[Numpy-discussion] Warning on http://scipy.org/ about binary incompatibility ?

Charles R Harris charlesr.harris@gmail....
Thu Jan 28 01:26:44 CST 2010


On Wed, Jan 27, 2010 at 11:39 PM, David Cournapeau <david@silveregg.co.jp>wrote:

> Charles R Harris wrote:
> >
> >
> > On Wed, Jan 27, 2010 at 6:20 PM, David Cournapeau <david@silveregg.co.jp
> > <mailto:david@silveregg.co.jp>> wrote:
> >
> >     josef.pktd@gmail.com <mailto:josef.pktd@gmail.com> wrote:
> >      > Can we/someone add a warning on the front page http://scipy.org/
> >      > (maybe under news for numpy download) about incompatibility of the
> >      > binaries on sourceforge of scipy <=0.7.1 with numpy 1.4.0 ?
> >
> >     It seems that it will be quite difficult to fix the issue without
> >     removing something (I tried to use datetime as user types, but this
> >     opened a can of worms), so I am (quite reluctantly ) coming to the
> >     conclusion we should just bite the bullet and change the ABI number
> (so
> >     that importing anything will fail instead of crashing randomly).
> >
> >     Something like numpy 1.4.0.1, which would just have a different ABI
> >     number than 1.4.0, without anything else.
> >
> >
> > Why do you think it would be better to make this change in 1.4 rather
> > than 1.5?
>
> Because then any extension fails to import with a clear message instead
> of crashing as it does now. It does not matter much if you know the
> crash is coming from an incompatible ABI, but it does if you don't :)
>
>
But why not remove the change?

Chuck
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