[SciPy-dev] Renaming scipy_core ???

Andrew Straw strawman at astraw.com
Sat Dec 31 22:12:07 CST 2005


Travis Oliphant wrote:

>Robert Kern wrote:
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>>I, too, think that scipy_core and full scipy providing the Python
>>package scipy probably causes more problems than it solves. One of
>>your big concerns, the mistaken impression that the "behemoth" version
>>of scipy is replacing Numeric is pretty much entirely a product of
>>this choice. Some problems with packaging simply go away if we rename
>>the package provided by scipy_core to something else.
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>I'm actually quite happy to do this.  Now, better than later. 
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>I need Pearu to chime in on how difficult this might be, because 
>distutils is part of scicore now.  So, scipy.distutils would become 
>scicore.disutils and so forth.
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>It's the packaging stuff that has me concerned a bit.   I would be happy 
>to move forward with scicore.
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I'm not sure I see the compelling argument for change, but if we do it:

Could scicore use standard Python distutils, and move scipy.distutils
(and scipy.f2py and scipy.weave) into full scipy? I think this might
lower the energy barrier for entry into scicore.




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