[Numpy-discussion] Moving to gcc 4.* for win32 installers ?
Thu Oct 27 08:16:10 CDT 2011
On Thu, Oct 27, 2011 at 2:02 PM, David Cournapeau <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> I was wondering if we could finally move to a more recent version of
> compilers for official win32 installers. This would of course concern
> the next release cycle, not the ones where beta/rc are already in
> Basically, the pros:
> - we will have to move at some point
> - gcc 4.* seem less buggy, especially C++ and fortran.
> - no need to maintain msvcr90 vodoo
> The cons:
> - it will most likely break the ABI
> - we need to recompile atlas (but I can take care of it)
> - the biggest: it is difficult to combine gfortran with visual
> studio (more exactly you cannot link gfortran runtime to a visual
> studio executable). The only solution I could think of would be to
> recompile the gfortran runtime with Visual Studio, which for some
> reason does not sound very appealing :)
> Thoughts ?
Does this make any difference for producing 64bit Windows
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