[PYTHON MATRIX-SIG] type coercion one more time
Thu, 25 Jan 96 12:30:24 EST
From: hinsenk@ERE.UMontreal.CA (Hinsen Konrad)
Also, I don't recall anyone presenting a list of 'nice' names for
the Matrix functions as Konrad has been advocating. I think having
these is a good idea; the type code that we have now has always seemed
somehow counter to (my view of) the Python 'do-it-the-Right-Way'
attitude. If I actually list them all out here, maybe this will force
the issue and start some discussion. Comments on the following?
'Unsigned' instead of 'U'? XArray instead of Array_X? BTW, is the C
Do we have unsigned types? I proposed a similar list of names a
while ago, using "XArray" instead of "Array_X". I prefer that form
because it is closer to the real-life expressions "integer array",
"float array" etc. But the main point is to get rid of these
silly type codes!
Currently the types are:
If you really want to add unsigned shorts, longs, and ints, I'd
obviously be willing, but the whole type collection already feels a
little bit large, so I'd rather wait and see if anybody ever NEEDS
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