[Numpy-discussion] Package structure

hinsen at dirac.cnrs-orleans.fr hinsen at dirac.cnrs-orleans.fr
Thu Jun 15 13:21:32 CDT 2000


> If I move things like FFT out of the core and make them separate packages, I
> am left with a choice: make them real packages, which means their usage
> would change, or structure the packages so that everything gets installed in
> the Python search path the way it does now.
> 
> The first choice is better for the future, walling everything off into
> namespaces properly. The second choice doesn't break any existing code.

There's a compromise: Change everything to a nice package structure,
and provide a compatibility module for some transition period. Then
everyone can adapt their code in a reasonable time. Ultimately the
compatibility modules can disappear.
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