[SciPy-Dev] bool wrapper in sparse

Pauli Virtanen pav@iki...
Wed Jun 26 12:17:51 CDT 2013

26.06.2013 19:34, Nathaniel Smith kirjoitti:
> In c++, user classes can't inherit from primitive types. Thus spake Bjarne.
> Make a memory-layout compatible class (i.e., one with a single npy_bool
> member), and then cast back and forth as needed?

I somehow doubt that

	class Foo
		char b;

	assert(sizeof(b) == sizeof(char));

is guaranteed by C++ standards. However, we can just start inserting 
compiler-specific packing pragmas for those cases where it isn't true.

For safety, however, it's probably best to include the assert statement 
in one of the routines. The compiler should optimize it away, and it 
will break scipy test suite if the file is miscompiled.

Pauli Virtanen

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