[Numpy-discussion] What protocol to use now?

Christopher Barker Chris.Barker@noaa....
Tue Dec 8 17:41:15 CST 2009


Pauli Virtanen wrote:
>> I think the wording is overly strong.

not just too string, but actually wrong -- you can't target PEP 3118 -- 
numpy doesn't support it at all yet!


Current wording:

"""
Warning

This page describes the old, deprecated array interface. Everything 
still works as described as of numpy 1.2 and on into the foreseeable 
future, but new development should target PEP 3118 – The Revised Buffer 
Protocol. PEP 3118 was incorporated into Python 2.6 and 3.0
...
"""

My suggested new wording:

"""
Warning

This page describes the current array interface. Everything still works 
as described as of numpy 1.4 and on into the foreseeable future. 
However, future versions of numpy will target PEP 3118 – The Revised 
Buffer Protocol. PEP 3118 was incorporated into Python 2.6 and 3.0, and 
we hope to incorporate it into numpy 1.5
...

"""

-Chris



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