[SciPy-dev] Re: [Numpy-discussion] Trying out Numeric3
pearu at scipy.org
Fri Mar 25 01:22:33 CST 2005
On Fri, 25 Mar 2005, Travis Oliphant wrote:
>> For example, if a developer uses scipyfortran package in a package, it
> immidiately reduces the number of >potential users for this package.
> While I'm not in love with my suggestion and would prefer to see better ones
> put forward, wouldn't any system that uses routines not available unless you
> have a fortran-compiled package installed be a problem? I was just proposing
> not "hiding" this from the developer but making it explicit.
> What do you propose to do for those situations? I was just proposing putting
> them in a separate hierarchy so the developer is aware he is using something
> that requires fortran. I actually think that it's somewhat of a non-issue
> myself, and feel that people who don't have fortran compilers will look for
> binaries anyway.
Such an situation can be avoided if a package is extended with new
wrappers parallel for all backend cases. For example, when adding a new
interface to a lapack routine then to the scipy_base sources must be added
both Fortran and f2c versions of the corresponding routine.
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