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

Ralf Gommers ralf.gommers@gmail....
Sun Jan 13 11:11:18 CST 2013


On Sun, Jan 13, 2013 at 5:25 PM, David Cournapeau <cournape@gmail.com>wrote:

> 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:
> >>
> >> 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.
> >
> >
> > 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.
>

That's bento's own test suite only - we should add a numpy build with Bento
for at least Python 2.7 to the numpy Travis config.

Ralf
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