[Numpy-discussion] Removing masked arrays for 1.7? (Was 1.7 blockers)

Travis Oliphant travis@continuum...
Mon Apr 16 17:33:11 CDT 2012

No off list discussions have been happening material to this point.   I am basically stating my view for the first time.  I have delayed because I realize it is not a pleasant view and I was hoping I could end up resolving it favorably.

But,  it needs to be discussed before 1.7 is released.  

Travis Oliphant
(on a mobile)

On Apr 16, 2012, at 5:27 PM, Fernando Perez <fperez.net@gmail.com> wrote:

> On Mon, Apr 16, 2012 at 3:21 PM, Ralf Gommers
> <ralf.gommers@googlemail.com> wrote:
>> That's the first time I've heard this. Until now, we have talked a lot about
>> adding bitmasks and API changes, not about complete removal. My assumption
>> was that the experimental label was enough. From Nathaniel's reaction I
>> gathered the same. It looks like too many conversations on this topic are
>> happening off-list.
> My impression was that Travis was just suggesting that as an option
> here for discussion, not presenting it as something discussed
> elsewhere.  I read Travis' email precisely as restarting the
> discussion for consideration of the issues in full public view (+
> calls/skype open to anyone interested for bandwidth purposes), so in
> this case I don't think there's any background off-list to worry
> about.  At least that's how I read it...
> Cheers,
> f
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