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

David Cournapeau cournape@gmail....
Sun Jan 13 10:25:00 CST 2013


On Sun, Jan 13, 2013 at 9:50 AM, Charles R Harris
<charlesr.harris@gmail.com> wrote:
>
>
> On Sun, Jan 13, 2013 at 6:44 AM, David Cournapeau <cournape@gmail.com>
> wrote:
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>> On Sun, Jan 13, 2013 at 7:29 AM, Ralf Gommers <ralf.gommers@gmail.com>
>> wrote:
>> >
>> >
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>> > 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.
>
>
> Is bento documented anywhere or can you commit to keeping it working for
> numpy?

Both. Doc: http://bento.readthedocs.org/en/latest/ and tests
(https://travis-ci.org/cournape/Bento) are continuously run/updated.

David


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