[SciPy-User] Matlab trademark - was: Re: SciPy-User Digest, Vol 82, Issue 49

Kenneth Arnold kenneth.arnold@gmail....
Mon Jun 28 19:19:07 CDT 2010


On Mon, Jun 28, 2010 at 4:40 PM, Matthew Brett <matthew.brett@gmail.com>wrote:

> Hi,
>
> > I propose moving the scipy/io/matlab directory to scipy/io/matfile and
> have
> > the __init__.py file for scipy.io to import scipy.io.matfile as matlab.
> I
> > don't know if that works for all of the ways one would call that module.
> > Also, is there any sort of way to make a deprecation warning fire for
> > importing scipy.io.matlab, but not for scipy.io.matfile?  I never had to
> do
> > any sort of fancy module setup, so I am not sure what is best.
>
> I think that won't work
> for people who have done things like
>
> import scipy.io.matlab
>
> or
>
> from scipy.io.matlab import loadmat
>
> and I'm not sure what would, apart from a symbolic link - but then I
> don't know how you'd raise the deprecation warning.
>

You could put the following in scipy/io/matlab.py:

import warnings
warnings.warn(...)
from scipy.io.matfile import *

-Ken
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