On Sat, Aug 11, 2018 at 1:22 AM, Sebastian Berg <sebast...@sipsolutions.net>

> On Fri, 2018-08-10 at 16:05 -0600, Charles R Harris wrote:
> > Hi All,
> >
> > Do we have a policy for the stacklevel that should be used in NumPy?
> > How far back should the stack be displayed? I note that the optimum
> > stacklevel may vary between users and developers.
> >
> I thought it was so that it will point to the correct user line (or
> tend to point there). So stacklevel=2 for exposed and higher for
> private (python) functions IIRC.
> As for developers, I would hope they are OK with (and know how to)
> turning the warning into an error.
> Not sure we discussed it much, I seem to have a vague memory of asking
> if we are sure this is what we want and at least Ralf agreeing. Also I
> don't know how consistent it is overall.

That sounds right to me. I think when it was introduced it was quite
consistent, because Sebastian replace warning filters everywhere with
suppress_warnings. Would be good to document this in the devguide.

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