[Numpy-discussion] proposal: smaller representation of string arrays

Stephan Hoyer shoyer at gmail.com
Wed Apr 26 19:30:04 EDT 2017


On Wed, Apr 26, 2017 at 3:27 PM, Chris Barker <chris.barker at noaa.gov> wrote:

> When a numpy user wants to put a string into a numpy array, they should
> know how long a string they can fit -- with "length" defined how python
> strings define it.
>

Sorry, I remain unconvinced (for the reasons that Robert, Nathaniel and
myself have already given), but we seem to be talking past each other here.

I am still -1 on any new string encoding support unless that includes at
least UTF-8, with length indicated by the number of bytes.
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