Stéfan van der Walt wrote:
2008/8/18 Travis E. Oliphant firstname.lastname@example.org:
I say go ahead including changing #1 and #4. Let's leave 5 for the moment.
I ran several benchmarks and made sure that these imports take a minimal amount of time. Wouldn't we want users to have access with the doc framework without doing anything special? And, yes, some of the documents are empty, but a number of them have already been written.
I still think we are going about this the wrong way. We have two different sets of expectations, and we can't satisfy both by ripping everything apart. I'd much prefer two entry points into NumPy: one for people who need speed, and one for those who need the convenience of everything being at hand.
I think you are right Stefan. It would be great to have another name-space that is lighter from which numpy imports. But there is no reason to hold up these useful speed increases waiting for a better solution.