[Numpy-discussion] Fwd: [numfocus] Grants up to $3k available to NumFOCUS projects (sponsored & affiliated)

Julian Taylor jtaylor.debian at googlemail.com
Fri Mar 31 10:07:20 EDT 2017

On 31.03.2017 15:51, Nathaniel Smith wrote:
> On Mar 31, 2017 1:15 AM, "Ralf Gommers" <ralf.gommers at gmail.com
> <mailto:ralf.gommers at gmail.com>> wrote:
>     On Mon, Mar 27, 2017 at 11:42 PM, Ralf Gommers
>     <ralf.gommers at gmail.com <mailto:ralf.gommers at gmail.com>> wrote:
>         On Mon, Mar 27, 2017 at 11:33 PM, Julian Taylor
>         <jtaylor.debian at googlemail.com
>         <mailto:jtaylor.debian at googlemail.com>> wrote:
>             I have two ideas under one big important topic: make numpy
>             python3
>             compatible.
>             The first fits pretty well with the grant size and nobody
>             wants to do it
>             for free:
>             - fix our text IO functions under python3 and support multiple
>             encodings, not only latin1.
>             Reasonably simple to do, slap encoding arguments on the
>             functions,
>             generate test cases and somehow keep backward compatibility.
>             Some
>             prelimary unfinished work is in
>             https://github.com/numpy/numpy/pull/4208
>             <https://github.com/numpy/numpy/pull/4208>
>         I like that idea, it's a recurring pain point. Are you
>         interested to work on it, or are you thinking to advertise the
>         idea here to see if anyone steps up?
>     More thoughts on this anyone? Or preferences for this idea or the
>     numpy.org <http://numpy.org> one? Submission deadline is April 3rd
>     and we can only put in one proposal this time, so we need to (a)
>     make a choice between these ideas, and (b) write up a proposal.
>     If there's not enough replies to this so the choice is clear cut, I
>     will send out a poll to the core devs.
> Do we have anyone interested in doing the work in either case? That
> seems like the most important consideration to me...
> -n

I could do the textio thing if no one shows up for numpy.org. I can
probably check again what is required in the next few days and write a
The change will need reviewing in the end too, should that be
compensated too? It feels weird if not.

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