[SciPy-dev] Is "bool" the right name?

Todd Miller jmiller at stsci.edu
Mon Oct 31 10:31:25 CST 2005

Trying to add some newcore compatibility to numarray,  I bowled through 
the obvious name collision between the new numarray "bool" and the 
Python scalar type "bool."   The name collision is easy enough to work 
around in the numarray internals,  but it occurred to me that "bool8" 
might be a better name since it is more explicit, consistent with the 
other type names,  and clearly resolves the recurring question "Is this 
a 1-bit bool or not?".

So,  while newcore is still young,  does it make sense to rename "bool" 
to "bool8"?


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