[Numpy-discussion] promises, promises
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,
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