[Numpy-discussion] Removing datetime support for 1.4.x series ?
Charles R Harris
Sun Feb 7 20:10:11 CST 2010
On Sun, Feb 7, 2010 at 7:03 PM, David Cournapeau <firstname.lastname@example.org>wrote:
> Charles R Harris wrote:
> > On Sun, Feb 7, 2010 at 6:53 PM, David Cournapeau <email@example.com
> > <mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org>> wrote:
> > Darren Dale wrote:
> > >
> > > Why can't this be called 2.0beta, with a __version__ like 1.9.96?
> > > 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
> > 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.
The brand new Numpy 2.0, featuring a shiny new ABI with the same sturdy API
used and loved by millions.
Hey, it's just advertizing.
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