[Numpy-discussion] NumPy 1.2.0b2 released

Andrew Dalke dalke@dalkescientific....
Fri Aug 15 12:17:04 CDT 2008


I forgot to mention..


On Aug 15, 2008, at 9:00 AM, Travis E. Oliphant wrote:
> 1) Removing ctypeslib import
>
> * Can break code if somebody has been doing import numpy and then  
> using
> numpy.ctypeslib
> * I'm fine with people needing to import numpy.ctypeslib to use the
> capability as long as we clearly indicate these breakages.


You were the one who had numpy/__init__.py always import ctypeslib


r3027 | oliphant | 2006-08-15 11:53:49 +0200 (Tue, 15 Aug 2006) | 1 line

import ctypeslib on numpy load and change name from  
ctypes_load_library to load_library

Was there a driving reason for that other than decreased user burden?



There will be breakage in the wild.  I found:

http://mail.python.org/pipermail/python-list/2007-December/469132.html
http://www.scipy.org/Cookbook/Ctypes

and a Google Code search found a couple hits too:
   http://www.google.com/codesearch?q=numpy 
+ctypeslib&hl=en&btnG=Search+Code

It doesn't looks like there will be a big impact.  This is not
a widely used package (in public code), and many examples seem to
prefer this form:

from numpy.ctypeslib import ndpointer, load_library




				Andrew
				dalke@dalkescientific.com




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