[Numpy-discussion] Removing datetime support for 1.4.x series ?
Charles R Harris
Sun Feb 7 19:56:00 CST 2010
On Sun, Feb 7, 2010 at 6:53 PM, David Cournapeau <firstname.lastname@example.org>wrote:
> Darren Dale wrote:
> > Why can't this be called 2.0beta, with a __version__ like 1.9.96? I
> > don't understand the reluctance to follow numpy's own established
> > conventions.
> Mostly because 2.0 conveys the idea that there are significant new
> features, and because it would allow breaking the API as well. I would
> rather avoid missing this opportunity by making a 2.0 just to allow
> breaking the ABI without significantly reviewing our C API.
I think you attach to much importance to the major number. It simply marks
an ABI change, no matter how minor.
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