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

Robert Kern robert.kern@gmail....
Mon Feb 8 17:18:50 CST 2010


On Mon, Feb 8, 2010 at 17:03, Matthew Brett <matthew.brett@gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi,
>
>> That is correct. And having failed to find a consensus solution and
>> with several of the people doing the actual work disagreeing (which is
>> neither you, nor I, nor Darren, nor most readers on this list who have
>> weighed in on the discussion phase and may feel miffed about not
>> getting a final vote), we move on to a vote from the steering
>> committee to formalize that majority.
>
> I'm continuing only because, the discussion has generated some heat,
> and I think part of that heat comes from the perception that the
> excellent community spirit of the project is somewhat undermined by
> the feeling that reasonable arguments are not being fully heard.

How does one get that feeling?

> More generally I completely agree that the decisions have to be made
> by the people doing the work, and that I'm not one of them.   But, the
> emphasis of the work on numpy has shifted from development to
> maintenance, and I'm still not sure that the discussion thus far has
> fully reflected that fact.

Unfortunately, it's getting too late to address deficiencies in the
breadth and depth of the already-too-extensive discussion. You should
have spoken up sooner. We need to make a decision now.

-- 
Robert Kern

"I have come to believe that the whole world is an enigma, a harmless
enigma that is made terrible by our own mad attempt to interpret it as
though it had an underlying truth."
  -- Umberto Eco


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