I forgot to mention..
On Aug 15, 2008, at 9:00 AM, Travis E. Oliphant wrote:
- Removing ctypeslib import
- Can break code if somebody has been doing import numpy and then
- I'm fine with people needing to import numpy.ctypeslib to use the
capability as long as we clearly indicate these breakages.
You were the one who had numpy/__init__.py always import ctypeslib
r3027 | oliphant | 2006-08-15 11:53:49 +0200 (Tue, 15 Aug 2006) | 1 line
import ctypeslib on numpy load and change name from ctypes_load_library to load_library
Was there a driving reason for that other than decreased user burden?
There will be breakage in the wild. I found:
and a Google Code search found a couple hits too: http://www.google.com/codesearch?q=numpy +ctypeslib&hl=en&btnG=Search+Code
It doesn't looks like there will be a big impact. This is not a widely used package (in public code), and many examples seem to prefer this form:
from numpy.ctypeslib import ndpointer, load_library