[Numpy-discussion] typecodes in numarray

Perry Greenfield perry at stsci.edu
Fri Jan 24 11:34:02 EST 2003

I think Todd was referring to the recent addition of unsigned types
to Numeric, along with came new typecodes. These types were already
in numarray at the time.


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Paul F Dubois [mailto:paul at pfdubois.com]
> Sent: Friday, January 24, 2003 12:42 PM
> To: 'Perry Greenfield'; falted at openlc.org;
> numpy-discussion at lists.sourceforge.net
> Subject: RE: [Numpy-discussion] typecodes in numarray
> I don't understand this remark:
> <snip >but I am making an argument that perhaps
> > numarray should only go so far in the support of what I regard as an
> > obsolescent feature.  If the Numeric developers choose to continue
> > extending the use of typecodes in ways that are incompatible with
> > numarray,  one way of dealing with it is to "just say no".
> > We are going
> > beyond the scope of backwards compatability to on-going compatabilty.
> > (Which we may still have to do but needs to be discussed and
> > considered)
> >
> There is no "on-going" Numeric development. It stops the minute
> numarray is
> ready. Period. We developers all agreed on that. The whole reason for
> numarray is that Numeric was pronounced unmaintainable and unextendable by
> those who frequently had to work on it. To do anything else will fragment
> the entire numerical python community and software set.

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