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

Charles R Harris charlesr.harris@gmail....
Sun Feb 7 20:10:11 CST 2010


On Sun, Feb 7, 2010 at 7:03 PM, David Cournapeau <david@silveregg.co.jp>wrote:

> 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.
>
>
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.

Chuck
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