[Matrix-SIG] Proclamation: column-wise arrays (fwd)
Fri, 4 Feb 2000 08:41:58 -0500 (EST)
Andrew Mullhaupt writes:
> ... 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.
Please explain to me why column-major arrays are preferrable to
row-major arrays, other than having to explicitly list every dimension
whether its needed or not?
Also, isn't this SIG dead and shouldn't this discussion be moved to
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