[Numpy-discussion] NumPy 1.14.0 release

Charles R Harris charlesr.harris at gmail.com
Sun Jan 14 11:30:48 EST 2018


On Sun, Jan 14, 2018 at 4:35 AM, Matthew Brett <matthew.brett at gmail.com>
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.
>

See https://github.com/numpy/numpy/pull/6053. It actually goes back a
couple of years.


>
> 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?
>

Maybe, we'll see how things go.

Chuck
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