[Numpy-discussion] Support for python 2.4 dropped. Should we drop 2.5 also?

Chris Barker - NOAA Federal chris.barker@noaa....
Thu Dec 13 18:41:28 CST 2012


On Thu, Dec 13, 2012 at 3:01 PM, Bradley M. Froehle
<brad.froehle@gmail.com> wrote:
> Yes, but the point was that since you can live with an older version on
> Python you can probably live with an older version of NumPy.

exactly -- also:

How likely are you to nee the latest and greatest numpy but not a new
PyGTK, or a new name_your_package_here. And, in fact, other packages
drop support for older Python's too.

However, what I can imagine is pretty irrelevant -- sorry I brought it
up -- either there are a significant number of folks for whom support
for old Pythons in important, or there aren't.

-Chris


>
> On Thursday, December 13, 2012, David Cournapeau wrote:
>>
>> > I"m still dumfounded that people are working on projects where they
>> > are free to use the latest an greatest numpy, but *have* to use a
>> > more-than-four-year-old-python:
>>
>> It happens very easily in corporate environments. Compiling python it
>> a major headache compared to numpy, not because of python itself, but
>> because you need to recompile every single extension you're gonna use.
>
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