[Numpy-discussion] Time for beta1 of NumPy 1.0
aisaac at american.edu
Fri Jun 30 09:50:52 EDT 2006
On Fri, 30 Jun 2006, Travis Oliphant wrote:
> I am, however, sympathetic to the arguments for wanting
> floating-point defaults. I wanted to change this
> originally but was convinced to not make such a major
> change for back-ward compatibility (more on that later).
Before 1.0, it seems right to go with the best design
and take some short-run grief for it if necessary.
If the right default is float, but extant code will be hurt,
then let float be the default and put the legacy-code fix
(function redefinition) in the compatability module.
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