[Numpy-discussion] [matplotlib-devel] Matplotlib and latest numpy

Charles R Harris charlesr.harris@gmail....
Fri Jul 18 19:02:14 CDT 2008


On Fri, Jul 18, 2008 at 5:53 PM, Robert Kern <robert.kern@gmail.com> wrote:

> On Fri, Jul 18, 2008 at 18:49, Gael Varoquaux
> <gael.varoquaux@normalesup.org> wrote:
> > On Fri, Jul 18, 2008 at 06:44:21PM -0500, Robert Kern wrote:
> >> It's not a setuptools issue at all. "build_ext --inplace" just doesn't
> >> install header files.
> >
> > Does that mean that python setup.py develop should be banned for numpy?
>
> No.
>
> > If so I consider it a setuptools issue: one more caveat to learn about
> > setuptools, ie the fact that setuptools develop is not reliable and can
> > lead to interested bugs without conplaining at all.
>
> IT'S NOT A SETUPTOOLS ISSUE. If you had done a "python setup.py
> build_ext --inplace" and then set your PYTHONPATH manually, you would
> have the same problem. Stop blaming setuptools for every little
> problem. Building inplace is not a setuptools feature. It's a
> distutils feature. The fact that we have header files in the package
> is a numpy feature.
>

So what was Gael doing wrong? Was it the develop on this line?

python setupegg.py develop

I'm asking because of the upcoming release. I never use setupegg.py and I
don't know what is going on here.

Chuck
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