[SciPy-dev] Some concerns on Scipy development

Magnus Lyckå magnus at thinkware.se
Wed Mar 27 08:41:14 CST 2002

At 07:59 2002-03-27 -0600, Pearu wrote:
>One efficient way to achive that would be to require that internal modules
>in SciPy would be as independent as possible. A good measure for this
>independence is that a particular module can be installed as a standalone.

I think this is very sound thinking. We always run into
situations sooner or later when we need to chage some
parts of a system. The more dependence between modules
we have, the more pain from such a change. "O What a
tangled web we weave..."

>Note that I am not proposing this because I would like to use these
>modules as standalone modules myself (or any other party), but only to
>strengthen SciPy by making it more robust internally.

Right. But if it's also possible to accomodate those
who for some reason can't or won't use the entire
thing, it's still an additional benefit.

I've only used the plotting parts of SciPy so far,
and I'm likely to make simple applications in the
future, and distribute them using py2exe or the
McMillan installer. I prefer such apps to be as
small as possible, and I wouldn't see any benefit
in bundling code my users don't (or at least
shouldn't) need.

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