[Numpy-discussion] Moving to gcc 4.* for win32 installers ?

Jim Vickroy Jim.Vickroy@noaa....
Thu Oct 27 09:15:11 CDT 2011


On 10/27/2011 7:02 AM, David Cournapeau wrote:
> Hi,
>
> 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
> progress.
>
> 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 ?
>
> cheers,
>
> David
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Hi David,

What is the "msvcr90 vodoo" you are referring to?

Thanks for your great efforts on this project.

-- jv


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