[Numpy-discussion] Do we want scalar casting to behave as it does at the moment?
Wed Jan 9 11:58:39 CST 2013
> Sure. But the only reason this is in 1.6 is that the person who made
> the change never mentioned it to anyone else, so it wasn't noticed
> until after 1.6 came out. If it had gone through proper review/mailing
> list discussion (like we're doing now) then it's very unlikely it
> would have gone in in its present form.
This is also a good point; I didn't realize that was how it was handled.
Ultimately, the people who have to make this decision are the people
who actually do the work -- and that means the core numpy maintainers.
We've had a great discussion and I certainly feel like my input has
been respected. Although I still disagree with the change, I
certainly see that it's not as simple as I first thought.
At this point the discussion has gone on for about 70 emails so far
and I think I've said all I can. Thanks again for being willing to
engage with users like this... numpy is an unusual project in that
I imagine that once the change is released (scheduled for 2.0?) the
broader community will also be happy to provide input.
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