[Numpy-discussion] draft NEP for breaking ufunc ABI in a controlled way

Antoine Pitrou solipsis at pitrou.net
Mon Sep 21 05:44:34 EDT 2015

Hi Nathaniel,

On Sun, 20 Sep 2015 21:13:30 -0700
Nathaniel Smith <njs at pobox.com> wrote:
> Given this, I propose that for 1.11 we:
> 1) go ahead and hide/disable the problematic parts of the ABI/API,
> 2) coordinate with the known affected projects to minimize disruption
> to their users (which is made easier since they are all projects that
> are almost exclusively distributed via conda, which enforces strict
> NumPy ABI versioning),
> 3) publicize these changes widely so as to give any private code that
> might be affected a chance to speak up or adapt, and
> 4) leave the "ABI version tag" as it is, so as not to force rebuilds
> of the vast majority of projects that will be unaffected by these
> changes.

Thanks for a detailed and clear explanation of the proposed changes.
As far as Numba is concerned, making changes is ok for us provided
Numpy provides APIs to do what we want.



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