Nick Coghlan wrote:
I'd say the answer to where we put it will be dependent on what happens to the idea of adding a NumArray style fixed dimension array type to the standard library. If that gets exposed through the array module as array.dimarray, then it would make sense to expose the associated data layout descriptors as array.datatype.
Seem to me that arrays are a sub-concept of binary data, not the other way around. So maybe both arrays and data types should be in a module called 'binary' or some such.