[Numpy-discussion] Revised NEP-18, __array_function__ protocol

Marten van Kerkwijk m.h.vankerkwijk at gmail.com
Sat Jun 30 10:02:52 EDT 2018

Hi Hameer,

It is. The point of the proposed feature was to handle array generation
> mechanisms, that don't take an array as input in the standard NumPy API.
> Giving them a reference handles both the dispatch and the decision about
> which implementation to call.

Sorry, I had clearly misunderstood. It would indeed be nice for overrides
to work on functions like `zeros` or `arange` as well, but it seems strange
to change the signature just for that. As a possible alternative, should we
perhaps generally check for overrides on `dtype`?

All the best,

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