I just encountered the following in my code:
FutureWarning: comparison to `None` will result in an elementwise object comparison in the future.
I'm very concerned about this. This is a very common programming pattern (lazy loading):
class A(object): def __init__(self): self._some_array = None
@property def some_array(self): if self._some_array == None: # perform some expensive setup of array return self._some_array
It seems to me that the new behavior will break this pattern. I think that redefining the "==" operator is a little too aggressive here. It strikes me as very nonstandard and not at all obvious to someone reading the code that the comparison is a very special case for numpy objects. Unless there's some aspect I'm missing here, I think an element-wise comparator should be more explicit.
_________________________________________ Demitri Muna
Department of Astronomy Le Ohio State University