[Numpy-discussion] C-API change for 1.2

Andrew Straw strawman@astraw....
Tue Aug 19 05:48:13 CDT 2008

Andrew Straw wrote:
> Robert Kern wrote:
>> On Sat, Aug 16, 2008 at 04:34, Jon Wright <wright@esrf.fr> wrote:
>>> Travis, Stéfan,
>>> I missed Travis mail previously. Are you *really* sure you want force
>>> all C code which uses numpy arrays to be recompiled? If you mean that
>>> all your matplotlib/PIL/pyopengl/etc users are going to have to make a
>>> co-ordinated upgrade, then this seems to be a grave mistake.
>> FWIW, neither PIL nor PyOpenGL have C code which uses numpy arrays, so
>> they are entirely unaffected. And this does not require an *upgrade*
>> of the actually affected packages, just a rebuild of the binary.
> I'll also point out that PEP 3118 will make this unnecessary in the 
> future for many applications. http://www.python.org/dev/peps/pep-3118/
>  From what I can tell ( http://svn.python.org/view?rev=61491&view=rev ), 
> this is already in Python 2.6.

I just tried to make use of this functionality with the Python 2.6 beta 
2 release and numpy svn trunk. Everything is present in Python itself, 
but numpy doesn't yet support the PEP.


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