[Numpy-discussion] logical priority

Colin J. Williams cjw at sympatico.ca
Tue Feb 8 04:58:37 EST 2005

Travis Oliphant wrote:

> Stephen Walton wrote:
>> konrad.hinsen at laposte.net wrote:
>>> Operator priorities are part of the Python language and implemented 
>>> in  the parser. Numarray cannot interfere with that.
>> In Python, of course, & is a bitwise AND, logical and being the 
>> literal word "and".  & has lower operator priority than <, but "and" 
>> has a higher one.
>> I think the real problem is that "and" doesn't work on numarray bool 
>> arrays in an element-wise fashion as I expected;  perhaps it should?  
>> Otherwise constructs like
> Currently, I don't think Python allows "over-riding" the "and" 
> operation.  It only works on the truth or falseness of the objects.  
> Therefore, I don't think it is possible to make it work as you'd 
> expect unless Python is changed.
There is __nonzero__ which could be treated as allTrue or someTrue, the 
former is probably the better.

Colin W.

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