[SciPy-dev] Technology Previews and Sphinx Docstring Annotations

Travis E. Oliphant oliphant@enthought....
Tue Nov 4 17:18:56 CST 2008

Nathan Bell wrote:
> On Tue, Nov 4, 2008 at 5:34 PM, Anne Archibald
> <aarchiba@physics.mcgill.ca> wrote:
>> If people want to make the scikits option reasonable, I suggest,
>> instead of arguing on the mailing list, going out and getting things
>> set up so it really is easy to add packages. *Then* come back and tell
>> us how it's a better option than what we have now. In the meantime, we
>> can either go on with the approach we have - live with occasional API
>> breakage for new components of scipy - or spend an evening getting
>> scipy.preview set up.
> I completely agree.  Scikits is not a viable incubator at the moment.
> IMO that someone is willing to maintain a submodule of SciPy is far
> more important than matters of API stability.
Here, here....

> I'd argue that scipy.spatial should exist in SciPy 0.7 so people
> actually use the thing.  A disclaimer in the docstring is sufficient
> warning.  Those that ignore the warning are still better off than they
> would have been without the code in the first place.
Again, well spoken...


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