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

Darren Dale dsdale24@gmail....
Mon Feb 8 21:23:39 CST 2010


On Mon, Feb 8, 2010 at 10:10 PM, Robert Kern <robert.kern@gmail.com> wrote:
> On Mon, Feb 8, 2010 at 20:50, Darren Dale <dsdale24@gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Mon, Feb 8, 2010 at 7:52 PM, Robert Kern <robert.kern@gmail.com> wrote:
>>> On Mon, Feb 8, 2010 at 18:43, Darren Dale <dsdale24@gmail.com> wrote:
>>>> On Mon, Feb 8, 2010 at 7:25 PM, Robert Kern <robert.kern@gmail.com> wrote:
>>>>> Here's the problem that I don't think many people appreciate: logical
>>>>> arguments suck just as much as personal experience in answering these
>>>>> questions. You can make perfectly structured arguments until you are
>>>>> blue in the face, but without real data to premise them on, they are
>>>>> no better than the gut feelings. They can often be significantly worse
>>>>> if the strength of the logic gets confused with the strength of the
>>>>> premise.
>>>>
>>>> If I recall correctly, the convention of not breaking ABI
>>>> compatibility in minor releases was established in response to the
>>>> last ABI compatibility break. Am I wrong?
>>>
>>> I'm not sure how this relates to the material quoted of me, but no,
>>> you're not wrong.
>>
>> Just trying to provide historical context to support the strength of
>> the premise.
>
> The existence of the policy is not under question (anymore; I settled
> that with old email a while ago). The question is whether to change
> the policy.

So I have gathered. I question whether the concerns that lead to that
decision in the first place are somehow less important now.

Darren


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