[Numpy-discussion] Status of NumPy and Python 3.3

Ralf Gommers ralf.gommers@googlemail....
Fri Jul 27 08:47:24 CDT 2012


On Fri, Jul 27, 2012 at 10:43 AM, David Cournapeau <cournape@gmail.com>wrote:

> On Fri, Jul 27, 2012 at 9:28 AM, David Cournapeau <cournape@gmail.com>
> wrote:
> > On Fri, Jul 27, 2012 at 7:30 AM, Travis Oliphant <travis@continuum.io>
> wrote:
> >> Hey all,
> >>
> >> I'm wondering who has tried to make NumPy work with Python 3.3.   The
> Unicode handling was significantly improved in Python 3.3 and the
> array-scalar code (which assumed a certain structure for UnicodeObjects) is
> not working now.
> >>
> >> It would be nice to get 1.7.0 working with Python 3.3 if possible
> before the release.     Anyone interested in tackling that little
> challenge?   If someone has already tried it would be nice to hear your
> experience.
> >
> > Given that we're late with 1.7, I would suggest passing this to the
> > next release, unless the fix is simple (just a change of API).
>
> I took a brief look at it, and from the errors I have seen, one is
> cosmetic, the other one is a bit more involved (rewriting
> PyArray_Scalar unicode support). While it is not difficult in nature,
> the current code has multiple #ifdef of Py_UNICODE_WIDE, meaning it
> would require multiple configurations on multiple python versions to
> be tested.
>
> I don't think python 3.3 support is critical - people who want to play
> with bet interpreters can build numpy by themselves from master, so I
> am -1 on integrating this into 1.7.
>
> I may have a fix within tonight for it, though,
>

There are 2 tickets about this:
http://projects.scipy.org/numpy/ticket/2145
http://projects.scipy.org/numpy/ticket/1471

Ralf
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