[Numpy-discussion] NumPy SVN broken
Charles R Harris
Tue Oct 6 12:04:02 CDT 2009
On Tue, Oct 6, 2009 at 10:50 AM, David Cournapeau <email@example.com>wrote:
> On Wed, Oct 7, 2009 at 1:36 AM, Charles R Harris
> <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> > 2009/10/6 Stéfan van der Walt <email@example.com>
> >> 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
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?
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