[MATRIX-SIG] Re: [PYTHON MATRIX-SIG] request for idioms

Andrew P. Mullhaupt amullhau@ix.netcom.com
Tue, 10 Jun 1997 20:37:25 -0400

Phil Austin wrote:
> In contrast, Konrad's module handles it like this:
> print b[1:5,2:5]
> I don't know of another language that let's you pass subscripts to
> a C extension in this way.

It's not that uncommon, presumably it's that you haven't used the
languages where it is possible/easy. The S language, and some of the
post-APL languages do this, and with their more general subscripting as

Of course, this is not to take anything away from Konrad's module.

Andrew Mullhaupt

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