[Numpy-discussion] creating/working NumPy-ndarrays in C++

Gael Varoquaux gael.varoquaux@normalesup....
Wed Apr 4 14:34:46 CDT 2012


On Wed, Apr 04, 2012 at 11:34:13AM -0700, Dag Sverre Seljebotn wrote:
> On 04/03/2012 04:45 PM, srean wrote:
> > This makes me ask something that I always wanted to know: why is weave
> > not the preferred or encouraged way ?

> > Is it because no developer has interest in maintaining it or is it too
> > onerous to maintain ? I do not know enough of its internals  to guess
> > an answer. I think it would be fair to say that weave has languished a
> > bit over the years.

> I think the story is that Cython overlaps enough with Weave that Weave 
> doesn't get any new users or developers.

One big issue that I had with weave is that it compile on the fly. As a
result, it makes for very non-distributable software (requires a compiler
and the development headers installed), and leads to problems in the long
run.

Gael


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