[SciPy-dev] Matlab io bug; request for advice

Matthew Brett matthew.brett@gmail....
Wed Feb 18 22:03:52 CST 2009


>> Do y'all think I should:
>> a) Given this is undocumented anyway, just switch to the row vector
> It may be undocumented, but I think it is safe to assume it will break a
> lot of code. If it changes, I think it is better to raise a warning
> before changing it. Because of the mismatch mentioned above, there may
> not be such as thing as best solution; one choice shall be made, and
> then we should stick to it.

OK - I propose then that I do this:

Leave the current behavior as it is (with the bug fixed) for 0.7.x
Add a parameter at some point to the call allowing this behavior to be changed
Raise a deprecation warning in 0.8 for the change in default behavior
Change for 0.9

Seem sensible for everyone?


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