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

Charles R Harris charlesr.harris@gmail....
Mon Feb 8 21:35:10 CST 2010


On Mon, Feb 8, 2010 at 8:27 PM, Darren Dale <dsdale24@gmail.com> wrote:

> 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.
> __
>

We haven't reached the extreme of the two physicists at SLAC who stepped
outside to settle a point with fisticuffs. But with any luck we will get
there ;)

Chuck
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