[Numpy-discussion] Warning on http://scipy.org/ about binary incompatibility ?

David Cournapeau david at silveregg.co.jp
Wed Jan 27 20:38:06 EST 2010

josef.pktd at gmail.com wrote:

> If you are also able to provide new scipy binaries, then at least the
> combination would be usable without intermittent import errors and
> crashes.

The problem is that the new scipy would not be usable with older numpy. 
That's why breaking the ABI is so painful.

> Would the change in the ABI numer prevent some other programs that use
> numpy and are compiled against an older numpy, for me mainly
> matplotlib, from running?

Not some, *all* of them (as long as they use the numpy C extension, that 
is - pure python are obviously unaffected).


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