Colin J. Williams
cjw at sympatico.ca
Thu Feb 10 13:46:45 EST 2005
Travis Oliphant wrote:
> Perry Greenfield wrote
>> In our view the issue isn't who owns the array package but
>> getting one that satisfies the needs of the great majority.
>> We are not sure how feasible the approach Travis is using is so we
>> are taking a wait-and-see position on it. We hope he
>> is successful in achieving these goals.
> I've known it was a risk from the beginning, and I don't expect people
> to believe me until I can "show them the code."
>> We intend to stay engaged in design and interface discussions
>> with Travis, and encourage any others that have a stake in
>> numarray capabilities to do so as well.
> Thanks for the email, Perry.
> Toward that end, I would really appreciate knowing from anybody who
> understands, which C-API calls are seen as most relevant and new.
> For example, after the discussion on this list, I can understand that
> having the ability to "copy-back to a mis-behaved object" can be
> useful, and it has pointed out holes in the Numeric API (holes which
> we all know are there). I still don't know about having three
> different API calls to do it (instead of just a flag in the requires
> Over the next few weeks, I will be putting together a PEP-like
> document. This PEP will essentially discuss the behavior of the
> arrayobject that we would like to see in the Python core. I will
> need lots of feedback and help with it, so I will post it to the
> Numeric page as it develops. There are a couple of unresolved
> issues that need comments. Hopefully, the PEP will help sort those
> out. I think though, there are only a couple of issues. And I'm
> confident these can be worked out satisfactorily. I have no plans to
> submit the PEP until it has received attention from everybody interested.
> Best regards to all,
> -Travis Oliphant
I am glad to see that the suggestion from Martin Loewis regarding the
PEP approach is being taken up and hope that an early draft will be
posted to c.l.p,
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