[Python-Dev] PEP: Adding data-type objects to Python
Travis E. Oliphant
oliphant.travis at ieee.org
Sun Oct 29 08:46:39 CET 2006
Greg Ewing wrote:
> 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
> 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.
Yes, very good point.
That's probably one reason I'm proposing the data-type first before the
array interface in the extended buffer protocol.
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