[Numpy-discussion] Removing datetime support for 1.4.x series ?

Robert Kern robert.kern@gmail....
Wed Feb 3 11:58:43 CST 2010

On Tue, Feb 2, 2010 at 23:45, Travis Oliphant <oliphant@enthought.com> wrote:

> I consider ABI a very significant think.  We should be very accurate
> about when a re-compile is required.    I just don't believe that we
> should be promising ABI compatibility at .X releases.   I never had
> that intention.  I don't remember when it crept in to the ethos.

Please refer to your(!) message "Report from SciPy" dated 2008-08-23:

Robert K, Chuck H, Stefan VdW, Jarrod M, David C, and I had a nice
discussion about the future directions of NumPy.   We resolved some
things and would like community feedback on them if there are opinions.

 * we will be moving to time-based releases (at least 2 times a year --
November / May) with major changes not accepted about 4 weeks before the
 * The releases will be numbered major.minor.bugfix
 * There will be no ABI changes in minor releases
 * There will be no API changes in bugfix releases

Robert Kern

"I have come to believe that the whole world is an enigma, a harmless
enigma that is made terrible by our own mad attempt to interpret it as
though it had an underlying truth."
  -- Umberto Eco

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