[Numpy-discussion] Installation info

David Cournapeau david@ar.media.kyoto-u.ac...
Wed Jun 4 03:03:24 CDT 2008


Charles R Harris wrote:
>
> It probably just grew to fix problems as they arose. It should be 
> possible to test for every function and fall back to the double 
> versions that are more reliably present. It would be nicer if all 
> compilers tried to conform to recent standards, i.e., be less than 9 
> years out of date, but that is a bit much to ask for.

Most compilers are not compatible (none of them supports C99 at 100 %; 
the better question is which subset is powerfull and implemented 
thouroughly).

I had some surprising problems with numscons and mingw, and obviously MS 
compilers/runtime (each version has a different configuration for the 
part of the code we are talking about).

cheers,

David


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