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DOC: mention the change of default for separate compilation.

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@@ -29,6 +29,14 @@ pointer to the data was hashed as an integer. Now, the hash function uses
the tuple-hash algorithm to combine the hash functions of the elements of
the scalar, but only if the scalar is read-only.
+Numpy has switched its build system to using 'separate compilation' by
+default. In previous releases this was supported, but not default. This
+should produce the same results as the old system, but if you're trying to
+do something complicated like link numpy statically or using an unusual
+compiler, then it's possible you will encounter problems. If so, please
+file a bug and as a temporary workaround you can re-enable the old build
+system by exporting the shell variable NPY_SEPARATE_COMPILATION=0.
New features
@@ -44,6 +52,9 @@ General
The function np.take now allows 0-d arrays as indices.
+The separate compilation mode is now enabled by default.

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