# [PYTHON MATRIX-SIG] Last complaints about NumPy 1.0a5

**Fredrik Lundh
**
fredrik_lundh@ivab.se

*Wed, 23 Oct 1996 15:23:43 +0200*

>* binarysearch() should be called just search(), or find().
*>* The name of a function should not indicate the algorithm
*>* that is uses, however obvious the choice of the algorithm
*>* is.
*
To me, "binarysearch" implies that data must be sorted beforehand,
while a "search" function wouldn't bother about such issues (compare
bsearch and lsearch in the standard C library).
Maybe a better name, but not as generic as "search".
/F (just an ordinary programmer)
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