namespace issue, Python vs numpy min/max problem

Robert Kern robert.kern at
Mon Nov 15 05:46:47 CET 2010

On 2010-11-14 17:37 , Gregory Ewing wrote:
> Steven D'Aprano wrote:
>> It only becomes your problem if you have advised people that the right way to
>> use your module is with import *.
> And if you're advising people to do that, it would be an
> extremely good idea to give your functions different names
> so that they don't conflict with the builtin min and max.

And we (the numpy devs) explicitly advise people *against* that.

Robert Kern

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