Grumble about too strict an attitude about backward compatibility...
skip at pobox.com
Thu Sep 5 15:28:34 EDT 2002
>> What's the Python connection? Other than a reminder not to get to
>> slavish about backward compatibility, I note that these same function
>> names will then go on to pollute the Python namespace because all
>> this Fortran code is automatically wrapped using f2py.
laotseu> Well, that may be true, but the chances of a name collision are
laotseu> pretty low IMHO...
Name collisions weren't what I was getting at. Python allows essentially
unlimited identifier lengths, but people manipulating these functions from
Python code still have to use the cryptic 4-6 character names. Perhaps f2py
allows mapping such names to something more meaningful. (One can hope. ;-)
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