[Python-Dev] PEP: Adding data-type objects to Python

Greg Ewing greg.ewing at canterbury.ac.nz
Sun Oct 29 02:17:46 CEST 2006


Nick Coghlan wrote:
> I'd say the answer to where we put it will be dependent on what happens to the 
> idea of adding a NumArray style fixed dimension array type to the standard 
> library. If that gets exposed through the array module as array.dimarray, then 
> it would make sense to expose the associated data layout descriptors as 
> array.datatype.

Seem to me that arrays are a sub-concept of binary data,
not the other way around. So maybe both arrays and data
types should be in a module called 'binary' or some such.

--
Greg


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