[Numpy-discussion] Created NumPy 1.7.x branch
Mon Jun 25 23:48:29 CDT 2012
>> In the present climate, I'm going to have to provide additional context to a comment like this. This is not an accurate enough characterization of events. I was trying to get date-time changes in, for sure. I generally like feature additions to NumPy. (Robert Kern was also involved with that effort and it was funded by an active user of NumPy. I was concerned that the changes would break the ABI.
> I did not mean to go back at old history, sorry. My main point was to
> highlight ABI vs API issues. Numpy needs to decide whether it attempts
> to keep ABI or not. We already had this discussion 2 years ago (for
> the issue mentioned by Ondrej), and the decision was not made. The
> arguments and their value did not really change. The issue is thus
> that a decision needs to be made over that disagreement in one way or
> the other.
Thank you for clarifying and for being willing to look to the future. I agree a decision needs to be made. I think we will need to break the ABI. At this point, I don't know of any pressing features that would require it short of NumPy 2.0.
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