[SciPy-dev] Generic polynomials class (was Re: Volunteer for Scipy Project)

Charles R Harris charlesr.harris@gmail....
Tue Oct 6 17:43:18 CDT 2009

On Tue, Oct 6, 2009 at 4:35 PM, David Goldsmith <d.l.goldsmith@gmail.com>wrote:

> On Tue, Oct 6, 2009 at 1:17 PM, Charles R Harris <
> charlesr.harris@gmail.com> wrote:
>> That makes four people, including myself, who have weighed in and all
>> prefer the low to high order. Sounds like the way to go.
> I'm neutral, but whichever order is decided upon for internal
> representation, I think it'd be "nice and useful" to include a flag
> specifying user's preferred order, along with a "private" method to
> automatically convert to internal rep. if the user has set the flag
> oppositely.
Nah, you don't want variety in these things, it makes for confusing code
'cause you have to pay careful attention to the value of the flag. It is the
KISS principal, pick one that folks feel comfortable with and stick to it.

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