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

David Cournapeau david@silveregg.co...
Thu Jan 28 01:33:18 CST 2010


Charles R Harris wrote:
> 
> 
> On Wed, Jan 27, 2010 at 11:39 PM, David Cournapeau 
> <david@silveregg.co.jp <mailto: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>
>      > <mailto:david@silveregg.co.jp <mailto:david@silveregg.co.jp>>> wrote:
>      >
>      >     josef.pktd@gmail.com <mailto:josef.pktd@gmail.com>
>     <mailto: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?

Because Travis was against it when it was suggested last september or 
so. And removing in 1.4.x a feature introduced in 1.4.0 is weird.

David


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