[Numpy-discussion] Array interface updated to Version 3

Travis Oliphant oliphant.travis at ieee.org
Tue Jun 20 15:27:16 EDT 2006

Thomas Heller wrote:
> Travis Oliphant schrieb:
>> I just updated the array interface page to emphasize we now have 
>> version 3.  NumPy still 
> If current implementations of the array interface use this pointer for
> other things (like keeping a reference to the array object), that's 
> fine, and I don't think the specification should change.  I think it is
> espscially dangerous to assume that the desc pointer is a PyObject 
> pointer,  Python will segfault if it is not.

You make a good point.   This is not a very safe sanity check and overly 
complicated for not providing safety.  I've reverted it back but left in 
the convention that the 'desc' pointer contain a reference to the object 
exposing the interface as is the practice now.

Thanks for the review.


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