[SciPy-dev] Package organization

Fernando Perez 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.

Cheers,

f




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