[Numpy-discussion] Warning on http://scipy.org/ about binary incompatibility ?
Thu Jan 28 18:58:31 CST 2010
Charles R Harris wrote:
> On Thu, Jan 28, 2010 at 12:33 AM, David Cournapeau
> <firstname.lastname@example.org <mailto:email@example.com>> wrote:
> 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.
> But wasn't that decision based on the premiss that the datetime work
> wouldn't break the ABI?
Well, this and because Travis is the BFDL of NumPy as far as I am
concerned :) So I think it should be his decision whether to remove it
> I don't see anything weird about making 1.4 work
> with existing binaries.
Indeed, but that's not really what I am saying :) I am saying there is a
tradeoff between breaking people's code (for people using datetime) and
keeping a compatible ABI.
So the decision depends quite a bit on how many people use the datetime
> If we are going to break the ABI, and it looks
> like we will, then it would be better if the word went out early so that
> projects that depend on numpy can be prepared for the change. So my
> preference would be to remove the incompatibility in 1.4 and introduce
> it in 1.5.
Assuming not many people depend on datetime in 1.4.0, that would be my
preference as well.
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