[SciPy-dev] Re: [Numpy-discussion] Release of scipycorebetawillhappen next week.

Robert Kern rkern at ucsd.edu
Wed Sep 28 01:31:14 CDT 2005


Travis Oliphant wrote:
> Robert Kern wrote:

>> Does anyone use the RNG interface? It's terribly limited. I *am*
>> concerned about carrying over interfaces that no one is going to use.
>> The missing bits of RNG (ignoring the generator itself) could easily be
>> replicated by a small Python file. We could keep that for a release or
>> two, suitably marked as deprecated via warnings.warn(). Then we can
>> remove it.
> 
> I don't know.   I never did.  I would like to just toss it.   But, to be
> fair, we ought to include a module, so that import RNG can be replaced
> with import <scipy.stats.oldrng or something> that issues a warning on
> import.
> 
> Can you take care of that?

Sure thing.

> Also, can we eliminate the c-extension modules in the random_lite
> directory?  No need to have them cluttering the distribution if we don't
> use them....

Yes, I think so. At this point, it's probably *easier* for users to
migrate than keep using the older code.

-- 
Robert Kern
rkern at ucsd.edu

"In the fields of hell where the grass grows high
 Are the graves of dreams allowed to die."
  -- Richard Harter




More information about the Scipy-dev mailing list