On Fri, Sep 25, 2020 at 4:57 PM Stefano Borini <stefano.borini@gmail.com> wrote:
On Fri, 25 Sep 2020 at 14:07, Ricky Teachey <ricky@teachey.org> wrote:
> I'd like to hear more about why the empty tuple has been selected as the default index.

It's still not settled. Steven proposed None, I propose empty tuple
for affinity with *args behavior, others proposed no positional arg at
all, but then there's the problem of the setter.
I sent a mail to the numpy mailing list yesterday, and all people who
replied seemed to prefer empty tuple.

Here is the thread


Kind regards,

Stefano Borini

* sheepishly, whispering mostly to myself *

All of that could be solved with new dunders. 


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