[Python-Dev] bytes type discussion

Nick Coghlan ncoghlan at gmail.com
Wed Feb 15 10:01:21 CET 2006

Bob Ippolito wrote:
> On Feb 14, 2006, at 4:17 PM, Guido van Rossum wrote:
>> (Why would you even think about views here? They are evil.)
> I mention views because that's what numpy/Numeric/numarray/etc.  
> do...  It's certainly convenient at times to have that functionality,  
> for example, to work with only the alpha channel in an RGBA image.   
> Probably too magical for the bytes type.

The key difference between numpy arrays and normal sequences is that the 
length of a sequence can change, but the shape of a numpy array is essentially 

So view behaviour can be reserved for a dimensioned array type (if the numpy 
folks ever find the time to finish writing their PEP. . .)


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