[Numpy-discussion] Not importing polynomial implementation functions by default

Charles R Harris charlesr.harris at gmail.com
Mon Mar 14 17:41:50 EDT 2011

On Sun, Mar 13, 2011 at 5:01 AM, Ralf Gommers
<ralf.gommers at googlemail.com>wrote:

> On Sun, Mar 13, 2011 at 1:57 PM, David Warde-Farley
> <wardefar at iro.umontreal.ca> wrote:
> >
> > On 2011-03-12, at 9:32 PM, Charles R Harris wrote:
> >
> >> I'd like to change the polynomial package to only import the Classes,
> leaving the large number of implementation functions to be imported directly
> from the different modules if needed. I always regarded those functions as
> implementation helpers and kept them separate from the class so that others
> could use them to build their own classes if they desired. For most purposes
> I think the classes are more useful. So I think it was a mistake to import
> the functions by; default and I'm looking for a graceful and acceptable way
> out. Any suggestions.
> How about just deprecating in 1.6 and removing from the polynomial
> namespace in 2.0? Then you do need to add to the docs explicitly that
> the submodules contain these functions, that they are part of the
> public API and are not going anywhere.
Is there a clever way to deprecate the functions only in that namespace? I
wrote a script that writes a lot of dummy functions that call the original
with a deprecation message, but I'd sure welcome a cleaner way to do things.


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