[SciPy-dev] Package organization
Fernando.Perez at colorado.edu
Thu Oct 13 13:08:50 CDT 2005
Fernando Perez wrote:
> Robert Kern wrote:
>>I'm not entirely convinced that everything needs to live in the scipy
>>namespace, though. I think I overstated the build-time benefits of being
>>in scipy itself. I think we can make most of those benefits accessible
>>to packages that aren't living in scipy.* . I haven't been keeping up
>>with the AstroPy discussions, but I doubt they'd really want to do
> Anyway, if people don't like the idea I'll just drop the discussion so that
> those coding can get back to their job, and I can get back to the
> long-abandoned ipython. I'll live with the occasional PYTHONPATH-induced name
> clash, but I do think it would be worth taking this opportunity now to
> future-proof scipy a little in this regard.
A clarifcation: I don't propose that every package out there which has an
'import scipy' in it should be put into the toolkits, certainly not. I think
of the toolkits as a convenient way to collect small to medium-sized libraries
which serve well-defined purposes.
And finally, this would obviously be entirely optional and up to package
authors. Anyone can put up their 2-bit lemonade stand on sourceforge and
distribute PyTimeTravel as a separate package which uses scipy, and nobody
will ever force them to change.
OK, now back to real work. I _really_ should shut up, and let you guys just
make a decision you like.
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