[SciPy-dev] Plea for help

Robert Kern robert.kern@gmail....
Thu Aug 20 00:35:10 CDT 2009

On Wed, Aug 19, 2009 at 20:03, David Goldsmith<d_l_goldsmith@yahoo.com> wrote:
> I'm going to take it a step further: "breakage" is always the deterrent to change, and yet "change we must" (i.e., "adapt or die").  It's certainly not without precedent - even within Numpy, I believe - for things (though perhaps not whole namespaces) to be deemed "to-be-deprecated," have a warning to this effect established in one x.[even #].0 release, and then be removed by the x.[even # + 2 or + 4].0 release.  How has deprecation in Numpy worked in the past - by dictum, vote, or consensus?

Consensus or dictum without major objection. Voting is pointless
except to inform one of those.

Robert Kern

"I have come to believe that the whole world is an enigma, a harmless
enigma that is made terrible by our own mad attempt to interpret it as
though it had an underlying truth."
  -- Umberto Eco

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