[PYTHON MATRIX-SIG] Some notes on the matrix class
Guido van Rossum
Wed, 01 Nov 1995 15:31:19 -0500
> There has been a small amount of talk about the possibilty of having
> "boolean types" in addition to number, sequence, and mapping types that
> would support >, <, ==, etc. After writing a lot of code with matrices, I
> feel that many things could be expressed a lot more elegantly if this was
> allowed. Unfortunately, Guido appears to be skeptical of this proposal, so
> don't hold your breath.
Couldn't this be done by implementing a "numeric" type (at the C
level) that has a range of [0..1]? It could have two objects...
Also, what exactly is the advantage of having a Boolean type? (Am I
showing my age here? :-)
Re a**b for pow(a, b): yes, that's also an acceptable addition.
--Guido van Rossum <guido@CNRI.Reston.VA.US>
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