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

Ralf Gommers ralf.gommers@gmail....
Sun Jan 13 08:03:51 CST 2013


On Sun, Jan 13, 2013 at 2:44 PM, David Cournapeau <cournape@gmail.com>wrote:

> On Sun, Jan 13, 2013 at 7:29 AM, Ralf Gommers <ralf.gommers@gmail.com>
> wrote:
> >
> >
> >
> > 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.
>
> I think numscons was already scheduled to be dropped in 1.7 (and next
> version of scipy as well) ? I am certainly in favor of dropping it as
> well.
>

It was deprecated when we added Bento support, but we never decided on a
timeline.

Scipy is a different story, since Bento doesn't build it correctly the last
few times I checked (there are some tickets by Pauli and me on the Bento
issue list).

Ralf
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