[Numpy-discussion] NumPy 1.14.0 release

Sebastian Berg sebastian at sipsolutions.net
Sun Jan 14 07:10:29 EST 2018

On Sun, 2018-01-14 at 11:35 +0000, Matthew Brett wrote:
> Hi,
> On Sun, Jan 14, 2018 at 3:35 AM, Eric Wieser
> <wieser.eric+numpy at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Did recarrays change? I didn’t see anything in the release notes.
> > 
> > Not directly, but structured arrays did, for which recarrays are
> > really just
> > a thin and somewhat buggy wrapper.
> Oh dear oh dear - for some reason I had completely missed these
> changes, and the justification for them.
> They do exactly the kind of thing that Konrad Hinsen was complaining
> about before, with justification, which is to change the behavior of
> previous code, without an intervening (long) period of raising an
> error.  In this case, the benefits of these changes seem small,
> compared to the inevitable breakage and silently changed results they
> will cause.
> Is there any chance of reversing them?

Without knowing the change, there is always a chance of (temporary)
reversal and for unexpected complications its probably the safest
default if there is no agreement anyway.

- Sebastian

> Cheers,
> Matthew
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