[Numpy-discussion] Should we make the master branch backward compatible.
bsouthey at gmail.com
Fri Jan 28 10:19:55 EST 2011
On 01/27/2011 10:58 PM, David Cournapeau wrote:
> On Fri, Jan 28, 2011 at 12:46 PM, Charles R Harris
> <charlesr.harris at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Hi All,
>> Mark Wiebe has proposed making the master branch backward compatible with
>> 1.5. The argument for doing this is that 1) removing the new bits for new
>> releases is a chore as the refactor schedule slips and 2) the new ABI isn't
>> settled and keeping the current code in won't help with the merge. Mark
>> thinks it is possible to keep the datetime types along with the new half
>> types while restoring backward compatibility, and if so we won't lose
>> anything by making the change. I'm in favor of this change, but I may have
>> overlooked something. Thoughts?
> I would be in favor too, but having not being able to code much in
> numpy the last few months, my opinion should not carry too much
> weight. I don't know how many people install numpy from github
> nowadays (which are the first "victims" when ABI breaks)
It is important to hear from people like Keith that build upon numpy and
those that build numpy binaries for distribution especially Windows and
non-gcc stuff like Intel's compilers and MKL.
So while I do count less but I am in favor of it provided that scipy can
build and run correctly with this new numpy.
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