[Numpy-discussion] Removing datetime support for 1.4.x series ?

Robert Kern robert.kern@gmail....
Tue Feb 2 22:55:09 CST 2010


On Tue, Feb 2, 2010 at 22:46, David Cournapeau <cournape@gmail.com> wrote:
> On Wed, Feb 3, 2010 at 12:23 PM, David Cournapeau <david@silveregg.co.jp> wrote:
>
>>
>> Sorry, my question was badly worded: besides the metadata pointer, is
>> there any other change related to the metadata infratructure which may
>> potentially change changes the publicly exported structures ? I wonder
>> whereas the metadata infrastructure can be kept in 1.4.x independently
>> of the datetime support without breaking the ABI
>
> FWIW, keeping the metadata pointer, and only removing datetime-related
> things makes numpy 1.4.x backward compatible, at least as far as scipy
> is concerned. So it seems the PyArray_Funcs change is the only
> ABI-incompatible change.

Except for the Cython bit.

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Robert Kern

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