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

David Cournapeau david@silveregg.co...
Sun Feb 7 20:03:31 CST 2010


Charles R Harris wrote:
> 
> 
> On Sun, Feb 7, 2010 at 6:53 PM, David Cournapeau <david@silveregg.co.jp 
> <mailto:david@silveregg.co.jp>> 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.

Yes, but that's highly unusual. The convention is to only break ABI when 
it is absolutely necessary, at which point they change the API as well.

Now, I won't won't be against putting this as a 2.0 release if that's 
what people can agree on,

cheers,

David


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