[Numpy-discussion] arrayobject.h (and friends) install location
oliphant.travis at ieee.org
Tue Jan 17 18:23:02 CST 2006
Andrew Straw wrote:
>The main advantage of the current situation for me is that it's easy to
>use with .eggs (for the reasons given). The symlink idea won't break
>this, but the "let's make it like it was" solution would break it (which
>was why it was changed). Can anyone think of a solution that would
>please both the old-way-preferers and the .egg users?
This is the important point in this discussion. There was a reason it
was changed. I remember opposing the change, originally. However, it
solved a real problem and only required people to give up their
arbitrary notions of where include files *should* be. I don't see this
as a real issue since you can get where the include files are very easily.
But more than that, I don't see how we can change the current behavior
until a solution is found that will also work for the people who forged
the current solution in the first place.
With that, however, I think it would be helpful for one of those people
who use .eggs to clarify why it solves their problem to have the include
files in their current location.
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