[Python-Dev] shouldn't we be considering all pending numeric proposals together?
email@example.com (Skip Montanaro)
Mon, 23 Jul 2001 17:42:33 -0500
There are several active or could-be-active PEPs related to Python's numeric
S 211 pep-0211.txt Adding A New Outer Product Operator Wilson
S 228 pep-0228.txt Reworking Python's Numeric Model Zadka
S 237 pep-0237.txt Unifying Long Integers and Integers Zadka
S 238 pep-0238.txt Non-integer Division Zadka
S 239 pep-0239.txt Adding a Rational Type to Python Zadka
S 240 pep-0240.txt Adding a Rational Literal to Python Zadka
S 242 pep-0242.txt Numeric Kinds Dubois
Instead of implementing them piecemeal, shouldn't we be considering them as
a related group? For example, implementing any or all of PEPs 237, 239 and
240 might well have an effect on what needs to be done for PEP 238. With
slight modifications, the proposals in PEP 242 might well subsume PEP 238's
functionality in a different way.
If the semantics of arithmetic are going to change, I think they should
change in the context of expanded capability in the language.
Skip Montanaro (firstname.lastname@example.org)