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

David Cournapeau cournape@gmail....
Sat Feb 6 07:38:15 CST 2010

On Sat, Feb 6, 2010 at 10:29 PM,  <josef.pktd@gmail.com> wrote:
> On Sat, Feb 6, 2010 at 8:07 AM, Francesc Alted <faltet@pytables.org> wrote:
>> A Saturday 06 February 2010 13:17:22 David Cournapeau escrigué:
>>> On Sat, Feb 6, 2010 at 4:07 PM, Travis Oliphant <oliphant@enthought.com>
>> wrote:
>>> > I think this plan is the least disruptive and satisfies the concerns
>>> > of all parties in the discussion.  The other plans that have been
>>> > proposed do not address my concerns of keeping the date-time changes
>>> In that regard, your proposal is very similar to what was suggested at
>>> the beginning - the difference is only whether breaking at 1.4.x or
>>> 1.5.x.
>> I'm thinking why should we so conservative in raising version numbers?  Why
>> not relabeling 1.4.0 to 2.0 and mark 1.4.0 as a broken release?  Then, we can
>> continue by putting everything except ABI breaking features in 1.4.1.  With
>> this, NumPy 2.0 will remain available for people wanting to be more on-the-
>> bleeding-edge.  Something similar to what has happened with Python 3.0, which
>> has not prevented the 2.x series to evolve.
>> How this sounds?
> I think breaking with 1.5 sounds good because it starts the second
> part of the 1.x series.

This is the original proposal, but one that not everybody agreed on
it. I am just trying to find a middleground so that everybody is
behind it.

> 2.0 could be for the big overhaul that David has in mind, unless it
> will not be necessary anymore

It will still be necessary, but that's a more long term goal. I think
it is relatively independent to this discussion since it is agreed
that ABI will not be broken more than once.


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