[Numpy-discussion] Records in scipy core
perry at stsci.edu
Fri Dec 2 05:31:03 EST 2005
Travis Oliphant wrote:
> Thus, I would like to revive discussion of the record object for
> inclusion in scipy core. I pretty much agree with the semantics that
> Perry described in his final email (is this all implemented in numarray,
No, it was only talk to date, with plans to implment it, but
other things have drawn our work up to now.
> Question: How important is backwards compatibility with old numarray
> specification. In particular, I would go with the .fields access
> described by Perry, and eliminate the .field() approach?
For us, probably not critical since we have to do some rewriting anyway.
(But it would be nice to retain for a while as deprecated).
But what about field names that don't map well to attributes?
I haven't had a chance to reread the past emails but I seem to
recall this was a significant issue. That would imply that .field()
would be needed for those cases anyway.
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