[Python-Dev] Coercion (RE: Discussion: Introducing new operators for matrix computation)

M.-A. Lemburg mal@lemburg.com
Thu, 20 Jul 2000 17:49:20 +0200

[Adding new operators]

Just a side note before everyone forgets: I think we'll
need to carefully redefine coercion *before* adding any
new slots/operators/etc. to Python.

The current model where coercion is centralized won't
scale well with the new operators. My (old) proposal for this
(see my Python Pages) was to decentralize coercion and
make the coercion process part of the operators task.

Thoughts ?

Marc-Andre Lemburg
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