[Numpy-discussion] Roadmap proposal, v3

Chris Barker - NOAA Federal chris.barker at noaa.gov
Wed Jul 25 20:41:19 EDT 2018

> Obviously the string dtype proposal in the roadmap is only a sketch at this point :).
> I do think that options listed currently (encoded strings with fixed-width storage and variable length strings) cover the breadth of proposals from last time. We may not want to implement all of them in NumPy, but I think we can agree that there are use cases for all them, even if only as external dtypes?

Maybe :-) — but I totally agree that more complete handling of strings
should be on the roadmap.

> Would it help to add "and/or" after the first bullet? Mostly I care about having like to have "improve string dtypes" in some form on the roadmap, and thought it would be helpful to list the concrete proposals that I recall.

Sure, something like and/or that makes it clear that the details are
yet to be determined would be great.

> The actual design choices (especially if we proposal to change any default behavior) will certainly need a NEP.

Then that will be the place to hash out the details — perfect.

I just got a little concerned that s not-well vetted solution was
getting nailed down in the roadmap.


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