[Python-Dev] PEP: Adding data-type objects to Python
Travis E. Oliphant
oliphant.travis at ieee.org
Sat Oct 28 08:45:55 CEST 2006
Martin v. Löwis wrote:
> Travis E. Oliphant schrieb:
>> The datatype is an object that specifies how a certain block of
>> memory should be interpreted as a basic data-type.
>> >>> datatype(float)
> I can't speak on the specific merits of this proposal, or whether this
> kind of functionality is desirable. However, I'm -1 on the addition of
> a builtin for this functionality (the PEP doesn't actually say that
> there is another builtin, but the examples suggest so).
I was intentionally vague. I don't see a need for it to be a built-in,
but didn't know where exactly to "put it," I should have made it a
question for discussion.
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