[Numpy-discussion] Removing datetime support for 1.4.x series ?
Wed Feb 3 11:16:33 CST 2010
David Cournapeau wrote:
> Just so that there is no confusion: it is only about removing it for
> 1.4.x, not about removing datetime altogether. It seems that datetime in
> 1.4.x has few users,
Of course it has few users -- it's brand new!
> whereas breaking ABI is a nuisance for many more
> people. In particular, people who update NumPy 1.4.0 cannot use scipy or
> matplotlib unless they build it by themselves as well - we are talking
> about thousand of people at least assuming sourceforge numbers are accurate.
Is it out of the question to make new builds of those?
Anyway, ABI breakage will happen once in a while -- is it worse to do it
now than any other time?
Do people that don't want (or can't) upgrade scipy/mpl/whatever HAVE to
For my part - I tried 1.4, found it broke a few things, so I downgraded.
Then a bit later, we decided we needed to build a few things anyway, so
have now gone to 1.4 and rebuilt scipy, and out own Cython extensions.
changing it back means that I'd have to do that again -- not a huge
deal, but that's what I meant by "the cat's out of the bag"
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