[Numpy-discussion] NumPy SVN broken

Charles R Harris charlesr.harris@gmail....
Tue Oct 6 12:04:02 CDT 2009


On Tue, Oct 6, 2009 at 10:50 AM, David Cournapeau <cournape@gmail.com>wrote:

> On Wed, Oct 7, 2009 at 1:36 AM, Charles R Harris
> <charlesr.harris@gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> >
> > 2009/10/6 Stéfan van der Walt <stefan@sun.ac.za>
> >>
> >> Hi all,
> >>
> >> The current SVN HEAD of NumPy is broken and should not be used.
> >> Extensions compiled against this version may (will) segfault.
> >>
> >
> > Can you be more specific? I haven't had any problems running current svn
> > with scipy.
>
> The version itself is fine, but the ABI has been changed in an
> incompatible way: if you have an extension built against say numpy
> 1.2.1, and then use a numpy built from sources after the datetime
> merge, it will segfault right away. It does so for scipy and several
> custom extensions. The abi breakage was found to be the datetime
> merge.
>
>
Ah... That's a fine kettle of fish. Any idea what ABI calls are causing the
problem? Maybe the dtype change wasn't made in a compatible way. IIRC,
something was added to the dtype?

Chuck
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