On Wed, Oct 03, 2007 at 01:50:01PM -0400, Perry Greenfield wrote:
Let me rephrase: we cannot change the API until 1.1, unless this is seen as a bug. To which other API changes are you referring? The style changes is a different matter entirely.
The recent numpy and scipy threads on "adopting Python Style Guide for classes". If this is what you mean by style changes and it ends up changing array to Array and int32 to Int32, it's not just a style change, it will break lots of code ("Since it should effect the user API..."). These are API changes even if you consider case of the class name just style.
Don't worry, nothing is being rushed through. Only internal representations are currently being changed (e.g. unit tests). No changes to the API will be made until 1.1, and then only after the discussion is over.
I think your quote above refers to the e-mail Jarrod Millman wrote, but that was simply a typo, and should have read "since it shouldn't affect the user API".