Neal Becker wrote:
I have watched numpy with interest for a long time. My own interest is to possibly use the c-api to wrap c++ algorithms to use from python.
One thing that has concerned me, and continues to concern me with this proposal, is that it seems to suffer from a very fat interface. I certainly have not studied the options in any depth, but my gut feeling is that the interface is too fat and too complex. I wonder if it's possible to avoid this. I wonder if this is an example of all the methods sinking to the base class.
You've just described my number #1 concern with incorporating NumPy wholesale, and the reason I believe it would be nice to cherry-pick a couple of key components for the standard library, rather than adopting the whole thing.
Travis has done a lot of work towards that goal (the latest result of which is this pre-PEP for describing the individual array elements in a way that is more flexible than the single character codes of the current array module).