[Numpy-discussion] Remove support for numeric and numarray in 1.8
Charles R Harris
Sun Jan 6 16:36:43 CST 2013
On Sun, Jan 6, 2013 at 8:09 AM, Charles R Harris
> On Sun, Jan 6, 2013 at 7:42 AM, Nathaniel Smith <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>> On Sun, Jan 6, 2013 at 2:38 AM, Charles R Harris
>> <email@example.com> wrote:
>> > Thoughts?
>> To be clear, what you're talking about is basically deleting these two
>> plus the compatibility C API in
>> So this would only affect Python code which explicitly imported one of
>> those two packages (neither is imported by default), or C code which
>> did #include "numpy/numarray/..."?
> Those packages were intended to be an easy path for folks to port their
> numeric and numarray code to numpy. During the 2.4 discussion there was a
> fellow who said his group was just now moving their code from numeric to
> numpy, but I had the feeling they were rewriting it in the process.
>> (I'm not even sure how you would build such a C module, these headers
>> are distributed in a weird directory not accessible via
>> np.get_include(). So unless your build system does some special work
>> to access it, you can't even see these headers.)
> Never tried it myself. There is some C code in those packages and it easy
> to overlook its maintenance, so I'd like to solve the problem by nuking it.
Oops. The proposal is to only remove numarray support. The functions in
oldnumeric have been taken over into numpy and we need to keep them.
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