually.  I'd argue for a TypeError here  
also.  The current behaviour would still be achievable with an  
explicit cast like

 >>> my_int_array[0] = int(1.5).

with a bonus of easier readability.  I'd guess that the performance  
impact of a type check would be small, given the overhead anyway of  
setting an individual array element from Python.  But I'll run some  
benchmark tests to verify this...

-- Ed

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