[Numpy-discussion] How many build systems do we need?

Ralf Gommers ralf.gommers@gmail....
Sun Jan 13 07:29:20 CST 2013


On Sun, Jan 13, 2013 at 6:34 AM, Charles R Harris <charlesr.harris@gmail.com
> wrote:

> Hi All,
>
> In the continuing proposal for cleanups, note that we currently support
> three (3!) build systems, distutils, scons, and bento. That's a bit much to
> maintain when contemplating changes, and scons and bento both have external
> dependencies. Can we dispense with any of these? Thoughts?
>

Numscons is the only one that can be dropped. I'm still using it regularly,
but the few things it does better than bento can be easily improved in
bento. So if removing numscons support from master saves some developer
hours, +1 from me.

Ralf
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