Great work, thanks!

I see this:

 “- Fixed width encoded strings (utf8, latin1, ...)”

And a bit of discussion in the PR.

But I think there are key questions to be addressed in handling strings in numpy. I know we’ve had a lot of discussion about it on this list over the years — but is there a place that has captured that discussion / and or we can start a new one?

For example, I am very wary of putting a non-fixed width encoding (e.g. Utf-8) in a fixed width field.

But this PR is not the place to discuss that.


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On Jul 24, 2018, at 3:21 PM, Hameer Abbasi <> wrote:

Hey Stefan/Ralf/Stephan,

This looks nice, generally what the community agrees on. Great work, and thanks for putting this together.

Best regards,
Hameer Abbasi
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On 24. Jul 2018 at 21:04, Stefan van der Walt <> wrote:

Hi everyone,

Please take a look at the latest roadmap proposal:

This is a living document, so can easily be modified in the future, but
we'd like to get in place a document that corresponds fairly closely
with current community priorities.

Best regards,

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