[Python-Dev] Feedback from numerical/math community on PEP 225

Leif Walsh leif.walsh at gmail.com
Mon Nov 10 02:21:53 CET 2008


On Fri, Nov 7, 2008 at 11:01 PM, Fernando Perez <fperez.net at gmail.com> wrote:
> a while back there was a discussion about new operators for the language, which
> ended in people mentioning that the status of PEP 225 was still undecided and
> that it was the most likely route to consider in this discussion.  I offered
> to collect some feedback from the numerical and math/scientific computing
> communities and report back here.

I've only used a bit of numpy, but I have to say, the ~*/etc. syntax
looks extremely ugly.  There doesn't really seem to be a solution to
this that isn't ugly in some way, but the op(a, b) version looks best
to me (I also think a.op(b) is out of the question).

-- 
Cheers,
Leif


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