[Numpy-discussion] Proposed Roadmap Overview
Charles R Harris
Sun Feb 19 00:09:11 CST 2012
On Sat, Feb 18, 2012 at 9:38 PM, Travis Oliphant <email@example.com>wrote:
> The decision will not be made until NumPy 2.0 work is farther along.
> The most likely outcome is that Mark will develop something quite nice in
> C++ which he is already toying with, and we will either choose to use it in
> NumPy to build 2.0 on --- or not. I'm interested in sponsoring Mark and
> working as closely as I can with he and Chuck to see what emerges.
> Would it be fair to say then, that you are expecting the discussion
> about C++ will mainly arise after the Mark has written the code? I
> can see that it will be easier to specific at that point, but there
> must be a serious risk that it will be too late to seriously consider
> an alternative approach.
> We will need to see examples of what Mark is talking about and clarify
> some of the compiler issues. Certainly there is some risk that once code
> is written that it will be tempting to just use it. Other approaches are
> certainly worth exploring in the mean-time, but C++ has some strong
> arguments for it.
> Can you say a little more about your impression of the previous Cython
> refactor and why it was not successful?
> Sure. This list actually deserves a long writeup about that. First,
> there wasn't a "Cython-refactor" of NumPy. There was a Cython-refactor of
> SciPy. I'm not sure of it's current status. I'm still very supportive
> of that sort of thing.
> I think I missed that - is it on git somewhere?
> I thought so, but I can't find it either. We should ask Jason McCampbell
> of Enthought where the code is located. Here are the distributed eggs:
Refactor is with the other numpy repos
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