[Numpy-discussion] Thoughts on getting "something" in the Python core

Daehyok Shin sdhyok at gmail.com
Fri Apr 1 12:59:07 EST 2005

On Apr 1, 2005 8:07 PM, Travis Oliphant <oliphant at ee.byu.edu> wrote:


> I disagree about "shifting focus."  Personally, I'm not going to work on
> something like that until we have a single array package that fulfills
> the needs of all Numeric and most numarray users.   I'm just pointing
> out that what goes in to the Python core should probably be a scaled
> down object with a souped-up "protocol"  so that the array object in
> scipy.base can be used through the array protocol by any other package
> without worrying about having scipy_core at compile time.

Would you tell me what exactly you means by "protocol"?
Do you mean a standard defintion of a series of "interfaces" for array
type in Python?

Daehyok Shin
Geography Department
University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill

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