[Numpy-discussion] Python ref count leak in numpy

Michael Abbott michael@araneidae.co...
Fri Jul 4 14:37:12 CDT 2008

On Fri, 4 Jul 2008, Pauli Virtanen wrote:
> Fri, 04 Jul 2008 11:51:19 +0000, Michael Abbott wrote:
> > I hope this is going to the right place.  I've tried to submit a Trac
> > ticket at http://projects.scipy.org/scipy/numpy/ but unfortunately it
> > won't let me log in, even though I've registered and successfully logged
> > in as a SciPy user!  Grr.
> Logged on the scipy.org wiki, or on the Trac? Numpy Trac, Scipy Trac and 
> the scipy.org website all require separate registrations.

Well.  Bear with me...

First the web sites.  I can find three different websites that appear to 
be relevant to NumPy.  Let's take a look, shall we?

1. http://numpy.scipy.org

This is the first link on Google and appears to be the proper home of 
Numpy ... but although there's an extended essay on what Numpy is, and 
there are links to download the current version and to trelgol.com 
(bizzarely blocked by my employers!), there are no development resources 
there.  Oh, tell a lie: there's an e-mail address for this mailing list, 
but no links to the sign-on page or the archives.

2. http://sourceforge.net/projects/numpy/

As the downloads are hosted here, this must be the proper home?  Evidently 

Ok, back to Google.

3. http://www.scipy.org/NumPy

Oh, that's odd.  We're back on scipy.org, but in a different place.  How 
very strange.  Well, at least there's a Mailing Lists link ... and where 
do bugs go?  Developer Zone?  Ok.

FINALLY I find out where the current SVN branch is hosted.  Good grief.  
Now to report my bug...

Evidently I go to NumPy Developer's wiki (interesting -- is it Numpy or 
NumPy?) at http://projects.scipy.org/scipy/numpy and register by following 
the link to "register first" at ... wait for ... at


Notice that there is no numpy in that URL?

When I finish registering (I notice with surprise that there's no e-mail 
for any notification, validation or lost password recovery; that's a 
shame), I'm taken to http://projects.scipy.org/scipy/scipy , which is 
hardly surprising, but very confusing -- I wrote my ticket but finally 
noticed that I was on the SciPy tracker before submitting it.

Earlier I'm sure I found text on the Developer Zone page to the effect 
that only one login was required.  I can't find it now, maybe it's been 
edited, or I'm looking in the wrong place.  Anyhow, the fact remains that 
there is no link to the numpy registration page.

Well well well.  If I manually edit the link (Trac won't actually let me 
visit the SciPy registration page anymore, oddly enough) to


then I get a new registration page.  And, remarkably, it works (though 
giving separate passwords for the two logins creates its own headaches 
with Firefox).

Ah well.  Some work needed on the web sites I guess...

Thanks for entering my ticket.  I've managed to register now.

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