[SciPy-Dev] Heads up and macro deprecation.

David Cournapeau cournape@gmail....
Wed Feb 1 16:43:24 CST 2012

On Wed, Feb 1, 2012 at 9:01 PM, Charles R Harris
<charlesr.harris@gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi All,
> Two things here.
> 1) Some macros for threading and the iterator now require a trailing
> semicolon. This change will be reverted before the 1.7 release so that scipy
> 0.10 will compile, but because it is desirable in the long term it would be
> helpful if folks maintaining c extensions using numpy would try compiling
> them against current development and adding the semicolon where needed. The
> added semicolon will be backward compatible with earlier versions of numpy.
> 2) It is proposed to deprecate all of the macros in the old_defines.h file
> and require the use of their replacements. Numpy itself will have made this
> change after pull-189 is merged and getting rid of the surplus macros will
> help clean up the historical detritus that has built up over the years,
> easing maintenance, clarifying code, and making the eventual transition to
> 2.0 a bit easier. There is a sed script in the tools directory as part of
> the pull request that can be used to make the needed substitutions.
> Thoughts?

Long needed cleanup, thanks for taking care of this.

Is there a need to review anything, or has this already been merged ?


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