[Numpy-discussion] NA-mask interactions with existing C code

Gael Varoquaux gael.varoquaux at normalesup.org
Fri May 11 11:32:02 EDT 2012

On Fri, May 11, 2012 at 09:59:16AM -0500, Travis Oliphant wrote:
> > Is there a advantage for users by making it a subclass? Nobody is saying 
> > you couldn't 'inherit' the struct (make the ndmask struct be castable to 
> > a PyArrayObject*) even if that is not declared in the Python type object.

> I don't really think there is an advantage of making it a subclass --- except numpy.ma is already a subclass and it might make it easier to write it's API on top of ndmasked.  

Technically, could this be a usecase for the 'mixin' pattern?


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