[Numpy-discussion] backwards compatibility and deprecation policy NEP

Marten van Kerkwijk m.h.vankerkwijk at gmail.com
Mon Jul 23 16:43:40 EDT 2018

> Rather, we might state that "At some point in the future, the NumPy
> development team may no longer interested in maintaining workarounds for
> specific subclasses, because other interfaces for extending NumPy are
> believed to be more maintainable/preferred."
> That sentence I think covers it very well. Subclasses can and should be
expected to evolve along with numpy, and if that means some numpy-version
dependent parts, so be it (we have those now...).  It is just that one
should not remove functionality without providing the better alternative!

-- Marten
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