[Numpy-discussion] broadcasting behavior for 1.6 (was: Numpy 1.6 schedule)

Charles R Harris charlesr.harris at gmail.com
Fri Mar 11 11:40:32 EST 2011


On Fri, Mar 11, 2011 at 9:19 AM, Travis Oliphant <oliphant at enthought.com>wrote:

> This discussion is interesting and useful for NumPy 2.0, but the subtle
> change is not acceptable for NumPy 1.6.
>
> The rules were consistent, even if seen as unintuitive by some.
>
> The fact that two libraries we know of already had tests break should be a
> big red warning flag.  There are a lot of other libraries that may have
> tests break.
>
> Having to fix tests would be expected for NumPy 2.0, but not 1.6.
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> I am a big -10 for rolling out a change like this in NumPy 1.6
>
> For NumPy 2.0, the discussion is interesting, but I am still a -0
>
>
Out of curiosity, what do you see as the essential use case for this
feature?

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Chuck

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