[Numpy-discussion] arange(-10)

Todd Miller jmiller at stsci.edu
Mon Oct 7 11:50:07 EDT 2002

Travis Oliphant wrote:

>On Mon, 7 Oct 2002, Todd Miller wrote:
>>The subject line contains what I consider to be an invalid range
>>expression.   Numarray, now and always, reacts badly to it.  Currently,
>>numarray tries to allocate a multi-gigabyte array.   In the past, it has
>>dumped core.
>>The question is, what should it do?
>>1. raise ValueError, "Invalid negative range expression"     (my +1)
>I didn't realize Numeric behaved badly in this area.
I replied to this earlier,  but I may have forgotten to reply-all, 
because I never saw my response.

Anyway,  I don't think Numeric has a problem with 
arange(<negative_value>), but numarray does.  The vote is currently +3 
"raise", +2 "compatible".  

All votes appreciated

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