[Numpy-discussion] Changing the distributed binary for numpy 1.0.4 for windows ?

David Cournapeau cournape@gmail....
Tue Dec 11 18:22:44 CST 2007


On Dec 12, 2007 2:58 AM, Christopher Barker <Chris.Barker@noaa.gov> wrote:
> David Cournapeau wrote:
> >> I think this idea is the way to go (maybe along with an ACML build, but my
> >> limited testing seemed to indicate that MKL works on AMD CPUs).
> >>
> > I am personally totally against it. It is one thing to support
> > proprietary software, that's quite another to build our official
> > binaries against it. I consider myself far from any kind of open
> > source zealot, but that would be crossing a line I would much prefer
> > avoiding to cross.
>
> Interesting -- I DO consider myself a kind of Open Source Zealot -- and
> this doesn't bother me a bit.
>
> It would bother me a LOT if numpy could only be built against this lib,
> and not an Open Source one -- but I don't see this as any different than
> providing a binary built with the Microsoft compiler.
>
For me it is: when using a MS compiler, you are not forcing people to
use a non open source product (except maybe the C runtime). What will
happen if we offer binaries using MKL ? The ATLAS will not be tested
anymore on windows, it forces every developer to use the MKL to
support it.... At least, now, with atlas problems, I can reproduce the
problems. With the MKL, not so much.

cheers,

David


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