[SciPy-dev] bool8 link returns bool_ docstring

Scott David Daniels Scott.Daniels@Acm....
Sat Jul 18 14:53:47 CDT 2009

Stéfan van der Walt wrote:
> 2009/7/16 David Goldsmith <d_l_goldsmith@yahoo.com>:
>> Once again I believe I've answered my own question (I need to have more faith in my research abilities and not cry for help so quickly): Figure 2.2 in "Guide To Numpy" illustrating the hierarchy of scalar types -
>> the names used there are the "base" names, any equivalent is considered an "alias," yes?  Oh, but this doesn't answer my first question: is the fact that the Wiki returns the same docstring for equivalent types a bug or a feature?  (At this point I'm assuming "feature," but confirmation would be appreciated.)  Thanks,
> It's the same object:
> In [8]: np.bool_
> Out[8]: <type 'numpy.bool_'>
> In [9]: np.bool8
> Out[9]: <type 'numpy.bool_'>

All that shows is that the two classes print the same thing.
This is how you can tell:

 >>> np.bool8 is np.bool_

--Scott David Daniels

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