[Numpy-tickets] [NumPy] #228: Backward compatibility plan

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Sat Aug 5 01:53:59 CDT 2006

#228: Backward compatibility plan
 Reporter:  oliphant  |        Owner:  oliphant   
     Type:  task      |       Status:  assigned   
 Priority:  normal    |    Milestone:  1.0 Release
Component:  Other     |      Version:             
 Severity:  normal    |   Resolution:             
 Keywords:            |  
Comment (by oliphant):

 On the Numeric side, it looks like trying to keep the old Numeric
 typecodes is not going to work because methods of the ndarray will not
 expect them.   Also, in oldnumeric.ma getmask still returns nomask.

 The array functions will still accept the old typecodes (except 'b' will
 mean signed char like it does in NumPy).

 The first convert script will need to detect typecode usages of '1sbwu' in
 methods and change them to their correct NumPy-compatible.  It will also
 need to detect usages of 'b' in typecode accepting functions and change it
 to 'B'

Ticket URL: <http://projects.scipy.org/scipy/numpy/ticket/228>
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