[Numpy-discussion] Array interface
Magnus Lie Hetland
magnus at hetland.org
Tue Apr 5 01:51:35 EDT 2005
Travis Oliphant <oliphant at ee.byu.edu>:
> Magnus Lie Hetland wrote:
> > - Does the description of __array_data__ mean that the discussed
> > bytes type is no longer needed? (If we can use buffers, that
> > sounds very good to me.)
> We can use the buffer object, now and it works as far as it goes. But,
> there are very important reasons for the creation of a good bytes object.
> Probably, THE most important reason for the bytes object is Pickle
> support without always making an intermediate string (and the
> accompanying copy that is involved). Right now, a string is the only
> way to Pickle array data. A bytes object would allow a way to Pickle
> without making a copy.
Ah. Very good argument, of course.
But, as I understand it, the protocol as it stands could work with
buffers until we get bytes objects?
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