[PyCUDA] adding an __int__ method to GPUArray?
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Wed Mar 9 18:56:54 PST 2011
On Tue, 8 Mar 2011 10:53:37 -0500, Lev Givon <lev at columbia.edu> wrote:
> Received from Andreas Kloeckner on Tue, Mar 08, 2011 at 10:43:23AM EST:
> > On Tue, 8 Mar 2011 10:00:43 -0500, Lev Givon <lev at columbia.edu> wrote:
> > > Not sure if this suggestion has already been made, but would it be
> > > possible to add an __int__() method to GPUArray that would return the
> > > output of the instance's gpudata.__int__() method? This would
> > > somewhat facilitate manipulating GPUArray instances with
> > > ctypes-wrapped library functions that expect a pointer to GPU memory.
> > I'm hesitant to do this. A numpy array's __int__ returns an array
> > scalar's value, cast to int. Since GPUArrays are supposed to be
> > numpy workalikes, that would introduce a difference to numpy. How about
> > a .ptr attribute?
> > Andreas
> Sure - one less character to type than int().
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