[SciPy-dev] Where is numpy.generic defined?

David Goldsmith d_l_goldsmith@yahoo....
Wed Aug 12 11:45:20 CDT 2009

Thanks, Robert.

"It's just the abstract base class for the scalar types."

I understood that; so, are it's attributes "empty" virtuals "waiting" to be overridden?  If yes, are there any exceptions (i.e., "substantive" attributes that should actually have non-trivial docstrings)?  Indeed, is it your opinion that all attributes of the generic namespace should actually be classified as "Unimportant" (w.r.t. to the doc Wiki)?

Thanks again,


--- On Wed, 8/12/09, Robert Kern <robert.kern@gmail.com> wrote:

> From: Robert Kern <robert.kern@gmail.com>
> Subject: Re: [SciPy-dev] Where is numpy.generic defined?
> To: "SciPy Developers List" <scipy-dev@scipy.org>
> Date: Wednesday, August 12, 2009, 9:10 AM
> In the generated C code. It's just
> the abstract base class for the scalar types.
> -- 
> Robert Kern
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