[Python-Dev] [Fwd: Discussion: Introducing new operators formatrix
Thu, 13 Jul 2000 12:35:01 -0500
Huaiyu Zhu wrote:
> I wonder how orthogonal would this be against the main development? Would
> it require a rebuild for each new release. Would it also require a patch
> each time?
I think that the idea is that you could install new syntaxes in the same
way you install new modules...of course only after careful
> Look it this way. Text processing do have their special syntaxes.
Okay, but probably 90% of Python programmers do text processing at some
point. Not so for matrix calculation. You believe that the Python world
would grow greatly if we did matrices natively. I don't know if I
I'm not entirely against your proposal but you've got to expect major
pushback on such large-scale syntax and semantic changes.
> PS. I suppose I am allowed to post to python-dev without invitation, but not
> subscribing to it? I find this rather strange.
Yes, it is rather strange.
Paul Prescod - Not encumbered by corporate consensus
Simplicity does not precede complexity, but follows it.