[Numpy-discussion] C-API change for 1.2

Stéfan van der Walt stefan@sun.ac...
Sun Aug 17 03:09:35 CDT 2008


2008/8/17 Charles R Harris <charlesr.harris@gmail.com>:
> I have nothing against extensions when they can be made to serve. If a
> dictionary gets added to ndarrays I hope it is done that way, likewise for
> generalized ufuncs. In the present case I think Travis wants to preserve the
> functionality while changing the name and type, and that doesn't really fit
> the extension model. But I might be wrong about that.

I believe that is more or less accurate; Travis can confirm.  With the
new API version counter in place (it's not, btw -- still up for
review), we should be able to keep the breakage to a minimum from here
onwards.  Unfortunately, I don't see an easy way to avoid it for the
1.2 release.

Regards
Stéfan


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