[Python-Dev] Array Enhancements
Guido van Rossum
Fri, 05 Apr 2002 16:47:52 -0500
> A bit type for numarray has been discussed at least briefly. The
> implementation for a 1 bit per element array is tricky and hasn't
> been to high on anyone's implementation list. If you were to
> propose this and offer to implement it, the Space Telescope guys
> might accept it. It definitely needs discussion though.
An alternative might be a separate bit-array implementation: it seems
that the bit-array won't share much code with the regular array (of
any flavor), so why not make it a separate type?
In addition, Scott should definitely consider whether Numarray is a
better target for his requirements than the core array module. It may
very well replace the current array module in the future, so your
changes might have a brighter future that way.
--Guido van Rossum (home page: http://www.python.org/~guido/)