[Numpy-discussion] Going toward time-based release ?

Jarrod Millman millman@berkeley....
Mon May 12 15:39:24 CDT 2008

On Mon, May 12, 2008 at 12:57 PM, Stéfan van der Walt <stefan@sun.ac.za> wrote:
>  I think that's a good idea.  If I recall correctly, numpy.core.ma had
>  been exposed as numpy.ma, and some code uses it.  Having an old and a
>  new version in places where previously only the old version used to be
>  won't solve the problem.  The two MaskedArray modules are (supposed to
>  be) API compatible, and we shouldn't see any breakage (Charles'
>  experience was unfortunate, but that's been sorted out now);
>  therefore, I'd expose the new masked arrays as numpy.ma and add a
>  warning to the release message, which also refers anyone with problems
>  to  numpy.oldnumeric.ma (which, btw, has a number of bugs itself,
>  which were discovered while coding the new masked arrays).

Do you think that the release notes all ready capture this:

If not, please feel free to suggest some additional language.


Jarrod Millman
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