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

Charles R Harris charlesr.harris at gmail.com
Thu Jan 28 01:24:30 EST 2010

On Wed, Jan 27, 2010 at 6:20 PM, David Cournapeau <david at silveregg.co.jp>wrote:

> josef.pktd at gmail.com wrote:
> > Can we/someone add a warning on the front page http://scipy.org/
> > (maybe under news for numpy download) about incompatibility of the
> > binaries on sourceforge of scipy <=0.7.1 with numpy 1.4.0 ?
> It seems that it will be quite difficult to fix the issue without
> removing something (I tried to use datetime as user types, but this
> opened a can of worms), so I am (quite reluctantly ) coming to the
> conclusion we should just bite the bullet and change the ABI number (so
> that importing anything will fail instead of crashing randomly).
> Something like numpy, which would just have a different ABI
> number than 1.4.0, without anything else.
Why do you think it would be better to make this change in 1.4 rather than

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