[Numpy-discussion] RE: [Numpy-user] possible error with isarrtype

Colin J. Williams cjw at sympatico.ca
Tue Jan 31 19:53:02 CST 2006

Fernando Perez wrote:
> O'Keefe, Michael wrote:
>>> Now, the data-type object itself is the preferred way.  I need to 
>>> figure
>>>  out what to do with these functions now and see if they even have 
>>> any use anymore.
>> Thanks Travis.
>> With regard to what to do with the functions, I only ended up trying 
>> them
>> because they were there. From my point of view, I'd love to learn how to
>> code the "right" way. To that end, any means of informing the user of
>> "deprecated" functions (or just taking them out) would be fine with me.
>> However, I realize some may have legacy code and so I would defer to 
>> their
>> opinions.
> Python has a proper framework for deprecation warnings.  I'd say we 
> use that, and Travis can ruthlessly deprecate anything that's just 
> compatibility noise.
> Perhaps 1.0 can keep old but deprecated things around (numpy will see 
> a LOT of use once 1.0 comes out, far more than the current svn testing 
> crowd).  Then, as of 1.1 or 1.2 or whatever, those can be removed.
> Cheers,
> f
One of the deprecated names is ArrayType.  This seems to be closer to 
the Python style than ndarray.

Colin W.

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