[Numpy-discussion] Numpy deprecation schedule

Frédéric Bastien nouiz@nouiz....
Wed Mar 6 14:21:46 CST 2013


That sound good. To be sure, the "now" mean the first release that
include the deprecation, in that case NumPy 1.7?

Fred

On Wed, Mar 6, 2013 at 3:09 PM, Nathaniel Smith <njs@pobox.com> wrote:
> A number of items on the 1.8 todo list are reminders to remove things
> that we deprecated in 1.7, and said we would remove in 1.8, e.g.:
>   https://github.com/numpy/numpy/issues/596
>   https://github.com/numpy/numpy/issues/294
>
> But, since 1.8 is so soon after 1.7, we probably shouldn't actually do that.
>
> I suggest we switch to a time-based deprecation schedule, where
> instead of saying "this will be removed in N releases" we say "this
> will be removed in the first release on or after (now+N months)".
>
> I also suggest that we set N=12, because it's a round number, it
> roughly matches numpy's historical release cycle, and because AFAICT
> that's the number that python itself uses for core and stdlib
> deprecations.
>
> Thoughts?
> -n
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