[Numpy-discussion] discussion about array.resize() -- compare to numarray

Robert Kern robert.kern at gmail.com
Mon Jan 8 15:37:02 EST 2007

Sebastian Haase wrote:
> On 1/8/07, Robert Kern <robert.kern at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Sebastian Haase wrote:
>>> I would suggest treating this as a real bug!
>>> Then it could be fixed immediately.
>> Deliberate design decisions don't turn into bugs just because you disagree with
>> them. Neither do those where the original decider now disagrees with them.
> Please explain again what the original decision was based on.
> I remember that there was an effort at some point to make methods as
> functions more consistent.

Travis just gave you an explanation. Yes there was quite a bit of effort to
rationalize the methods and the functions, but that happened before 1.0 was
released. We now have a commitment to maintain API compatibility for the 1.0
series. That commitment doesn't go away because it is inconvenient for us or
because we missed an opportunity to rationalize the API more.

Robert Kern

"I have come to believe that the whole world is an enigma, a harmless enigma
 that is made terrible by our own mad attempt to interpret it as though it had
 an underlying truth."
  -- Umberto Eco

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