[Numpy-discussion] Schedule for 1.2.0

David Huard david.huard@gmail....
Wed Jul 23 08:46:15 CDT 2008


I think we should stick to what has been agreed and announced months ago.
It's called honouring our commitments and the project's image depends on it.

If the inconvenience of these API changes is worth the trouble, a 1.1.2 release
could be considered.

My two cents.

David

2008/7/22 Joe Harrington <jh@physics.ucf.edu>:
> Hi Jarrod,
>
> I'm just catching up on my numpy lists and I caught this; sorry for
> the late reply!
>
>> Another issue that we should address is whether it is OK to postpone
>> the planned API changes to histogram and median.  A couple of people
>> have mentioned to me that they would like to delay the API changes to
>> 1.3, which seems reasonable to me.  If anyone would prefer that we
>> make the planned API changes for histogram and median in 1.2, please
>> speak now.
>
> I *strongly* want both these changes for 1.2, as I am sure do the many
> people teaching courses using numpy for the fall.  It is hard to get
> students to understand why there are inconsistencies and
> irrationalities in software, and it's even worse when it's
> open-source, since somehow it's the lecturer's fault that he picked a
> package that isn't right in some major way.  Worse, we're changing
> these behaviors like 6 months from now, so students will have to learn
> it wrong and code it wrong, and then their code may break on top of
> it.  On behalf of this year's new students and their instructors, I
> ask you to keep these changes in the release as planned.
>
> Thanks,
>
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