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

Robert Kern robert.kern@gmail....
Mon Feb 8 21:24:59 CST 2010


On Mon, Feb 8, 2010 at 21:23, Darren Dale <dsdale24@gmail.com> wrote:
> 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.

And we're back to gut feeling territory again.

-- 
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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