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

Darren Dale dsdale24@gmail....
Mon Feb 8 21:27:39 CST 2010


On Mon, Feb 8, 2010 at 10:24 PM, Robert Kern <robert.kern@gmail.com> wrote:
> 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.

That's unfair. I can't win based on gut, you know how skinny I am.


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