Travis Oliphant wrote:
Guido is the one who encouraged me at SciPy 2006 to push this and so I think he is generally favorable to the idea.
The Python devs will definitely push back. The strongest opposition seems to be from people that don't 'get' it and so don't want "dead interfaces" in Python.
well, none of us want dead interfaces in Python.
They would need to be convinced of how often such an interface would actually get used. I've tried to do that in the rationale, but many people actually posting to python-dev to support the basic idea
However, there is a great need for people to stand up and say: "We need something like this in Python..."
let us know when there is a relevant thread to chime in on. However, what we really need is not people like me saying "I need this", but rather people that develop significant existing extension packages saying they'll actually use this in their package. People like: wxPython -- Robin Dunn PIL -- Fredrik Lundh PyOpenGL -- Who? PyObjC -- would it be useful there? (Ronald Oussoren) MatplotLib (but maybe it's already married to numpy...) PyGtk ? Who else? I know Robin Dunn is interested in using it in wxPython -- but probably only if someone contributes the code. I hope to do that some day, but I'm only barely qualified to do so. Fredrik accepted your submission of code to use the array interface in PIL, but he seemed skeptical of the idea. Perhaps lobbying (or even just surveying) some of these folks would be useful. -Chris -- Christopher Barker, Ph.D. Oceanographer Emergency Response Division NOAA/NOS/OR&R (206) 526-6959 voice 7600 Sand Point Way NE (206) 526-6329 fax Seattle, WA 98115 (206) 526-6317 main reception Chris.Barker@noaa.gov