[Matrix-SIG] Proclamation: column-wise arrays (fwd)

Andrew P. Mullhaupt amullhau@zen-pharaohs.com
Thu, 3 Feb 2000 20:45:45 -0500

> How much of this code really needs column-order arrays? It isn't needed
> for 1d arrays, nor for routines that can work on "transposed" arrays
> (like most of LAPACK).

That still bites it though, since the code then has to use transpose things
that you don't mean to, and vice versa.

The only thing that would bite it worse is having both sorts of arrays
flying around in one language. It's too bad that anyone was ever allowed to
do row-major stuff, but it happened long before Python existed. C
multidimensional arrays are so crippled that it's better to take no notice
of them, but it's too late for that now.

Andrew Mullhaupt