[Numpy-discussion] Not importing polynomial implementation functions by default

Ralf Gommers ralf.gommers@googlemail....
Mon Mar 14 21:57:18 CDT 2011


On Tue, Mar 15, 2011 at 5:41 AM, Charles R Harris
<charlesr.harris@gmail.com> wrote:
>
>
> On Sun, Mar 13, 2011 at 5:01 AM, Ralf Gommers <ralf.gommers@googlemail.com>
> wrote:
>>
>> On Sun, Mar 13, 2011 at 1:57 PM, David Warde-Farley
>> <wardefar@iro.umontreal.ca> wrote:
>> >
>> > On 2011-03-12, at 9:32 PM, Charles R Harris wrote:
>> >
>> >> I'd like to change the polynomial package to only import the Classes,
>> >> leaving the large number of implementation functions to be imported directly
>> >> from the different modules if needed. I always regarded those functions as
>> >> implementation helpers and kept them separate from the class so that others
>> >> could use them to build their own classes if they desired. For most purposes
>> >> I think the classes are more useful. So I think it was a mistake to import
>> >> the functions by; default and I'm looking for a graceful and acceptable way
>> >> out. Any suggestions.
>>
>> How about just deprecating in 1.6 and removing from the polynomial
>> namespace in 2.0? Then you do need to add to the docs explicitly that
>> the submodules contain these functions, that they are part of the
>> public API and are not going anywhere.
>>
>
> Is there a clever way to deprecate the functions only in that namespace? I
> wrote a script that writes a lot of dummy functions that call the original
> with a deprecation message, but I'd sure welcome a cleaner way to do things.

Seems clean to me if you're using numpy.deprecate for it. Can you
commit that today?

Ralf


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