[Numpy-discussion] 1.6.0b1 half float buffer bug?

Charles R Harris charlesr.harris at gmail.com
Fri Mar 25 14:32:00 EDT 2011

On Fri, Mar 25, 2011 at 12:28 PM, Mark Wiebe <mwwiebe at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Fri, Mar 25, 2011 at 11:14 AM, Eli Stevens (Gmail) <
> wickedgrey at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Fri, Mar 25, 2011 at 10:35 AM, Mark Wiebe <mwwiebe at gmail.com> wrote:
>> > That said, I think starting a discussion with the Python core developers
>> > about the float16 type is worthwhile. There might be interest in
>> supporting
>> > the float16 type in the struct interface, something that would be
>> required
>> > as part of amending PEP 3118.
>> That's something that wouldn't see production until Python 3.3, right?
>>  I'm imagining that the buffer spec in use wouldn't change during the
>> 2.7.x series, unless it's unusually accepting of changes.
> That's true, but explaining the hoops being jumped through to support a new
> data type across multiple Python plugins could help evolve the spec if
> necessary, and they may have some good suggestions.
Last I looked, support for PEP 3118 in Python 3 was stuck in the doldrums.
Might be worth another ping.

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