[Numpy-discussion] 1.2 tasks
Tue Aug 5 03:04:32 CDT 2008
David Huard wrote:
> On Mon, Aug 4, 2008 at 1:45 PM, Jarrod Millman <email@example.com
> <mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org>> wrote:
> Question: Should histogram raise a warning by default (new=True) to warn
> users that the behaviour has changed ? Or warn only if new=False to
> remind that
> the old behaviour will be deprecated in 1.3 ? I think that users will
> prefer being annoyed at warnings than surprised by an unexpected change,
> but repeated warnings
> can become a nuisance.
> To minimize annoyance, we could also offer three possibilities:
> new=None (default) : Equivalent to True, print warning about change.
> new=True : Don't print warning.
> new=False : Print warning about future deprecation.
> So those who have already set new=True don't get warnings, and all
> others are warned. Feedback ?
As a regular user of histogram I say: please warn! Your proposal above
seems OK to me. I do have histogram in a lot of kind of old (and
sometimes long-running) code of mine, and I certainly would prefer to be
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