[Numpy-discussion] Proposed Roadmap Overview

Matthew Brett matthew.brett@gmail....
Sun Feb 19 00:11:29 CST 2012


On Sat, Feb 18, 2012 at 9:47 PM, Benjamin Root <ben.root@ou.edu> wrote:
> On Saturday, February 18, 2012, Matthew Brett wrote:
>> Hi,
>> On Sat, Feb 18, 2012 at 8:38 PM, Travis Oliphant <travis@continuum.io>
>> wrote:
>> > 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.
>> The worry as I understand it is that a C++ rewrite might make the
>> numpy core effectively a read-only project for anyone but Mark.  Do
>> you have any feeling for whether that is likely?
> Dude, have you seen the .c files in numpy/core? They are already read-only
> for pretty much everybody but Mark.

I think the question is whether refactoring in C would be preferable
to refactoring in C++.

> All kidding aside, is your concern that when Mark starts this that no one
> will be able to contribute until he is done? I can tell you right now that
> won't be the case as I will be trying to flesh out issues with datetime64
> with him.

No - can I refer you back to the emails from David in particular about
the difficulties of sharing development in C++?  I can find the links
- but do you remember the ones I'm referring to?

See you,


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