[Numpy-discussion] Proposal to drop python 2.4 support in numpy 1.8

Raul Cota raul@virtualmaterials....
Fri Dec 14 19:34:58 CST 2012


Point well taken. It is always a tradeoff / balancing act where you can 
have 'anything' but not 'everything'. Where would the fun be if we could 
have everything :) ? . In our situation, there were a couple of 
extensions that did not work (at least out of the box) in Python 2.7.

Raul






On 14/12/2012 1:09 AM, Sturla Molden wrote:
> So when upgrading everything you prefer to keep the bugs in 2.6 that were squashed in 2.7? Who has taught IT managers that older and more buggy versions of software are more "professional" and better for corporate environments?
>
> Sturla
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> Den 14. des. 2012 kl. 05:14 skrev Raul Cota <raul@virtualmaterials.com>:
>
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>> +1 from me
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>> For what is worth, we are just moving forward from Python 2.2 / Numeric
>> and are going to 2.6 and it has been rather painful because of the
>> several little details of extensions and other subtleties. I believe we
>> will settle there for a while. For companies like ours, it is a big
>> problem to upgrade versions. There is always this or that hiccup that
>> "works great" in a version but not so much in another and we also have
>> all sorts of extensions.
>>
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>> Raul
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>> On 13/12/2012 9:34 AM, Charles R Harris wrote:
>>> Time to raise this topic again. Opinions welcome.
>>>
>>> Chuck
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