[Numpy-discussion] numpy and C99

Dag Sverre Seljebotn dagss@student.matnat.uio...
Fri Oct 23 09:03:14 CDT 2009


Darren Dale wrote:
> On Fri, Oct 23, 2009 at 9:29 AM, Pauli Virtanen <pav+sp@iki.fi> wrote:
>   
>> Fri, 23 Oct 2009 09:21:17 -0400, Darren Dale wrote:
>>     
>>> Can we use features of C99 in numpy? For example, can we use "//" style
>>> comments, and C99 for statements "for (int i=0, ...) "?
>>>       
>> It would be much easier if we could, but so far we have strived for C89
>> compliance. So I guess the answer is "no".
>>     
>
> Out of curiosity (I am relatively new to C), what is holding numpy
> back from embracing C99? Why adhere to a 20-year-old standard?
>   
Microsoft's compilers don't support C99 (or, at least, versions that 
still has to be used doesn't).

Dag Sverre


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