3 Sep 2014 3 Sep '14
Re: [Numpy-discussion] Does a `mergesorted` function make sense?
On 02/09/2014 8:40 PM, Charles R Harris wrote:
On Mon, Sep 1, 2014 at 7:58 AM, Eelco Hoogendoorn <firstname.lastname@example.org mailto:email@example.com> wrote:
On Mon, Sep 1, 2014 at 2:05 PM, Charles R Harris <firstname.lastname@example.org <mailto:email@example.com>> wrote: On Mon, Sep 1, 2014 at 1:49 AM, Eelco Hoogendoorn <firstname.lastname@example.org <mailto:email@example.com>> wrote: Sure, id like to do the hashing things out, but I would also like some preliminary feedback as to whether this is going in a direction anyone else sees the point of, if it conflicts with other plans, and indeed if we can agree that numpy is the right place for it; a point which I would very much like to defend. If there is some obvious no-go that im missing, I can do without the drudgery of writing proper documentation ;).
These are good issues, that need to be discussed and resolved. Python has the benefit of having a BDFL. Numpy has no similar arrangement. In the post-numarray period, Travis Oliphant took that role and advanced the package in many ways.
It seems that Travis is no longer available. There is a need for someone, or maybe some group of three, who would be guided by the sort of thinking Charles Harris sets out above, who would make the final decision.