On Tue, May 11, 2010 at 4:14 AM, Pauli Virtanen <pav@iki.fi> wrote:
A third option would be just to silently fix the bug. In any case the
change should be mentioned noticeably in the release notes.

I see this as two bugs: the Lomax distribution was named incorrectly and the Parato distribution was incorrect or confusingly labeled.  Both should be fixed and clearly documented.  Unlike cases of changing tastes and preferences, it seems unduly complicated and confusing to perseverate with backward compatibility shims.  The next release is NumPy 2.0, which will have other known and well advertised API and ABI incompatibilities.

Just my 2e-10 cents,