[Numpy-discussion] Warning on http://scipy.org/ about binary incompatibility ?
Wed Jan 27 19:38:06 CST 2010
> If you are also able to provide new scipy binaries, then at least the
> combination would be usable without intermittent import errors and
The problem is that the new scipy would not be usable with older numpy.
That's why breaking the ABI is so painful.
> Would the change in the ABI numer prevent some other programs that use
> numpy and are compiled against an older numpy, for me mainly
> matplotlib, from running?
Not some, *all* of them (as long as they use the numpy C extension, that
is - pure python are obviously unaffected).
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