[SciPy-dev] Re: [Numpy-discussion] Trying out Numeric3

Robert Kern rkern at ucsd.edu
Mon Mar 28 14:18:09 CST 2005


konrad.hinsen at laposte.net wrote:
> On 27.03.2005, at 07:27, Michiel Jan Laurens de Hoon wrote:
> 
>> 3) Fortran support. Very useful, and I'd like to see them in Python's  
>> distutils. Another option would be to put this in SciPy.fortran or  
>> something similar. But since Python's distutils already has a  
>> language= option for C++ and Objective-C, the cleanest way would be 
>> to  add this to Python's distutils and enable language="fortran".
> 
> 
> I agree in principle, but I wonder how stable the Fortran support in  
> SciPy distutils is. If it contains compiler-specific data, then it  
> might not be a good idea to restrict modifications and additions to new  
> Python releases.

Case in point: Pearu just added g95 support last week.

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