[Numpy-discussion] NA masks in the next numpy release?

Pauli Virtanen pav@iki...
Sun Oct 23 13:52:24 CDT 2011

23.10.2011 20:21, Nathaniel Smith kirjoitti:
> I was surprised today to notice that Mark's NA mask support appears to
> have been merged into numpy master and is described in the draft
> release notes[1]. My surprise is because merging it to mainline
> without any discussion on the list seems to contradict what what
> Travis wrote in July, that it was being developed as an experiment and
> explicitly *not* intended to be merged without further discussion:

FWIW, the changes did not go in through a "back door", but through
a pull request:


Whether issues with the API were resolved or not before merging, I don't 

(One can also ask whether it would be a good idea to forward noise from 
the pull requests to the ML.)

> Can anyone explain what the plan is here? Is the idea to continue the
> discussion and rework the API while it is in master, delaying the next
> release for as long as it takes to achieve consensus? Or is there some
> mysterious git thing going on where "master" is actually an
> experimental branch and the real mainline development is happening
> somewhere else? Or something else I'm not thinking of? Please help me
> understand.

No, master is supposed to be the integration branch with only finished 
stuff in it.

Pauli Virtanen

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