[Python-Dev] Re: linear algebra
Eric S. Raymond
Fri, 14 Jul 2000 14:47:12 -0400
Greg Wilson <firstname.lastname@example.org>:
> This is an interesting alternative I hadn't thought of --- add operators,
> with associated special methods and in-place assignment forms, but do not
> provide a "standard" definition (i.e. leave all functionality open to the
Yes. This steers a Pythonic middle path between user-definable syntax
(too big a can of worms) and doing nothing at all to help out
constituencies like the MatLab people.
Overloading otherwise undefined special method names for operators is
a well-understood way to add functionality to classes. Lrt's use it.
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