[Numpy-discussion] question about future support for python-3

Robert Kern robert.kern@gmail....
Wed Sep 9 10:21:45 CDT 2009

On Wed, Sep 9, 2009 at 07:15, Darren Dale<dsdale24@gmail.com> wrote:

> Another topic concerning documentation is API compatibility. The
> python devs have requested projects not use the 2-3 transition as an
> excuse to change their APIs, but numpy is maybe a special case. I'm
> thinking about PEP3118. Is numpy going to transition to python 3 and
> then down the road transition again to the new buffer protocol? What
> is the strategy here? My underinformed impression is that there isn't
> one, since every time PEP3118 is considered in the context of the 2-3
> transition somebody helpfully reminds the list that we aren't supposed
> to break APIs.

We aren't supposed to break APIs that aren't related to the 2-3
transition. PEP3118 is related to the 2-3 transition. Since I'm that
somebody that always pipes up about this topic, I'm pretty sure it
hasn't been PEP3118-related breakage that has been proposed.

Robert Kern

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