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There are a number of deprecations that we expected would be finalized in 1.8, but that won't be, e.g. gh-596, gh-456, gh-294. We've bumped them to reconsider for 1.9, but we should run a grep over the source to make sure that we haven't left any behind any messages that say "Warning: blah balh will happen in numpy 1.8", and if there are any we should replace them with something more vague.
Just did a quick grep. It seems that the only occasion that mentions either 1.8. or 1.9. together with deprecations is the diagonal documentation.
There is a test_diagonal_deprecation that checks for FutureWarning. I believe that warning was for 1.7 and we should be returning a ro view of the diagonal. Need to check that and remove the warning and test.
Here is the FutureWarning message
"Numpy has detected that you (may be) writing to an array returned\n"
"by numpy.diagonal or by selecting multiple fields in a record\n"
"array. This code will likely break in the next numpy release --\n"
"see numpy.diagonal or arrays.indexing reference docs for details.\n"
"The quick fix is to make an explicit copy (e.g., do\n"
"arr.diagonal().copy() or arr[['f0','f1']].copy()).";
What is the multiple fields thing?
See #3604 for the diagonal fixup.
DOC: Remove references to diagonal changes in 1.8.
Not happening. Also remove reference to selecting multiple fields out of
an array returning a view from 1.8.0 release notes.