[Numpy-discussion] Release of NumPy

Robert Kern robert.kern@gmail....
Tue Apr 15 02:41:18 CDT 2008


On Tue, Apr 15, 2008 at 2:31 AM, Jon Wright <wright@esrf.fr> wrote:
> Alan G Isaac wrote:
>  >
>  > Will matrix behavior change in 1.1, as discussed from time
>  > to time?  Perhaps it just takes a very small change in __getitem__:
>  > <URL:http://www.mail-archive.com/numpy-discussion@scipy.org/msg07363.html>
>
>  Quoting from:
>  http://mail.python.org/pipermail/python-dev/2008-March/077723.html
>  """
>  Executive summary: Python 2.6 and 3.0 finals are planned for September
>  3, 2008.
>  """
>
>  In the event that there really is a valid reason to change the API (much
>  like serial killers have their own valid reasons for their crimes...).
>  Why not finalise that perfect API for the python3.0 build, when everyone
>  is expecting code to change for 3K? Name them numpy3.x.x to match the
>  python major version.

The Python community has been begging package owners *not* to do this.
That would impose yet another hurdle to the adoption of Python 3.0.

-- 
Robert Kern

"I have come to believe that the whole world is an enigma, a harmless
enigma that is made terrible by our own mad attempt to interpret it as
though it had an underlying truth."
 -- Umberto Eco


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