[Numpy-discussion] patch for new mgrid / ogrid functionality

Gael Varoquaux gael.varoquaux@normalesup....
Mon Sep 15 09:33:19 CDT 2008


On Mon, Sep 15, 2008 at 12:28:42PM +0200, Stéfan van der Walt wrote:
> 2008/9/15 David M. Kaplan <David.Kaplan@ird.fr>:
> > This ability to mesh non-numerical arrays has lots of uses and I think
> > the change to a list will be transparent for most users who never use
> > the packed array.  Also, this makes ogrid and mgrid return consistent
> > type objects.  Therefore, I think it is worth the API change.

> I agree.  But that means that we can only include it in 1.3 (which is
> currently being developed on trunnk, IIRC?).

I'd prefer not seeing any non-backwards-compatible API change before 2.0.
I think we would be breaking the contract that we have with our users,
that are going to see some code that worked suddenly break.

Gaël


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