[Python-Dev] Fixing _PyEval_SliceIndex so that integer-like
objects can be used
Guido van Rossum
gvanrossum at gmail.com
Sat Feb 19 00:49:44 CET 2005
> > then how about if arrayobjects can make it in the core, then a check for
> > a rank-0 integer-type
> > arrayobject is allowed before raising an exception?
Sure, *if* you can get the premise accepted.
> Following up on Bob's point, maybe making rank-0 integer type
> arrayobjects inherit from int has some mileage? Somewhat weird,
Hm, currently inheriting from int would imply that the C-level memory
lay-out of the object is an extension of the built-in int type. That's
probably too much of a constraint. But perhaps somehow
rank-0-integer-array and int could be the same type? I don't think it
would hurt too badly if an int had a method to find out its rank as an
array. And I assume you can't iterate over a rank-0 array, right?
--Guido van Rossum (home page: http://www.python.org/~guido/)
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