On Tue, Jun 5, 2012 at 8:41 PM, Zachary Pincus email@example.com wrote:
There is a fine line here. We do need to make people clean up lax code in order to improve numpy, but hopefully we can keep the cleanups reasonable.
Oh agreed. Somehow, though, I was surprised by this, even though I keep tabs on the numpy lists -- at no point did it become clear that "big changes in how arrays get constructed and typecast are ahead that may require code fixes". That was my main point, but probably a PEBCAK issue more than anything.
It was fairly extensively discussed when introduced, http://thread.gmane.org/gmane.comp.python.numeric.general/44206, and again at some later point.
Those are the not-yet-finalized changes in 1.7; Zachary (I think) is talking about problems upgrading from ~1.5 to 1.6.
Yes, unless I'm wrong I experienced these problems from 1.5.something to 1.6.1. I didn't take notes as it was in the middle of a deadline-crunch so I just fixed the code and moved on (long, stupid story about why the upgrade before a deadline...). It's just that the issues mentioned above seem to have hit me too and I wanted to mention that. But unhelpfully, I think, without code, and now I've hijacked this thread! Sorry.