[Numpy-discussion] promises, promises

Gael Varoquaux gael.varoquaux@normalesup....
Sun May 11 12:34:44 CDT 2008


On Sun, May 11, 2008 at 01:16:44PM -0400, Alan G Isaac wrote:
> That seems like the same thing to me.  What I mean is that 
> part of the problem is that the handling of scalar indexing 
> is being treated as part of the API contract simply because 
> it was discoverable behavior.

OK, I didn't understand you properly.

> Moving forward, I hope we will find a way to be more careful 
> about making a minimum of promises.

You are touching here a delicate part of software development. Every
major library faces this problem at some point. I don't have an answer to
this problem, unfortunately. I think it is good to keep it in mind,
though.

Gaël


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