why not arrays?

Scott David Daniels Scott.Daniels at Acm.Org
Thu Dec 16 15:58:14 CET 2004

Rahul wrote:
> Hi.
> I just wanted to know why arrays have not been included as a builtin
> datatype like lists or dictionaries? The numpy extension shows that it
> can be implemented. then why not include arrays in core python?
> rahul
We know of three implementations of arrays now: the "array" module,
the "numpy" implementation, and the "numarray" implementation.  Clearly
there are some trade offs here with no clear winner.  Until there is a
clear favorite, it would be a bad idea to choose a winner.

--Scott David Daniels
Scott.Daniels at Acm.Org

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